Weight loss got out of control

Discussion in 'Competition 1911's' started by StrangerDanger, Nov 14, 2019.

  1. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

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    Dec 15, 2018
    I recently picked up another RO. This time in 9mm. I once again was right in the weight limit line for the rules of USPSA. Fired up the mill and just went with it on the fly. Just curious as to what you guys think.[​IMG]
     
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  2. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    While it’s not for me, I can appreciate the work.
     
  3. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
    How much weight did you shave? The carry cut is unique, someone might grab that and run with it
     
  4. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

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    Dec 15, 2018
    Ya know I don’t know yet. After the uncut it should be 2 ounces less than when I started.
     
  5. razorbacker

    razorbacker Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Dec 2, 2011
    Some very nice whittling.
     
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  6. duketbrd88

    duketbrd88 Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2011
    Needs some ball cuts to go with the carry cuts, but the machining looks good!
     
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  7. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

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    Dec 15, 2018
    I think tonight I will redo the rear serrarations but I’m leaving the front as it
     
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  8. 20South

    20South Active Member

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    Aug 19, 2011
    I really like those carry cuts.
     
  9. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    You can get away with trimming a good deal of weight behind the breechface above the firing pin. Here’s an example from Atlas.

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    You can also save some weight Tri-topping it.
     
  10. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

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    Dec 15, 2018
    I tri topped the two 45’s I shoot with and was tired of that. Doing the same cuts over and over gets boring fast, unless it pays good like front serrations on Glock slides.
     
  11. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    Agree that Ball Cuts under the Carry Cut would set the whole thing off.
    Nicely done!
     
  12. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
    Or ball cuts on the dust cover under/behind the carry cuts like the original DVC line. Like on the one below.

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  13. Descartian

    Descartian Well-Known Member

    Apr 13, 2017
  14. ripdog28

    ripdog28 Fondle his Baer

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    Nov 8, 2012
    Remember for SS division, those Atlas cuts and to much other stuff gets you kicked from the class. Leave it as is. It looks good.

    I have done ball cuts/ fluted my .45 chamber but debating on fluting my new .40 barrel with a .375 endmill.
     
  15. Liggett

    Liggett Well-Known Member

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    Feb 25, 2018
    Isn't SS limit 43oz with a mag?
     
  16. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    That cut is ugly and then some. Guess it serves the purpose of weight reduction.
     
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  17. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    [​IMG]
    I like it. Barrel flutes fit nicely with the slide lighting
    Well Done
     
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  18. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I must say.......after looking at this again, it’s certainly growing on me.
    I like it, interested to hear the weight reduction
     
  19. StrangerDanger

    StrangerDanger Well-Known Member

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    Dec 15, 2018
    Well after a little more sugery it now has a FL tungsten guide rod and still comes in under 43 ounces with a mag inserted. So it has all been successful. More pics soon
     

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