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  1. When I read that suggestion I thought no way, then I thought well maybe, regardless, the problem is not there with an empty chambers but it is there with fired cases in a moon clip inserted in the gun. Thanks.
  2. 115 grain federal factory ammo walks out of the brass bad, don't know about accuracy issues with 355-356 factory bullets on the 929's that slug at .357 but it seems like that might also be a thing. Other thing, my 929 is very accurate but point of aim is more dependent on ammo than any other gun I have owned.
  3. I wonder if all 9mm carbide dies are the same in this regard regardless of brand or age? Digging into it I find stuff like the note below. I just checked a RCBS .38/.357 carbide die dated 1976 and it has a short carbide ring. And I checked a newer Lee and RCBS carbide 9mm carbide die and they have a carbide ring three times as deep as the old .357 die. So I'm guessing the new carbide dies are tapered and will size the entire case. I remember having wasp waisted .357 cases with old carbide dies but with the newer 9mm dies I did not have that problem. I looked at my loaded 9mm cases and they are slightly smaller below the bullet but they are not sized excessively near the base. As a side note I also checked a newer carbide .40 S&W die and its carbide ring is shorter than the 9mm. I think this is because the .40 S&W has less taper. Bottom line none of the 9mm cases look like the .357 cases sized in my much older carbide die. Meaning the newer carbide dies do not over resize the cases like the older dies did. NOTE, the Lee deluxe 4 die set has carbide sizing die, a bullet seating die and a carbide factory crimp die. Meaning you will seat and crimp in two different operations and the carbide factory crimp die will size any bulges caused by crimping. The bad news is you do not want to use this crimp die with over sized cast bullets because the bullet will be sized smaller. I prefer using this Lee carbide die set with jacketed and plated bullets over any other die set. "BUT" if you plan to shoot over sized cast bullets you will want another die set. I also have the Lee bulge buster kit for the 9mm which is a push through die that sizes the base of the case to SAAMI minimum diameter.
  4. 627 , unless I can get the SuperGP 100 lined out with federal primers and less trigger weight. I hate the fragile crane retention method on the Smiths and their tendency to break the extended firing pins - broke my first "unbreakable" pin from TK Custom, they replaced it free and said they had fortified the design so time will tell. My 929 works now after a pain finding what it would shoot without leading, personal opinion is that tapered brass is not a great choice for keeping bullets from walking in an 8 shot revolver.
  5. My 929 shoots the 160 Bayou (or SNS) 0.358 just fine with no leading and as good of a group as I can shoot with a pistol. For 9mm (tapered) brass I am going to switch to a lighter bullet though as I see the rare bullet that has walked forward now and then and I have it in my head that this might be reduced shooting something closer to 130 grain than 160. In my gun 0.356 coated leads up nasty and I start throwing knuckle balls after about 100 rounds.
  6. Not at all, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" is I think a very accurate old saying, although a bit harsh or overstated in this context. I also don't see that there is a right and a wrong value system when talking about luxuries within your means, just different.
  7. All of the above input, and any forthcoming input, is appreciated. Will post if/when I get things working, life is getting in the way of gun fiddling at the moment.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Agreed. Great thing about my love life, I've learned to get used to rejection.
  16. Thank you. Doesn't appear that for Tanfo's it is an option, but it might be worth a call and ask to make sure depending on how things develop.
  17. 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.
  18. 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 DoddChief of OperationsIFG ****************** On the bright side, if I could get the thing right I really like the look and feel.
  19. A very good friend is an open GM, he was born blind in 1 eye.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. No disagreement, and it does look cool.
  24. 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.
  25. We can agree to disagree.
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