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by Retiredtrooper
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: Second muzzle brake session.
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Second muzzle brake session.

Installed 11# recoil spring. First shot with 147gr Freedom ammo ejected, but barely. I thought just MAYBE it would work, but 6/12 failed to eject. Thinking that the spring needed some breaking in, I ran 125 rounds of Speer Lawman, which ran perfectly. Switched back to the Freedom.....same old same o...
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: which recoil spring with which striker spring
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: which recoil spring with which striker spring

Depends on the loads you're shooting. My RSA is a guide rod for a Glock 17 Gen 3. You'll also need the adaptor for a Glock Gen 4. Recoil spring is a 13# flat wire. Recently, I installed a muzzle brake which fail to eject my match loads (147fmj/950fps), so I've replaced the 13# with an 11#, yet to be...
by Retiredtrooper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: First time with the muzzle brake.
Replies: 1
Views: 113

First time with the muzzle brake.

Got to the gun club early this morning with several different loads. Here's the dope on what I tried: Freedom Munitions 147fmj: This is my match load which I was keeping my fingers crossed for. Muzzle flip was negligible and very soft shooting. Unfortunately, every shot was a FTE. I'm using a 13# re...
by Retiredtrooper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: CANIK TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION
Topic: COCKING LEVER
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: COCKING LEVER

Mine ran in about halfway before stalling out. I just took a screwdriver and ran it in the rest of the way.
by Retiredtrooper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: It's finished
Replies: 1
Views: 130

It's finished

Wrapped up the goody installations this afternoon. Should get it to the range by this weekend.

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by Retiredtrooper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Has anyone here added a threaded barrel and compensator to their SFX?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Has anyone here added a threaded barrel and compensator to their SFX?

While I agree that a 147gr 9mm at 950fps is low recoil, the thing you want to reduce is muzzle jump....which again is kinda minimal in the 9. The threaded bbl is, to my knowledge, only available at Preppers. Ebay has lots of compensators. I bought the one for the S&W M&P. I was chatting with one of ...
by Retiredtrooper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Has anyone here added a threaded barrel and compensator to their SFX?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Re: Has anyone here added a threaded barrel and compensator to their SFX?

This is the last of the mods I'm considering. ROFL! We shall see... There is always another cool new mod. Lessee.....I've got the FS trigger, Talon grips, Vortex Venom, TF magwell and mag extensions, 13# recoil spring assembly, and 6.5# striker spring. At this point, the barrel and comp are about t...
by Retiredtrooper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Has anyone here added a threaded barrel and compensator to their SFX?
Replies: 8
Views: 206

Has anyone here added a threaded barrel and compensator to their SFX?

This is the last of the mods I'm considering. Curious as to which compensator you chose, why you chose it, where did you get it, how much was it, ease of mounting, and DOES IT WORK? Any help is welcome. Thx.
by Retiredtrooper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: New SFX adds.....
Replies: 2
Views: 195

New SFX adds.....

Yesterday was my lucky day with the USPS. My new Vortex Venom arrived, along with my new magwell and +4 extensions from Taylor Freelance. I started with the Venom, which mounted easily enough after my addled brain brought it to my attention that...."YOU'RE TRYING TO MOUNT IT BACKWARDS, DUMMY" :oops:...
by Retiredtrooper
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: New SFX adds.....
Replies: 0
Views: 71

New SFX adds.....

Sorry guys. Double post. Deleted this one.
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: First use in a match - Finally
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: First use in a match - Finally

I went through a lot of Freedom's ammo without a hitch, but I believe they switched primer brands or bought a bad batch because I've had several light strikes in both the Glock and the SFX.
by Retiredtrooper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Vortex sight
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Vortex sight

I understand there's a learning curve that goes with it. Never shot a red dot before, but one of the guys at our last match really talked it up. I'll let you all know how it goes.
by Retiredtrooper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Vortex sight
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: Vortex sight

Thanks for the responses. Sight supposed to be delivered tomorrow. Will be hitting the range next couple of weeks before the next match.
by Retiredtrooper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS & UPGRADES
Topic: Vortex sight
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Vortex sight

I finally broke down are just finished ordering a new Vortex Venom for my SFX. Now comes the question I should have asked BEFORE I ordered.....which MOA dot is the best? I'll be using this for USPSA matches along with Steel Challenge. I ordered the 6MOA. Did I make a boo-boo, or did I do OK? (This i...
by Retiredtrooper
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: CANIK REVIEWS AND RANGE REPORTS
Topic: First match...
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: First match...

Thats good. Wish I would have tried comp shooting when I was younger. I'm pushing 73 and shoot Steel Challenge and USPSA matches. There is a category for us geezers....Super Seniors. I usually finish middle of the pack somewhere. Can't move like 40 years ago, but I don't do badly. There are guys ol...
by Retiredtrooper
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: CANIK HOLSTER DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Best magazine pouch to hold SFX mags.
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Best magazine pouch to hold SFX mags.

My mag pouches work for both my G19 and my SFX.
by Retiredtrooper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: CANIK HOLSTER DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Fobus?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Fobus?

I went ahead and ordered a Comp-Tac International. I don't want or need any levers or buttons to hit to draw. My club doesn't require it and my CCW holsters don't have such a thing. I really want to try the Drop-Offset option on the Comp-Tac. If I like it I'll pick up one for my 1911 pistols. This ...
by Retiredtrooper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: CANIK HOLSTER DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Fobus?
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Fobus?

If you don't mind my asking......why a Fobus? I bought one of their paddle style holsters when I got my G34 (it was all the dealer had that would fit). The paddle wouldn't clamp solidly over the belt and half the time when I drew, I got the holster with the gun. Tried adjusting the tension out and t...
by Retiredtrooper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: CANIK AFTERMARKET PRODUCTS & REVIEWS
Topic: Range Bags
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Range Bags

Bchasse99 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:42 am
I use this range bag from Midway USA.. works great,, can carry a ton of pistols and a whole lot more..

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93922 ... -range-bag
Same bag I use. Bought it on sale for 39.99. Outstanding range bag.
by Retiredtrooper
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: CANIK TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION
Topic: Some questions on the SFX for those in the know.
Replies: 32
Views: 859

Re: Some questions on the SFX for those in the know.

Thanks for the replies. Let me rephrase this just a bit. I use the Ghost 6.5# striker spring with a 13# ISI flat coil spring for my match loads (147gr/950fps). If I switch back to some 115gr/1100fps loads, or 147gr/1050fps (Speer Lawman) and put back in the stock RSA, will that striker spring cause ...