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Type 14 Nambu trivia. Two American entrepreneurs started businesses based on their admiration for the Type 14 Nambu. One based his design for a .22 auto pistol on the Nambu. His name was Bill Ruger and that was the start of the Sturm Ruger company. The other guy started a business making 8mm Nambu ammunition to use in the pistols brought back from the Pacific war by returning GI's. His name was Larry Potterfield and he called his company Midwayusa.
 

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The ammo is expensive. $1 per round.

All ammo is expensive today. The dies are a little pricey but brass and bullets are available and it's not hard or expensive to load for once you have the components. Both Graf's and Huntington Die Specialists make brass with the proper head stamp. Buffalo Arms carries the HDS brass and both Graf and Buffalo Arms have bullets.
 

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For those of you who have shot a Type 14 Nambu - Did it seem to you to have a very different, strange, feel to the trigger? Not creepy, not gritty, not crisp, just . . . . odd. I haven't shot mine in almost a year, so I can't describe it better than that, but each of the shooters with me had the same reaction. Thoughts?

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I fired 8 rounds from an original small trigger guard. The trigger pull was super light,,,, it was light to the degree of being dangerous.

No wonder it was changed later with a large trigger guard, that was an improvement, but the trigger pull was still too light as a service pistol.

Still have 30 rounds left. I will fire them out in range before selling the gun.
 

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I occasionally shoot a matching large trigger guard type 14 (matching firing pin was broke, local gun smith drilled a hole in the pin and silver soldering in a new tip so I don't mind shooting). Trigger pull is still too light for me, no complaint on anything other than woah, didn't mean to send it down range quite yet.

Jim
 

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I occasionally shoot a matching large trigger guard type 14 (matching firing pin was broke, local gun smith drilled a hole in the pin and silver soldering in a new tip so I don't mind shooting). Trigger pull is still too light for me, no complaint on anything other than woah, didn't mean to send it down range quite yet.

Jim
I do remember an insanely light trigger pull. Extremely light and sort of "rolls", rather than "breaks". I also recall thinking that shooting the pistol from time to time would reveal whether I am practicing proper gun safety technique in not having my finger on the trigger until I'm on target!

JGW
 
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