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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
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Posted By ken_mays
Awesome blaster. I really enjoy the ground up...

Awesome blaster. I really enjoy the ground up builds.
Forum: STI/SVI 03-04-2015, 10:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By ken_mays
Thanks, guys. I can't wait for the weather to...

Thanks, guys. I can't wait for the weather to get a little less ridiculous so I can get out for some quality range time.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-04-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By ken_mays
My vote is for the STI / Heinie .300" x .060" x...

My vote is for the STI / Heinie .300" x .060" x 60.

Plenty of competition sights available for the STI cut, and you have the additional benefit of being able to recut it for Novak dimensions in...
Forum: STI/SVI 03-04-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By ken_mays
2011 in 9mm: Phoenix Trinity

This one has been simmering on my bench for several months now as other projects came and went. I won a certificate for a free Phoenix Trinity frame at a USPSA match a while back, and decided to do...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Posted By ken_mays
Check for excessive extractor tension. Also, the...

Check for excessive extractor tension. Also, the rounds can sometimes hang up on the feed ramp with the bullet flat against the top of the chamber. In these cases, the top of the ramp generally...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 76,066
Posted By ken_mays
Thanks! You guys keep pushing the bar higher and...

Thanks! You guys keep pushing the bar higher and I'll never get there. :D
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-23-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 678
Views: 76,066
Posted By ken_mays
Finally got some time to finish up a 2011 for...

Finally got some time to finish up a 2011 for myself.

30 LPI here, courtesy of the EGW 60 degree carbide saw and arbor
http://www.guntechtips.com/2011/pt2011-b.jpg

I had a bald slide and...
Forum: STI/SVI 02-23-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By ken_mays
You're talking about the molded checkering? I'd...

You're talking about the molded checkering? I'd say 400 grit sandpaper. Go lightly so you don't take too much off.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-10-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 554
Posted By ken_mays
I'd be interested to see what the feedramp angle...

I'd be interested to see what the feedramp angle is. Sometimes they require recutting to a shallower angle.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-06-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 480
Posted By ken_mays
I'd think you'd see that more on jewelry and...

I'd think you'd see that more on jewelry and whatnot.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-04-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,196
Posted By ken_mays
Grips don't generally need modification for...

Grips don't generally need modification for magwells (unless they're the sort that hook over the lower grip bushing for retention).

There are flat bottom grips that don't have the bottom bevel...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-26-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,445
Posted By ken_mays
My guess is that the dovetail is overcut and...

My guess is that the dovetail is overcut and those gouges are there to give the half-bottle of Loctite something to grab onto.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-26-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 439
Posted By ken_mays
I would look for something with less give than a...

I would look for something with less give than a wood block.
Forum: STI/SVI 01-25-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 543
Posted By ken_mays
For 10-rounders (which is all I use) Wilson ETM...

For 10-rounders (which is all I use) Wilson ETM and Tripp are what I like, with a slight preference for Wilson.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-23-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By ken_mays
From my (limited) experience with ramped .45...

From my (limited) experience with ramped .45 barrels, any brand will offer more case head support than necessary... which is fortunate, since some ramps are steep enough that alteration is needed for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-22-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By ken_mays
You print it out first, measure it on the paper,...

You print it out first, measure it on the paper, and hope it comes to a round number. :biglaugh:
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By ken_mays
Here is what I came up with last night, a quick...

Here is what I came up with last night, a quick and dirty way to compare case support among different 9mm barrel designs. It isn't the last word in precision and obviously absolute measurements...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-21-2015, 02:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,463
Posted By ken_mays
I'm working on a (fairly) crude but (hopefully)...

I'm working on a (fairly) crude but (hopefully) effective method to quantify this in some way, even if only relative to other barrels and not necessarily absolute. Photos and notes coming soon.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-16-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,000
Posted By ken_mays
It looks like a hack as it is. I'd just blend...

It looks like a hack as it is. I'd just blend the plastic grip and clean up the metal and live with it. Make it look professionally done.
Forum: STI/SVI 01-15-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By ken_mays
Maybe. Shortening the OAL might cause feeding...

Maybe. Shortening the OAL might cause feeding issues, or it might not. Something to think about, at any rate. Replacing the extended ejector (if yours is so equipped) with a standard GI ejector...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By ken_mays
That scallop isn't what we're talking about. ...

That scallop isn't what we're talking about. This one is done at the lower forward corner of the ejection port, right where the bullet tends to hang when you're ejecting a loaded round. Some of the...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-13-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 565
Posted By ken_mays
This isn't unusual for guns without a forward...

This isn't unusual for guns without a forward scallop on the ejection port combined with an extended ejector. It isn't an issue while firing because (obviously) the bullet is no longer in the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-11-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,446
Posted By ken_mays
Springfields seem to be worse about it. Either...

Springfields seem to be worse about it. Either the plunger is too long or the tube is over drilled. Either way it's an easy fix. The ones I hate are when the plunger gets caught in the gap between...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-10-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By ken_mays
I just received the EGW carbide saw and mandrel...

I just received the EGW carbide saw and mandrel and it worked as slicker than owl crap on a glass doorknob.
:)
http://www.guntechtips.com/images/aa-sa-2.jpg
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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-06-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,032
Posted By ken_mays
One of the few things I use grease for is to hold...

One of the few things I use grease for is to hold the levers to the frame during assembly.
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