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  1. Pardon my terminology.

    The thingy that comes up to mate with the slots in the cylinder was not dropping back down soon enough on one chamber, so the cylinder could not rotate. Again with the 8 shot, getting the star just right for all 8, plus getting the cylinder slots just right for all 8, plus getting the pawl timing at a happy neutral, plus getting the thingy timing at a happy neutral, might be a challenge for the design.  

    You may have noticed by this point that I am not a revolver smith. 

  2. Thanks. Will look. It does seem a weird problem. 


    This gun has been sent back to Ruger already to have a new pawl installed to fix a timing issue (not relevant likely, just for what it is worth). My gut makes me think they pushed the design/precision limits a bit too close to the edge when they went to 8 shots. 

  3. If I put in a reduced power trigger return spring (McCarbo) the following happens:

    During dry fire all is good.

    With live rounds the trigger sticks fully back about 1 time in 5, a combination of pushing forward on the trigger and twisting the cylinder one way and the other eventually allows the trigger to return forward.


    Would greatly prefer to run the reduced power return spring. Any ideas? 

  4. 4 hours ago, Boomstick303 said:

    Did they still give you the penalty after you all realized the fault line was not staked down? 


    The ground is not level, fault lines are prone to being warped by the weather, the ground looks a bit damp meaning the stake may or may not work up as folks stomp about, and everybody else had to negotiate the same field of battle. I think we just need to learn to lift our feet. From the video it looks like the shooter might have face planted harder if the fault line had not moved.


    No snark intended, just sayin it ain't intended to be like astroturf. 

  5. 16 hours ago, Aiden said:

    I was reading through this and seeing a lot of the old school suggestions for tightening up 1911 frame rails. Then everyone chimed in...


    Back in the old days, you hit it with a hammer until it was better. There was more to it but the principle is sound. 


    Weld and recut the rails sounds like a solid option if you can find someone who can be precise. That'll tighten up any fit for sure.


    At this point I'm not sure if it would be more fun to try and fix it or to take it to gun shows - "yep, this right here is what your $900.00 gets you if you aren't lucky, apparently the factory q.c. check is to turn the gun upside down and if the slide doesn't fall off it is good to go". 


    Will probably just put it away until my petulance wains. 

  6. 4 minutes ago, Boomstick303 said:

    Sorry, trying to fully understand this if I ever run into it when I am RO.  


    This is not meant to be snarky, I honestly admire your desire to know the rules. 

    The first rule of being an r.o. is don't be a dick.

    If you see something that you are certain is not unsafe and you sort of have to work to find a reason to dq - i.e. it is not clearly spelled out to be a dq but things could be interpreted that way - then you might be in violation of the first rule. 

  7. 13 hours ago, shred said:

    Squeezing and beating and peening on slide and frame rails was de-rigueur in the 1911 competition world when all you had was sloppy factory guns.  Find an old 1911 smith that has the tools gathering dust somewhere and see what they can do.



    Sounds like a great thing for me to learn more about. I think I've got an old 1911 gun smithing book laying around somewhere. No implying that I would do it myself but I would like to understand methods and drawbacks. Makes me wonder about GrumpyOne's thought that this could be another avenue of business for somebody with the skills and equipment, you don't need a bullseye gun for IDPA/USPSA but everyone likes an accurate gun. 

  8. 9 hours ago, N7VY said:


    I did see somebody saying that to tighten up their tanfo they hammered a bit on the frame. 🤓


    Seems like I remember there was something people did for worn out slides on 1911's - and maybe it was "The Glock in competition" where I read about getting the hammer out as you mentioned. 

  9. Just FYI stuff, heard back from IFG. Figured I was hosed on any warranty since I bought the gun second hand off of gunbroker, but some of the manufacturers are so good about that stuff it seemed worth asking. Was surprised that any stock 1 with the new style frame would be considered old, didn't think they had been around more than a few years and I was surprised that grips and new sights (sights are not press fit on this gun, loosen screws and they slide out with finger pressure only) would be a violation of any warranty, regardless I have nothing to complain about (except for the gun itself). 



    As the warranty only applies to the first and original owner, there is no circumstance in which this model will be covered under any sort of factory warranty.   Based on the serial number, this gun is quite old (one of our first imports) and the pics indicate that it’s been modified from the original factory configuration.   If you would like to tighten the gun up, there are many gunsmiths in the USA that specialize in refurbishment of these type guns. Unfortunately there is no warranty coverage for this type work and we cannot be held responsible for condition of used merchandise found through secondary sales outlets. 

    Justin Dodd
    Chief of Operations



    On the bright side, if I could get the thing right I really like the look and feel. 




  10. 1 hour ago, Russty said:

    What behavior led to the possible ban? 


    Verbal abuse of competitors is the last big squabble that I have seen result in a near ban (public declaration of what happens if there is a next time). 


    Even pcc shooters need to be treated with a certain amount of respect. 

  11. On 4/12/2021 at 10:25 PM, tomjerry1 said:

    I'm not really sure where NROI is going, rules are rules.


    In this day and age where taking polls is quick and easy, I'm not really sure why NROI approaches the rules as a dictatorship rather than a democracy. 


    When you ask about it the go to answers are "well, most folks don't vote for who gets to be president" - "talk to your area rep". 


    If many folks don't care enough to vote then that is fine, if I ever got any response but a very polite "pack sand we do it this way" from Troy or anybody else high in the food chain then I wouldn't have given up on trying. 


    Just my 1 cent. 

  12. 11 hours ago, gnappi said:

    Since you have four other tanfos, have you tried swapping the entire slides or just barrels to the new one to try and narrow down the issue?



    Thank you for the suggestion. The slide to frame fit is so bad that if you do a quick upward transition with the gun you hear a click when the gun stops moving. I ain't no gunsmith but I don't think we are talking rocket surgery figuring out the problem. 


    Have a question emailed to PD, will see what they think. Wish they hadn't been out of stock when I was gun shopping.


    Also called IFG. They want proof that the gun is owned legally before moving forward, since it is a gun broker deal their is no sales receipt, not sure if my FFL will find a copy of the transfer form but that may or may not work for them. 


    There is much to be said for buying from brick and mortar or from people you trust. 

  13. 44 minutes ago, LordManHammer said:

    But, the feel in your hands and performance is unmatched.  You only live once.  Buy quality guns, cars, and guitars.

    I agree. "Quality" is a personal thing though and another piece is that some enjoy conspicuous consumption while others either shy from it or just don't care about it. From a pure quality standpoint, for me, you can't beat a CZ TS or TSO (depending which fits your hand). 


    The one time I got to go to Germany it was a work thing, the lead dog from my company sat next to the lead dog from the vendors company and during a break in discussions they compared and admired each other's Rolex watch. I meanwhile looked at my $15.00 timex electronic that I had never needed to adjust time on (except daylight savings) and smiled to myself. Just different value systems, no worries. 

  14. 4 hours ago, ltdmstr said:

    But if you're looking at the material, design, construction, and performance, the 1911/2011 is hands down the winner.


    We can agree to disagree. 

  15. 20 minutes ago, ltdmstr said:


    Not sure what your point is.  They're all sponsored shooters.  Wanna guess on the odds that any of those guns would be their first choice if they weren't paid to use them?  I'll say zero.

    It gets back to Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance I think. For some there is beauty in function at a modest investment, for others there is beauty in all of the high level craftsmanship. Viva la difference. 

    In my job (engineer) the solutions I was the most proud of were those that came at a low cost, that translates into a mindset that has the most admiration for something like a cz tactical sport, for example.

  16. Anyone know for certain if a shadow 1 target is esp legal?


    I thought I remembered stuff about full length dust cover guns had to first be ssp legal and if you bought 1 that was ssp legal you could then cut the slide to allow an adjustable sight install & it would be esp legal.


    Other thing, anybody know when the equipment rules will be changed again?

  17. 4 hours ago, je85 said:

    Sorry to hear that. I have the IFG import stock 1 and it is great. 

    Good to know that. If I could get happy with it I think they are a pretty cool gun. It may go to PD for evaluation (assuming they do that) depending on where I get with contacting IFG

  18. 18 minutes ago, MikeBurgess said:

    With Iron sights slide to frame fit is a minor part of accuracy its all about barrel to slide fit, also the slop on Tanfo slide can feel bad but actuallyy because of the length of engagement (full length rails) not actually allow for much angular displacement. 


    So my big question would be how is the barrel lock up? can you wiggle the muzzle of the barrel around when its in battery (empty gun) if its loose a new barrel can be helpful and PD has appropriate barrels, if not you may want to try recrowning the stock barrel, there could easily be a issue there.


    but all that said if its a truly horrible fit gun maybe you could get it replaced under warranty?


    Thank you. 

    PD told me if the slide to frame is really crappy the barrel change would not help much and I got the impression they had experience with this, I am not debating your comment just noting that I've heard a different take. Am anxious to send them one of my S3's the next time I see a sale on parts or shop work and see what happens with a good shooting gun. 

    Barrel lock up seems fine when compared to the other 4 Tanfo's I have on hand.

    Chasing warranty sounds like a good idea, was a bit pessimistic as the warrantable accuracy numbers I've seen on other mass production guns are pretty loose, 6" circle at 20 yards kind of thing. Playing with the crown may also be a good idea but I'm hesitant to put more money into the gun or make irreversible changes until I have explored all options. 

  19. Bought a new stock 1 sight unseen, the slide to frame fit is really nasty and the bench rest groups are just bad. Own 4 other Tanfo's and have bought and sold a couple more besides so this is not me expecting a mass production gun to be as tight as a high dollar custom. 


    Am wondering if I am just hosed on this one or if there is something that can be done about it. 


    Any thoughts welcome. Talked to PD about getting a new barrel fitted (don't see a S1 barrel listed on their site but maybe an S3 barrel cut and crowned would work), they were flat out honest and I figure with the slide-frame fit as sloppy as it is I would be throwing good money after bad. 

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