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Old 01-04-2020, 05:53 PM
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There was a thread a few weeks ago on Rock Island's new 9mm revolver, apparently made by Alfa in the Czech Republic. About a year ago I had acquired triplets of their target model in .22LR, .32 S&W Long, and .38 Special. I got them because almost nobody else makes a target gun in .32 anymore, and all three of them together cost about half than what a Model 16 might go for (if you can find one).

I finally got them out to the range a few days ago, along with my S&W triplets. The Alfa guns are of course not as nicely made as the S&Ws but for the money are decent. The frame is some kind of alloy other than steel but seems well enough made. The action cocked smoothly but the hammer is narrow by comparison. The trigger pulls all had a little creep but weren't bad, considering they are brand new and have not been broken in at all. Someday I may open them up for a look.

The front sights are much narrower than the .125" S&W sights - .075 for both the .22 and .32 and .095 for the .38, but the rear notches are commensurately narrow. I had to adjust the rear sight on the .22 very high to get it to point of aim. (I use a center hold with the top of the sights bisecting the center of the target - a 6 o'clock target hold only really works for shooting bullseye at a known distance and target.)

The grips are comparatively small and narrow, even for my small hand, but comfortable to me. I don't have any idea if replacement grips are available.

Overall, I like them pretty well.

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I bottomed out the rear sight on the Model 14 and it still printed high for me - looks like it truly was set up as a bullseye gun! Needs speedier ammo I guess for my kind of shooting. I use Sile grips for shooting, but put the originals back on just for looks when not being used.

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Have you checked those frames with a magnet? A couple of the recent You Tubes on these have got me curious.
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Have you checked those frames with a magnet? A couple of the recent You Tubes on these have got me curious.
The frames are non-magnetic. Alfa Proj produces revolvers in both steel and (aluminum? zinc?) alloy known as Holek. Alfa-proj, s. r. o. - zbranž - Revolvers

The only US importer of Alfa Proj revolvers that I've been able to find is Czechpoint, and they seem to get only the Holek line (although I think the 9mm is a steel gun). Alfa Proj Revolvers | Czechpoint-USA It would be nice to have a crack at the steel guns. Even though they are more expensive they are still cheaper than a new S&W, and S&W does not make a .32 S&W Long revolver of any kind these days. Czechpoint is almost perpetually out of stock of these guns, although I did get the .22 and .38 from them by asking for email notification when in stock. The .32 I found on Gunbroker.

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For those unaware, Rock Island is supposed to be importing them for us now....


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