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With stainless, galling can be an issue but it’s more of an issue where you’re forcing two parts to fit when they’re still slightly oversized. Once there is proper clearance between two sliding parts it’s less of a concern. Ie if a gs is lap fitting a slide it can gall more easily. Once the gun is fit and you keep it properly lubricated, it shouldn’t be and issue. As other have pointed out, SS slides seem to crack easier in my experience, hardness doesn’t seem to matter for as bs steel but it seems like their are much less ductile and just don’t take the beating as well as a carbon slide. You can leave an iron gun in the raw and keep the same look without issue as long as it’s being shot regularly,if oiled, steel won’t rust, it’s when it sits for a long enough period of time (depending on humidity) that it’ll start to oxidize. Polishing the gun helps to combat rust but if it sits for long enough it’ll rust regardless. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I can only speak for myself - for me the window is too small. I see more and more people using them, but when shooting in other than ideal shooting positions, that window can be very difficult to find the dot in if you have not practiced it specifically to perfection. Hard leans, prone, confined areas, bent into a pretzel, all create difficulty for any red dot, but the small ones like a venom are more so. For me anyway. The only advantage I see to them at all is being lighter, which I also think is highly overrated for this platform.
Qbert replied to Banacek's topic in Tanfoglio (EAA / IFG)Interesting, thank you. I take it I shouldn't try this with a hard chromed gun? I have an old Stock 1 in 10mm that was fitted somewhat loosely. The slide-frame could certainly use a little tightening, but what has always bugged me with this gun is it has the cone fit bull barrel, yet I can wiggle the barrel inside the slide hole easily when in lockup (kind of like how you can do it on a Beretta 92). Peening at the 5:00 & 7:00 method sounds like it could work for tightening up muzzle fit, but I'm hesitant to do it on a hardchrome gun.
I just put one on mine with the Vortex co witness QD mount. I can run a scope (1 x 4) , the dot or irons. The dot co witnesses with the scope so zero can be checked easily or longer shots taken using the scope. Scope is on a QD so it comes off easily and maintains zero. I like the setup and I like the Venom. Have one on my Hi Cap 1911 9mm too.
Change the trigger back so it fits in prod? It's an easy job. FYI at this years Australian nationals my match score dropped 4% if I changed the scoring from major to minor. 84 extra points dropped over a 20 stage match.
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Well Memphis. As usual, your suggestion worked perfectly. I rounded off those edges you highlighted and it is hitting the auto forward 100% of the time now. Did about 30 in a row in dryfire. Thanks again!
Ronemus replied to Banacek's topic in Tanfoglio (EAA / IFG)To get the lateral play out of the slide-frame fit, I gently squeezed the slide in a padded vise. Take it slow and trial fit; getting ham-handed can crack the slide. For the vertical, I used a center punch on the side of the frame rails to move the metal a bit; I did the front and rear on both sides, supporting the back side so the frame isn't bent.. If too much moved (unlikely - the surface is hard), it can be removed with a file. Be sure to use a file with flat sides when working in the slot. For the amount I shoot, this has been durable, but may not hold for tens of thousands of rounds. I have heard of using welded dots that are filed down to fit, but have no experience with the technique. Tightening the barrel-slide fit is really easy - use a center punch on the front face face of the slide at ~5:00 and ~7:00 near the barrel opening; that will move a small amount of metal to remove the play. If you overdo it, a fine diamond file or emery cloth over a dowel can be used to remove the excess. These techniques worked because I was only taking out a few thousandths of play - the Hunter is a custom shop product so the fit is better than that of a regular production Witness.
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