Jacksonco

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  1. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Active Member

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    Jeff did you get that Citadel yet? Have you got the chance to fire it? How is it overall? Inquiring minds ok only mine need to know, JUNK
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    I picked it up Sunday afternoon. I have not had the opportunity to get it to the range yet but may do so sometime today. After checking it out I believe I did alright on it. The finish is parkerized instead of blued and it came with 7 round magazines instead of the 6 rounders advertised on Buds.

    I did make it out to the range with my 308 the other day and I am getting solid 1" five shot groups. I am pretty happy with it so far. Plan to get a little better scope with higher magnification than 7x and it should help reduce group size a little more.

    I will get back with you Junk when I have more to report. Maybe even post a picture. It takes a while to post a picture because my up loads are dial up. At least my download speeds are satellite.
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    I didn't make it to the range today. My wife was ready to go but I wasn't feeling quite up to the task. Hopefully tomorrow will be different.
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    Finally made it to the range on Wednesday. The Citadel performed pretty well. Accuracy is A-1 (better than I can do). I was shooting 200 grain lswc home loads. I did have a few failure to go fully into battery (had to nudge the slide a smidgen). I think that it was in part the magazines (7 round Italian manufacture) that caused the malfunction. Possibly the lswc I was using. I have some 200 grain XTP HP that I am gonna run through it next time out to see how it does. Either way a pair of Wilson magazines are in the future for it. I am also going to put a coat of white out on the face of the front site so that my less than perfect eyes can pick it up more quickly. All in all I am satisfied with my new pistol and plan to have many joyous hours discharging rounds into paper targets and other inanimate objects at the range.


    I AM ONE HAPPY CAMPER :)
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    Glad to hear you are happy with it. Was it real stiff when you got it? I looked at one of those and it was so stiff the guy said it needs to be cycled a few hundred rounds because of how tight it is milled. I told him I would let it go to the next guy and let him break it in lol.
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    The slide operated smoothly, perhaps a little stiffer than my commander but pretty close to the same.
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    Very good. Glad it is working out for you. Now just enjoy.