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Forum: Reloading Bench Today, 06:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 748
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Lubnricating cases for rifle and pistol

At one time, I was shooting 20K rounds of pistol ammo per year. I always clean my fired brass in a vibratory case cleaner using fine walnut media. Before I start reloading on any press, I always...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-21-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Checking 9mm reloads for bulges....

When I reload 9mm on my Dillon 1050, I use a Lee undersized sizing die which allows a case to be resized about .002" smaller in diameter. I use this only for reloading 9mm .355" jacketed ammo, and...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-21-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 and springs.....

Any 1911, regardless of caliber, has to have the proper springs set up for the power of the load they most often use/shoot...… The reason is there are many types of ammo with lighter or heavier...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-21-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 274
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 mag issues....

There are many different calibers of 1911 guns.....and the magazine catch is designed differently for different calibers.....it could be Kimber used the wrong mag catch.....

You might want to call...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-21-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Carlos Hathcock....

As a civilian, Carlos won the long distance (1,000 yards) High Power rifle "Wimbledon Cup" at Camp Perry in 1965.... He was approached by the Marine Corp to join with the goal of becoming a marine...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-20-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Marine sniper Carlos Hathcock

As a sniper in Viet Nam, Hathcock had 93 confirmed kills, but at the time, an officer had to witness the shot to be "confirmed." Hathcock estimated he shot and killed somewhere between 300-400 PAVN...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-20-2020, 05:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,345
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Gun lubes....

I have been shooting 1911 style guns in competition for over 40 years. I like to run my guns slightly wet..... I use a drop or two of 3-1 oil for the rails, around the muzzle, on the barrel at the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-20-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 811
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Using a longer link....

In a properly fitted 1911 barrel to obtain optimal accuracy, the slide stop pin should fit properly against the lower barrel flats. If a longer link is used, the firing pin stop may be riding on the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-20-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
wear on new 1911

It is best to have a snug fit of the firing pin stop plate....the FP stop plate fits into a cut out area of the extractor and the firing pin prevents the FP stop plate from moving out of position...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-20-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,406
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Gun collectors....

Yes, the 1961 NM .38 special is a rare find, and would be a worthy addition for any gun collector.....

I am lucky I am a competitive shooter and not a gun collector..... I would be in financial...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-20-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Short GI guide rod vs. FLGR in a 4.25" 1911 Commander

I am sure both set ups will work....I have used both in shorter slides without issue.

However, I often like and use FLGR's since it adds more weight to the muzzle end of the gun, and gives a...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-20-2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Reality based training.....

If a firearm's trainer draws from a "speed rig" holster position without using a cover garment to conceal the handgun, and is teaching civilians point shooting and other techniques, this may not be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-18-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
RIA slides....

I have owned and used RIA guns and slides, and even looking at the picture, I am still confused about the slides "lower wall and flare"... What is meant by "the lower wall" on a slide.....?
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-18-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 651
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Mike Glover instructor.....

It is interesting to note that Mr. Glover does not use a concealed carry holster, but one that allows the grip of the pistol to be about 4-5 inches away from his body.....which is most likely some...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-16-2020, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 Gov. Model build

I noticed on ebay there is a .45acp RIA builders kit selling for $299.00, which includes everything but the frame.....slide, barrel, grip safety....etc.

RIA slides are usually Parkerized, but...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 05-15-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,874
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Action Steel Matches.....

l don't believe Action Steel matches held at our club is part of a sanctioned organization. For a match, we usually have 7 stages, and squads of about 10 shooters per squad. It is set up like a...
Forum: STI/SVI 05-15-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
STI 2011 grips....

I have been using STI 2011 guns for over 30+ years. I have never noticed a big difference in the Gen1 vs. Gen2 grip. The difference when using skate board tape or having a "golf ball" textured...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 05-15-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,874
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
What's wrong with IDPA?

If you don't like shooting IDPA matches, there are usually other options at local gun ranges....

I shoot USPSA, IDPA, Steel Challenge, and Action Steel matches..... I like Action Steel matches,...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-15-2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,131
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Reloading 9mm cases....

When using 9mm mixed headstamp brass, you never know which, if any cases, have a bulge near the base of the brass.

So many people now shoot the 9mm cartridge, if the gun used does not have good...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-15-2020, 03:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 234
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Gluing a fron sight on a GM 1911

Gluing is not a good option, since most likely, it will make the front sight taller, and change the POA vs. POI. In addition, gluing steel to steel, even with a good epoxy, may not hold very well...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-15-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
STI 2011 frame.....

If it is an original STI 2011 frame, and not a 2011 knock-off, STI should work with you if the frame is out of spec. Give them a call.....

I have built several STI 2011 guns for my personal use,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-14-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 357
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
2011 frame....?

I have never heard of this issue with an STI 2011 frame..... the plunger tube on an STI 2011 frame is integral with the frame. It is possible the plunger tube parts are not in spec .... I don't...
Forum: Competitive Shooting 05-14-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,874
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Shooting IDPA at local matches......

The safety officers at local IDPA matches do not always know the proper IDPA rules. Over the years, I have had to explain the rules, yet some safety officers did not care to listen, so I had to...
Forum: Reloading Bench 05-14-2020, 04:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 647
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Loading the .380 cartridge.....

When using jacketed ammo, a bullet diameter of .355" works good......trying to use .356" diameter coated bullets may be more problematic due to variations of case wall thickness with some brass...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 05-13-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Grips on a handgun.....

I use my handguns mostly for competitive target shooting "gun games."

I have no preference for the style of grip, but they must have enough texture like "diamond cut checkering" so the gun does...
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