External extractors and your phobia about them
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Old 06-14-2012, 01:34 AM   #1
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Default External extractors and your phobia about them

I own just two guns. A SIG Ultra Compact 1911 3.3" barrel and a Kimber Crimson Ultra Carry 3" barrel.

Put a blind fold on and you wouldn't know a dam difference. Well you would but you know what I mean. But for some reason people swear by only the internal extractor 1911s. But they have no real reason for such devotion.

If your only reason is because "that's how John Moses Browning made it" you're missing out on some good guns.

You are not your extractor.

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Old 06-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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I agree but it is John Moses Browning not "Jim Browning.

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errrrrr DOH!

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This sounds like a sequel to the infamous "decocker" thread.

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This sounds like a sequel to the infamous "decocker" thread.
You could be right. But that isn't the intention. Just got into a discussion about the topic today and the guy was like well that's the way it is blah blah blah.

So I thought I would put it to the forums.
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I own just two guns. A SIG Ultra Compact 1911 3.3" barrel and a Kimber Crimson Ultra Carry 3" barrel.

Put a blind fold on and you wouldn't know a dam difference. Well you would but you know what I mean. But for some reason people swear by only the internal extractor 1911s. But they have no real reason for such devotion.

If your only reason is because "that's how John Moses Browning made it" you're missing out on some good guns.

You are not your extractor.
It's not a question whether the exterior extractor functions adequately, but of personal preference, the purist as some might call us, myself included feel that the exterior extractor is an answer to a non existent problem, not taking into account that Kimber tried them and had to revert to the original design because of malfunction with their exterior extractor, thats all. Like they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but good for you if you prefer the exterior extractor, and good blind fold argument, but no bites here

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i just look at as the external being a cheap cost cutting measure making it easier to make a gun that runs ok. it takes some hand fitting and more difficult machining to make the cuts on the slide for the internal extractor.

putting an external extractor on a 1911 is kinda like...
a rolls royce lowrider. it will get ya point a to b but in very bad taste

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i don't see a problem with an external extractor, but from a personal preference i would rather have the original internal extractor. many other pistol designs have external extractors and they work just fine, but when it comes to the 1911, i am a purist and want it pretty much as it has been for over 100 years.

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i just look at as the external being a cheap cost cutting measure making it easier to make a gun that runs ok. it takes some hand fitting and more difficult machining to make the cuts on the slide for the internal extractor.

putting an external extractor on a 1911 is kinda like...
a rolls royce lowrider. it will get ya point a to b but in very bad taste

makes me wanna throw-up @ this rollz royce LR. thanks to the single carb Blower w/out the straight port injection poor car
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An external extractor on a 1911 would not be a deal stopper for me as long as the pistol manufacturer had a tract record of his working. But, those with internal extractors will be above it on my wish list. I didn't know Kimber still used an external as mine has internal. I'd read that they tried them, had problems & went back to internal. Guess that is wrong.

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