first reaction when they see my gun is: “Oh Cool the PPK.” but
in actuality its a Sig P230 JP. When I first saw this gun it was on a Japanese
web site that had all the KSC Sig Pistols next to each other. I had no Idea
what It was called but I noticed that it was different than the normal P230
that KSC made.
After a little investigating
I found out it was the “P230 JP” having no idea how to get it
I emailed Guges at Olympus
and within a week or so he had one for me at a great price.
Well when opened up the box my first thought was “wow, that really looks
light.” But when I picked it up I was suprized to see not only did it
have a good deal of heft to it, but it also felt natural to hold. So I had
learnt that the gun is solid and the grip is amazing, I figured I’d
drop the mag and check that out.
After a good
5 minutes the thing that was (running) out was my options. I had pulled every
switch and pushed every button and it was still in there. Then I flipped the
gun upside down and saw a lever, I pulled it a back and sure enough the mag
could now be pulled out.
Magazine: I wasn’t expecting a huge magazine but the
one I pulled out was almost comical. It was long and skinny and held 12 rounds.
I was fairly disappointed the gun only held 12 rounds but at $25 a mag I figured
it wouldn’t really matter after I picked up a few of those.
The slide looks pretty shape even though it feels pretty plastic. Though some
complain about it the lightweight slide allows the slide to blowback faster.
Coupled with hardkick its pretty fast. So fast in fact that if you use HFC22
the hammer won’t catch every time; so 134a Is necessary. The trades
on the slide say: “Sig Sauer Made in Germany P230” on one side
and on the other “7.65mm B S 147 110”
Well I thought
now it was the appropriate time to cock the P230. All I can say is that If
the mag release wasn’t already confusing enough the slide release let
me blinking my eyes and scratching my head for the better half of the week.
I Pulled the slide back and it… stayed back. Pulled back farther and it
still stayed. Then I took the mag out, pulled the slide back, and it released.
Can’t argue with that I guess. I noticed a lever on the side of the
it down and it released the hammer without firing the gun.
I my option its worth every penny. Solid and compact Its a great little gun
to hide in a unused vest pocket. The mag release could be a little more easy
but that’s not KSC’s fault. Sights are kind of fake looking. Go buy
one you’ll be happy you did.
Sunday, July 21, 2002 4:07 PM
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