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Old 03-02-2013, 10:34 PM
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Default CW9 Break-in

03/02/13: First time out with the gun. Shooting at an indoor range at about 6 yards.
-126 rounds Blazer Brass 115g FMJs.
-60 rounds Remington UMC 124g FNEB (seemed to shoot higher than 115g Blazers).
-42 rounds Independence 115g FMJ. Seemed very inaccurate out of CW. Switched to my Stoeger Cougar and could shoot them more accurately from that gun.
-14 rounds Remington UMC 115g JHP. Much more accurate than the Independence rounds.
-5 rounds Hornady 124g XTP. Very accurate.
-5 rounds Remington 125g +P Golden Sabers. I found the 124g rounds to have noticeably more recoil than the 115g rounds. I could clearly tell the difference between standard pressure rounds vs. the +P when shooting the CW. I really donít notice the difference between the two rounds when shooting my Cougar, but I am a recoil-sensitive sissy with girlie hands.

Total rounds shot: 252.
Problems/malfunctions: 0

In the photo that shows groupings of different rounds, the middle, un-circled group was a fast string and I canít recall what ammo was used.

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-Break in? What break in? We donít need no stinkiní break in! Shot great from the get go. Oh, actually there was one problem Ė was really hard to release the slide stop with the first mag. After that, everything was fine. I did clean the gun and magazines, and polished the feed ramp and mag feeding lips before shooting the gun. I also put a layer of electrical tape over the grip to reduce the hand-grater effect of the stippling. Glad I did, as the little stippling that was exposed did grate my hand.
-I love the sights, just wish the front dot was like the big XS sight (I have rotten vision).
-Trigger was easy to manage. Many reviews describe it as being revolver-like. I find it easier than a revolver (Iíve owned several S+W M66s in the past).
-Would like to try some Hornady 115g Critical Defense out of the CW. Had some with me, but couldnít get myself to crack open that box of Zombie Max. Should be an ideal round for me out of this gun, but may just stick with the Remington UMC 115g JHP.
-Overall, a really nice gun. Should be the perfect size for CC.




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Old 03-03-2013, 12:15 AM
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Nice shooting and glad your CW9 is running smoothly.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:23 AM
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Thanks, bob. I was kinda worried about how it might run after I read some posts here about some issues, but mine was fine.
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Old 03-03-2013, 09:24 AM
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Great first outing, sw66hiviz! XS now has the Big Dot front sight for the CW9.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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I have used the critical defense and critical duty. I upgraded to the stainless steel guide rod and a new recoil spring (i bought the gun used and it felt a little weak) and it handles the critical duty +p rounds beautifully.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:10 PM
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A bicycle inner tube is cheap and works really good for the stippling on the grip. I used it on my pm45 and xds 45. Give it a go....

took 100 rounds for my pm45 and 400 rounds for my p380 to finish the break in, Now they are both 100% good to go.

I cc with pm45 and p380 as a backup. Need to try the cw9 soon.

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Old 03-03-2013, 12:14 PM
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Yes, I was going to try inner tube, but didn't have any in my basement (thought I did). May have one out in the garage.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:26 PM
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I would say that the CW9 generally really needs no breakin. Mine didn't. I called it getting to know each other time. I had ZERO problems.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:21 PM
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Great first outing, sw66hiviz! XS now has the Big Dot front sight for the CW9.
The XS website says some gunsmithing is required for installation. Any idea of what is required? The sights are expensive enough without also having to pay for shipping and gunsmithing. Would be nice if I could do it myself.
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Old 03-03-2013, 04:48 PM
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not that I know of. u should be able to put that front sight on blind folded. If u leave the rear sight alone , which IMO is not needed to be replaced as that xs big dot is gonna grab ur eyeballs real fast. It is a nice fast acquisition sight.
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