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Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting Today, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 389
Posted By TRX302
JMB's original, preferred .38 cartridge design...

JMB's original, preferred .38 cartridge design was rimless. However, Hercules had problems ramping up production of the powder they'd sampled to him, and in order to get the performance level to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By TRX302
Colt still held many of Browning's patents as...

Colt still held many of Browning's patents as they applied to the 1911; the early Hi Power prototypes were quite different from the 1911 because Colt wasn't interested in sublicensing the patents to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 781
Posted By TRX302
Yes. Even my wife can rack my 9mm 1911, and she...

Yes. Even my wife can rack my 9mm 1911, and she can't do a .45 at all. (arthritis and shoulder surgery) It has the standard Commander spring tension.

The spring in my Star Super 9mm is...
Forum: General Gun Discussion Today, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By TRX302
The reason the 1911 came with the smallest...

The reason the 1911 came with the smallest practical port was primarily to reduce the area for possible entry of foreign material, which was something the Army's pistol trials tested for. If Colt...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-22-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,158
Posted By TRX302
Around here they have the firm belief that if...

Around here they have the firm belief that if they stocked powder and primers, they'd neuter their sales of overpriced ammunition.

They don't seem to understand that the people who buy powder and...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-19-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,423
Posted By TRX302
Why not all Browning? Various 1911 copies,...

Why not all Browning?

Various 1911 copies, original design by John Moses Browning.

1914-manufacture Remington Model 8, designed by JMB, who also designed the .30 Remington cartridge. The Model...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-19-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,431
Posted By TRX302
Go ahead and build it. If, at some undetermined...

Go ahead and build it. If, at some undetermined round count, you have frame troubles, replacements are available.

Also note about half of "10mm" is actually loaded to .40S&W ballistics, so if you...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-17-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 704
Posted By TRX302
Old-timers made big fat target grips with thumb...

Old-timers made big fat target grips with thumb rests and called them "stocks."

You can layer some duct tape to the sides to build up the thickness to see if you do better with thicker grips. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-15-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By TRX302
Nonte's "Pistolsmithing" book shows some cut-down...

Nonte's "Pistolsmithing" book shows some cut-down 1911s, from DIY Commenders down to what we'd call a Defender now. Depending on where the slides were cut and welded, some of those guns had a gap...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-15-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 724
Posted By TRX302
Yep, typical result of the safety arm being a...

Yep, typical result of the safety arm being a little too long.

Use a felt tip marker and see where it's touching, then remove some metal. Use a very fine file or sandpaper glued to a stick to...
Forum: Para USA 02-11-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 396
Posted By TRX302
> Very consistently with all three mags I have,...

> Very consistently with all three mags I have, almost always after round 3 is fired, the next round doesn't make it quite into battery.
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TacoBobbo's recommendation to check the magazine lips is...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-11-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By TRX302
The dust cover can be extended by welding on a...

The dust cover can be extended by welding on a piece cut from a defunct frame, but you'll have to refinish it after that. And if you blue it, the seam will probably show.

I haven't got around to...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-11-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By TRX302
I've re-read that chapter many times. There was...

I've re-read that chapter many times. There was almost no 1911 aftermarket then; Day welded and filed to get GI bits to fit the way he wanted. And he wasn't much for cosmetics, other than what...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 02-10-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By TRX302
Hand one of those smirking righties a left-handed...

Hand one of those smirking righties a left-handed rifle and listen to the wailing and gnashing of teeth...

Extra points if the stock has left-handed cast-off.
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-08-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By TRX302
My fngrs think all e***tor words are...

My fngrs think all e***tor words are interchangeable... sigh.
Forum: Remington 02-07-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By TRX302
They bought Para years ago, and the they're still...

They bought Para years ago, and the they're still paying the web hosting for para-usa.com, where it's still 2014...
Forum: The Armed Citizen 02-07-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By TRX302
Unfortunately, in a large percentage of cases the...

Unfortunately, in a large percentage of cases the robber will take the money and shoot anyway. They go in primed for violence, and they play out the scenario in their heads.

It's so common that...
Forum: Tactics & Personal Defense 02-07-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,772
Posted By TRX302
I went from tees to polos as well. They also...

I went from tees to polos as well. They also make "open weave" polos that allow some air circulation, which is really nice when working out in hot weather.

I looked for some ordinary shirts, but...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-07-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,719
Posted By TRX302
That was my first thought; my CCO runs fine with...

That was my first thought; my CCO runs fine with a 12. Heck, some of the competition guys run less than that.

While Springfield doubtless had a reason for the stiff spring, I'd swap a...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-07-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 569
Posted By TRX302
It's not *that* bad. Acetone (fingernail polish...

It's not *that* bad. Acetone (fingernail polish remover) is a solvent for cyanoacrylate glues like Loctite; it may do the job. Some gun cleaning products contain acetone, which is why Loctited...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-07-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By TRX302
I'm running a 25# hammer spring and a 12# recoil...

I'm running a 25# hammer spring and a 12# recoil spring with a large-radius firing pin stop. It runs flawlessly with cheap aluminum case 9mm.

I'm sure the gun would run fine with a standard 23#...
Forum: Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting 02-04-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,526
Posted By TRX302
Well, Colt and Para built a ton of...

Well, Colt and Para built a ton of aluminum-framed 1911s, presumably without warranty issues, I don't expect there's a real problem.

If you're worried, once you make each setup, it only takes a...
Forum: Second Amendment News ONLY 02-02-2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,256
Posted By TRX302
SATs are for schmucks. Hogg's admission was...

SATs are for schmucks. Hogg's admission was purely political. And they'll arrange for his GPA to stay acceptable as well.
Forum: Other 1911's 01-27-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 906
Posted By TRX302
I have two; they both had the "soft barrel lug...

I have two; they both had the "soft barrel lug setback" problem. Didn't seem to hurt accuracy any, but I replaced the barrels rather than risk damage to the slide lugs.

Both guns are early-1980s...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 01-27-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 858
Posted By TRX302
> carry permits soar In 15 states we don't...

> carry permits soar

In 15 states we don't need no steenkeeng permits.

Oddly, when my state got Constitutional Carry a year ago, the number of CHCLs made it's usual notch upward.
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