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  1. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    New 1911 owner hence being new here. Bought a tisas ss duty (5 inch railed full size grip) and plan on changing a couple small things. I feel like I heard on a video it doesent have. ‘Drop safe firing pin just a heavy spring’ is that something worth changing?
  2. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    This post is lengthy but I’m trying to provide as much info as possible! I recently purchased a Tisas 1911 Duty 45acp and put roughly 800-900 rounds through it and starting to see 2 problems: Feeding issues and the ejection of the shell. I do a field strip cleaning after every range visit 1...
  3. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hello everyone. I took apart a 1911 government model for a college project, I needed to clean the FCG and took everything put of the frame. When I put it back together my grip safety refused to function if the gun was cocked, I ha e taken it apart 2 or three times now trying to refit...
  4. Parts and Accessories Bin
    Hey first post but I have an important question atleast to me. I got a norinco 1911 A1 that my grandfather gave to me when he passed. While cleaning it awhile ago the firing pin spring and retainer fell out and i did not notice until taking it to a range. I got a list of parts just want to make...
  5. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Please Help! I have a 70's Series Commander. I decided to exchange the old stock grip safety with a new Wilson Combat beaver tail grip safety. I am able to 'drop' it in and it fits wells, the thumb safety engages and disengages securely, there seems to be proper tension /displacement from the...
  6. Kydex and Leather Gear
    My father just recently purchased a gold cup trophy, and I’ve been searching around to find a holster for his gun for Christmas. Haven’t found much luck. Wanted to see if any of y’all had any specific recommendations on brands, or manufacturers.
  7. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hey all! New member here. My twin brother and I managed to win two Colt 1911s at auction for our collection. I have a few questions about both of them. Below are the posted pictures. The first few are going to be of the pre-war Colt Military. The frame is 1913 military, serial number 56548. The...
  8. Ammo Can
    Good evening everyone I’ve owned two VZ-24’s and a few other 8mm Mauser rifles for some time. I haven’t had a hard time understanding what ammo to use until now. I recently had gotten ahold of some 8x57 JS, and it didn’t feed onto the bolt. I’ve checked the round and it looks like the rim is...
  9. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I tried shooting my 1911 .22LR yesterday and upon doing that It wasn’t shooting. I know the bullets entering the chamber wasn’t the issue , I tried shooting it by clocking back the hammer and letting go and it shot. I’m new into 1911’s and have no idea what could be the issue. Would not having a...
  10. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I recently received my CMPs 1911, Remington Rand receiver/slide. As I've begun to disassemble/clean the weapon I've discovered several markings that I need assistance identifying. 1) an illegible letter followed by a "B" in the area where the cross cannon cartouche should be. The cartouche...
  11. Para USA
    Howdy. So I just a purchased my first handgun. A Para 1911 .45 GI Expert. The box says it was manufactured in Ontario Canada. It's in great shape and shoots fine. But my problem is the barrel bushing. For starters it's to long for my liking. But that's not a serious problem. Just a personal...
  12. Colt
    So I just bought a Colt 1911 marine from a local gun store. I don’t really know anything about 1911’s but I knew that I wanted to get into them so I found one I liked. After I got it home, I took a look at the box it came in and I searched the model number, which is O1070M45. I kept finding the...
  13. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    Hello and thank you for stopping by to help! Recently, my uncle passed away and so a family heirloom of sorts has passed to my father. Knowing I love war history, he showed it to me for the first time on Christmas day. The story goes (and I am not sure how much is story and how much is truth)...
  14. Browning Hi-Power
    So I have a browning hi power with a 1976 SN (76C2xxxx), but it has adjustable sights and seems to be a 1977 model. I have read that some 1976 SN rolled over into 77, but I was about to post on GB and I wanted to make sure I had my facts straight.. Anyone able to shed some light?
  15. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    i am relatively new to the 1911 platform and just purchased a used Colt commander 70s series. I was having some malfunctions with the cycling where the casing wasn't being extracted from the chamber. This would happen about 10-20% of the rounds i shot. I was using both Colt and Wilson mags they...
  16. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hello, Currently have a kimber RHX PRO (optics ready). it comes with the suppressor height white dot sights, and the rear sight is part of the metal of the optics plate. As far as i know kimber does not sell any plates so i can add my own normal sights to the slide. Is there any way to machine...
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