I bought mine specifically for IDPA competition, and it is set up to shoot light, "minor" loads. I shoot mostly 130-135gr bullets at about 1000fps, and they are easy on the gun and the ears. It would be a good gun for introducing someone to centerfire pistols. If I want more zip, I'd go with a bigger caliber, rather than load my Super hotter (but then, I have the luxury of owning bigger calibers ).Lost Soul said:Just some plinking. Also how did you like the 38? I 've never shoot one. What is the recoil like. Thanks
Radicalcleric said:I have to disagree with RickB about the Philippine-made guns. My RIA seems very decent for the price ($350 new). I have heard some folks complain about the RIAs but so far I'm happy with mine.
The paperwork means probably nothing. A letterhead can be had for the asking and means "nada". As for whether or not it was confiscated, who can say? Probably not. All the "El' Series Colts I have seen are in the $1000+ range and he wanted a Sig. He probably bought it, afterall Mexican cops are among the best money can buy. At any rate, the .38 Super is for many countries in Latin America (which allow private firearms), the most powerful cartridge they can have. Thus, the .38 Super is not at all uncommon around the Border/Frontera Area. They also sell briskly on this side for discreet "exportacion" South. Last I heard, and I've been away from the area for a few years now, non-Federal Police are not allowed to carry firearms at any time. Even certain departments of the Federales are not authorized. Occasionally, the Army there confiscates their guns, and the cops get pissed because they don't get reimbursed for them. But note that they don't get arrested/imprisoned or fined for it.threefeathers said:I lucked into it from a Mexican Policeman who wanted a Sig. We figure he confiscated it from someone and got the paperwork from his agency.