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got my new toy in, Smith Performance Center 44 with a 6.5" barrel and an Aimpoint T1

I like it...






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Very nice set up, I like the site and the gun. The non-fluted cylinder and the tapered ejector shroud add some weight that helps with recoil reduction. The tapered shroud looks better than the full length one IMO.
What mount and grips?

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That is cool!!  Thunbs Up
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thanks
grips and mount are what came with it from Smith
I am having them send me another mount (they didn't even charge me!) and I am going to see about machining it down to give me a flat base at the rear (where the Micro sits) and removing the Weaver clamp from the micro and mounting it directly to the base via the 4 screws that the Weaver clamp affixes to the Micro

that should get it at least an 1/8 to maybe even a 1/4" lower


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That is COOL!!!
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That's nice!           here little piggy piggy! Wink
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"here little piggy" is definitely the plan
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Have you shot the pistol with the T1, Coke?
If so, are you experiencing any problems with the dot disappearing between shots?
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disappering? you mean "losing the dot" from my vision or having the dot cut out momentarily due to recoil?

if the latter, no
I have been practing alot with it dry firing getting used to the red dot setup
It would be nice to be a little lower and I am considering a custom mount, but then again, I am considering not and having a quick release lever so I can take it off and shoot iron sights with it if I want to
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It looks like you would have a  tough time getting that Micro any closer to the frame. Are you not getting a good cheek weld? Big Grin
It is nice to see a blue Smith for a change.
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I mounted a T1 on my Mossberg and the dot would disappear after the shot. It would reappear after a little while, and shut down after every shot.  
I wrote Aimpoint and they advised me to tighten the battery cap a little better and that should resolve my issue.
 
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I mounted a T1 on my Mossberg and the dot would disappear after the shot. It would reappear after a little while, and shut down after every shot.  
I wrote Aimpoint and they advised me to tighten the battery cap a little better and that should resolve my issue.
 


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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

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the dot would disappear after the shot. It would reappear after a little while, .    
 
 
Sounds like a detached retina to me.
  Or a brain tumor, maybe...   
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I noticed it has a 4 screw sideplate. What model no. is it? Is it one of the Classics from the custom shop, and does it have that dang trigger lock?
It's a nice looking revolver, I'd love to try it out.
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yeah, I have the battery cap cranked nice and tight
no issues

it's a PC model from 2005, I got new in the box, it does have the stupid trigger lock, I didn't think it did but it does, but I will be disabling it :)

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I received this email back from Aimpoint the other day.
 

Don’t worry your sight is good to go.  We have seen this and determined it is being caused by the user not tightening down the battery cap enough.  It is not a problem with the cap, but rather the cap not being tightened down enough.  All you have to do is tighten the cap down with adequate torque to compress the o-ring, and the problem is solved.   

 

Keith Weaver

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yep, saw  a similiar thread on M4carbine.net
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Originally posted by cheaptrick cheaptrick wrote:

I received this email back from Aimpoint the other day.
 

Don’t worry your sight is good to go.  We have seen this and determined it is being caused by the user not tightening down the battery cap enough.  It is not a problem with the cap, but rather the cap not being tightened down enough.  All you have to do is tighten the cap down with adequate torque to compress the o-ring, and the problem is solved.   

 

Keith Weaver

Customer Support, Commercial

 

 So did that solve the problem, Mark?


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I think so, Ron. I noticed it more while shooting slugs than anything else. I tightened the cap down and shot some target loads and all was well.
First time I ever "under" tightened anything that resulted in a problem in my life, I'll tell you that. I'm usually over doing stuff.
 
I'll try some buckshot and slug loads this weekend and report back.    
 
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just an update
aimpoint has held zero and works great

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That should be a good  hunting rig.
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I've found a round in the ear puts them down.  Anywhere else, they may be dead - and just not know it yet.

And they do not go quietly.

I have a Ruger Alaskan Guide in .454 that I carry as a backup to my rifle (in case I need 6 quick rounds); but in truth, I think I might rather be mauled by a boar than shoot the damned thing, recoil is - um - stout, to say the least.


Nice gun, take a picture of the first piggy it drops (or the blood trail to the piggy it hits and severely pisses off.)


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first piggy, from a few months ago


2nd piggy from 2 weeks ago, went hunting with Bill Wilson


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Excellent!!!  I have got to try hog hunting.
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it's quite addicting.. and we can hunt them 24x7 by any means we choose!
it's been just over a week and I am jonesing to go this weekend

problem is, I have more hog meat than I need already!
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