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#143191 - 11/14/17 10:33 AM P7M8 Metallurgy and damage
rmc Offline

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Discolored P7M8. Guy with P7M8 at range today was using 2 magazines for rapid fire drills. After emptying both mags the pistol went into a bag with ice packs to cool down while he slowly reloaded the mags. He said he practices with 300 rounds a session reloaded 115 gr over 5.7 CFE. His hits on target are impressive.

My question is on metallurgy and possible damage to the P7. His slide looks almost case colored. Is this practice damaging the slide to the point that it will fail or shorten the life of the gun?

I only have one P7 left. I want to use it and I don't care about cosmetics so if mine gets discolored and used it's serves its purpose instead of staying in the safe.

To all the engineers out there - WILL THIS PRACTICE DAMAGE THE GUN?


#143193 - 11/16/17 04:14 PM Re: P7M8 Metallurgy and damage [Re: rmc]
Dorian Offline
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Well I have never felt the need to do anything like this, and I still use my P7 in classes running 300-500 rounds in a day.

I'm not a Metallurgist but I don't believe that you are going to get the gun hot enough to damage it from just shooting it.

However shocking the metal over and over heating & cooling it rapidly can't be good for it, in the long run even if all you are visually damaging is the bluing.
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