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Forum: STI/SVI 06-28-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By ken_mays
The fit and finish seems slightly better on the...

The fit and finish seems slightly better on the 4-5 Triarcs I've been able to handle. I haven't shot any of them, or been able to take them apart to look at the internals, so who knows.
Forum: STI/SVI 06-17-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By ken_mays
STI often shipped their guns out with a pretty...

STI often shipped their guns out with a pretty fat front sight. I always threw mine away and replaced with a .100" or sometimes .090" wide front from Dawson.
Forum: STI/SVI 06-17-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,197
Posted By ken_mays
In your opinion, do you think the direction at...

In your opinion, do you think the direction at Staccato is taking the company to a better place?

Do you think that the price hikes on the new models reflect increased value delivered? Are they...
Forum: STI/SVI 05-24-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By ken_mays
The rear is a more-or-less standard Novak...

The rear is a more-or-less standard Novak low-mount cut. Just about any Novak style rear can be fit to the gun... but it will need to be fit; they almost never just drop in.

.335 is the...
Forum: Browning Hi-Power 05-19-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,321
Posted By ken_mays
I'd have picked it up with little hesitation. ...

I'd have picked it up with little hesitation.

I like the sight installation and I really like the hard chrome. And if the trigger is smooth (looks like the mag disconnect was removed), that's a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 05-06-2020, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
Posted By ken_mays
That alone is a huge time saver.

That alone is a huge time saver.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-23-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,862
Posted By ken_mays
Try it without the extractor installed and...

Try it without the extractor installed and observe the behavior.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-23-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By ken_mays
What you don't want: - the link keeping the...

What you don't want:

- the link keeping the pin off the lower lugs at full lockup
- the link so short it won't allow the barrel to move back and stop on the frame VIS
- the link so long that it...
Forum: STI/SVI 04-20-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By ken_mays
We just had a month or two of the biggest gun...

We just had a month or two of the biggest gun demand in recorded history, to hear some folks tell it.

Add in the fact that the C2 is a new model and there were few on the shelves to begin with,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-17-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,607
Posted By ken_mays
Still in the bore, maybe 8 inches from the...

Still in the bore, maybe 8 inches from the chamber.

Upper was trashed. The sides of the lower's magwell were bulged out a bit. Part of the mag (PMAG, IIRC) cut the owner's arm.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-16-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,607
Posted By ken_mays
The projectile gets pushed into the case, and the...

The projectile gets pushed into the case, and the case chambers enough to enable the firing pin to ignite the primer. This is the result:
Forum: STI/SVI 04-15-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By ken_mays
I've seen them in a couple shops; they do look...

I've seen them in a couple shops; they do look pretty nice and seem to be quite well built, but it'd be difficult for me to drop $3000 on one without more of a track record.
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-07-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,577
Posted By ken_mays
Mineral spirits will remove oil from metal parts....

Mineral spirits will remove oil from metal parts.

There is a One Shot gun cleaner & lube, which seems to be alcohol based PTFE. This won't migrate and is not going to be effective for preventing...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-05-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By ken_mays
Sometimes Commander length guns needs a taller...

Sometimes Commander length guns needs a taller rear sight to provide more elevation.
Forum: STI/SVI 03-24-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By ken_mays
The feed ramp can be re-cut to a more shallow...

The feed ramp can be re-cut to a more shallow angle without losing any more support than a typical GI-style barrel. I've personally never had to do that. There also needs to be a radius at the top...
Forum: STI/SVI 03-22-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,008
Posted By ken_mays
They *can* be. Are they, out of the box? Not...

They *can* be. Are they, out of the box? Not always so much.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-16-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,243
Posted By ken_mays
No, the whole ramp is 31 degrees. I think what...

No, the whole ramp is 31 degrees. I think what you're seeing is the reflection of the cartridge that makes it look like that.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-15-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 428
Posted By ken_mays
Your first task to find out where you're running...

Your first task to find out where you're running out of clearance. It could be the barrel seat is wedging the barrel between the frame and slide.

The bushing or some area on the slide may not be...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,243
Posted By ken_mays
I think it was some mailing label sheet I had...

I think it was some mailing label sheet I had sitting around :)
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,243
Posted By ken_mays
It was something I had printed off on a paper...

It was something I had printed off on a paper label, and stuck to the case.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-14-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,243
Posted By ken_mays
I did something similar about 5 years ago, I...

I did something similar about 5 years ago, I think I posted the photos here.

My conclusion was that 1911 ramped barrels seem to have much more case head support than other designs like Glock. In...
Forum: STI/SVI 03-11-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 331
Posted By ken_mays
Trigger is being held to the rear and hammer is...

Trigger is being held to the rear and hammer is following, so it's not trigger bounce. Middle leg of sear spring probably not at fault. Inspect sear and hammer hooks for damage or tampering.
...
Forum: STI/SVI 03-02-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,120
Posted By ken_mays
Having run into this issue with a Tactical 5.0 in...

Having run into this issue with a Tactical 5.0 in .45, I'm going to bet it's your slide stop. The bullet is probably having trouble getting past the inner lobe of the slide stop. Check it for...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-27-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 760
Posted By ken_mays
The easiest way I've found is to measure the...

The easiest way I've found is to measure the slide to find the center, then place a witness mark (dot of white paint) at that point, where it can be seen while the slide is installed in the sight...
Forum: STI/SVI 02-23-2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By ken_mays
The Shadow was only offered in one size, the...

The Shadow was only offered in one size, the Officer's frame size. Here are the specs:

MSRP $1,472.00 (2014 pricing)

Calibers .45 ACP, .40 S&W, 919

Frame 1911 Forged Aluminum Officer...
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