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Firearms Forum: SIG Sauer Forum 10-18-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By rock185
DrFootball, Since the mid '80s, I've owned a...

DrFootball, Since the mid '80s, I've owned a succession, and a variety, of P226s. This includes multiple German P226s, an all Stainless P226, a P226 X-5 a P226/MK25,etc. I'd guess the MK25 is most...
Firearms Forum: SIG Sauer Forum 06-09-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,573
Posted By rock185
P210 Legend Target.

P210 Legend Target.
Firearms Forum: SIG Sauer Forum 05-18-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,573
Posted By rock185
Don't think I've posted a photo of this one. ...

Don't think I've posted a photo of this one. P210 silver Legend.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-12-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,022
Posted By rock185
The_American, .02 worth from an old 1911...

The_American, .02 worth from an old 1911 owner/shooter/carrier/firearms instructor/armorer. I've used 1911 type pistols from various manufacturers since the '60s. During my last several years in full...
Firearms Forum: Hi Power Firearms 02-24-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,858
Posted By rock185
Polished blue version, mostly stock, with the...

Polished blue version, mostly stock, with the factory low profile adjustable sights.
Firearms Forum: Hi Power Firearms 01-22-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,858
Posted By rock185
I suspect they are not worth it to most shooters....

I suspect they are not worth it to most shooters. They are a very old design in an age of Polymer...
Firearms Forum: Hi Power Firearms 01-21-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,858
Posted By rock185
Practical and 66T series.

Practical and 66T series.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-21-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,600
Views: 139,533
Posted By rock185
2012 production Gold Cup Trophy.

2012 production Gold Cup Trophy.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 10-18-2013, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By rock185
lampman, I used Breakfree CLP years ago, and...

lampman, I used Breakfree CLP years ago, and still use it today, along with a couple of others that I'm currently trying out. Not sure how they compare, but have had no trouble with old or new CLP....
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-21-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 858
Posted By rock185
lampman, I have long had the suspicion that many...

lampman, I have long had the suspicion that many 1911 owners and shooters don't really know or care much about the mechanics of the gun as long as it goes bang. That barrel is not normal and would...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-14-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 614
Posted By rock185
fa35, remember that sweat migrates to beneath the...

fa35, remember that sweat migrates to beneath the grips too. If you aren't removing the grips when you clean, and oiling beneath, you may get an unpleasant rusty surprise should you remove the grips...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 09-05-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 746
Posted By rock185
Mosin, the Kimbers are good guns IMHO. I doubt...

Mosin, the Kimbers are good guns IMHO. I doubt many 1911 type guns now days actually exactly match the original plans. I have owned five Kimbers over the years. I would shoot it for a while before...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 08-28-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By rock185
WannaBe, The closed end/no-hole plug is an EGW,...

WannaBe, The closed end/no-hole plug is an EGW, the other is an Accu-Lock. Looking like wanting a bull barrel around here is very politically incorrect...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 08-28-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,120
Posted By rock185
Not for me at any price. Gotta wonder about an...

Not for me at any price. Gotta wonder about an ejector being cast as part of the frame??? Didn't those extended slide slide stops go out in the '80s?
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 08-27-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 612
Posted By rock185
WannaBe, this is how that is handled on a couple...

WannaBe, this is how that is handled on a couple of my guns. No gap, no crap, both boringly reliable...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-24-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,063
Posted By rock185
Guns with a .45ACP breechface could be converted...

Guns with a .45ACP breechface could be converted to other calibers with a similar case head size, 400 CorBon, 460 Rowland, 38-45,etc. The .50 GI apparently uses the .45ACP sized case head, but I...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-08-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 387
Posted By rock185
new, I hope you'll have someone knowledgeable...

new, I hope you'll have someone knowledgeable about 1911 work check out your modifications and fix what's wrong. I don't know quite how to put this, and mean no disrespect, but you should not be...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 07-03-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By rock185
Hello and welcome rick. I don't know about the...

Hello and welcome rick. I don't know about the value of your gun, but my serial number guide indicates your gun was made in 1978...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-23-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By rock185
rickster, over the past 40 years or so I've had...

rickster, over the past 40 years or so I've had ramped, unramped, match, non match barrels,etc. in .45 ACP, 10MM, Super .38 and 9MM 1911s. While I prefer the ramped type barrels for 10MM, Super .38...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By rock185
What you're attempting to measure with a round in...

What you're attempting to measure with a round in the chamber and a feeler guage is headspace, not hood length. I strongly recommend NOT using a live round. Match barrels will typically, and...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-22-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By rock185
brngiese, Thumb safeties are not drop in parts. I...

brngiese, Thumb safeties are not drop in parts. I have fitted a number of them and I have Very Rarely ever had one that would both drop in and function properly and safely. If a new safety drops in,...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-18-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By rock185
rrussell, I have owned and carried Colts for many...

rrussell, I have owned and carried Colts for many years, carried them in mlitary and LE and am a LE Colt armorer. The dent has nothing to do with magazines, the case is hitting the ejection port on...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-14-2012, 04:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,452
Posted By rock185
Jstrong, Just personal experience, not internet...

Jstrong, Just personal experience, not internet BS as has been suggested. I purchased a new .45 ACP Colt Commander in 1980. I had been carrying a full sized steel-framed Government off duty and just...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-03-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By rock185
Those plunger springs are designed with a "kink"...

Those plunger springs are designed with a "kink" in the middle exactly to prevent them from going flying. Some of the current examples have omitted the extra step of adding the little kink, and they...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 10-27-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,043
Posted By rock185
!911, I concur with what your gunsmith found. An...

!911, I concur with what your gunsmith found. An improperly fitted safety causes the scant safety situation I described. I have handled new guns in gunshops, including Colts BTW, that display this...
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