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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Agreed. Great thing about my love life, I've learned to get used to rejection.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. A very good friend is an open GM, he was born blind in 1 eye.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. No disagreement, and it does look cool.
  13. 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. We can agree to disagree.
  15. 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. 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. 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.
  20. 11 pages into the thread and somebody finally nails it!
  21. PCC shooters are just never going to get it, and that is ok, viva la difference & all that.
  22. What is the GM's name that works at shooters connection and kicks butt with his RIA? Something like John Veigler? Disclaimer, I don't know if he is still shooting one now. On the bright side, I don't know of anyone beating all of the pricey guns with a Hi-Point.
  23. Good information, appreciated. Sorry about the issues.
  24. Ruger rocks in that regard.
  25. STI has had major issues, no doubt about it, I am hoping that fairly recent changes (Dave Dawson coming back for example) will get them back where they used to be. Not sure how warranty repairs would stack up against the good semi customs like Les Baer and Triangle and etc.. SVI has the occasional problem gun like everyone else (they make it right though) and I had a lot of fun tormenting a good friend until they got his SVI worked out. The other thing to consider is number of guns sold versus number of complaints. Can't argue with measurable differences in performance.
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