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Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,837
Posted By CubDriver451
Brownell's currently lists a drop in barrel with...

Brownell's currently lists a drop in barrel with comp for 1911s made by Clark Customs. Bare in mind, that it may or may not actually "drop in". Due to the variety of 1911 manufacturers, making a...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-13-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,837
Posted By CubDriver451
Simple answers; Mags- Wildon Combat,...

Simple answers;

Mags- Wildon Combat, McCormick and Tripp. Get any of them from Brownell's.

Compensator- Same source, but it is not going to be a do it yourself project if you want a "good" one....
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-13-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,837
Posted By CubDriver451
I completely aggree, Axxe

I think many people care more about the look of their firearms ad-ons than the do about the function of them. Maybe I'm just old fashioned (or maybe just old), but I am a firm believer that form...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-13-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,837
Posted By CubDriver451
That was the distinction I was trying to make. ...

That was the distinction I was trying to make. Unfortunately, too many shooters do not understand this distinction. They look in the latest Brownell's catelog, see the bushing comps, and don't know...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 01-13-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,837
Posted By CubDriver451
The various advice on mags given by other posters...

The various advice on mags given by other posters is good stuff, in my experience. The advice and experiences on comps, not quite so much.

Comps can be quite effective, even on the low pressure...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 03-11-2012, 01:58 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,076
Posted By CubDriver451
a few of my toys... ...

a few of my toys...

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/Flyboy_451/gunroom1.jpg

http://i1043.photobucket.com/albums/b438/Flyboy_451/gunroom2.jpg
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-23-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,416
Posted By CubDriver451
MAybe it is just the camera angle or lighting...

but it looks to me like the muzzle crown is very poorly cut from the factory! When you look at the face of the barrel, the crown should look basically like a chamfer that is evenly cut perpendicular...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-19-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,251
Posted By CubDriver451
Dig into a copy of Machinery's Handbook. There...

Dig into a copy of Machinery's Handbook. There are tables for pretty much all common threads and formulas for calculating non-standard threads. Or you can just do what I do, and fit the threads to...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 02-19-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,251
Posted By CubDriver451
in response to those advocating the use of a live...

in response to those advocating the use of a live center and a crown insert/protector- I have never used this method, and will not say that it is an improper method to use, but I do think it is not...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 02-16-2012, 12:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,099
Posted By CubDriver451
Actually, R. Lee Ermey was a a Marine for 11...

Actually, R. Lee Ermey was a a Marine for 11 years before receiving a medical discharge. Although he is a combat verteran, I have never seen any indication that he is an accomplished shooter, let...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-15-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,051
Posted By CubDriver451
Actually, a good compensator works just fine on a...

Actually, a good compensator works just fine on a .45. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a good bushing comp. Compensators work by redirecting the pressure driving the bullet. This is a...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 01-28-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,735
Posted By CubDriver451
Actually, most commercial 10mm ammo is quite a bit under powered...

compared to the original loads by Norma. If memory serves me correctly, the original load from Norma was a 200 grain bullet at 1300fps from a five in barrel. The hottest current commercial load...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-27-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By CubDriver451
Any good light weight oil and a stiff nylon brush...

Any good light weight oil and a stiff nylon brush works well to loosen the imbedded metal. Then wipe it away with a paper towel.

JW
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-25-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By CubDriver451
Josh, Call me anal retentive, overly...

Josh,

Call me anal retentive, overly critical or just plain picky, but I think it is absolutely unforgivable that the vast majority of factory rifles in current production fall into the category...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-25-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By CubDriver451
With regard to those advocating the use of CNC...

With regard to those advocating the use of CNC machines for barrel work, something to keep in mind is that when you chuck a barrel into a three jaw chuck, you are assuming that the bore is...
Firearms Forum: Gunsmithing Forum 01-25-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,631
Posted By CubDriver451
Josh, I don't know what kind of machine work you...

Josh, I don't know what kind of machine work you do, but here is the skinny on reamers. Straight flute reamers leave a finish that will almost always be better than when using a boring bar. They...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 02:28 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,748
Posted By CubDriver451
LOVE the old High Standards!!

I have an old Supermatic Trophy that is not only handsome but a real shooter as well! Will have to get a picture or two of it to post.

JW
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 01:23 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,427
Posted By CubDriver451
Not getting worked up at all, just making a...

Not getting worked up at all, just making a clarification. The SASS guys are good at what they do!

JW
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,748
Posted By CubDriver451
I guess beauty is truly in the eye of the...

I guess beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder...That, IMHO, is an abomination!!

Not to mention that it is NOT a Colt. It is a Safari Arms that has had poorly chosen and ill-fit parts slapped...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,427
Posted By CubDriver451
Please do not take this as a dig on SASS...

Please do not take this as a dig on SASS shooters, but keep in mind that they are not shooting anything that even approaches full power loads. IF my memory is correct, minimum power factor for SASS...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-24-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,427
Posted By CubDriver451
I have to disagree with pretty much your entire...

I have to disagree with pretty much your entire post. Declaring the single action revolver, the .45 Colt, and the .357 Magnum (as well as pretty much any other gun or cartridge) obsolete, based on...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 01-11-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By CubDriver451
Jstrong, I have shot IDPA, USPSA, and...

Jstrong,

I have shot IDPA, USPSA, and various other forms of competition for a number of years. IDPA and many others are great for maintaining familiarity and working on fundamentals, but keep...
Firearms Forum: Semi-Auto Handguns 01-10-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By CubDriver451
I would have to disagree with your comment about...

I would have to disagree with your comment about versatility. Bullets for .45 are available from 155 grains to about 260 if you are a handloader, and even if you restrict it to commonly available...
Firearms Forum: Revolver Handguns 01-07-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By CubDriver451
There are few few distinct advantages that come...

There are few few distinct advantages that come with increased bore diameter. The most obvious is that the ability to launch heavy bullets increases with bore diameter. Heavier bullets generally...
Firearms Forum: Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 01-06-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By CubDriver451
I have to disagree with those who say not to, or...

I have to disagree with those who say not to, or that it is not beneficial to practice at longer distances. As ChainFire mentioned, greater distances will magnify errors and help to improve your...
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