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by Weapon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 Build: FINISHED!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 154

Re: 1911 Build: FINISHED!!!!

You guys are totally making me jealous. My nephew has been bugging me to build my own 1911 instead of buying an already built one. All your pics has me almost ready to click the buy now button. Those are awesome! Just remember to figure twice the cost of the firearm depending on how far you go. Jus...
by Weapon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: SAR9 Test and Parts Plan
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: SAR9 Test and Parts Plan

The right out of the box trigger pull had about 9 stages. Bully! Bully! the striker block plunger spring is fairly overpowered and it makes the trigger gritty. Any recommendations for a replacement? Overall, it’s a steal for $285 Concur but, I would like it a lot more with a different shaped trigge...
by Weapon
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 Build: FINISHED!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 154

Re: 1911 Build: FINISHED!!!!

DW 1911s are very nice - especially considering their prices. While they are definitely not cheap with some in the $2k ballpark, they still have not gotten to the full blown price insanity of some 1911s that are in the $4k to $8k range. You’d actually be fairly hard pressed to buy a Plain Jane 1911...
by Weapon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: SAR9 Test and Parts Plan
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: SAR9 Test and Parts Plan

Spring bearing under the rear slide plate is under a silly amount of spring pressure. Glock part will fit if you happen to launch the Sar one into orbit but you may have to turn down the diameter on the pin slightly to get the spring all the way up to the lip on the bearing. On mine, the striker spr...
by Weapon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Who "Deprimes" before Cleaning?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Who "Deprimes" before Cleaning?

I deprime before cleaning but...stainless pins and wet tumbler. Otherwise, I would walnut tumble with the primers in, resize and deprime and then tumble again in corn cob media if I wanted them really shiny. Then, I would load them.
by Weapon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS, UPGRADES & AFTERMARKET PRODUCT REVIEWS
Topic: recoil springs
Replies: 12
Views: 171

Re: recoil springs

Guide rod swaps are done along with the springs for a number of reasons. To shoot really light loads (like many Carry Optics loads that are around 128-129 power factor), shift the balance of the pistol a bit and so on. You can pull apart the factory guide rod and polish it up a bit as well. It will ...
by Weapon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: ACME Bullets 20% Discount Code...UPDATE!
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: ACME Bullets 20% Discount Code...UPDATE!

I have tried their 135gr and 145gr lipstick bullets with no problems whatsoever. I wish they had a bit more of a color selection as it is always nice to be able to sort your bags of ammo by color at a glance when you are in a hurry (i.e. red bullets are 135gr, blue are 125gr, black are 145gr and the...
by Weapon
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: 1911 Build: FINISHED!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 154

Re: 1911 Build: FINISHED!!!!

DW 1911s are very nice - especially considering their prices. While they are definitely not cheap with some in the $2k ballpark, they still have not gotten to the full blown price insanity of some 1911s that are in the $4k to $8k range. You’d actually be fairly hard pressed to buy a Plain Jane 1911 ...
by Weapon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Explain This One??????
Replies: 14
Views: 246

Re: Explain This One??????

As stated by lewmed, it sounds like it was over COAL and the bullet ogive made contact with the lands in the barrel before it was even fully chambered. The slide probably put enough pressure on it to hang the bullet in the rifling. When you racked the slide to clear it, the pistol acted like a bulle...
by Weapon
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: My Super 650 Dillon Build
Replies: 32
Views: 452

Re: My Super 650 Dillon Build

When it comes to case mouth flaring and coated bullets, I bell them out slightly more than usual for any other type of bullet. It works the brass a little more but 9mm brass is cheap (even though that habit started with .45acp coated bullets) and it helps to avoid sheering off a bit of the coating ...
by Weapon
Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: My Super 650 Dillon Build
Replies: 32
Views: 452

Re: My Super 650 Dillon Build

When it comes to case mouth flaring and coated bullets, I bell them out slightly more than usual for any other type of bullet. It works the brass a little more but 9mm brass is cheap (even though that habit started with .45acp coated bullets) and it helps to avoid sheering off a bit of the coating i...
by Weapon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: CANIK TROUBLESHOOTING SECTION
Topic: Freedomsmith trigger = light strikes
Replies: 28
Views: 511

Re: Freedomsmith trigger = light strikes

Just a thought...The FS trigger shortens pre-travel as well as over-travel,could it be that the over=travel is just a tad too short,and not allowing the trigger bar to fully depress the firing pin block,thus slowing the firing pin down enough to give a light strike?If so,a small bit of filing on th...
by Weapon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS, UPGRADES & AFTERMARKET PRODUCT REVIEWS
Topic: My First SFx Build
Replies: 118
Views: 6589

Re: My First SFx Build

I am going to have to look into that video camera...may have some time for a how to vid or two in the near future
by Weapon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: CANIK MODIFICATIONS, UPGRADES & AFTERMARKET PRODUCT REVIEWS
Topic: Good set of punches
Replies: 25
Views: 374

Re: Good set of punches

Grace USA if you want them to last.
by Weapon
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

From what I have seen, most Caniks will let you load really long (that isn’t a complaint). I haven’t had any noticeable decrease in accuracy from loading slightly longer - I have tried a few out to 1.152-1.153” with no problems but definitely plunk test several of those if you go that long just to m...
by Weapon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

For coated bullets (acme lipsticks, blue bullets, etc), I would pull one and check the crimp. In my experience with them, you have to use a light crimp or the coating beneath the crimp line will sheer off on firing (or pulling). Some coated bullets need a crimp that is about .01” beyond just removin...
by Weapon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

That extra word is a pain. @-)
by Weapon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

Just a bit of the process for precision rifle - this will be a fairly vague version. It starts with brass prep and making sure they are as similar as possible. Each piece is weighed and internal volume is measured so they can be sorted into groups of like cases. Bullets are also weighed one at a tim...
by Weapon
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

Precision rifle is certainly a lot more work. Don’t even get me started on the process for 6.5 or .308 VLDs...typing that out is like writing an appellate brief.
by Weapon
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics
Replies: 22
Views: 1110

Re: Reloading for USPSA Carry Optics

I have some acme 145s or 147s loaded with TG and 231 but I haven’t had a chance to chrono them. The 147 Hodgdon specs call for 3.2 as a starting load, but seeing the SFX has a 5" barrel, I was thinking of starting at 3.0 grs and see what I get. Did you load then with different powder weights? I did...