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Joshua M. Smith 01-31-2012 08:48 PM

Tripp Conversions Came Yesterday!
 
Hi Folks,

I had been having trouble feeding truncated cone hardcast

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that had been feeding perfectly last summer. All other profiles from ball to hollowpoint fed fine. The couple wadcutters I had on hand showed no problems either.

In looking things over and double-checking with folks at other sites I figured the magazine springs should be replaced first as there are less than 500 rounds on the 18.5lb recoil spring.

Tripp hybrid conversion kits came yesterday.

http://www.smith-sights.com/resources/tripp.jpg
These are just awesome!

The followers are hybrid and are of high quality.

I only had one bobble with the feeding - the first time I charged manually from slide stop. I pulled the slide back fully and it rode up fine.

I wouldn't mind finding a wadcutter profile bullet mold, but I really like this truncated cone style and want it to feed perfectly again.

The recoil spring still looks to be in good shape. The reloads may need a bumped powder charge, but the empties are ejecting in a textbook fashion, about 6' to my 4 o'clock.

I'm waiting on a Lee trimmer to get here to check all my cases, but they should all be in spec. I just can't see a .45acp case growing that much! I'll play with the handloads after casting new bullets.

Overall, I'm very impressed with the Tripp conversions. Might have to spring for a Cobra mag to help feed these TC bullets as I've read they're more inline than other mags. We will see. I've never seen anything feed quite this slick before -- including my much-loved tapered-lip GI mag with GI hardball! I consider that the supreme setup for hardball use, so that says a lot!

I wish I'd not waited this long to order. Now if the spring life proves good, I'll convert my practice mags over, too!

Josh

g17frantz 02-01-2012 12:16 AM

Looks like a good setup bro

canebrake 02-01-2012 01:38 AM

Virgil Tripp did for 1911 mags what John Browning did for auto-loaders!

I'm a Tripp Cobra Mag disciple.

g17frantz 02-01-2012 02:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake
Virgil Tripp did for 1911 mags what John Browning did for auto-loaders!

I'm a Tripp Cobra Mag disciple.

Should be getting mine in the mail soon. Thanks for the advice sir. Can't wait to try it out

REDTAIL 03-11-2012 07:54 AM

I bet my life every day that I carry my 1911 with my Cobra mags in them.? I agree with Canebrake 100%


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