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  1. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello all! I'm about to pick up a new-model Dan Wesson V-Bob in black Duty Finish. This is a compromise, as both my shop and 2 neighboring shops have assured me that getting a stainless would be unlikely in the near future. I had been considering having just the slide brought down to...
  2. General 1911 talk
    Hey folks, can anyone date this slide and give me a rough estimate of its value? Thanks
  3. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Looking for a carbon steel, 45acp govt length, bushing cut slide. *GI rear serrations or fine slanted. *Good to excellent to new, any wear/scratches that can be cleaned up with sandpaper is fine, prefer not to need to break out files. *Colt rollmarks are fine, but prefer no markings...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Looking around for a particular set of specs for a new slide for a build, nothing terribly fancy: Govt size, carbon steel, GI rear sight and novak front, GI vertical serrations, no maker’s marks or logos. I've looked everywhere I could think of, fleabay, GB, fusion, etc. I know I could go with...
  5. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Brand new para Ordnance black stainless steel expert commander 1911 Slide, Commander length. Only lapped it to a frame. Never fired! Has government style sights and a fiber optic insert for front sight. Couldn't find a price comparison online, so I'm thinking $108 shipped obro. PayPal gift or...
  6. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hello everyone, Since now lightening cuts are legal in IDPA, i’d like to give my R1 Enhanced the look of the Tomasie Custom (tri top and lightening cuts) but i’m afraid of its new performance. Any suggestion? Pros/cons? I want this work as an improve for sight following. Thanks!
  7. 1911 Gunsmithing
    After a range trip, field stripped and cleaned the pistol. Upon function check, the slide would hang up to the rear when ridden slowly. When trigger is pressed to rear, no problem. Zero issues prior to this, possible I never noticed thumbing it before hand as well. This is a new to me...
  8. Beginner's Corner
    I am starting my first 1911 build soon, and I had a question which I know is going to have different responses. I am wondering which manufacturer to buy my frame and slide from, and there are pros and cons to both. I want a full size frame, preferably with a checkered front strap that isn't 80%...
  9. General 1911 talk
    New to forum and attempting my first build. Brownells has the Ed Brown drop in Government barrels on sale and I had a discount code, so I had to buy one. I have a frame but no slide yet. Anybody have enough experience with these barrels to suggest a slide(s) that the barrel would actually...
  10. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I have a Kimber MT with some chipping away of material from the locking surfaces in the slide ( Barrel is fine). Pistol still functions as always, I found the damage in recent cleaning. Questions are, do I need to get it fixed, fixed right away, can it be fixed, or do I just need a new slide...
  11. Competition 1911's
    So I have become very intrigued with steel shooting. Things are very different from when I shot IPSC in the 80's. I am looking at an STI DVC Steel pistol to use. My question is, why are so many have the slide lock defeated or disconnected in this game???
  12. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This is for Gen4 Glock 17's. I bought this new and ran about 500 rounds with it on my 17 with a Trijicon rmr. It's as seen in the pics, doesn't have rmr cover plate, comes with screws I was using with RMR06 (seen in the pics). Think I have it priced pretty aggressively at $240! shipped USPS...
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    My new to me Kimber Custom II 9mm is having a issue. I bought some new Metalform mags, the ones with the ramp instead of the spacer. Went shooting yesterday and the slide wasn't locking back some of the time. I just went through and checked them all by hand (insert empty mag, cycle slide) and...
  14. 1911 Gunsmithing
    How does a properly equipped professional shorten and bevel a slide stop...well, shorten I get, actually, just making the bevel even and the angle you want? How about a non-pro? I would think it would be hard to hold the stop on a grinding wheel and rotate it evenly, there must be some sort of...
  15. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    Afternoon Addicts, I had a cancellation and this Gray frame Gray Slide Wilson Combat EDC X9 is ready to ship out to you. Wilson Combat EDC X9 Gray Frame Gray Slide Ambi Safety Small Back strap Medium Trigger Wilson Combat Logo stencil I accept trades (looking for shotguns right now, trap and...
  16. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Okay, I've been wanting to start this thread for a few days now. In working through my PCZ build, I've run across a few "problems" that I have seen many, many other members discuss. I have read all those threads, which included sending guns back to their manufacturers, many times without...
  17. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Test fired my longslide 45 build today for the fist time. Loaded some very light loads and shot a half dozen which didn’t want to eject well (every other one) with a 12# spring. Tore gun down to check for anything abnormal in locking lugs etc. Then shot some factory 230 grain Remington’s and...
  18. Sold/Expired Classifieds
    This has been SOLD, thank you! I found something that I really want to buy so I am offering up one of my prized possessions. This is a Guncrafter American in 9mm with no slide markings, custom VZ Grips and Challis Bushings/O Rings. I have shot 2 mags through this gun and it is super sweet, dead...
  19. General Firearm Discussion
    Earlier today while I was reading through a few stickies, I saw a post dating back several years. The post stated in part, that a longer slide increases the velocity of the projectile. Can someone please explain the theory behind that statement? Here's what I'm thinking: F = m * v...
  20. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Lucky #13, 2 slides, 1 Custom 1911
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