Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Well, that's not good

A tiny burr.  On the slide stop notch.  A common enough problem with double stack 1911s.  Which is why I recommend only getting a double stack built by a gunsmith that takes it as a personal affront when this happens.

What causes this?  The magazine, I am told, but don 't fully grock yet.  With double stacks it's always the magazine.  If something is wrong, the magazine did it.  That magazines need tuning to the gun, just to start. 

Good news!  In the shop move Sam found two more mags for this gun, bringing my total to 4. 

Fun fact, there are two styles of double stack frame.  The Caspian machined casting, like this.  And STI has a two part frame for their version, the 2011.


Daniel Watters said...

Para-Ordnance P14.45 owners might be surprised to learn that that don't own a double-stack. Seriously though, the Para-Ord patent is the reason why the STI and Caspian double-stack frames do not have continuous frame rails.

I'd also be willing to blame the heat treating of the slide for the peening at the slip stop notch.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Yeah, but it's hard to get a Para frame to smiff on without buying the whole gonne.

Daniel Watters said...

That is very true now, but I wouldn't be shocked if there isn't some New Old Stock frames out there gathering dust. In addition, you have the various Para-frame clones like the Entreprise Arms, Springfield Armory, and RIA. Of these, only the latter is still actively producing widebody M1911 pistols.