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  1. Thanks for the tips guys! I'm going to give it a go!
  2. I'd like to try my hand at fitting a new firing pin stop onto one of my single stack guns. The factory part is MIM and fits rather loosely. ....and an oversized EGW part is only like $20 - so what have I got to lose? Having never tried something like this before, I'm wondering how you keep the firing pin hole "centered" when removing material from the left & right sides of the stop? Is it just a case of making sure you make an equal number of passes on each side when removing material? ....or are you using a mic to ensure each side is equal?
  3. I have a BUL single stack gun with about 5k rounds through it. I recently installed one of their adjustable triggers. Overall I'm pretty happy. I was able to minimize the travel / slack and now have a nice crisp 2.5# break.
  4. Thanks for this link. It's a great reference. I've booked marked it
  5. I have been in touch Gilbert @ GP Arms - the BUL distributor. He imports guns with bushing barrels for USPSA single stack competition. Although 95% of the BUL 1911 photos on the web show a bull barrel, bushing guns are available for the asking. Here's a screen cap of bushing trophy SAW ripped from Shooters Connection.
  6. wow - that Rouge is an interesting design!
  7. BUL Armory's 1911 pistols look very interesting. They certainly are unique. They are promoted as being an IPSC competition gun. but I guess their bull barrel's make them illegal in the USPSA single stack division. Would it fly in Limited 10 or another division?
  8. Did anyone have a chance to check out the new Safariland Model 015 competition holster at SHOT? Their website says that it should start shipping in March. [link]
  9. I fondled one at ShotShow and was impressed with the build quality. I liked the flat trigger, fit & finish were nice, trigger broke clean. I think the MSRP is a little silly. I'd buy one at the right price.
  10. There has been lots of great suggestions in this post for solid single-stack 9mm guns. I have 17,000 rounds through my 9mm Springfield Operator and I can backup McFoto's recommendation on Dawson magazines. I've tried Springfield magazines, Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick and Dawson. In my experiences, I've had the most reliable operation using Dawson magazines. ....so whatever 9mm pistol you land on, Dawson magazines will help set you up for success.
  11. I got an Avid pistol tool as a stocking-stuffer in December and I am thoroughly impressed with it. It has a 1911 bushing wrench, punch, and all of the "tool tips" you could want to detail strip your 2011. The best part is that they retail for about $40 Here's a link https://www.realavid.com/shop/the-pistol-tool
  12. Thanks for the replies. I just used my last 9# springs in another gun - need to buy more. I don't load my own ammunition. I have been using Freedom Munitions 147gr round nose. So far, I'm pretty happy with it. A softer spring might work well with that load.
  13. I want to make sure that I have the right weight springs for my 9mm DVC 3-Gun in my spares inventory. Does any happen to know what recoil spring this gun left the factory with? I want to say that it shipped with a 10# recoil spring, but I'm not sure.
  14. The spring in that kit is one that I was looking at. I looked the part up on the C/S website. It's designed for use with trigger pull weights under 4.5# Other than that, I don't know much about it. Looking forward to hearing your feedback once all the work is complete.
  15. Which flat trigger are you planning to install? are you doing anything special with the sear spring? I’ve seen things like titanium sear springs and springs for trigger pulls < 4.5lbs - but have no idea of the reputation of those parts.
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