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Old 06-07-2002, 11:26 PM   #11
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Cowboy, I'm with you. Reloads or factory, should shoot to POA.
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Old 06-08-2002, 06:37 AM   #12
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cowboy1 and Rob, I think you both missed my point. Like I said, my Kobra DID shoot POA at 25 when I got it. I wanted it different at 25. No, I did not expect Ed Brown and company to "fix" my "problem" for nothing.

It looks to me like the purpose of the thread was to see if any other Kobra owners had a problem with POA. No one did, not even Dane who says he has shot several. Looks like you are the only one cowboy1.
Old 06-09-2002, 02:57 PM   #13
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I guess Dane isn't going to answer my question, eh?
Old 06-09-2002, 03:18 PM   #14
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Sending it back Monday, if i can get UPS or Fed Ex to ship it. Some times they will and other times they will not. I hope I don't have to find a dealer to send it for me.
Old 06-10-2002, 10:45 AM   #15
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I have two Kobras. Both full size .45's. I have put about 200 rounds through each, and both shoot to point of aim. Used several types of 230 grain ball, and JHP ammo. All factory. No problems at all with any of this ammo.

I have shipped numerous pistols with UPS and have had no problems what so ever. You just have to ship it to an FFL holding gunsmith or company.
Old 06-13-2002, 04:58 PM   #16
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Well I sent my new Kobra back to Brown's last week, that I said was not shooting very well, like 6 inches low at 10 yards. Ed took it out yesterday and shot it at 25 yards with 185 grain federal ammo and faxed me the picture of the target. It shot a 3 inch group and was just about right on the money. I called and told them that the ammo I shoot should be there right a way and to try them. Well today Ed and one of the other guys there, I don't remember his name right off, took the 230 and 200 grain reloads out and shot at 25 yards, and faxed me the targets. Well both loads shot just about right where the factor load is. In shot it looks like there is nothing wrong with the gun, it must be just me. So I had crow for lunch. They are returning it to me and I should have it soon. In review the appearance was great and there was never any FTF or any other problem with the gun except that I thought it shot low and 10 yards, the problem must be me. I feel Ed handled the situation in a fair and satisfactory manner and have no ill feelings.
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Old 06-13-2002, 05:21 PM   #17
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I don't know how experienced a shooter you are (so I don't mean to insult you with this). Perhaps you are anticipating the recoil of the pistol and are pushing forward when you shoot. To test for this, bring a shooting friend with you to the range. Have him load the chamber with either a cartridge or a dummy round without you seeing and then giving you the pistol (always pointed downrange, etc. so you are being safe). Or have him load a magazine with both live rounds and dummies mixed together.

The object is to see what happens when you pull the trigger and are suprised when it goes "click" instead of "boom." If you are anticipating the recoil, it will be obvious when you get a dummy.

On the other hand, if your groups are very consistent and tight, it might be a sight alignment error.
Old 06-13-2002, 07:35 PM   #18
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I have been shooting for about 30+ years now and the wife has been shoting for about 15 years. We do that to each other all the time, about every weekend. I know what you are talking about. This is good training when you do start to jurk, but thanks for the advice anyway.
Old 06-14-2002, 06:32 AM   #19
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Like I said, no offense intended. It sounds like it's just a difference in sight alignment between you and Ed Brown.
Old 06-15-2002, 06:07 PM   #20
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For what it is worth, my Kobra has never been fed anything but my own reloads. It has functioned perfectly and shoots to the point of aim. 25yd groups are under two inches.

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