Romanian TT-33 range report

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      Romanian TT-33 range report

      Just took my TT-33 out for her first dance. And lets just say I'm not complaining. Here's a pic of the first magazine, Weaver stance, at 25 feet. In all for the day, I put about 70 rounds downrange and only had one misfeed. I got this gun from Classic Arms, using their shooters package: $250 for the TT-33 and a spam can of Polish ammo (about 1200 rounds). Can't beat it!



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      They are a lot of fun. I don't shoot mine as much as I used to. The sights can be difficult at times for my 49 year old eyes.

      I recommend pulling the firing pin and spring and check for rust. I pulled mine and that's what I found. I also had the incorrect firing pin retaining pin installed. I got the correct retaining pin and replaced the firing pin spring just this week. I need to get it out and give it a test run.

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      Thanks Mark for the heads up. I will definitely do that.

      Also, I have a CZ-52 in which I replaced the firing pin because the old forged ones were more brittle than the modern milled ones. Do you know if the TT-33's have problems with weak or brittle firing pins?

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      i have a mak 9x18 for minimal carry times and have found it to be just as trustworthy and effcient

      don't be folled by the esastern block manufactureres. the us was not the only makers of the handgun

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      Quote Originally Posted by 303Mark View Post
      I recommend pulling the firing pin and spring and check for rust. I pulled mine and that's what I found. I also had the incorrect firing pin retaining pin installed. I got the correct retaining pin and replaced the firing pin spring just this week. I need to get it out and give it a test run.
      I finally got around to checking the firing pin. No rust whatsoever. Mine must be a true unissued pistol. Looks like I scored.

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      Tell me about the TT-33's safety lever:
      Is down "off"? Or is up "off"?
      Can you reach it with your thumb while maintaining a firm firing grip?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
      Tell me about the TT-33's safety lever:
      Is down "off"? Or is up "off"?
      Can you reach it with your thumb while maintaining a firm firing grip?
      I believe down is "fire" and up is "safe".

      I can reach it with my thumb while maintaining a reasonable grip. I have medium sized hands. I'd say it all depends on the size of your hands.

      Due to its age, I recommend this pistol for range plinking only.....I wouldn't use this as a carry gun.

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      Quote Originally Posted by up2orbit View Post
      I believe down is "fire" and up is "safe".
      Um, you're firing it. Don't you know?

      Quote Originally Posted by up2orbit View Post
      ...Due to its age, I recommend this pistol for range plinking only.....I wouldn't use this as a carry gun.
      I currently frequently carry a design that dates from 1911 (A.D., not B.C., of course). Is the TT-33 older than that?
      What makes you advise against using it for concealed carry? Please be specific. I really do need the information.

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      [QUOTE=Steve M1911A1;207021]Um, you're firing it. Don't you know?



      Well ya know what dude, I wrote that last post when I didn't have the gun right next to me. No need for snarky comments. Pardon me for not remembering every last detail of a gun I've only shot once.

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      ...OK, now how 'bout answering the rest of my question?

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