Hello dear friends of this fine forum and greetings from Germany!dakota1911 said:different animals). I could never see a reason to have one exept to maybe add weight.
ulrik said:Hello dear friends of this fine forum and greetings from Germany!
Well- I MUST (please) put in my comments.
(please excuse my horribbel "English").
Iwill tell you my beginning love to an ORIGINAL 1911- THE COLT! That was 20 years ago as I became a member
in my local shooting club.
Owning a S&W 686 since many years, I MUST have a "1911".
From the beginning, I and my shooting pardner decided, it MUST be a COLT.
So we both bought a Series 80 COLT Gold Cup National Match Enhanced Modell- of course, polished and BLUED!
But now listen:
The "older" "Professionals" in our shooting club rumored:
NO- the COLT is rattling like a bag of nuts!
You MUST have a full length guide rod!
Otherwise you can't hit a barn's door!!!
Well, as newbies we did so and bought a (otherwise well made one) FLGR.
After one year shooting; I replaced the FLGR in favor to the "original" COLT "GI"-rod; shooting not worse and no better as with the after market thing.
My friend, still believing, shooting better with this long "pin", suddenly had misfires.
He Thought, that were the changed primer brand, I recommended, shifting to a new main spring housing.
(with a new stronger spring).
ALL was false!
My shooting pardner put away the FLGR an put in the original COLT guide.
And- you won't believe it:
Even the hardest primer brand made everytime BOOOM!
We tried to analyze this and came to the explanation:
IT WAS the FLGR, that had stiffened the slide out of 90 minutes of angles to one side and the hammer did slide on one side of the slide, so it had not not the full power igniting the cartridge.
Since that time we both were cured and used our COLT's
as they were made in the factory!
OLD GREAT JMB knew what he did!