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Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-26-2008, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,637
Posted By gans
I guess that I can't agree with that, I install...

I guess that I can't agree with that, I install comps with more than 3 ports all the time and I can see a difference. It all depends on what the customer is looking for.

For a racegun, 3-4...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,637
Posted By gans
The discussion was about installing a compensator...

The discussion was about installing a compensator and the prices are all over the place. The link showing the cost of $335 was for the total cost of the comp, installation and all the parts to...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-26-2008, 09:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,637
Posted By gans
Here is some reality...

Here is some reality http://www.gansguns.com/installM2.html.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-14-2008, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,625
Posted By gans
The bushings are usually heat treated and...

The bushings are usually heat treated and difficult to spread. If you only need to increase it a few thousands, you should be able to do it with a tapered punch. It will take a lot of pressure. You...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 10-01-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,201
Posted By gans
I have worked on a couple of them. They were...

I have worked on a couple of them. They were machined quite nicely and had good fitting of parts.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-19-2007, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By gans
I guess that it would be more safe not to use...

I guess that it would be more safe not to use shock buffers if the shooter is not going to check them and is going to use the correct recoil spring for the specific load that they are using.

But...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-01-2007, 12:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By gans
Dgunsmith, You made some good points. Would...

Dgunsmith,

You made some good points. Would you elaborate on them, to help us make an informed decision on the use of buffs.

1- On the extensive LE tests. If the buffs were replaced when signs...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-30-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By gans
Good insurance, just keep an eye on them for wear.

Good insurance, just keep an eye on them for wear.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-14-2007, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By gans
The standard 5" barrel has a dia. of around .580...

The standard 5" barrel has a dia. of around .580 and will use the standard barrel bushing.

The Bull barrel will have a larger dia. (around .700") and will do away with the barrel bushing. It will...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-14-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,967
Posted By gans
The guide rod simply helps to keep the spring...

The guide rod simply helps to keep the spring from binding up as it gets compressed. If your spring is in good shape and is not binding any, the rod may not help anything. It will not hurt anything...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-14-2007, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,372
Posted By gans
It is not good to drop the slide on an empty...

It is not good to drop the slide on an empty chamber. Always drop the slide with rounds in the mag. The slide will be slowed down as it strips the round from the mag and it feeds it into the chamber....
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