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    Jim Steward

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  1. WaJim

    USPSA 1911 legality Question

    Lol, so much for your free weekends. You Might want to find a good used progressive press and a 5 gallon bucket of brass.
  2. WaJim

    Marks on lower lugs of 2011 barrel

    The barrel legs and link are set by cutting the legs @ full lock up with the barrel stuffed hard up into the upper lugs. This gives full barrel support with slide in battery. The radius of the feet forward of that contact @ lock up has to be relieved if it rubs the slide lock pin during unlock.. Put the Slide lock pin in the link and see if it will follow the radius....or will it hang up. Itll only take a teeny bit of work with a good small file and Dykem to give this contact some room. Replacing a proper link with one that is longer will result in the barrel "riding the Link"...which will cause problems. Google "1911 Riding The Link"
  3. WaJim

    Marks on lower lugs of 2011 barrel

    No.... The link is the right length. Relieve the radius.
  4. With a 2011 use a Posi Lock Mag catch made by Dawson.... http://www.speedshooter.com/product_detail.cfm?id=AD013-003&n=Dawson-2011-Posi-Lock-Extended-Mag-Release With a 1911 the mag base is what controls how far the mag is inserted in slide lock. There are quite a few that come in different heights. Tripp is one...click 'choose options' and there's 4 different heights. https://dawsonprecision.com/basepads-1911-by-tripp-research/
  5. Yeah well...if you would have let go of that Briley with a 20/21 rd mag............. but At least I got the Nitro fin. ............And a Ruger gun rug. But I was thinking, on a Limited (using a metal grip) the Nitrofin would keep the weight of the pistol from pressing the mag release on a loaded table start.
  6. I have a nitro-fin that I got with a gun purchase.....and have been refraining from using it. Figure ..If I like it then ill need more. Ill try it one of these days.
  7. WaJim

    X-line/Geppert triggers

    . I removed those triangles and had to reduce overall height by ~.008" I have a small milling machine so It was easy. >.004" off each surface. I'm fitting both a medium flat and long curved. Distance from the back of the bow to trigger surface is within .020" between the two screwed all the way in.
  8. WaJim

    Replacing rear sight on STI 2011

    I've driven the hinge pin out....Twice as a matter of fact, first time was @ Nationals in a hotel room. You have to build a dummy pin to retain the detent ball and spring so you can re-insert the hinge pin correctly but its worked for me / little dab of epoxy on both sides of the hing pin for safe keeping. Or you could re-stake it. My STI/Dawson about 15yrs old as well. The sight base was stuck.
  9. WaJim

    Flat or curved trigger

    Thank You.
  10. WaJim

    Flat or curved trigger

    Silly question but .... if a guy was going to go flat and had an Atlas adjustable trigger would he also set the flat @ the same distance from the bow that the Minimum distance the curved was?
  11. WaJim

    Forward grip screw, the teeny one.

    I will try Blue.... I'll get some fresh Blue as well. I'm afraid not to run a screw in that position......even if a couple of the Pros do. My luck something else will wear ...and cost me $$. Ill keep the fingernail polish as a back up fix. Thanks Guys.
  12. So I changed my poly grip to a stainless steel grip on my STI Limited 40 a couple matches ago. The first match shot was two weekends ago and after @ the Safe table I notice the barrel and screws were gone. The ones in the front of the trigger guard of my STI. Shot my second match with it last weekend with a new spare barrel and screws in the forward grip hole. The teeny allen wrenches keeps a guy from overtightening but I went as hard as I dared. Saw on stage 6 yesterday that the barrel was missing again...went to my Back up gun to finish the match. I have 2 new sets and barrels coming from SSI. I'm afraid if I use loc tite ill never get the sucker apart if I need to. What has been others fixes. I was thinking maybe silicone over the top of the teeny allen screws so the wont fall out if they loosen.? Any Magical thread lock compound that wont make the screws so tight that the allens will strip before the teeeeeeny bolts break loose if I need to? Thank You...
  13. WaJim

    Atlas Trigger

    Yup, the SV trigger shoe is a tad bit wider than the STI. And if the Atlas is SV width itll fit just fine in my new Cheely.
  14. WaJim

    Atlas Trigger

    K guys thanks....I have a Stainless Cheely grip which is normally cut for a SV shoe width so Im GTG buying a Atlas. Thanks again!
  15. WaJim

    Atlas Trigger

    Are the Atlas X-Line Geppert Vario Triggers STI width or SV width.? I'd like one but my frame is SV width. Cant find any web info.....$60 plus shipping gamble. Anyone here using them with any feed back would be welcomed as well.