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 Post subject: Re: PPS-43C Range report
PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:13 pm 
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I want one bad, but am still not convinced that the kinks are worked out on these.

If you want 100% reliable, steer clear of any/all of these military semi-auto conversions. But 98% reliability is good enough for me, and plenty fun too.

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 Post subject: Re: PPS-43C Range report
PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:58 pm 
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I took my PPS-43C to my range today and gave it a bit of a wringing-out. I loaded up all four mags, one with S&B factory fodder, two with Chi-Com, and one with Romy. I took along 20 rounds extra of S&B for a rough sight-in and a accuracy test. 160 rounds total.

My purpose was to see how many rounds and what type fired as fast as I could pull the trigger gave me problems. I'm happy to report my PPS did not disappoint. It ate everything I put through it without a hitch. :D

I put the weapon over a rolled up sleeping bag so the mag barely rested on my bench and I held it by the mag well. I was shooting at 30 yards at a 1" target sticky with the rear sight set at 100m.

My first round was high so I used a AK sight tool and adjusted, 2nd round was still high so I cranked it some more. The next 18 rounds went where you see on the target. Given I had no way to push the sight and the way you have to hold it I called it good for the time being.

If I can get 500 rounds through it with no major problems I see a SBR in my future. I've already ordered a parts kit/4 mags from Sportsman's Guide but it's back ordered and will be in sometime in April. I'm in no hurry as I figure some folks will have gotten their tax stamp by then so more info will be available. Seems a straight forward job.

One thing I did do to it was put a piece of half inch black tubing on the "Popsicle stick" charging handle. It makes it much easier to charge. Before I shot it I also took some 0000 steel wool to the bolt and bolt raceway and it really smoothed things out as I could feel a bit of roughness. I used Mobil One 10W-30 motor oil as lube.

Clean-up was pretty easy and of course I cleaned it as with any mil-surp after using corrosive ammo.

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 Post subject: Re: PPS-43C Range report
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:26 am 
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Thanks for the range report - sounds great. I'm really tempted by these. It's a bit hard to tell (at least for me) in the picture - does it still look like the stock could be freed up easily when you get your SBR?

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 Post subject: Re: PPS-43C Range report
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 5:14 pm 
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With the new batches coming in the stocks are locked in place internaly and not welded to the receiver on the outside. I would be surprised if it took a hour for me to after the needed parts were salvaged from the parts-kit. That said there would be some pre-planning to do.

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 Post subject: Re: PPS-43C Range report
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:39 am 
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With the new batches coming in the stocks are locked in place internaly and not welded to the receiver on the outside. I would be surprised if it took a hour for me to after the needed parts were salvaged from the parts-kit. That said there would be some pre-planning to do.


Have you or anyone else had any success in opening the stock in the pinned-not-welded models?


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 Post subject: Re: PPS-43C Range report
PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:00 pm 
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Have you or anyone else had any success in opening the stock in the pinned-not-welded models?



I have, it wasn't that hard to do, it took less then 1/2 hour to make the stock fully functional. I dremeled flush the pin that was hammer onto the bottom of the locking bar, twisted off the pin, enlarged the hole, took the spring and the stock release button from the parts kit, put it in the enlarged hole then had the bottom of the stock release button tack welded to the bottom of the stock release bar

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