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  1. How light is the trigger pull? Unless your sear is boogered up, bending the left leaf of the sear spring downward, as suggested previously, will increase pressure on the sear. This will usually fix this issue. Try it and see. Been there, done that. If the sear nose is damaged, one possible cause, is your trigger stop adjustment is not allowing the sear to disengage the hammer far enough, and is bumping the halfcock notch on the way down, damaging the sear. If so back off the trigger stop a little more. Been there, done that, also too. Just a thought for something to look at.
  2. MAF sensor cleaner. About 5-$6 for a spray can at the auto parts store. It's created to leave absolutely no residue on those tiny wires in that sensor.
  3. I don't know what you call reasonable, but I had a 1911 barrel done for $70, by Primary Machine last year. It turned out nice. They were a vendor here, but I don't see their name listed anymore.
  4. I had a 1911 done last year by Primary Machine. Used in a kydex holster also. Still looks good. Black Nitride is supposed to harden the metal somewhat, and improve lubricity of moving parts. The cost is pretty reasonable.
  5. I finally got a email response from Heather at the USPSA. No hard copy rule books will be printed for anyone, including RO's. They want to keep an "evergreen" rule book, which means, they can change the rules so often, that everyone is confused. I think for what the dues cost, they could at least provide a hard copy for the RO's, and the option of a subsidized, low cost copy for anyone else. Maybe then, if they have to print them, they won't change the rules so often.
  6. I am one of those old Super Senior people who like to have the rule book in their hands.
  7. I like the hard copy book. I am a RO, and if there is a dispute, it is faster to pull out the book, go to the right section, and look it up quickly. I don't have a smartphone. I don't feel like printing out all 121 pages of the online version either, plus that's quite a wad to stuff in your range bag, rather than a small booklet. I hope the USPSA supplies the books to the RO's , as before. I sent them an email, asking, but they have not responded.
  8. I had a similar problem. I called Dillon, and their rep told me that brass builds up on the expander, and that I should use some steel wool or scotchbrite to polish it off. After doing so, it made things a lot better.
  9. Ditto, on the eAMP Challenger mag pouches. They were $95 delivered from Ebay, for the 6 magazine setup. They make a 4 mag for $65. I wanted to try bullets out, and did not want to spend a whole lot of money experimenting. I like these. I feel my reloads are better bullets out. Your results may vary. Not all that flashy, but this gets the job done.
  10. I was always worried that the poppers would not go down with the 9mm, especially if they were not hit well. Although my worries were unfounded, some were scary slow in falling. The production division shooters seem to get by though.
  11. I enjoy shooting SS also. I just like the 1911. There is not a whole lot of participation in SS at the local matches. Mostly new shooters, with certain clubs having their dedicated veterans also. I just shoot for overall in the final results. If I can make the top 25-30%, I am happy. I tried shooting both major and minor this year, and for me, I found I gave up too many points with minor, and did not usually make it up in time savings, to offset. For a younger and better shooter, their results might be different. I just like the .45 better.
  12. Large rifle primers are .005 higher than large pistol primers are. Small pistol and small rifle are identical heights.
  13. Don't fire your gun anymore until you get this issue resolved. If your recoil spring is coil bound, you can break your barrel bushing, as it will be stopping the rearward movement of the slide, instead of the slide's dust cover.
  14. New springs are usually slightly longer than used are. They take a "set" after being used the first time. They will shorten maybe 1/2 to 3/4 inch. I take it this is a 1911 you have. By not allowing the spring plug to bottom out, do you mean, not coil bound? You can compare the stacked length of the springs, by measuring the wire diameter and multiplying it by the number of coils.
  15. I have a build using their frame, slide, barrel and fire control parts. Their parts are good as anyone's, and the customer support is prompt. They are fairly new and are trying to increase their footprint in the market. They occasionally run specials on certain items, and often have escalating percentages off most everything across the board. I got some great deals. They have barrels and slides listed on Ebay also. Sign up to get on their mailing list. www.fusionfirearms.com
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