I have been hunting for a nice compact backup pistol with the mag release mounted on the trigger guard. The Maruzen P99 seemed to be the only game in town, except that it was nearly impossible to find one locally and the grip of the P99 seemed too short for my paw.
Then, my pal Gorilla pointed me to the KP8 Compact. I hadn't noticed that this particular little pistol was exactly what I was looking for. As luck would have it, a local reseller had a nice shiny new NS2 version that he had just brought in for himself, but, being a businessman, he decided to sell it to me. I checked it out and it was love at first fondle! He had already cut off the red tip (Not required in Canada). The job was not as neat as I would have done myself, but acceptable. (Sorry, dude!)
Anyway, I rushed home with my new toy and commenced to plinkin'. Only to discover that it was shooting 6" below the aiming point on my 30 foot basement range. Was it the hop-up, I wondered? At 10 feet it was still shooting WAY low. Gaahhhh! How could this happen to me???
Upon investigation, I realized that the barrel is not centered in the slide, it is actually hard against the bottom edge of the opening. Which seems to explain why it is shooting so low. Here is a picture to show what I mean:
My question: How do I go about centering the barrel in the slide, so's I can get a reasonably accurate shot? Shouldn't it be more or less centered normally?
Before the chorus starts of "What do you expect from a short-barreled pistol?", I only want to get the impact point close to the aim point and I reckon I can do this simply by centering the barrel in the slide. Hopup adjustment can take care of the rest!
I really like this little pistol and it suits my needs perfectly: it will fit in an empty spot on my vest and the mag release won't accidentally drop my expensive mag in the middle of the woods, like my 1911 MK.IV always did. The low 310 fps is ideal for CQB and down-and-dirty close in work.
Any constructive advice is appreciated.
Edited by Humanalog, 08 March 2010 - 06:49 PM.