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Forum: STI/SVI 09-02-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By ken_mays
I think the SIG will probably be a shade more...

I think the SIG will probably be a shade more accurate than the STI and will run factory ammo better -- especially in .40 -- but all other things considered, I'd rather have the STI.
Forum: STI/SVI 08-29-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 771,500
Posted By ken_mays
Welcome to the forum. Great looking SVI!

Welcome to the forum. Great looking SVI!
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-12-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By ken_mays
If you hold the trigger forward with one finger...

If you hold the trigger forward with one finger and cycle your slide, this will take trigger bounce out of the equation. If the hammer follows with the trigger held forward, you have either...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-11-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By ken_mays
I think I'd very politely ask one of the smiths...

I think I'd very politely ask one of the smiths here to cut the feedramp on a mill. Most everyone seems to be buried under work, but you never know until you ask.
Forum: Para USA 07-09-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,113
Views: 522,057
Posted By ken_mays
I rehabilitated this old P14-45. It got a new...

I rehabilitated this old P14-45. It got a new Kart barrel, frontstrap checkering, some minor machine work such as slide flat top and serrations, and Cerakote.
...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-09-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 413
Posted By ken_mays
It's possible. You can fit a new 9mm slide and...

It's possible. You can fit a new 9mm slide and barrel to the frame. There is nothing caliber specific on the frame. The same ejector can be used for 9 and 40.

I've even fit a 9mm barrel to a...
Forum: STI/SVI 06-24-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By ken_mays
I've seen a couple of Tiki owners on the boards. ...

I've seen a couple of Tiki owners on the boards. I know someone over at 1911addicts has one that he's posted a lot of photos of.

Last I heard, $6000 was the entry level cost for a SS gun. Of...
Forum: STI/SVI 06-24-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By ken_mays
Based on your stated criteria, I would suggest...

Based on your stated criteria, I would suggest the Sentinel Premier.

The other models aren't really a giant step up from the $1000 production guns you already have.

I own the following STI...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-23-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By ken_mays
Staking is not cool. I'd be more interested in...

Staking is not cool. I'd be more interested in something that used the mortise as a fastening hole for a small screw-in fastener, much like Glock does.
Forum: STI/SVI 06-23-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By ken_mays
You can easily file down the "star" a bit to...

You can easily file down the "star" a bit to avoid this in the future.
Forum: STI/SVI 06-19-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By ken_mays
One of my ETM mags was dragging against the slide...

One of my ETM mags was dragging against the slide of my Spartan. It didn't have the same problem on the Trojan.
Forum: STI/SVI 06-15-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By ken_mays
Sometimes the transition between the ramp and...

Sometimes the transition between the ramp and chamber needs a generous radius to allow the cartridge to roll over off the ramp. Otherwise you get it stuck against the top of the chamber in a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-04-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,033
Posted By ken_mays
Do you really NEED the bevel, or is the clearance...

Do you really NEED the bevel, or is the clearance simply what you're after? I've seen frames that had no bevel and seemed to be no worse off for it.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-06-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 632
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: 755
Views: 771,500
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: 818
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: 1,986
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: 1,215
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: 945
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: 1,418
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: 945
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: 2,376
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: 2,376
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: 417
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: 344
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.
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