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About GringoBandito

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  1. GringoBandito

    9mm Jacketed bullets

    Get your barrel slugged and choose a bullet that is .001 over the ID of your barrel.
  2. GringoBandito

    Springfield TRP owners..I need your help!

    Thank you Sir!!!
  3. Hi All. I am trying to order a custom holster for an STI Duty one (no longer made) and need to get the measurement that you see below. The TRP with a half rail appears to be the closest match. Thank you!
  4. Lower the handle and raise the shell plate to the top. Screw the die in until it touches the plate and tighten the locking ring,
  5. GringoBandito

    Gas Valve Spring Compressor for 1301??

    Bummer. I found a video that gives you a good idea what compressor can be used. Aren't there auto parts stores that loan tools? Autozone? Oreilly? http://www.practical-shotgun.com/beretta-1301-gas-valve
  6. GringoBandito

    Best Pistol Tool Kit

    Wheeler makes some nice tool kits and I bought the one below via amazon. For polishing, I recommend using 1000 and then 2000 grit and finishing with wenol or flitz with felt and a dremel. Go slow and try not to remove any metal. Just polish. https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Space-Saver-Screwdriver-Set/dp/B000RZG5NY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1546800434&sr=8-5&keywords=wheeler+screwdriver+set Universal block - https://www.amazon.com/Impresa-Products-Universal-Bench-Block/dp/B01HH202Q0/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?ie=UTF8&qid=1546800699&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=gunsmithing+block&psc=1 Punches - https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-Gunsmith-Punch-18-Piece-66564/dp/B012TKY0VI/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1546800755&sr=8-13&keywords=punches Hammer - https://www.amazon.com/Grace-USA-Gunsmithing-Gunsmith-Accessories/dp/B00UOVOT48/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1546800792&sr=8-3&keywords=gunsmith+hammer Loupe - https://www.amazon.com/Bausch-Lomb-Watchmaker-Loupe-10x/dp/B000LDG2HQ/ref=sr_1_5_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1546800838&sr=8-5&keywords=10x+loop
  7. GringoBandito

    Gas Valve Spring Compressor for 1301??

    I have never had an issue with mine running light loads but I did break the gun in using HV loads and I have heard others have done the same thing with success. How many rounds do you have through it?
  8. This is the link I was looking for. The OP's ejector doesn't appear to have any angle cut into the face of the it. This would be something I would address first.
  9. GringoBandito

    Are all lubricants created equal?

    I use it in every gun I own and it works great. It doesn't burn off like others I have used.
  10. GringoBandito

    Frankford Arsenal Vibra Prime Mod

    I'm not going to lie, I hated the vibra prime until a shooting buddy told me how to use it. Now I use it every time I load ammo and think it does a pretty good job. I'll be doing that mod to make it even better. Thanks for taking the time.
  11. GringoBandito

    My STI SS Winter project is done!

    It's a great trigger that is very well made. I really like that you can adjust the length of the trigger.
  12. GringoBandito

    My STI SS Winter project is done!

    Lol. Thanks
  13. This project was a long time coming and I finally got around to sending my .40 STI Duty one off to APW for hard chrome and Middlebranch Machine for the barrel TiN coating. The ignition is all EGW and the trigger breaks clean at 2.5lbs. The bonus for this project was the Dawson magwell that I got from this forum in a straight-up trade! I think it turned out pretty nice and it is a great shooter.
  14. GringoBandito

    FtF Issue

    Glad hear you got it sorted out! Enjoy your new rig!
  15. GringoBandito

    FtF Issue

    Thats crimp should be ok. You should still call Bobby but also check your mag springs and the feed lips on your mags just to be safe. Maybe even install a new mag spring to see if that solves the problem.