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Forum: Ruger 01-09-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,179
Posted By juleslewis
I paid a lot less than $2500 for my Koenig Ruger...

I paid a lot less than $2500 for my Koenig Ruger and it feels as good as, and shoots as good as, the Wilson Combat CQB that I paid a $1000 more for. As for Les Baer, I agree my Premier II is a real...
Forum: Les Baer 12-15-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By juleslewis
Swift Response Pistol

I have and love a Premier II, but I found a nearly new stainless steel SRP on consignment at my local gun shop. $2675 out the door. One problem: a hard-to-miss Idiot Scratch on the frame. If I make...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-29-2016, 10:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,691
Posted By juleslewis
I view the Coonan as a "fun gun". I found an old...

I view the Coonan as a "fun gun". I found an old one on consignment at a decent price at my local shop. I shoots .357 just fine. After researching the Net, I put in a lighter recoil spring and shoot...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-09-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,822
Posted By juleslewis
I have a Gil Hebard guns and it's a joy to shoot...

I have a Gil Hebard guns and it's a joy to shoot with Magtech's .38 spec wadcutters. I'd call Clark and get one of his mags.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 976
Posted By juleslewis
At one time, Colt did make a 9mm conversion kit. ...

At one time, Colt did make a 9mm conversion kit. So did Springfield Armory. I've seen the Colt kit and own a Springfield kit. Neither was reliable due to the .45acp ram angle on the frame. The...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,583
Posted By juleslewis
I have opposite problem. I'm right-handed and...

I have opposite problem. I'm right-handed and left eye dominant. I always need to fine tune the rear sight in the dovetail. If the sight is wedged in too tight, I can't do the fine tuning. I'd...
Forum: Les Baer 01-13-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,798
Posted By juleslewis
I have a Les Baer .40S&W double stack. I believe...

I have a Les Baer .40S&W double stack. I believe Les used Casbian frames.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-08-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,012
Posted By juleslewis
I put a lighter recoil spring in my Coonan and...

I put a lighter recoil spring in my Coonan and shoot .38 special round nose. Great fun, pretty accurate, and lots of interest at the range.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 06-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,686
Posted By juleslewis
I have 1911's with Nowlin and Kart barrels. Both...

I have 1911's with Nowlin and Kart barrels. Both are of high quality.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-21-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,051
Posted By juleslewis
I once bought a Century import Argentine Colt. ...

I once bought a Century import Argentine Colt. It went full-auto on me and I was not thrilled. A new disconnector fixed it.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 01-12-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 14,140
Posted By juleslewis
I did it just for the fun of it. I had a Kimber...

I did it just for the fun of it. I had a Kimber 5-inch in 40S&W and fit a Nowlin barrel. It worked fine, but 357SIG ammo is expensive. Then I fit a Nowlin 10mm barrel. That's fun to shoot, but...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 10-29-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Posted By juleslewis
This is a Nowlin "trademark". I have three of...

This is a Nowlin "trademark". I have three of their barrels and they all extend beyond the bushing.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-12-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,863
Posted By juleslewis
Many years ago, both Colt and Springfield Armory...

Many years ago, both Colt and Springfield Armory sold "kits" to convert a .45 ACP to 9mm. The kit included a slide, barrel, bushing, recoil spring, and magazine. The 9mm slide was cut to handle the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-04-2012, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,370
Posted By juleslewis
No problems with Marvel Precision.

No problems with Marvel Precision.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 08-13-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,408
Posted By juleslewis
The Marvel Unit 1 comes with a small hex wrench...

The Marvel Unit 1 comes with a small hex wrench to tighten the recoil spring rod against the slide stop pin. This secures the barrel to the frame and is the "secret" to the Marvel's accuracy. The...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-07-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,033
Posted By juleslewis
At one time both Colt and Springfield Armory...

At one time both Colt and Springfield Armory marketed 9mm conversion kits for .45ACP pistols. I have one of the Springfield kits. To ensure more-or-less reliable feeding, the 9mm mag used a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-29-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,274
Posted By juleslewis
I had the same problem years ago with a Marvel...

I had the same problem years ago with a Marvel and a Colt. I slowly filed the right side of the ejector until the Marvel slide cleared the ejector. The Marvel worked fine and there was no effect on...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-05-2010, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,078
Posted By juleslewis
Go to Brownells web site and read the "2- lb....

Go to Brownells web site and read the "2- lb. Trigger Pull" article by: Jack Weigand
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-01-2010, 09:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,790
Posted By juleslewis
Springfield once made a 9mm top end kit (slide,...

Springfield once made a 9mm top end kit (slide, barrel, recoil spring, mag) for their .45 frame. The key was their magazine that positioned the 9mm round for smooth feeding.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 04-09-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By juleslewis
Try CCI Mini-mags (40 grain round nose). I have...

Try CCI Mini-mags (40 grain round nose). I have several 22 LR conversions and I've found the Mini-mags to be a good starting point. They're more consistent than the cheaper bulk stuff. As the...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-07-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By juleslewis
"Easy" conversions are 9mm - .38 Super and...

"Easy" conversions are 9mm - .38 Super and 10mm-.40S&W-.357Sig, respectively. Kimber used to (don't know if they still do) use the same breech face diameter for both 9mm/38 Super and 10mm/40SW...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 03-05-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,789
Posted By juleslewis
Kimber used (or uses) the same breechface...

Kimber used (or uses) the same breechface diameter for their .40 S&W and the 9mm 1911's. I have a Kimber that started life in .38 Super to which I fitted 9mm, .40 S&W, 10 mm, 9x23mm, and .357 Sig...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 11-01-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,385
Posted By juleslewis
I have both the TacSol and the Marvel...

I have both the TacSol and the Marvel conversions. The base of the TacSol mag is 7/8" wide while the Marvel's is only 1/2". The TacSol mag base may be hitting your mag well before getting fully...
Forum: Les Baer 10-29-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,071
Posted By juleslewis
PII Long Slide

My local dealer has a new PII long slide (6" barrel) with the 1.5'' option for $2450. I have a 5" PII. What would be the advantage to trading up?

Thanks,

Jules Lewis
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 09-05-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By juleslewis
Kart is in Shallotte, NC. It's near Wilmington,...

Kart is in Shallotte, NC. It's near Wilmington, NC.
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