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Forum: STI/SVI Today, 06:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,228
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
showing photos of the accuracy of a handgun

It is best to show the accuracy of your handgun by using a sand bag rest or if available, a Ransom Machine rest. Standing off hand and shooting at distances of 15 yards or less and showing photos...
Forum: Ammo Can Today, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 347
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Self defense round.....

I enjoy, build my on guns, and shoot handguns competitively. I have been shooting pistols and rifles for over 50 years.......even so, I would not use a handgun for self defense in my home.

I am...
Forum: STI/SVI Yesterday, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 119
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
STI 2011 thumb safety......

Yes, but more often than not, fitting is required.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-03-2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
What caliber slide?

1911 9mm and .40 slides use a milled ejector slot that is different than a .45acp..….the reason is the small primer used in 9mm and .40 requires an ejector that is slightly closer to the center of...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-03-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
RIA .38 super.....

I have been shooting the .38 super cartridge in USPSA for over 30+ years, and my EDC is a .38 super STI 2011....I like high capacity guns for self defense, and my gun holds 17 rounds with flush fit...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-02-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,024
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Replacing a hammer strut.....

Not all 1911 handguns, even with different frames and slide lengths, will have the same specs for the parts they use.....

If you have a Springfield Compact, it would be best to get Springfield...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-02-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
I sent a Colt off to get refinished......

When a gun is refinished, it is completely disassembled. It is possible that the person doing the refinishing work had more than one Colt pistol to refinish, and somehow mixed up some or all of the...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 04-02-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Best STI 2011 magazines.....

I have heard good things about MBX mags, however, I have never had an issue with STI 2011 mags once I "tuned" them...… MBX mags are "pricey" and much more expensive than STI 2011 factory mags. ...
Forum: STI/SVI 04-01-2020, 04:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Staccto P and first round nose dives with JHP bullets

The first and easiest thing to check is how the mag seats in the frame. If you insert an empty mag in the gun, and the mag drops about .015" - .020" after it seats, you may need to get a mag catch...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
how to figure out the height to set the front sight.

There is a sight calculation formula which uses algebra. Measure the distance of the front sight from the front of the blade to the rear sight notch, which will be the "known" sight radius in...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-30-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 128
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Powder choices an bullets for 5.56.....

I have used Varget, RL-15, and other powders for heavier bullets. However, I think this is best with a 1:7 to 1:8 twist barrel.

My most often used load is a SMK 52gr. HBBT bullet with 23 gr....
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-30-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Shortage on small pistol primers....

Yes, it is my own fault for not purchasing more primers sooner, but yesterday, I was able to get 1.5K small pistol primers at a Bass Pro Shop near me. I now have 6.5K remaining small pistol primers,...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-30-2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 476
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
new front sight....

If you have a good drill press and are mechanically inclined, it would not be too difficult to modify your existing front sight to a fiber optic.....as long as your current sights allow adjusting the...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-30-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,110
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Recent 9mm purchase....

I recently purchased a 9mm from a local shooter I met at our private gun range. The gun is an STI 2011 5" slide 9mm with a W/N ramped barrel, Bo-mar style adjustable rear sight and F/O front...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-30-2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 968
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Bulged .40 brass.....

I have had similar case bulge problems with 9mm brass picked up at my local gun range.

I purchased a Lee resizing die that resizes the case an additional .003" smaller in diameter. In the...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-29-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Small pistol primers....

[QUOTE]I know darn well you have 10ís of thousands rat holed!!! [QUOTE]

I am down to my last 5K small pistol primers, and I shoot about 1,500 rounds of 9mm per month in practice and various action...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-29-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,335
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Primer shortage....again...!!!

Anybody know of a source where I may purchase small pistol primers....? Everywhere I have checked is Out of Stock....???:)
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-27-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Dillon 1050 and Super 1050

Since I shoot and reload a great deal of 9mm ammo, the one thing that separates the D1050 machines from most all other progressive presses is it swages the primer pockets whether it is needed or not....
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-26-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Dillon 1050 warranty....

Dillon views their D1050 machines as a commercial grade reloading press, and do not have a full lifetime warranty on the machine like the D550 or D650 and similar models.

However, they are very...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-26-2020, 04:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Hard Chroming a firearm.....

I have had excellent results for hard chroming my guns with Accurate Plating and Weaponry, out of Newville, AL.

website: www.apwcogan.com


You may want to review the process of plating a...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-25-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,244
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Using mixed headstamp 9mm brass

The above will not affect the case length, however, if the case walls of the brass are thinner or thicker, it may affect the case pressure and accuracy....maybe not severely, but enough to make a...
Forum: Reloading Bench 03-25-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Dillon 1050 reloading press.....

I will be 69 years old this year, but have been shooting competitively with handguns and rifles for over 40 years.....at one time I was shooting roughly 20K rounds of .38 super per year when...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 506
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Off center firing pin hit......

Since the off center firing pin hit is not drastic, the large primer .45acp should work fine as is.

When I install a new "gunsmith fit barrel," the first thing I do is to fit the hood...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-25-2020, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 903
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Hard Chrome gun finish

In the high humidity state of Florida, most of my handguns are hard chromed, but I leave the front and rear sights their normal blue/black finish. I also like and use a Fiber Optic green or orange...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 03-25-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 714
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
suppressors on a firearm.....

The word "silencer" was used back in the days of the "roaring twenties" and gangsters used them to muffle the sound of their weapons.....

A suppressor is useful to muffle the noise of firing a...
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