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Forum: Competitive Shooting 10-15-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By ken_mays
Yes, USPSA for about the past 7-8 years. B class...

Yes, USPSA for about the past 7-8 years. B class in Limited.

For clarity, I'm not advocating support thumb mag drops. I'm in favor of being able to reach the mag release without having to shift...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 10-14-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By ken_mays
If speed is achieved through economy of motion,...

If speed is achieved through economy of motion, why let the gun complicate your technique if you can prevent it?
Forum: Competitive Shooting 10-13-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,809
Posted By ken_mays
All else being equal, I'd rather practice the...

All else being equal, I'd rather practice the faster way early and often. If you can't hit the button with your strong thumb without shifting the gun (I couldn't), modify the gun until you can.
Forum: STI/SVI 10-06-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By ken_mays
Not unusual with these. A different maker slide...

Not unusual with these. A different maker slide stop usually fixes it. The STI parts tend to be long.
Forum: Wilson Combat 09-30-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 869
Posted By ken_mays
If you clean in the day or two after shooting,...

If you clean in the day or two after shooting, most of the fouling wipes right off. It takes a week or so to harden up to the point that soaking is going to do much good.

A 50 cal ammo can...
Forum: Other 1911's 09-18-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 910
Posted By ken_mays
What style of mags does it use? Para, STI or...

What style of mags does it use? Para, STI or other?
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-18-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 421
Posted By ken_mays
I don't own a .40, but my X5 9mm came with a...

I don't own a .40, but my X5 9mm came with a factory test target with 5 shots at 25 meters that you could cover with a nickel.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-16-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 775
Posted By ken_mays
Simple Green is a good, easy-to-use degreaser...

Simple Green is a good, easy-to-use degreaser that does a great job when one is called for. It's not something I use for routine cleaning.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 09-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,253
Posted By ken_mays
I haven't shot L10 in a while but for me, it's...

I haven't shot L10 in a while but for me, it's just a place to shoot guns that would otherwise be uncompetitive. Mostly I use a .45 2011 and do OK with it.

I have zero interest in running a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-09-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By ken_mays
Keep in mind that the longer 9mm ejector will...

Keep in mind that the longer 9mm ejector will often be too long to allow ejection of a loaded .38 round. The shorter .38 ejector usually works fine for both.
Forum: STI/SVI 08-27-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By ken_mays
Good to hear. He appears to be content to let...

Good to hear. He appears to be content to let Brandon handle the PR side of things.
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-27-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,068
Posted By ken_mays
The RIA TCM would be a pretty good candidate for...

The RIA TCM would be a pretty good candidate for a budget doublestack. Mine runs fine with both 9mm and TCM ammo. If I had a complaint, it would be the magazine baseplates. The flat metal Mec-Gar...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 08-27-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By ken_mays
The "short" one is 126mm and fits flush with the...

The "short" one is 126mm and fits flush with the base of the plastic grip. The 140mm is legal for Limited.
Forum: STI/SVI 08-26-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By ken_mays
So since you SV dudes are all in here, how much...

So since you SV dudes are all in here, how much is Sandy still involved in the business? I assume he's quite busy behind the scenes but he's got the young-uns answering the phones and doing all the...
Forum: STI/SVI 08-24-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 681,829
Posted By ken_mays
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff35/kemays/3e2...

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff35/kemays/3e2cc909eee2e8edb41ad967ed10f3ee_zps722feac7.jpg
Forum: STI/SVI 08-24-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By ken_mays
The .45 Eagle I briefly owned had the claw shear...

The .45 Eagle I briefly owned had the claw shear off after a few mags. It was pre owned and the previous owner was a heavy shooter, so no telling how many rounds. I replaced it with another brand...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 27,455
Posted By ken_mays
If the bar gets much higher, oxygen masks will...

If the bar gets much higher, oxygen masks will drop from the ceiling above you. Place the mask over your face. It will not inflate, but oxygen will be flowing.
Forum: STI/SVI 08-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By ken_mays
They haven't been doing those engraved G10 grips...

They haven't been doing those engraved G10 grips very long, AFAIK... a few years at most.
Forum: STI/SVI 08-19-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,883
Posted By ken_mays
Yes, the ramped barrels often need more slope...

Yes, the ramped barrels often need more slope than they have out of the box. If you shoot round nose exclusively it may not ever be apparent.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-15-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By ken_mays
They are a set of digital scales. Old photo:...

They are a set of digital scales.

Old photo:

http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff35/kemays/gunsmith/dro1_zps5a42c765.jpg...
Forum: STI/SVI 08-09-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By ken_mays
Infinity uses a lot more billet machined parts...

Infinity uses a lot more billet machined parts and they developed some of their own innovations for the platform -- the interchangeable trigger system, interchangeable breechface and the AET barrel...
Forum: STI/SVI 08-05-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,228
Posted By ken_mays
I'd like to see - the frontstrap rounded and...

I'd like to see
- the frontstrap rounded and less blocky.
- replace the scalloped grip safety with a standard style, or at least dehorn the scallop area better
- chamfer the edge of the 2011...
Forum: STI/SVI 07-30-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 988
Posted By ken_mays
I'm fond of my 1911s but my heart will always be...

I'm fond of my 1911s but my heart will always be with my 2011s.
Forum: STI/SVI 07-30-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 998
Posted By ken_mays
Well, when it's Photo Day, we usually wipe our...

Well, when it's Photo Day, we usually wipe our guns down before taking pictures... unless it's Dirty Photo Day. :)

I generally lightly lube the internals (wipe down with an oil soaked patch) when...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By ken_mays
If I had just a little more floor space I would...

If I had just a little more floor space I would be looking hard at the G0759. Comes with the DRO. I try to stay away from the round column mill/drills, I understand they aren't as rigid.
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