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Forum: STI/SVI 02-18-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 323
Posted By ken_mays
They were the go-to gun for single stack...

They were the go-to gun for single stack competition for many years because so many other shops couldn't build a 9mm 1911 that was both reliable and accurate.

In .45, you have a lot more choices,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-17-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By ken_mays
That one is so classy that you probably had to...

That one is so classy that you probably had to mop spilled class up off the table after that photo shoot! :D
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-16-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By ken_mays
Has anyone used the new Kart bull barrels yet?

I have one on order for a DW PM9, I guess I need to try one out sooner or later.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By ken_mays
Polished full length one-piece guide rod. With...

Polished full length one-piece guide rod. With a GI guide rod, the spring is unguided in the recoil tunnel and will drag against whatever, giving a "crunchy" feel when the slide is racked.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-08-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By ken_mays
Sear spring fingers correct placement

Sear spring fingers correct placement
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-02-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By ken_mays
I've used this drawing several times.

I've used this drawing several times.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-02-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 395
Posted By ken_mays
Well said! jarhead-AUgrad, since you will...

Well said!

jarhead-AUgrad, since you will most likely have to adjust your existing sear spring with a so-called "drop-in" kit anyway, I suggest you start learning how to do that now, and it may...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-01-2020, 11:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By ken_mays
A triangle needle file to cut a preliminary notch...

A triangle needle file to cut a preliminary notch that the round needle file can work with. It can be easy to screw up and take off too much in the wrong spot, so it's best to err on the side of...
Forum: STI/SVI 02-01-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By ken_mays
I find it slightly ironic that now that the...

I find it slightly ironic that now that the patent is expired and now that there are more manufacturers of the 2011 frame, the guns being built today are more expensive than ever.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-01-2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By ken_mays
A big mill bastard with teeth you could lose a...

A big mill bastard with teeth you could lose a cat in :biglaugh:
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-01-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By ken_mays
Isn't the Warthog a relabeled P-10? If so, Hogue...

Isn't the Warthog a relabeled P-10? If so, Hogue offers some.

https://www.hogueinc.com/handgun-grips/para/p10
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-01-2020, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By ken_mays
Having tried it both ways, I think now I could...

Having tried it both ways, I think now I could probably file the tangs down by hand faster than I could get the vise clamped and indicated ;)

Seriously, it really doesn't take very long at all if...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-31-2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By ken_mays
I wish the folks at STI/Staccato all the best,...

I wish the folks at STI/Staccato all the best, but aside from picking up a single-stack (whatever that Staccato model is called this week) in the near future, I think I'm done with them for a while...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,656
Posted By ken_mays
And sharing an acronym with sexually transmitted...

And sharing an acronym with sexually transmitted infections can't be great for business, either.

I wish they would rename their different pistol models with a more logical and consistent, well,...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-08-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By ken_mays
STI has redesigned their grip mold to be more...

STI has redesigned their grip mold to be more rounded and incorporate the usual mods people do to the original grip. That is known as the gen 2 grip.

The DVC and Staccato grips were customized...
Forum: STI/SVI 01-08-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By ken_mays
The Trojan was a great model because STI was...

The Trojan was a great model because STI was building 1911s in 9mm correctly long before almost anyone else was, and they were accurate in addition to being reliable.

Some big names still don't...
Forum: STI/SVI 12-24-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 874
Posted By ken_mays
Check tension on the slide stop. If you have...

Check tension on the slide stop. If you have another gun that locks back properly, measure the slide stop length (the new one may be longer).
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-12-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,440
Posted By ken_mays
This was not a gun I was really needing, but I...

This was not a gun I was really needing, but I missed out on the Billennium when it came out and I told myself that if Beretta ever made another frame safety model, I was going to have one. If this...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 12-11-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,440
Posted By ken_mays
I bought one a couple weeks ago, here is my...

I bought one a couple weeks ago, here is my initial take on it.

So far I've put about 530 rounds through the 92X Performance.

The trigger measures about 6.5# in DA and 3.3 # in SA. Weight of...
Forum: STI/SVI 12-03-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,166
Posted By ken_mays
I'm glad they seem to be using a real molded...

I'm glad they seem to be using a real molded grippy texture on the polymer grips now. I wasn't real fond of the corncob look.
Forum: STI/SVI 11-29-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By ken_mays
I would start at 7 and work up.

I would start at 7 and work up.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-15-2019, 12:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 615
Posted By ken_mays
Bill is right, and of course, over indulgence in...

Bill is right, and of course, over indulgence in cold blue on an already blued surface can make things worse. If it's a scratch you can catch a fingernail in, like a deep idiot scratch, a bit of...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-15-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By ken_mays
If the sight is really loose in the dovetail and...

If the sight is really loose in the dovetail and raising a few center punches on the bottom of the sight doesn't help much, you might consider putting a couple of punch dimples on the bottom of the...
Forum: STI/SVI 11-13-2019, 01:20 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 1,033,181
Posted By ken_mays
Picked up a build on an SVI frame, in 10mm. I...

Picked up a build on an SVI frame, in 10mm. I believe this is was a factory gun that someone fit a new slide and 10mm barrel for. It's quite accurate but was a bit undersprung for my 10mm handloads...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-07-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By ken_mays
I would use one with a shaft a bit smaller than...

I would use one with a shaft a bit smaller than .200". That way, you have some margin to work with when lockup loosens up.
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