A Good Headset Magnifier?

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Integrity Arms, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    I have bought 4 of these so far, keeping only one set because I needed something. Would like something with a light in it, that is not total trash. I have paid all the way up to $45 and still they are junk.. Need at least 10x magnification. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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  3. Gary Wells

    Gary Wells Active Member

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    Sep 26, 2011
    I don'y know of any, Steve, but I will be following this thread closely as I could use one also. Some of the manufacturers of high power flashlights such as MF Flashlights carry some very high power headlamps, but I never looked close enough at them to see if they had magnification.
     
  4. BennyAdeline

    BennyAdeline Official Hi-Point Brand Representative

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    Let’s all pitch in an buy Steve a robotic eyeball!
     
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  5. Gary Wells

    Gary Wells Active Member

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    Sep 26, 2011
    Fennix Flashlights also.
     
  6. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Got a link for anything in particular search brought up a lot single magnifiers, but nothing I seen in visor type?
     
  7. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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  8. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    And of course you go with a light like this :) lol
    [​IMG]
     
  9. 1911mechanik

    1911mechanik Christ is my front sight.

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  10. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Now Steve, at TTT we have been following your illustrious career
    With keen interest, yet you fail to utilize your deluxe TTT catalog
    Damn son ,you can’t be that slow :bang:
    On special this month, the Gunsmiths friend magnifier !!
    View attachment 207735
    Head strap sold separately.
    As usual,send cash
     
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  11. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2019
  12. Longbow

    Longbow Well-Known Member

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    Aug 15, 2018
    Have you asked @Jason Burton what he uses ?
    I’ve seen a few videos with him using a pair like the ones listed above on Amazon.
     
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  13. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Problem is I wear glasses, so I would need something I can wear my glasses with or without.
     
  14. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Thanks Mike tried a set of these, but not strong enough. Only go to 3.5 magnification. Need something up to 10x
     
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  15. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Look into finding the set I posted above....I wear readers and 2.5 in great without the readers for the little small stuff. I think the basic set is 10, 15 and 20X....10X loop was what we used to look for inclusions in diamonds but that was years ago.

    I have an extra pair with 4X and the lens up to 25X if you want to try them.

    Karsten
     
  16. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    My what big eyes you got. So what magnification are these? I have a 3.5x that actually don't do too bad I just need more magnification to see the bottom of my checkering when I start my horizontal lines. That is the critical part to get every thing to point up and meet up nice at the end. On 20 lpi and 15 lpi I am sure the 3.5 will work. But, I actually tried a pair of these and looked at some of the reviews and while over all they were pretty good their were some pretty bad ones as well. Plus I wear glasses, will my glasses fit under those you think?
     
  17. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    That would be great. So you have to buy the additional lenses?
     

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