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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-06-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 519
Posted By ken_mays
No, it was very 1911-ish with a similar style...

No, it was very 1911-ish with a similar style sear and disconnector.

I recently had to put one back together for someone who had gotten it apart by beating out the slide stop with a hammer,...
Forum: STI/SVI 04-26-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 745,783
Posted By ken_mays
Phoenix Trinity 9mm I built. Aside from the...

Phoenix Trinity 9mm I built. Aside from the frame, most everything else is an STI part, with the exception of a C&S hammer and EGW sear.
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-08-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 711
Posted By ken_mays
I got a bunch of it free from some police dept....

I got a bunch of it free from some police dept. armorer when it was still labeled Pro-Tec grease. About the only thing I really use it for is for things like AR-15 hammer / sear surfaces, since it...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 03-31-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,683
Posted By ken_mays
Will they let you pull the mag safety out of a...

Will they let you pull the mag safety out of a BHP in IDPA?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By ken_mays
The extractor may need the proper bevels on the...

The extractor may need the proper bevels on the hook. The old FPS may have been loose enough to allow an improperly adjusted extractor to work. There may also be a clearance issue, in that the new...
Forum: STI/SVI 03-29-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By ken_mays
I went with the tactical micropockets for mine. ...

I went with the tactical micropockets for mine. After trying different styles of the billet grips, I felt that the aggressive grip was a little too much, and I didn't care for the feel of sandpaper.
Forum: STI/SVI 03-26-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,230
Posted By ken_mays
Very nice! I see you found the answer to the...

Very nice! I see you found the answer to the question: How many SVIs do you need? (Just one more!) :rock:
Forum: STI/SVI 03-26-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By ken_mays
Mostly the the grit wears off eventually. It's...

Mostly the the grit wears off eventually. It's all about getting the most traction on the grip possible and making it easy to replace when it wears out.

If sandpaper ain't your thing, they will...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-26-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,942
Posted By ken_mays
You work at Applebee's?

You work at Applebee's?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,942
Posted By ken_mays
I'm not doing nearly as many guns as the pro...

I'm not doing nearly as many guns as the pro 'smiths here, but the way I do it is to use al-ox to take off the paint and then use glass beads if that's the finish I want. Trying to blast an old...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By ken_mays
A 1/8" punch will do about everything you're...

A 1/8" punch will do about everything you're likely to need. I like the plastic Brownells bushing wrench. They get chewed up over time if your bushings are tight, but they are cheap and can't hurt...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By ken_mays
I've checkered over a lot of Para serrations. ...

I've checkered over a lot of Para serrations. The bad news is that they are usually 20 lpi, so you will be working on it until the day before kingdom come. At least, it feels that long.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-24-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,287
Posted By ken_mays
The benefit of the angle bore bushing is that...

The benefit of the angle bore bushing is that there is less fitting needed to obtain the proper amount of clearance to allow unhindered link-up.
Forum: STI/SVI 03-23-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,304
Posted By ken_mays
I'd do it without looking back. But then I'm kind...

I'd do it without looking back. But then I'm kind of a SV addict.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-19-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,160
Posted By ken_mays
The Rugers should be doing close to 3" groups at...

The Rugers should be doing close to 3" groups at 25 yards, which is about all the accuracy you can expect out of most production guns in that price range. If you actually have an accuracy problem,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-15-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,484
Posted By ken_mays
I'd say you could put a proper rail on there to...

I'd say you could put a proper rail on there to cover up the holes, but it's hard to imagine what sort of light would fit on a rail that short.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-15-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 792
Posted By ken_mays
The chambers on those are tight. Happens all the...

The chambers on those are tight. Happens all the time with mine, and my reloads. Having a bit more freebore reamed into the rifling may help, if that's where the problem is.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By ken_mays
Sure don't, sorry. I've seen some 15 lpi done at...

Sure don't, sorry. I've seen some 15 lpi done at 90 but not 25 lpi.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,359
Posted By ken_mays
I can't be much help with the numbers, but one...

I can't be much help with the numbers, but one option you may consider offering is using a 90 cutter instead of a 60. This would let you go to 25 lpi without going as deep.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-13-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By ken_mays
I would also mention they make a handy mini...

I would also mention they make a handy mini rubber mallet for things like popping MSH pins back in place.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-13-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,027
Posted By ken_mays
I have the 10-8 block. It comes in handy for...

I have the 10-8 block. It comes in handy for thumb safety fitting and knocking out the barrel link pin.

Mostly I use a couple of hockey pucks with holes in them. One is sized to hold a reverse...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ken_mays
What would you say was the biggest flaw or...

What would you say was the biggest flaw or downside with the 704? Just the size / table travel?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-12-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,470
Posted By ken_mays
I've used the Grizzly mini mill for about 10...

I've used the Grizzly mini mill for about 10 years. Not to say it isn't useful, but you have to plan your setups carefully. I've done slide fitting, serrations, ramped barrel cuts, drill and tap,...
Forum: STI/SVI 03-08-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By ken_mays
SV was being supplied polymer grips from STI's...

SV was being supplied polymer grips from STI's molds. When that agreement ended, SV developed a billet metal grip. STI soon followed suit and Phoenix Trinity also offers metal grips.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-06-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By ken_mays
Awesome blaster. I really enjoy the ground up...

Awesome blaster. I really enjoy the ground up builds.
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