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Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by Okie, Sep 4, 2011.
Are there any videos out there covering how to tune an extractor?:biggrin1:
there is info out there from Wilson and Brazos
Are you looking to tune a new extractor or existing extractor?
A new one:biggrin1:
here is one from STI on tension
This may also help .http://www.m1911.org/technic2.htm
Isn't there a gauge of some sort you can buy, I'm not good enough to do it like in the video:confusion:
if you have a trigger pull gauge, you can buy this.
and this to tension the extractor properly
Yup....here ya go.
Using the guage also requires a trigger pull scale.
It is easy to learn the old fashioned way. Just need to do it a few times.
I have the actual extractor bending tool and guage from Brownells and I have found that it is just as much a PITA to use as it is to simply do it the old way.
Either way works but it is so much faster and easier to learn to do it like in this video.
When it comes to extractor fitting. The location, profile and tension of the hook is key. provided the specs. on the slide and the quality on the extractor is up to date. Experience don't hurt either:nod:
That does seem to be a pain in the ass
Experience is the main thing I am missing. I have a Springfield Armory Range Officer, and I have a Wilson Combat extractor in the safe just in case my SA should fail one day:biggrin1:
That will most likely work. However! The location and tension, is highly dictated by the dimensions of the slide, which differs from one manufacture to the other. Unfortunately most blue prints is considered a pointer, not necessary used as such.
Knowing proper extractor tension and how to adjust it is definately something a 1911 owner needs to know. Its one of the few things you need to take in consideration when owning 1911s over modern polymer designs.
Well Brisk I am screwed then. I have no one in my circle to show me how to do it and videos do not help me much. I have always learned by doing things myself but with hands on instruction to help me along. After a few times I am good to go. From everything I read on forums I feel like knowing how to handle the firearm is not near enough, you must also know how to custom build one from scratch. I already tried detail stripping my trp and once I got to the safety I couldn't get the thing off to save my life. Can you imagine what I will do to the extractor if I messed with it?
Keep practicing!!! There are some great videos online to help you tear down your gun. If I were on an actual computer I could link a few that I used to figure it all out. The safety is still my weak point of disassembly. It seems so stubborned to come out sometimes.
My friend and I could not believe we couldn't get it off. I almost swear loctite was used when it was assembled to the gun.
Try more booze first. :animlol:
:rofl2: We know better than to touch firearms when drunk. That is damn funny though!
My sentiments there Bugs. :lol:
i live fairly close to arvada - i can help with some of those questions if you wish.