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Old 10-16-2009, 03:16 AM   #11
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All good advice. Now- Outside of the site jig cane turned me on to I do not own, not have I ever taken more than a mini screwdriver to any of my pistols. What am I fitting with? Emery cloth? small file? dremmel?

Should I go at it nice and ssssllloooow with my die grinder?

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Is this how it starts? Next thing I'll be over in the AR section trying to learn how to build a rifle over the internet...

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All good advice. Now- Outside of the site jig cane turned me on to I do not own, not have I ever taken more than a mini screwdriver to any of my pistols. What am I fitting with? Emery cloth? small file? dremmel?

Should I go at it nice and ssssllloooow with my die grinder?

(kidding)

Is this how it starts? Next thing I'll be over in the AR section trying to learn how to build a rifle over the internet...
Years ago, what really "turned the lights on" for me was purchasing and completely reading Jerry Kuhnhausen's 1911 shop manuals. These books certainly won't turn you into a qualified smith, but to have a CLEAR understanding of how the pistol operates, and how to properly fit such things as gripsafties etc. is really essential IMHO.

Jerry has used a cutaway of an actual pistol in some of his explanations to illustrate how all components interact. The language and instructions are clear and very understandable. Knowledge is power when it comes to the 1911 design.
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All good advice. Now- Outside of the site jig cane turned me on to I do not own, not have I ever taken more than a mini screwdriver to any of my pistols. What am I fitting with? Emery cloth? small file? dremmel?

Should I go at it nice and ssssllloooow with my die grinder?

(kidding)

Is this how it starts? Next thing I'll be over in the AR section trying to learn how to build a rifle over the internet...
A small file will do it, BUT, baby steps because if you take off too much material you will need to go buy another GS!

A well-fitted GS can eliminate the need for a mechanical over-travel screw on the trigger.

Before you do anything, you will need to understand the function of the GS! Study it, read about it, BECOME IT!

The frustration comes in when you remove material, reassemble ALL the parts and find it requires more filing. (The gun MUST be completely assembled to test the function of the GS!) Do not start this process an hour before you plan on going to the range!

If you do find a ‘true’ drop-in part, I am confident you will be able to fit this upgrade with little trouble. Just take it slow.

IN ADDITION, if you EVER use the word Dremmel again on this Firearms forum I will drag out the Ban Hamster and point him in your direction! Capisce?

If you own one and I get wind you have used it on a firearm, I will personally drive up there and teach you what an old man is physically capable of doing to young whippersnappers. I will fold you like a lawn chair!

The Dremmel tool has done more to destroy firearms than any Brady Bill left wing loony anti-gun movement!
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I agree-it's all too easy to take material off but impossible to restore it once you've went too far.

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IN ADDITION, if you EVER use the word Dremmel again on this Firearms forum I will drag out the Ban Hamster and point him in your direction! Capisce?

If you own one and I get wind you have used it on a firearm, I will personally drive up there and teach you what an old man is physically capable of doing to young whippersnappers. I will fold you like a lawn chair!

The Dremmel tool has done more to destroy firearms than any Brady Bill left wing loony anti-gun movement!
Where's the dremel love, Cane? I use a dremel all the time
I just finished engraving my new SIS, waddaya think? pretty nice eh?
I'm pretty good with it, can do others for a small fee. Im gonna work over the trigger later







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Before you do anything, you will need to understand the function of the GS! Study it, read about it, BECOME IT!
This- I will do.

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IN ADDITION, if you EVER use the word Dremmel again on this Firearms forum I will drag out the Ban Hamster and point him in your direction! Capisce?
OOOOoo. Is that the famous hamster from the Richard Gere defamation? So you're the one who ended up winning that bid on ebay.

stalkingbear- I was not mocking your very good advice to take it slow, BTW. Just being a wīzzago.

I'll post up the progress once I get the parts ordered...
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