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GringoBandito

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  1. Take a look at the front of the slide. This should help. https://www.shootersconnectionstore.com/STI-Slide-5-938-Unique-Bald-P819.aspx
  2. I use the Aftec in my limited rig but recently installed the practical extractor in a .40 1911 with a tightly fitted FP stop and it functions perfectly. They say the practical ex is rated at 70,000 cycles. For an open rig, I would probably look at the HD version due to the extra meat.
  3. And...I might add that you want to make sure you are seating primers just flush of the case (after all your adjustments). I ran into this problem and thought it was a seating depth problem but found it was due to primer seating depth.
  4. I noticed the tuning fork effect as well but I later fit a new firing pin stop and that seemed to reduce the noise quite a bit. The old FP stop was pretty loose.
  5. Funny timing on this thread. I bought the prizm 22's and found they let too much light through on bright days. I ended up doing some research and found the deep blue prizm lens actually filters out the most light. The FO is hard to miss with these lenses and they are super clear. Highly recommended.
  6. I'm not Wayne but I can tell you that the decapping set up is top notch and has solved all of the issues I had with primers being drawn back into the brass.
  7. The rumor around the water cooler is that the original 1911 in .45 was designed around a round length of 1.245 so folks load long to reduce the likelihood of feeding issues with other calibers. I like to load 9mm at 1.125 and .40 at 1.2 and make sure my extractors are tuned properly and I don't have any feeding issues.
  8. Sorry bout that..I was referring to reloading your bullets longer than normal factory ammo.
  9. Check out middle branch machine but I recommend having them polish the barrel prior to coating. They are inexpensive, responsive and do nice work.
  10. If you want to load long for 9mm, the get the 38 super mags from tripp and the 10MM tripp mags if you shoot 40.
  11. Which brand FPS is the one in the middle?
  12. Give Glenn a call. https://www.lonestarinnovations.com
  13. For base pads I just used a drill bit to add a shallow, single dot on mag one, two dots on mag 2, etc. Works good and it is cheap.
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