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Old 02-22-2013, 09:26 AM
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skeet,

Which spring on the M1911 "is a leaf type spring?"

Also, many agents carried their M17 or M19 Glocks chamber empty contrary to agency regs of chamber loaded. I told them many times that "racking" the slide in case of danger would direct Bad Guy's gunfire onto them pronto!!!!

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:11 PM
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Meant to put in there the only spring that may take a "set" is the flat grip safety spring.. I've had one or two of em go bad over the years..but they were all on military issued guns...so may have been a bit suspect to begin with. One was on a 1915 issued gun. That gun still has an original two tone mag with lanyard loop serialed to the gun. It is still a very good working mag. I think the barrel is original too.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:17 PM
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Skeet, tell your friend to check out this holster to carry his pistol: http://www.diamonddcustomleather.com/Chest_Holsters.php
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:41 PM
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Looks good to me. Little spensive but good leather is hard to find and it ain't cheap now. We have a custom maker out here neatr Cody. Heck even my wife bought a holster from him..but she knows the gal that does a lot of work for him.. Don't know if he has a web site but his name is Von Ringler. He ain't cheap either. A funny story. The gal that works for him walks to work..She went to work one day and had to go home for lunch. Walkin in the snow..her footprints going to work were covered by the prints of a grizz. Told my wife it scared her a bit..so now she carries an 1100 slug gun to work. Woulda scared the crap outta me..I would have driven to work.. I'm a chickin when it comes to grizz. Just checked..Ringler Custom Leather www.all one word after. Lot of grizz attacks out near Clark Wy.. Lot of wind too
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:11 PM
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The funny part about this is that the 1911 was designed to suit the military as a replacement for a revolver, fire by squeezing the trigger. So what did they do when they got the gun, directed that the official carry was hammer down, safety off, empty chamber and a loaded magazine in the gun. In the GI flap holster it is pretty useless in that condition, unless you call "time out" so you can engage.

I carry two striker guns, a KelTec 380 and a Para Ord LDA lite, the little 7 shot 3 inch CCW 45. The LDA has a hammer but it is a decoration.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:23 PM
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Hey Ed.. I have one of those little 7 shooters. It's not the most accurate but good 'nuff for gunfightin range.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:17 PM
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Skeet,
I was going to getrid of mine, got it in a show deal. Then I took it out and shot it with my old 25-2 IPSC revolver load, the darned thing shoots about an inch and a half at 25 so I decided to work it over. Today it looks like this:
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:16 AM
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a LOT prettier than mine. but mine works ok. I've seen a few that didn't shoot worth a darn. too many hitches and hiccups
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:37 AM
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As you may have guessed, I have been building 1911s for some time, actually since 1965, when I became an armorer in the 101st Airborne. One day I went out to a qualification for all of our TO & E handgun issue, guys. As normal, I brought my armorer's kit with me plus a 50 cal ammo can of spare parts just in case. About half way through the qualification process, I had a Capt walk over to me with his 1911, hand it to me and say, make this d*&#d thing shoot, it will not even stay on paper. I was new at the job so I said, "I really do not know how, sir." So the 3 tour Vietnam vet stood by me and explained step by step how to make a 1911 shoot. I mean I used a piling top as an anvil and beat the slide tight with a brass hammer, then made it function / fit with a flat file, changed out old parts for new parts, right in the gravel parking lot. When WE were done, he would not shoot it until I did, I took the 1911 over to the the line and qualified as Expert. He then took the gun and qualified as Expert. When he handed me the gun back, to put it in the handgun security box, said; "when we get back to the unit area, you issue me a card for that gun and do not ever allow anyone else to check it out." I have been building 1911s ever since. Oh, once the rest of the guys heard the story through the grapevine, I had a lot of issue guns to build and fix.

Gezz, I guess that was 48 years ago.
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