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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-30-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,046
Posted By b-b
And again, another outstanding build. Love...

And again, another outstanding build. Love everything about it including the clocked grip screws.

Now the question:

His Randall or yours?
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 04-17-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,844
Posted By b-b
My Sparks VM II is very comfy carrying a 5" steel...

My Sparks VM II is very comfy carrying a 5" steel gun. If I was to purchase a new holster it would probably be a Sparks Criterion.

A Sparks Summer Special II serves extremely well carrying a...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 04-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,998
Posted By b-b
I prefer Sparks and a good belt for EDC. To each...

I prefer Sparks and a good belt for EDC. To each his own however.

After all, Mattie Ross carried her Colts Dragoon in a flour sack that only cost her a nickel.
Forum: Dan Wesson 04-02-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By b-b
Dangerous Brian, You may not be aware that...

Dangerous Brian,

You may not be aware that Duty Treat safe lubes, rust preventatives and oils have been discussed in many threads in the DW sub forum. You may or may not receive an answer to your...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 03-02-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,617
Posted By b-b
What Moad said in post #8 bears repeating. ...

What Moad said in post #8 bears repeating.

If you upgrade to the ingenious Challis hex head bushings, bushing O-rings and grip screw O-rings you will never bugger up a screw (any screw) again...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-17-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,602
Posted By b-b
https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-1911-...

https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-1911-extractor-removal-tool/

David,

A Dawson Precision extractor removal tool makes removing a 9 mm extractor a breeze. The photo in the link above...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-16-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By b-b
My goodness. Each of your builds seems more...

My goodness. Each of your builds seems more fantastic than the last. Love everything about it including, as others have mentioned above, the front sight and the arrow points but that barrel bushing...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-11-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By b-b
Greg, thanks for the response. I assume the .50...

Greg, thanks for the response. I assume the .50 cal would suit a .45 chamber. What about a 9 mm chamber?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,246
Posted By b-b
Chamber Cleaning Brush

A few members have posted they use a chamber brush when cleaning their 1911. I was wondering how they differ from regular bronze or nylon bore brushes. A quick search on Brownells and Midway USA...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-08-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,899
Posted By b-b
I'd say; Another Masterpiece. The entire pistol...

I'd say; Another Masterpiece. The entire pistol is a work of art but the transition at the carry cuts, the beveling around the end of the slide and that "step" in the barrel bushing is beyond...
Forum: Dan Wesson 02-02-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By b-b
Jake M. My DW Valkyrie (a lightweight...

Jake M.

My DW Valkyrie (a lightweight Commander - basically the same gun as your Vigil Commander but with a few extra cosmetic features) rides in a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 horsehide in...
Forum: Dan Wesson 01-30-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By b-b
Mayor, Not sure about rubber grips on DW...

Mayor,

Not sure about rubber grips on DW models. My Valor and Valkyrie both have G-10 grips made by VZ Grips.
Forum: Dan Wesson 01-26-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,678
Posted By b-b
Nice find Tenring - glad you found one. I've had...

Nice find Tenring - glad you found one. I've had my 9mm Valkyrie Commander for a little over 2 years now and it continues to be my favorite carry piece.

What holster are you using?
Forum: Ammo Can 01-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By b-b
Per Grandpa's request: Ran 50 rounds of the...

Per Grandpa's request:

Ran 50 rounds of the 115 grain Magtech FMJ through the newly reamed and honed barrel. No problems. Looks like I'm good to go.

The employee at the range had shot up all...
Forum: Ammo Can 01-16-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By b-b
The rest of the story: I wrote off the box...

The rest of the story:

I wrote off the box of Sig ammo (see post #8) and gave it to one of the employees at my range who has not yet run it through his gun. Running low on WWB I ordered a 1000...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By b-b
Pat, Is your Valkyrie new? How many rounds...

Pat,

Is your Valkyrie new? How many rounds have you run through it? FWIW, my Valkyrie
thumb safety acted just like yours but smoothed out with use. I have about 3500 rounds through mine and...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 01-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,476
Posted By b-b
For those of you with Milt Sparks holsters, this...

For those of you with Milt Sparks holsters, this is what is straight from their site. My guess is that it would apply to almost any modern high end holster.

"Nothing much needs to be done other...
Forum: Ammo Can 12-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By b-b
OP here with another update. As mentioned in...

OP here with another update.

As mentioned in post #5 Sig responded to my email promptly and I received the replacement ammunition from them yesterday Dec. 13th. Unfortunately it failed the...
Forum: Ruger 12-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,370
Posted By b-b
There you have it ladies and gentlemen - from the...

There you have it ladies and gentlemen - from the man himself.

I encourage you to visit Brian's website to learn more about his bushing system and to drool over his beautifully crafted grips. ...
Forum: Ammo Can 12-07-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By b-b
OP here with an update. I emailed Sig on...

OP here with an update.

I emailed Sig on Dec 4th explaining the problem and included every number I could find on the ammo box. They emailed me back on Dec 6th and offered to send me a new box....
Forum: STI/SVI 12-05-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By b-b
Harrish, Wow, 7 hours and 200 mags. I get...

Harrish,

Wow, 7 hours and 200 mags. I get it now. Hey, anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Keep up the good work.

Didn't mean to hijack your thread. Carry on.

b-b
Forum: STI/SVI 12-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,530
Posted By b-b
Harrish, Thanks for your report. I always...

Harrish,

Thanks for your report. I always enjoy reading them and am impressed with your shooting.

As for sore fingers:

I have shot .45 1911's for 25 years. The mags were always easy to...
Forum: Ed Brown 12-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 858
Posted By b-b
I like the look of carry cuts on slides of...

I like the look of carry cuts on slides of Commander length or shorter but not so much on a 5" gun. They do aid in performing a press check on my DW Valkyrie Commander.
Forum: Ammo Can 11-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By b-b
Thanks Nitro. Unfortunately I don't have a...

Thanks Nitro. Unfortunately I don't have a caliper. Fortunately, I only bought a box of 50.
I will contact them and post the result.
Forum: Ammo Can 11-28-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,721
Posted By b-b
Problem with Sig 9mm ammo

I originally posted this in the Dan Wesson section. Probably should have started in this section.

Upon receiving my 9mm DW Valkyrie Commander I ran 200 rounds of 115 grain Sig Elite Performance...
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