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Offline Marauderx

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Pavona, Tanfoglio Compacts- Worth having?
« on: January 16, 2018, 11:42:15 PM »
Are the Pavonas and the Tanfo compacts worth having? or are they too pricey with the turks pressing hard? I know I could never but the wonder finish ones, because the front of the slide could be used to shave... The witness P-S has an amazingly thin grip...

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Re: Pavona, Tanfoglio Compacts- Worth having?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 06:45:23 PM »
Are any of the Turkish guns winning like the Tanfoglio/Witness steel frames have ?

In Italy Tanfoglio is a well respected gun maker.  I thought about a P120 and found a Witness Compact locally. I couldn't buy sight unseen after handling the EAA steel frame compact. I really didn't need a full sized duty gun anyway. My wife found the Pavona, to bulky and picked a DA only .38 j frame S/W with Crimson Trace laser grip. 

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Re: Pavona, Tanfoglio Compacts- Worth having?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2018, 10:08:19 PM »
The PCR, 75 Compact, and RAMI get a fair amount of attention, but the Tanfoglio's are thinner through the grip, with the same capacity. I would think that they would get more press...

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Re: Pavona, Tanfoglio Compacts- Worth having?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 11:16:30 PM »
I actually have one of the Tanfoglio PINK compacts in 9mm.  I bid on it since it was going for $160 on Gunbroker.  Low and behold I won it.  Paid $15 to get it transferred and $20 to ship it.  I have shot it, but it has a bit of a trigger slap.  You really don't notice it until about the 6th shot when you finger starts to sting a little.  I actually really like how grippy it is in the hand.  I didn't think it would feel so nice, but it does with my medium hands.  I'm wondering how I can get rid of the trigger slap besides just "shooting the crap out of it".

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Re: Pavona, Tanfoglio Compacts- Worth having?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 10:53:06 AM »
I can't speak to the EAA (Tanfoglio) compacts but I have 3 Full size Tanfoglio,  a 38 Super , a 10 MM and a Elite Match in 38 super and honestly I will put them up against my CZ as to reliabiity, accuracy, and quality of build.
 now all 3 of mine are the steel framed weapons, the Elite Match is actually the most accurate handgun that I own, more than my CZ Shadow 2 by a tad and more accurate than my 1911's.

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Re: Pavona, Tanfoglio Compacts- Worth having?
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2018, 07:03:17 PM »
I actually have one of the Tanfoglio PINK compacts in 9mm.  I bid on it since it was going for $160 on Gunbroker.  Low and behold I won it.  Paid $15 to get it transferred and $20 to ship it.  I have shot it, but it has a bit of a trigger slap.  You really don't notice it until about the 6th shot when you finger starts to sting a little.  I actually really like how grippy it is in the hand.  I didn't think it would feel so nice, but it does with my medium hands.  I'm wondering how I can get rid of the trigger slap besides just "shooting the crap out of it".


I have found that If I take a firm hold of the hammer and pull forward firmly on it, and pull the trigger hard, it has the same effect as lots of shooting, only wearing the surfaces that need breaking in.  You will be surprised how 20 actuations will actually make a difference. That is my new break in method...

 

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