Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    up2orbit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Posts
    21

    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!



    http://s953.photobucket.com/albums/a...t=IMG_5973.jpg

  2. Ads
  3. #2
    303Mark is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    N. Illinois
    Posts
    22
    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.

  4. #3
    up2orbit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Posts
    21
    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?

  5. #4
    terryger is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    65
    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

  6. #5
    up2orbit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Posts
    21
    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.

  7. #6
    Steve M1911A1's Avatar
    Steve M1911A1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northwest Washington State
    Posts
    4,909
    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?

  8. #7
    up2orbit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Posts
    21
    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.

  9. #8
    Steve M1911A1's Avatar
    Steve M1911A1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northwest Washington State
    Posts
    4,909
    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.

  10. #9
    up2orbit is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Eastern Virginia
    Posts
    21
    [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.

  11. #10
    Steve M1911A1's Avatar
    Steve M1911A1 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Northwest Washington State
    Posts
    4,909
    ...OK, now how 'bout answering the rest of my question?

Ads

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

firing pin retainer pin tt-33 pistol

,
is tt33 have firing pin problem
,
romanian tt 33 classicarms
,
romanian tt-33
,

romanian tt33

,
tt 33 adjustable sights
,
tt 33 firing pin retaining pin
,

tt-33 firing pin

,
tt-33 firingpin spring
,

tt-33 sights

,
tt33 for concealed carry
,

tt33 sights

Click on a term to search for related topics.