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Old 08-04-2019, 03:25 AM
Trent.45 Trent.45 is offline
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Finally Fixed!

Took my SR1911 out to the range after adjusting the extractor again. I had been having a failure to feed issue ever since I got it, even after the break in period. I started off by running the factory mags through it and then moved on to my CMC and WC mags. Once I got through those, I even tried a Kimber mag that would jam on the first round on previous outings. To my surprise, not a single hiccup. Ate through 100-150 rounds without having to stop because of a malfunction every other mag. It was quite relaxing to not have to worry about anything. To top it off, I shot one of the tightest groups I’ve done in a while. Even got compliments from the 2 different range officers. For the longest I was contemplating on whether or not to keep this gun, but now it’s definitely staying in the collection. Today definitely changed my view of this gun.
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:24 PM
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Always good news, Good Job!
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Old 08-04-2019, 02:40 PM
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Trent that is excellent. I've never tried adjusting a 1911 extractor myself, but that is a skill that I need to learn. Congrats on getting your SR1911 running properly!
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Old 08-04-2019, 05:17 PM
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Trent that is excellent. I've never tried adjusting a 1911 extractor myself, but that is a skill that I need to learn. Congrats on getting your SR1911 running properly!
Honestly before this gun I had absolutely no knowledge of fixing parts on a gun. But since every local gunsmith wanted a minimum of $100 or more to adjust it, I figured I’d use YouTube and my mechanical skills to take a crack at it
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Old 08-06-2019, 12:46 PM
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https://www.amazon.com/Weigand-1911-...11+extr&sr=8-1

Combine this with a trigger pull scale and extractor tuning tool would be the surest way to adjust the tension.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:23 PM
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Trent.45,

Happy for you and the Ruger is certainly a wonderful gun.

Now, if you're going to continue to do kitchen table fixes
as a gunsmith, remember the nominal weight of a 1911
is near 2.5 pounds. And a 1911 always respects a
5-pound hammer for adjustments.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:43 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/Weigand-1911-...11+extr&sr=8-1

Combine this with a trigger pull scale and extractor tuning tool would be the surest way to adjust the tension.
Thanks for the tool link! Might have to look at a demonstration on how to use it though lol.
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Old 08-07-2019, 01:47 AM
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Trent.45,

Happy for you and the Ruger is certainly a wonderful gun.

Now, if you're going to continue to do kitchen table fixes
as a gunsmith, remember the nominal weight of a 1911
is near 2.5 pounds. And a 1911 always respects a
5-pound hammer for adjustments. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.1911forum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.1911forum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG][IMG class=inlineimg]https://forums.1911forum.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Thanks. I’ll definitely keep that in mind. Honestly, the rest of the gun feels great. I just couldn’t get it to run like it should due to that extractor
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Old 08-07-2019, 05:28 AM
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https://www.amazon.com/Weigand-1911-...11+extr&sr=8-1

Combine this with a trigger pull scale and extractor tuning tool would be the surest way to adjust the tension.
Thanks for the tool link! Might have to look at a demonstration on how to use it though lol.
Ask and you shall receive (within reason of course)

https://youtu.be/3nnqKKWk2ig
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