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1911's, a bunch and counting...
Here is a better pic of the flaw. Clearly the case rim is leaving brass on it as it hit when the cartridge is feeding.
I am positive that I wouldn't put a dremel in that small of an area. One thing I am finding out is that I have a knack for small files. I enjoy working with my hands and seeing the results.The problem with Dremels is that they have minds of their own and tend to wander, if you know what I mean.
I'm still wondering why you needed to fit a new extractor to a new pistol?
I don't know about the Raptur but when I competed in IPSC in my range bag was a pre tuned tested extractor,I never left home with out it.
As long as the consumer continues to accept a product with sub-par quality control and have an "Aw shucks, it's just a minor problem that I know my tools and abilities will enable me to fix it" the manufacturer/importer will continue to pump out a crappy, dysfunctional product. My Stingray is on it's second trip back to the Mothership to fix the same set of problems, AGAIN! And I will continue to send it back until it's done right. I'm not about to start taking on/doing other people's jobs. These "I'll just fix it myself" consumers are enablers to SDS/TISAS. Overwhelm them with warranty work that never should have left the factory and they will get their act together.
Indeed it ran out of the box just fine with only a minor claw height adjustment to get it off the case.Truth be told, the flaws @therapture found probably would not have caused any true operational issues. I found an improper j-cut on the breach face of my Loaded Springfield Armory 45. An arguably average production model. Sending a gun back if it malfunctions is fair game. Swamping a warranty department for minor production misses will only serve to increase the out the door prices on future guns.
Chuck Rogers, a custom smith posting here under the name Pistolwrench, has bought at least 4 Tisas 1911s as base guns for custom creations. That speaks well of the inherent quality of the guns. Recommendation enough for me if I was looking for another 1911 . Tisas would be a top contender.
But I can’t tell you how to spend your $.
I took my Tisas $319 Service Special to the range today. This is it's third trip to the firing range. The only two things I have done is to file down the extractor tip so it didn't contact the cartridge case groove, and to replace the original plastic grips with another pair of cheap plastic grips. I fired maybe 80 of my 200 grain reloads from 4 different magazines. Gun operated flawless. I'm sold on it.
Not when you can do the work yourself. Parts are cheap. Labor is costly for someone else to do.Looks pretty sporty. I am not so sensitive as the Princess and the Pea that a full size 9mm feels "sluggish" but I would like to try a lightened slide. Not CO, though, I haven't fallen that far.
How many Tisas parts remain?
I bet the cost savings of a Tisas vs Colt or SA is lost in the noise of a major rebuild like that.
"Not when you can do the work yourself."
Well consider a smiff with a 5 year back-log in his vault.
10 hours of labor is still 10 hours of labor.
Those 10 hours could be billed to a customer or used on a personal build.
The cost remains the same.
It's no cheaper for me to work on my own guns than for the cost to a customer.