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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 225
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Tapping a slide for a 6-48 screw.....

It requires good patience when tapping 6-40 or 6-48 screw threads in a slide. If the steel is harder than most slides, it requires even more patience! :)

When I have a hard slide, I may opt to...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 05:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Changing sights to adjust POA vs. POI

How a gun locks up and the amount of upper lug engagement will often determine how tall the front and rear sight needs to be.....it is a variable.

I am a DIY gunsmith, so when I build a new 1911...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 04:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 432
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Mozambique drill....

A "failure to stop drill" of two shots to the body and one to the head may be shot extremely fast, but to get very effective hits, the closer the distance the better the chance of getting two COM...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 317
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Lapping the bore of a 1911 pistol barrel....

If a shooter uses jacketed ammo, it will act like lapping the bore over time. If a person only uses lead bullets.....it won't act like lapping the bore. :(
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Yesterday, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 403
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Gold Cup and gunsmith fixing slide fit on the rails.....

This is my opinion as well. If you want to improve the accuracy of a 1911 pistol, the first thing is to get a good barrel fit and a properly fitted barrel bushing.

Tightening the slide to the...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Yesterday, 04:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,771
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Wadcutter ammo vs. semi-wadcutter ammo.....

Several posts use the term wadcutter ammo vs. semi wadcutter......which is confusing.

Wadcutter ammo, is often used in semi auto pistols like the S&W mod 52 or revolvers. The lead bullet used...
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-07-2020, 07:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,591
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
.38 Super and velocities....

My preference for a self defense load using my .38 super guns, is a 124/125 gr. JHP that leaves the muzzle at an average of 1,300-1,350 fps depending on the length of the barrel for each gun.
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Forum: STI/SVI 04-07-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,283
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Weight of STI pistols....

Probably best to give STI a call in Texas.....I don't think they are listed with their new name change on websites on the computer......
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-07-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
1911 Giles pistols....

When I first started shooting competition in the mid 1970's, I lived in Tampa, FL. I had the pleasure to meet John Giles at his shop near Oldsmar, FL. He was a Master pistolsmith. I owned a 1911...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-07-2020, 04:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,740
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Compact pistols and reliability....

As others have said, handguns with barrels less than 4" can be just as reliable as 5" guns or larger. When it comes to reliability, I want a gun that has been thoroughly tested, and may shoot over...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 04-07-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 627
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
Accuracy and S&W EZ 9mm pistol

It might be a "lemon!" However, I would try using some good 9mm match ammo, and rest the gun on sandbags and test it at 30 ft, just to remove any possibility of human error. I have had guns that...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-06-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
.45acb shoots low in Para P-12 with 230gr FMJ ammo

If we assume there is no problem with the gun, then the rear sight needs to be taller, and the notch cut in the rear sight needs to be raised as well. I like and prefer good quality adjustable rear...
Forum: Reloading Bench 04-05-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,863
Posted By Rwehavinfunyet
My remedy to fix bulged 9mm reloaded rounds....

Today I was reloading some 9mm ammo using Precision Delta JHP bullets. After reloading 100 rounds, I used my EGW 7-hole chamber checker to make sure the rounds would seat flush in the chamber...
Forum: STI/SVI 04-05-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,458
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 04-05-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 582
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 04-04-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
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: 281
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: 429
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: 2,081
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: 498
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: 278
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: 412
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: 495
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: 142
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: 2,466
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,...
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