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Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 03-02-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By b-b
What Moad said in post #8 bears repeating. ...

What Moad said in post #8 bears repeating.

If you upgrade to the ingenious Challis hex head bushings, bushing O-rings and grip screw O-rings you will never bugger up a screw (any screw) again...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-17-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,299
Posted By b-b
https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-1911-...

https://dawsonprecision.com/dawson-precision-1911-extractor-removal-tool/

David,

A Dawson Precision extractor removal tool makes removing a 9 mm extractor a breeze. The photo in the link above...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-16-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By b-b
My goodness. Each of your builds seems more...

My goodness. Each of your builds seems more fantastic than the last. Love everything about it including, as others have mentioned above, the front sight and the arrow points but that barrel bushing...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-11-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By b-b
Greg, thanks for the response. I assume the .50...

Greg, thanks for the response. I assume the .50 cal would suit a .45 chamber. What about a 9 mm chamber?
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-09-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,037
Posted By b-b
Chamber Cleaning Brush

A few members have posted they use a chamber brush when cleaning their 1911. I was wondering how they differ from regular bronze or nylon bore brushes. A quick search on Brownells and Midway USA...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-08-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,272
Posted By b-b
I'd say; Another Masterpiece. The entire pistol...

I'd say; Another Masterpiece. The entire pistol is a work of art but the transition at the carry cuts, the beveling around the end of the slide and that "step" in the barrel bushing is beyond...
Forum: Dan Wesson 02-02-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By b-b
Jake M. My DW Valkyrie (a lightweight...

Jake M.

My DW Valkyrie (a lightweight Commander - basically the same gun as your Vigil Commander but with a few extra cosmetic features) rides in a Milt Sparks Summer Special 2 horsehide in...
Forum: Dan Wesson 01-30-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 496
Posted By b-b
Mayor, Not sure about rubber grips on DW...

Mayor,

Not sure about rubber grips on DW models. My Valor and Valkyrie both have G-10 grips made by VZ Grips.
Forum: Dan Wesson 01-26-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,083
Posted By b-b
Nice find Tenring - glad you found one. I've had...

Nice find Tenring - glad you found one. I've had my 9mm Valkyrie Commander for a little over 2 years now and it continues to be my favorite carry piece.

What holster are you using?
Forum: Ammo Can 01-22-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By b-b
Per Grandpa's request: Ran 50 rounds of the...

Per Grandpa's request:

Ran 50 rounds of the 115 grain Magtech FMJ through the newly reamed and honed barrel. No problems. Looks like I'm good to go.

The employee at the range had shot up all...
Forum: Ammo Can 01-16-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By b-b
The rest of the story: I wrote off the box...

The rest of the story:

I wrote off the box of Sig ammo (see post #8) and gave it to one of the employees at my range who has not yet run it through his gun. Running low on WWB I ordered a 1000...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-01-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By b-b
Pat, Is your Valkyrie new? How many rounds...

Pat,

Is your Valkyrie new? How many rounds have you run through it? FWIW, my Valkyrie
thumb safety acted just like yours but smoothed out with use. I have about 3500 rounds through mine and...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 01-01-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,232
Posted By b-b
For those of you with Milt Sparks holsters, this...

For those of you with Milt Sparks holsters, this is what is straight from their site. My guess is that it would apply to almost any modern high end holster.

"Nothing much needs to be done other...
Forum: Ammo Can 12-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By b-b
OP here with another update. As mentioned in...

OP here with another update.

As mentioned in post #5 Sig responded to my email promptly and I received the replacement ammunition from them yesterday Dec. 13th. Unfortunately it failed the...
Forum: Ruger 12-08-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By b-b
There you have it ladies and gentlemen - from the...

There you have it ladies and gentlemen - from the man himself.

I encourage you to visit Brian's website to learn more about his bushing system and to drool over his beautifully crafted grips. ...
Forum: Ammo Can 12-07-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By b-b
OP here with an update. I emailed Sig on...

OP here with an update.

I emailed Sig on Dec 4th explaining the problem and included every number I could find on the ammo box. They emailed me back on Dec 6th and offered to send me a new box....
Forum: STI/SVI 12-05-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By b-b
Harrish, Wow, 7 hours and 200 mags. I get...

Harrish,

Wow, 7 hours and 200 mags. I get it now. Hey, anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Keep up the good work.

Didn't mean to hijack your thread. Carry on.

b-b
Forum: STI/SVI 12-04-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,347
Posted By b-b
Harrish, Thanks for your report. I always...

Harrish,

Thanks for your report. I always enjoy reading them and am impressed with your shooting.

As for sore fingers:

I have shot .45 1911's for 25 years. The mags were always easy to...
Forum: Ed Brown 12-01-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By b-b
I like the look of carry cuts on slides of...

I like the look of carry cuts on slides of Commander length or shorter but not so much on a 5" gun. They do aid in performing a press check on my DW Valkyrie Commander.
Forum: Ammo Can 11-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By b-b
Thanks Nitro. Unfortunately I don't have a...

Thanks Nitro. Unfortunately I don't have a caliper. Fortunately, I only bought a box of 50.
I will contact them and post the result.
Forum: Ammo Can 11-28-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By b-b
Problem with Sig 9mm ammo

I originally posted this in the Dan Wesson section. Probably should have started in this section.

Upon receiving my 9mm DW Valkyrie Commander I ran 200 rounds of 115 grain Sig Elite Performance...
Forum: Ruger 11-27-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,015
Posted By b-b
Ditto, All of the methods mentioned above...

Ditto,

All of the methods mentioned above will work but the absolute best best solution IMHO is to use Challis Hex Head Grip Screw Bushings.

http://www.challisgrips.com


These ingenious...
Forum: Dan Wesson 11-25-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
Posted By b-b
Problem with Sig 9mm in Valkyrie Commander

Upon receiving my 9mm Valkyrie Commander I ran 200 rounds of 115 grain Sig Elite Performance ammo thru it. It ran well and I was impressed with how clean it was.

Since then I have been using...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 11-22-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,337
Posted By b-b
My wife and I saw the movie Tuesday. Members...

My wife and I saw the movie Tuesday. Members have posted lots of critiques already so I won't bother to add mine.

I do want to point out that Netflix is currently running the "WWII in Color"...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 11-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,957
Posted By b-b
Nice rig James. You too Pizza Bob. Hey Bob,...

Nice rig James. You too Pizza Bob. Hey Bob, what magazine pouch is that?
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