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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-18-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 292
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
I have seen a 'dimple' machined into the end of...

I have seen a 'dimple' machined into the end of the slide stop to allow the plunger a place to lock in. But there needs to be a careful balance of enough lock to keep the slide stop from engaging...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-01-2020, 08:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
If you are convinced that it's going into battery...

If you are convinced that it's going into battery and that the grip safety is disengaged, the disconnector not resetting sure sounds like the problem.

Are you comfortable detail stripping the gun?...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-24-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
How about a picture of where the barrel ramp...

How about a picture of where the barrel ramp enters the magazine well?

Did you cut the frame for the Vertical Impact Surface and barrel ramp, or did the frame come already cut?

I'm looking for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-24-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 900
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
A picture would help. Is it a ramped barrel?...

A picture would help.

Is it a ramped barrel?

What ammo are you using? Factory? Hollow point? Reloads?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-06-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
Thatís what I have used to blast prior to...

Thatís what I have used to blast prior to applying Gun Kote.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-06-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
It may end up cheaper to just buy a new one....

It may end up cheaper to just buy a new one. Unless, of course, you have a special attachment to that one.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 07-23-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,468
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
There's plenty of good advice here. Keep in...

There's plenty of good advice here.

Keep in mind, it's not the recoil spring weight alone. Several factors go into getting the slide velocity "right" including: ammo power factor, recoil spring...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-31-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 668
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: 224
Views: 18,191
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: 3,281
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: 3,281
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: 1,191
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: 767
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: 1,229
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: 1,191
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: 488
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: 2,546
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: 3,281
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: 3,281
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: 3,281
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: 1,159
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: 1,275
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: 1,344
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,103
Posted By Bob Rockefeller
What file is that?

What file is that?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-31-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
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.
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