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Old February 7th, 2017, 05:56 PM   #136
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What wasted said. buy either of those brands with the controls you want and if you want to spend more money get the C&S cylinder & slide drop in trigger. And an action job. I think actions by T is still in business. If you want to keep it all factory at $1500 then dan Wesson.

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Old February 7th, 2017, 06:23 PM   #137
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My desk gun. I don't have enough rounds with the 10 round Check Mate mag to have a definitive opinion on them, but no failures yet(150 rds of ball). You'll like the loaded. I put VZ grips on it and Dawson adjustable FO sights for my not young eyes.

Guys, how are USGI mags for function? CMP has them cheap.
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Old February 7th, 2017, 06:28 PM   #138
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Who makes good mags for the 1911?
Chip McCormick has my vote

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I think actions by T is still in business.
Teddy Jacobsen is semi-retired, but it is my understanding that he is still accepting some work.

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Old February 7th, 2017, 06:34 PM   #140
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My desk gun. I don't have enough rounds with the 10 round Check Mate mag to have a definitive opinion on them, but no failures yet(150 rds of ball). You'll like the loaded. I put VZ grips on it and Dawson adjustable FO sights for my not young eyes.

Guys, how are USGI mags for function? CMP has them cheap.
I never tried USGI mags,but if the price is good go for it. You can always replace the spring if it's weak.

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Old February 7th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #141
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The loaded is a solid buy. I picked up an older one this weekend.
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I picked up my stainless loaded today and it seems solid and smooth. It looks like yours. I need to get to the range and see how it shoots. It has the 2 piece guide rod I'm undecided on but it does simplify the takedown a bit, except for the need of an Allen which is no big deal.
The ambi thumb safety seems like it might need a lube. Which brings me to my question.

Do 1911's like to run dry, wet, oil, or grease?
I use oil on all my handgunds in general but not sure what the 1911 likes.

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Old February 8th, 2017, 04:26 AM   #142
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Wet, oil

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Old February 8th, 2017, 06:06 AM   #143
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I like seven round magazines by Colt or Checkmate. Be sure the Colt has a "C" on the bottom instead of an "M". That means Checkmate made it not Metalform. These mags have never failed me.

I use the original style guide rod. All the others are a solution to a non-existent problem in my opinion.

I have used Breakfee CLP for years for lube. I'm experimenting with synthetic grease, Extreme Weapons Grease by Slip2000. It is slick as owl . I want to see if it stays put instead of seeping like CLP. I also wonder if it might take up a few thousandths of clearance at the barrel & bushing.


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Old February 8th, 2017, 07:19 AM   #144
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I like seven round magazines by Colt or Checkmate. Be sure the Colt has a "C" on the bottom instead of an "M". That means Checkmate made it not Metalform. These mags have never failed me.

I use the original style guide rod. All the others are a solution to a non-existent problem in my opinion.

I have used Breakfee CLP for years for lube. I'm experimenting with synthetic grease, Extreme Weapons Grease by Slip2000. It is slick as owl . I want to see if it stays put instead of seeping like CLP. I also wonder if it might take up a few thousandths of clearance at the barrel & bushing.
I was thinking of trying slip grease on the rails, and the slip oil for the other points of lube. This thing came bone dry so it needs to be lubed.


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I'm surprised it didn't have some kind of preservative on it. I'd still give it a good cleaning before I lubed it.

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Capona, where are the pictures?

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Not too get get to off subject, but I got a SA 1911 the other day in a trade. It has fresh cerakote on it. It doesn't want to lock the slide back as it should. It's not the mags, should I just shoot it and break it in, or replace the slide stop?
Oil it up and remove the recoil spring and rack the slide about 10,000 times and reoil when needed too float the debris away, the coating just need too wear down too smooth out after and all it said and done she should run slick and smooth.


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Guys, how are USGI mags for function? CMP has them cheap.
Not so good being contract mags while some may work well, some not so well. For the money is a gamble.



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I picked up my stainless loaded today and it seems solid and smooth. It looks like yours. I need to get to the range and see how it shoots. It has the 2 piece guide rod I'm undecided on but it does simplify the takedown a bit, except for the need of an Allen which is no big deal.
The ambi thumb safety seems like it might need a lube. Which brings me to my question.

Do 1911's like to run dry, wet, oil, or grease?
I use oil on all my handgunds in general but not sure what the 1911 likes.
SS needs a good quality lube, and while SAI uses a better grade of SS than the other makers I use plain old CLP and its served me well. MY 1911's frame and slide is fitted real tight there is no room for any type of grease between the rails, and it there was it would just smoosh out making a mess.



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I use the original style guide rod. All the others are a solution to a non-existent problem in my opinion..
Me too, well said.

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I have used Breakfee CLP for years for lube. I'm experimenting with synthetic grease, Extreme Weapons Grease by Slip2000. It is slick as owl . I want to see if it stays put instead of seeping like CLP. I also wonder if it might take up a few thousandths of clearance at the barrel & bushing.
Been a CLP junkie for years myself, SLIP2000 is too thin and runs out making a mess it doesn't hold on as well as Breakfree CLP does, And I'm not a greaser for the no room factor.


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I was thinking of trying slip grease on the rails, and the slip oil for the other points of lube. This thing came bone dry so it needs to be lubed.
Try it, if you like it stick with it..

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Old February 9th, 2017, 06:38 AM   #148
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Capona, where are the pictures?
It looks like every other SA Ss loaded out there. Nothing soecial about it other than its mine. I think I might change out the guide rod to a 1 piece. The edge on the 2 piece is rough on the finger unless there is a trick I haven't figured out. I'm sure there a tool out there but I'd replace the rod before I buy a tool to break down a firearm.


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Old February 9th, 2017, 07:08 AM   #149
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Go with a stainless gi recoil system. There should be hex keys for the rod and rear sight in the box

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I use the plastic handle of my Glock tool to depress the recoil spring so I can rotate the bushing.

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