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Offline Michiganian

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #30 on: October 06, 2021, 06:11:10 PM »
Still pleased with your Staccato R, jurek?

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #31 on: October 06, 2021, 08:58:55 PM »
Still pleased with your Staccato R, jurek?

Oh.. yeah....  :)
I take R and C2 for every tactical classes. R shoots nicer and smoother. But I cannot conceal it well, co that's the reason I use C2.
There is no single complain about C2, I think the difference is because C2 has to use "recoil master" instead of "dawson guide rod" and the springs are little harder.
Anyway, R is my favourite Staccato. I will probably go with P, but I will have to switch the grip to Gen1, and it eventually be close to R anyway...

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2021, 09:43:36 PM »
Cool! I'm thinking of picking up an R. Fondled one, today. It felt... right. Been reading up on it. It seems to check all the boxes.

I, too, am interested in something that more closely matches my carry 1911's, I think.

Update: It's done.

LGS had it in stock.  After two days of debating with myself about it, I went and got it:



On-topic for the forum: I messaged DW a few days back, asking them if they could share with me any kind of projection as to when the DWX might become available. 

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #33 on: October 08, 2021, 07:18:55 PM »
Cool! I'm thinking of picking up an R. Fondled one, today. It felt... right. Been reading up on it. It seems to check all the boxes.
I, too, am interested in something that more closely matches my carry 1911's, I think.
Update: It's done.
LGS had it in stock.  After two days of debating with myself about it, I went and got it:

Congrats !

Whenever you need extra magazines, go with Wilson Combat PN: 500-9B
This one fits perfectly but has black finish and looks way better once loaded into the magwell.  8)

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #34 on: October 08, 2021, 08:38:26 PM »
Congrats !
Thanks!

Whenever you need extra magazines, go with Wilson Combat PN: 500-9B
Ah, I thought the Wilson Combat 500-9 was the right one, but I could not find confirmation.  Thanks!

This one fits perfectly but has black finish and looks way better once loaded into the magwell.  8)
I know what you mean, but I do kind of like the stainless mags and I don't much mind the bottom of it showing.

That happens a bit with one of my other 1911's.  I have been wondering...

Hmmm... How to Stain Stainless Steel Dark or Black

Maybe that's what Wilson does with their "blued" stainless steel 500-9B?

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #35 on: October 08, 2021, 09:31:12 PM »
Ah, I thought the Wilson Combat 500-9 was the right one, but I could not find confirmation.  Thanks!
I called Wilson Combat before my purchase. They did not confirmed it would work, but told me whenever Staccato R followed Mil-Spec, I should be good.
And now I can confirm, it is 100% compatible and what I notice works smother that original ones.
 
Hmmm... How to Stain Stainless Steel Dark or Black

Maybe that's what Wilson does with their "blued" stainless steel 500-9B?

Interesting... I have to check it out. I'm still thinking about having black magazines only...  ;) Thx for that link.

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2021, 10:13:44 AM »
Have you figured out what can be used for a competition holster for the R?

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2021, 03:47:06 PM »
Have you figured out what can be used for a competition holster for the R?

I'm not a competition shooter, so I've never looked for a holster designed for that.

I'm using Legacy Firearms GRIFFIN OWB holster for Staccato R.  It's is one of the best holsters I've ever used. You might be looking for their AXION COMPETITION HOLSTER (OWB) which gets bigger cut for faster and shorter draw stroke. I think this one was used by Mike Seeklander. You will be satisfied with  Legacy Firearms product quality.

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #38 on: October 09, 2021, 04:15:25 PM »
Thanks!  I'll look into Legacy.

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #39 on: October 11, 2021, 06:02:18 PM »
Latest update after another 1,000 rds:
- magazines suck... these are not bad, but for the price I'd expect a better product. Anyway, what I've found is that after loading 3 - 4 rds every next loaded round keeps the nose downward. I got used to tap every loaded mag from the back, so eventually the rounds became arranged correctly, but few times I got Failure To Feed when I forgot to do this.
And later you said the mags eventually started behaving.

I wonder: Did you clean the stock mags before using them?  I ask because, I don't know if the insides are like the outsides, or if yours were like mine, the the outsides of mine are kind of sticky/greasy.

I do see what you mean, though.  I had two of the three fully-loaded to "condition" the springs and it was a bear getting the first few rounds out of one of them so I could swap it for the one that was in the pistol for dry-firing.

I'm going to take them all apart and give them a good cleaning when I field-strip the pistol for an initial clean and lube before its first trip out.

I still haven't decided whether to buy the Wilson 500-9's or 500-9B's - lol

Ok... Before I hit "Post" I took one apart and cleaned it.  Yeah: It's necessary.  At least the first mag I tore down was literally wet with lube.

Gave everything a good wipe-down with CLP, then a dry patch and dry paper towel.  In the pistol: More than eight rounds = FTF.

*blegh* :(


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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #40 on: October 12, 2021, 12:20:37 AM »
Yeah.
The original magazines started to be OK after some time. Looks they needed "break-in" period and probably also a good cleaning.
They are ok now, however if you need extra mag, go with Wilson Combat. They are better.

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #41 on: October 12, 2021, 10:39:52 AM »
... if you need extra mag, go with Wilson Combat. They are better.
I'll probably eventually acquire a full complement of Wilson mags (six).  I plan to shoot one or more of bowling pins, Steel Challenge, and IDPA.  Maybe even USPSA.  I'll want dependable mags ;)

But that's in the future.  I haven't even gotten this bad boy to the range for some paper-punching, yet.

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2021, 05:55:02 PM »
I haven't even gotten this bad boy to the range for some paper-punching, yet.

Really  >:(

I had more than 300 dry fire repetitions with my Staccato before I shot first live round on the Range...  ;D
Try this and you will know all pros and cons without paper-punching.  ;)


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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2021, 09:09:15 PM »
Really  >:(
Well, I've only had it since Friday afternoon, after all.  I don't go to public ranges on weekends.  Monday I had chores to do.  Today was my wife's birthday.  So...

I had more than 300 dry fire repetitions with my Staccato before I shot first live round on the Range...  ;D
Try this and you will know all pros and cons without paper-punching.  ;)
BTDT :)  Been dry-firing multiple times/day ever since I brought it home.

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Re: Why I've chosen Staccato R over DWX
« Reply #44 on: October 12, 2021, 10:02:42 PM »
Well, I've only had it since Friday afternoon, after all.  I don't go to public ranges on weekends.  Monday I had chores to do.  Today was my wife's birthday.  So...
:)
Happy Birthday to your wife!

BTDT :)  Been dry-firing multiple times/day ever since I brought it home.
I can imagine the smile on your face during dry fire process...  ;)


Anyway, give the feedback once you shoot live ammo!