Always looking for a project..........I've had this early version 22/45 in the safe for a while and decided to give it a few upgrades. First thing was a Volguartsen trigger accuracy kit. I did one of these previously on my 22/45 Lite, the difference is nothing short of amazing (thank you YouTube for how to's!). This pistol originally didn't come drilled and tapped so I installed a Weigand Machine rail that utilizes the existing rear sight dove tail. It locks in place securely (minor fitting required). To that I utilized Warne rings to mount the 2X7 Burris pistol scope......not exactly top tier but its clear and has generous eye relief. I added the Tandemkross Halo to help bolt cycling with the scope mounted. I was looking for something to accommodate primarily 25 to 50yd targets and this scope setup fits the bill for these old eyes. As configured its on the top heavy side but I'll likely use this pistol only for bench shooting so the weight may be an advantage if anything. Performance wise it seems to like anything CCI, the group in the photo is 10 shots at 25yds = 3/4" using CCI GreenTag . I think it will do better with more practice and a better rest...currently using one of those light plastic MTM things. Surprisingly it shoots Stingers almost as accurately as the GreenTag, so it could double as a varmint pistol. So far I'm pleased with how it turned out.....fuggly grips, stubby barrel and all!
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