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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-31-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 319
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
What is your trigger pull weight and how did you...

What is your trigger pull weight and how did you set it? There may not be enough pressure exerted on the sear by the left tab of the leaf spring.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-24-2020, 12:33 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 13,334
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Have you broken the Glock down to inspect it? ...

Have you broken the Glock down to inspect it?

For it to fire, the sear has to come away from the striker to release it. Since the Glock's striker is cocked to the fullest only by a trigger pull,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-23-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I second that. If it were me, I'd start with the...

I second that. If it were me, I'd start with the feed problem. Especially if it is both 2 and 3 on the list.



This thread is invaluable. If you do all that, and the feed problem persists, let...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-23-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Are 2 and 3 the same, just at different times? ...

Are 2 and 3 the same, just at different times?

Be sure your extractor is not, too tight. Do you know the test routine for that?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-21-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
If these were my choices, I'd get the Alchemy...

If these were my choices, I'd get the Alchemy Elite.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I have been using an angle plate to mount the...

I have been using an angle plate to mount the frame that I then indicate in for level and square.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-11-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 905
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Cross posted: I'm not a Pro, but I have an...

Cross posted:

I'm not a Pro, but I have an opinion! :)

I pick a recoil spring that reliably returns the slide into battery - no heavier.

For the mainspring, I look at the distance empty...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-05-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 921
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
As Steve said, calling Wilson Combat and getting...

As Steve said, calling Wilson Combat and getting their advice would help you think through what you want and what you need, combined with how much you want to spend. Everyone has different tastes.
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-03-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
There is a vast amount of information about...

There is a vast amount of information about barrel lug fitting here:

https://www.1911addicts.com/threads/the-barrel-fit-challenge.52883/

Joe Chambers is a highly respected top-end pistolsmith.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-20-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,311
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
It's a shame USPSA CO excludes 1911/2011 pistols...

It's a shame USPSA CO excludes 1911/2011 pistols - SAO need not apply. :(

At least IDPA CO is an option.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-15-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Pictures of a typical jam would be very helpful.

Pictures of a typical jam would be very helpful.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-11-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I don't think this is about lubrication or...

I don't think this is about lubrication or "tightly fit" 1911s. Many, many members here can attest to that.

Something is not quite right about the gun. Pictures will help. There are plenty of very...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-11-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,702
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Can you post a picture of the jam? I'd like to...

Can you post a picture of the jam? I'd like to see how far into the chamber, if at all, the round goes before binding up the slide traveling forward.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-09-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 848
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Those targets do look as if the pistol is hitting...

Those targets do look as if the pistol is hitting high. I zero my .45 1911s at 20 yards, use the Center Sight Alignment, and see very small elevation differences from 7 to 20 yards.

Because you're...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-25-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Dave Dawson knows A LOT about sights: ...

Dave Dawson knows A LOT about sights:

https://youtu.be/do8sHBDfIGk

No sight pusher.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-13-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,086
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
What file is that?

What file is that?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
OP, if you do, please tell us what you found out.

OP, if you do, please tell us what you found out.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Would you do it again if you didn't have the...

Would you do it again if you didn't have the rotary table?
Forum: Guncrafter Industries 01-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,093
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
No. That's a Nighthawk Falcon. I really like the...

No. That's a Nighthawk Falcon. I really like the BEC guns.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-19-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I am very fond of Dawson adjustable rear and...

I am very fond of Dawson adjustable rear and fiber optic front sights:

https://dawsonprecision.com/024-022/

https://dawsonprecision.com/novak-cut-fiber-optic-front-sights/

You may just want...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-19-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 940
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
How is your extractor tension? Does it pass the...

How is your extractor tension? Does it pass the shake test?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Check out Steve in Allentown’s extractor thread...

Check out Steve in Allentown’s extractor thread (linked above); there is a lot of knowledge there.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
That looks normal for a GI style ejector. But...

That looks normal for a GI style ejector. But modern ejectors have a nose:
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-14-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,680
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
How does the ejector look? Is the nose intact? Is...

How does the ejector look? Is the nose intact? Is the ejector itself firmly attached to the frame?
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