Send the EGW's back, we will replace them free.vapors750 said:If you use them alot..they will crack. I've cracked EGW's (twice), Ed Browns (once), Briley(once or twice) and the firing pin stop that's in my gun right now is cracked. It doesn't really bother me any more. I've got a replacement (STI) in my spare parts bin now for when it actually breaks.
Replace it if you want...but the replacement will more than likely crack sometime.
Hi George..yeah you guys did replace them for free...I just didn't feel like bothering you guys anymore. I view firing pin stops as "consumables" now with my 1911. I used to get concerned when I saw a crack in the stop...now I don't worry about it....however I do keep a spare on hand should one go completely south during a match.George Smith said:Send the EGW's back, we will replace them free.
like to se them also.
I noticed mine cracked after only 258 rnds, not sure when it did, just noticed it while looking at it by a 300 watt halogen lamp. SA GI Champion, I did get the Ed Brown for a .45 and just filed the ejector side to fit, had to file the top off anyway for my Heinie rear sight.PX9171L said:After roughly 4k rounds thru my champion, the stock FP stop finally gave up. It's been known to be MIM and on the weak side. I have a post earlier here asking about the bigger ejector I have on my champ. See here:
I remember when mine broke...that you mentioned all these things. I've since replaced that gun with a new one from the Springfield Custom Shop...and that one cracked too in about 6 months (FP stop cut for a Bo-Mar sight)...but you have to put this into a frame of reference...I dryfire almost every night and shoot almost every weekend.George Smith said:Vapors,
having sold over 20,000 firing pin stops, all made from A2 tool steel except for the SIG GSR, all with radiuses in the ejector and ser 80 corner (there was a batch that got out about 4 years ago that had the corner square) if the gun is breaking that many stops, I would look at other things.
Are the sides higher than the center?
is the back face flat?
dished in the center?