AFTEC Extractors

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by deadguy, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Anyone ever install these adn/or have experience with them? Been looking at them and some say they are ~100% reliable and one person said he couldn't get them to work in one of his pistols. Anyone have any info?
  2. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I haven't heard of them. But I only run Wilson Combat BulletProof extractors in my project 1911s.

    The one that I had placed in my Remsport build has been 100% reliable.

  3. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
  4. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Cheaper to train your thumb to bend the extractor. :eyebrows:

    I've seen a few in competition guns but their popularity seems to have declined quite a bit. There must be a reason.

    You could probably find lots of reading about them on the Enos forum.
  5. 50GI-Jess

    50GI-Jess Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    They work but not needed in a quality tuned 1911. It's more or less a sales trick offered to those who don't know how to tune an extractor. And even AFTEC's needs further tuning, and not just a drop in gizmo as advertised. Besides...nothing man made is 100% reliable by the way.
  6. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy

    Aug 21, 2011
    Looks similar to Para's power extractor.
  7. bjg-1911

    bjg-1911 Member

    Oct 13, 2011
    Expensive but very reliable when set up properly.They are like the "Energizer Bunny" they keep going and going and if the springs get weak just replace the 2 springs. No bending required. And, like Jess50 said there are a few tricks to maximize performance.

  8. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    I know they are popular in race guns, but that's about it. I have no personal experience with them, however it seems like a properly tuned extractor will do the same job. No need imo. You could always get an extractor tuning tool and buy several to have on-hand if one fails.
  9. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    the AFTEC is popular with the race gun crowd.
    it's not a drop-in part, you need to fit the hook end of it.
    i'm thinking of putting one in my STI Edge.

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