Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What next?

Gunsmith wise, after I have this ejector thing behind me?  Well, for this gun, the trigger has some creep to it.  Like to get that addressed.  And a sight swap out will probably call for dovetail cuts in the slide that is beyond my abilities ATT. 

That will make this $700 gun very expensive.  What with the part, alone.  Slide stop, mainspring housing, premium ambi-safety, new sights, cuts to the slide...  I'm not counting the tuition for multiple classes as that is mods to my brain more than mods to the gun.

Oh and find out and correct why Springfield bent the fingers of the leaf spring like that instead of fitting the gun right.

8 comments:

Tam said...

If only they sold guns that you didn't feel compelled to do all this dicking-around-with... ;)

Seriously, though: Dicking around with the gun is part of the reason people buy 1911s, no?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I do love messing with em. I do hate thinking about what I spent messing with em. To be fair, I didn't HAVE to mess with em. It's not like I made the thing objectively better. I just made it 'me.'

Daniel Watters said...

Have I missed the photo of this misbent sear spring?

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

I will need to post that srping pic, yes. Good idea.

burkdoggy said...

I was seriously thinking about a 1911 but really would rather just have a reliable shooter right out of the box. Dicking around with it sounds like something I would do with a used bargain basement piece that needs TLC. Funny thing: my dad's a WWII vet, 88 years old, can't remember what infantry division he was in but still bitches about those .45s. Loved his M1 though.

Tam said...

"I was seriously thinking about a 1911 but really would rather just have a reliable shooter right out of the box."

My 1911s were absolutely reliable right out of the box. I took the last one I bought right out of the box on Friday night and took it to a 2-day, 1000-round Todd Green pistol class on Saturday morning and it didn't malfunction once.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Burkdoggy? Did you read this part?

"I do love messing with em. I do hate thinking about what I spent messing with em. To be fair, I didn't HAVE to mess with em. It's not like I made the thing objectively better. I just made it 'me.'"

This 1911 was a reliable shooter, right out of the box. My other 1911 was a reliable shooter, right out of the box. My other 1911 was a reliable shooter, right out of the box. Every other 1911 I've ever heard of of various peoples I have direct contact with was a reliable shooter right out of the box except for a budge used Llama.

I have had some friends send some other non-1911 models back to the factory for not working right out for the box. Prolly bad luck, that. As they are well regarded guns of Czech and German manufacture. Happens. I don't hold it against em.

burkdoggy said...

Burkdoggy? Did you read this part?

Yes, Just wanted to make sure that my "gotta have one" isn't going to turn into a "wish I wouldn't have"

Thanks.