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Old 11-25-2008, 11:50 PM   #21
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I'm with Matt bro - Hundreds of bolt rifles have screw adjustable triggers, including the all coveted Jewell and Timney. I have never seen a screw type trigger "fail & lock up a gun".

I have seen home gunsmiths adjust them too far one way or the other, and have issues like ND's or FTF - but I have never seen one outright fail, especially one tuned by an actual gunsmith.

As for Loctite, it has many uses, and so does clear nail polish, one of which happens to be holding a set screw in place and keeping it from coming loose or allowing dirt/grit/debris in there. There is nothing "wrong" about the practice.

If you personally don't like it, that's fine, but I am not for the broad brush statements that all screw type stops are inferior.

They aren't.

If they were, I am pretty sure somewhere along the lines, everyone making triggers would have went with a different design.

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I didn't inspect the pistols I saw fail, so it may very well be the case that they did tinker with the slide stop screw.

Let's just say it doesn't give me the warm fuzzies.

I would never try to dictate to another person what he should do with his gun. I just prefer less moving parts, personally, and that's an opinion. For me, KISS works well.

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Old 11-25-2008, 11:53 PM   #22
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I beg to differ on the Loctite issue. In theory, no Loctite should ever need to be used on any machined part. In real life, there are stresses and vibrations that are encountered that aren't planned for on the part of the engineer. In such cases, Loctite prevails.

If you don't want a screw to move, it should have Loctite on it. As a structural fabricator, with quite a bit of machining under my belt and as a Jeeper that beats the hell out of my rig, that just comes down as common sense.

Many gun owners use clear finger nail lacquer in it's place, but Loctite makes a product that is better suited.

I'll use the same argument that I use for other Jeepers, as it applies here: it's your life, why half ass it? But I digress, many of them use less than adequate parts and bust their asses forever trying to make their half assed part work, or worse yet, die because of their bad choice.

What can you do?
A fellow Jeeper eh? Well, I used to be. Got tired of it.

I'm not sure what you're referring to when you say "why half-ass it." What, in your opinion, did I half ass?

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I was wrong about loaded chamber indicators not being talked about on the 'net. Here are some links:

http://ezine.m1911.org/POPX1445S_frame.htm

http://stevespages.com/pdf/s&w_1911.pdf (p 17, at the top)

http://www.auctionarms.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=8544456 (about halfway down)

http://actionsbyt.blogspot.com/2007/07/stephen-camp-1911-springfield-armory.html (about 1/3 way down, critical look, by Steve Camp)

http://www.kimberamerica.com/downloads/Manuals/1911Fullsize45.pdf (p 11)

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I don't know how to tell you this but aI have a Rock Island like yours and I knew all the parts in it were MIM so whats the deal. Most all the popular guns are these days. SA, Kimber, Ruger, who ever you can think of...

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I don't know how to tell you this but aI have a Rock Island like yours and I knew all the parts in it were MIM so whats the deal. Most all the popular guns are these days. SA, Kimber, Ruger, who ever you can think of...
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