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DB9 / Re: DB9 Gen 4 Range Report
« Last post by gale155 on March 20, 2023, 06:31:58 PM »
Never had a Seecamp. I used to live about 20 minutes away from the Milford factory. I have heard that they aren’t too good to shoot. Anyone’s opinion on that?

My LWS32 is a pleasure to shoot using the recommended ammos.  The LWS380 will remind you that you're shooting a tiny .380, without question, but it's not painful or intolerable in my 70-year-old hands.  YMMV. 
DB9 / Re: Finally got a DB9 G4
« Last post by gale155 on March 20, 2023, 05:46:03 PM »
Great review Gale.  Inspires me to want to buy one too.  Was looking at a Taurus GX4 or Ruger's current version of a 9mm pocket pistol but your review of the DB9 gets me to thinking. :main_thumbs_2up:

Well, I've had trouble posting lately...I get a message that my session has timed out, and then I can't even log out because my "session cannot be verified".  Sorry it took so long to reply, but that's the reason. 

Before you run out and buy one, you might want to check Bosco's posts in another thread about issues he's been having lately.  Mine's still running 100%, but I don't have many rounds through it yet.
DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by gale155 on March 20, 2023, 05:39:11 PM »
Good point.  I'll give that a shot and see if it's any help.

Sorry to hear about your recent troubles.  I've had a great deal of trouble posting here lately, so we'll see if this one works.
Other Guns / Re: Ruger SFAR in .308
« Last post by Chris on March 15, 2023, 04:55:38 PM »
Shot the Ruger SFAR 308 (finally). I like it. I had feed issues with the H2 buffer I installed (in order to reduce recoil), but fortunately I predicted this and had the standard carbine 3oz with me. All went well after that, but I don't like the very high strength buffer spring that Ruger provided. I think it's a problem, especially if rounds are not cycling properly with the bolt trapping the cartridge while feeding. In other words, the rearward travel is not far enough. It works fine at the max gas setting, but the recoil is not very friendly with that. So now I'll try playing with buffer springs to see if I have better luck. I ordered a flat wound spring from Strike Industries and will use that in conjunction with heavier buffers to reduce cycling speed as needed.

Overall, the SFAR is wildly awesome. Feels like an AR15 at 6.8 lbs, yet slings a 308 boolit. Nice. 
DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by John from MD on March 12, 2023, 09:31:57 AM »
I don't recommend changing striker springs for that exact reason. 

DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by mr380acp on March 12, 2023, 09:19:12 AM »
I once had an issue with my Glock 42. I swapped out the factory striker spring for a lighter aftermarket one. Made the trigger pull lighter, actually too light because I was getting misfires so I put the original one back in
DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by John from MD on March 12, 2023, 08:28:36 AM »
Mine has about 1500 rounds through it without a hiccup.  That said, it has a couple of mods that made it better.

1, I made a recoil spring out of a Kahr PM9 spring assy that I use for range use and I use the factory spring for carry.  My spring setup is heavier to cock but keeps the flip down.  I feel that the factory spring should be changed out at 500 rounds or maybe more if you use +P or higher powered ammo.   My range loads are 125gn LRN with 4 gns of WW231 which does not beat up the gun.

2. I polished up the sear and striker surfaces and the plastic on the striker.  I also changed the striker block spring to a lighter one.  These mods take away the roughness in the last part of the trigger pull.  You still have the creep, as this gun is not precocked, but it is much smoother and lighter.  The factory striker spring noticeably stacks so changing that made a much better feel.

DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by boscobarbell on March 11, 2023, 09:26:15 PM »
Good point.  I'll give that a shot and see if it's any help.
DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by John from MD on March 11, 2023, 07:53:11 PM »
Before you give up on it, change out the recoil spring.  This little gun takes a big beating firing a 9x19 round and the recoil spring won't last as long as a larger pistol. 
DB9 / Re: Long Term Durability??
« Last post by boscobarbell on March 11, 2023, 07:09:25 PM »
So, unfortunately, I think I've answered my own question.

My DB9 Gen 4, which has just been stellar in terms or reliability, just started developing a number of issues.  I've had stovepiping, FTF, FTE, mags dropping, and failure to lock back.  This all developed just recently, has happened on a couple of consecutive range trips, and is not dependent on ammo selection.

These same types of failure happened to my Gen 1 KelTec P32 (albeit after 20 years of use), and also on every Ruger LCP I've ever owned (two LCPIIs and a Ruger LCP Max).  In every case, it was because a little polymer pistol started to develop issues after shooting self defense ammo over a period of time. 

So, based on this n=1 experience, it would appear to me that the DB9 is a "carry a lot, shoot a little" pistol. 

Too bad...I had such high hopes for this one.  Sigh.  I guess my gradual switch to all-metal guns is timely.....
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