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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
STI 2011 receivers.....

The STI 2011 receiver has an integral plunger tube, but will require the internal spring and parts for the plunger tube tunnel.



It may limit some options like "checkering the frame" since it...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Magazines with steel followers.....

Most of the guns I build are 1911 or STI 2011 models. At one time, I used a 1911 9mm for IDPA competition and used Wilson Combat 10 round 9mm mags that had synthetic followers. But even so, I used...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 9mm aluminum frame.....

1911 guns with aluminum frames have had issues when using magazines with steel followers....they may make "dings" on the feed ramp after firing the last round..... If you do use an aluminum 9mm...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Optic sights with green dot.....

Wrong guess! I have used both a red dot and a green dot and have made comparisons......I have a "window style" optic that offers different styles of reticle shapes and sizes, and has a selector for...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-21-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,134
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Weight of a hi cap gun for concealed carry.....

That is why I like to carry my STI 2011 Commander .38 super hi-cap for concealed carry.....

The STI 2011 is lighter since it has a polymer grip, while a Para Ordnance is all steel and heavier. I...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-21-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Optic sight with a green dot......

I believe your opinion varies from most shooters......First of all, a 3 MOA dot in any color is not easy to pick up for fast pistol shooting..... I like an 8 MOA red dot, and have used it for 30+...
Forum: STI/SVI 09-21-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 337
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Mags for a Pistol Caliber Carbine.....

I had a PCC custom made when I couldn't find a PCC for sale.....at the time, every MFG of PCC's were out of stock and back ordered.

My PCC uses Glock mags, and I have one mag, not made by Glock,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-21-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Over travel screw on a 1911 style trigger....

I think you meant to type "...the trigger pad..." and not a trigger shoe.

A trigger shoe is used to attach over a narrow trigger pad to enlarge the width of the trigger pad..... the trigger...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-21-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Cutting the grip safety to limit over travel of the trigger.....

I have made an overtravel screw modification on a 1911 aluminum trigger pad that did not have an over travel screw.....I believe I used a 4-40 Allan head screw, and drilled and tapped the aluminum...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-21-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Red Dot Optic sights....

I tend to agree, so most of the time I am point shooting at 5 yards or less....

With iron sights I am able to see the front sight for getting the gun aligned as I am taking my two hand grip and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-20-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,657
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 grip safety....

Some people do not feel the need to use a grip safety on a 1911, and will pin the safety so their 1911 may be fired without having to depress the grip safety.....I believe some 1911 clones, like the...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-20-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 843
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Optic Sights.....

I like and use optic sights. Before C-More Optics became popular, Aimpoint optics were popular when Jerry Barnhart won the USPSA Nationals using their optic. Dave Dawson made a mount for a Tasco...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-20-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 554
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 WWII replica build....

I am not a WWII 1911 buff, but the pistols were produced from several different mfg's...... did every mfg. use an arched and checkered main spring housing....? I have an arched and striated steel...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-19-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 307
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 and extended ejectors....

If the gun works and a loaded round has enough clearance to exit the ejection port when pulling back the slide to clear the gun, then I would leave well enough alone. An extended ejector allows the...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-19-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
House fire.....

I mentioned a properly maintained home.....and a leaking propane canister in a garage is not properly maintaining a home..... more often than not, a person can smell the odor of propane from a 20lb....
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-19-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,134
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Rock Island Armory slides and Quality Control.....

I have never had any issues with RIA slides, and have never had any Quality Control issues when using them for a gun build. They work fine when the springs of a 1911 or STI 2011 are set up properly...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-19-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Building a 1911.....

Sorry to hear you are out of work.....that sucks!

If you want to shorten the amount of time to build your gun, you can purchase a new 1911 slide with a dovetail Fiber Optic front sight, and a...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-19-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 933
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Glock handguns....

I have guns that are more expensive than and average handgun.....STI 2011 guns in all slide lengths, iron and optic sights, and in different calibers......

I have a Concealed Weapon permit for the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-18-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 middle leaf of the leaf spring too long....

I had a leaf spring at one time where the middle stem for the disconnector was too short.....and you can't add metal to a spring....new leaf spring worked fine... :rock:
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-18-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 708
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
House fires and guns.....

I have never lived in a neighborhood where there was a house fire.....and oftentimes, if there is a house fire, it may be able to be extinguished quickly with a good fire department.

As long as...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-18-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,134
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Hi cap 1911 9mm style gun.....

I mainly use STI 2011 receivers for my gun builds, with standard polymer modular grip. This will allow 17+1 rounds of 9mm in the gun when carried cocked and locked, however, I like and use 16+1...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-18-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
High capacity .45acp commanders.....

The Para Ordnance all steel frame is heavy.... When using 230 grain ammo, it makes a very heavy concealed carry gun..... I have one that has a 5" slide and the flush fit mags hold 13 rounds.....
...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-18-2020, 05:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Hollywood and guns.....

Unfortunately, I pay too much attention to the guns and how they are used in Hollywood movies.....and it does spoil "the suspension of disbelief" on some movies!

As a child back in the 1950's I...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-17-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 840
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
WWII phots of pilots shooting the 1911 .45 with one hand....

The US military trained soldiers to shoot one handed, since it was a carry over from the days when soldiers were still riding on horseback. They were trained so they could hold the horse's reins...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 09-17-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,794
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
What .45 gun do you most often carry.....?

Although I used an accurized 1911 for NRA Bullseye shooting for over ten years, For a self defense EDC gun, I still prefer a gun that is equally if not more powerful, is fast out of the holster,...
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