Have you tried the Wolff reduced power spring in that new EB catch? Debur the interior spring catch and the tunnel, install the No.2 reduced power spring, and voila! You will have one sweet mag release setup.
I got this tip from Fran Moore in Myrtle Point, Ore. He's registered here on the board as Blacktail Pistolsmithing. He is one of the ultimate professionals. He can be reached at http://www.fsmoorepistol.com
I no way is that nitpicking. I dont know what the Baer mag release cost you but it was too much. Its a shame that anyone let that one leave the factory. Is this a repeated occurance with Baer parts or an isolated incident?
I have another Baer (Premier II) that has a lousy mag release. It's not as bad as the one I posted but still not high quality. In addition, the safety was undersized. We’re replacing it with either a Wilson or Brown extended tactical safety.
There are lots of flaws throughout the gun that were 'hidden' with rough sandblasting. It's amazing how many companies try to hide everything with sandblasting.
When you get a beautiful gun from a top smith who provides you with a smooth satin finish, you know he's not hiding anything.
Don’t take me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with sandblasting. However, there’s a major difference between a rough sandblasted, matte finish and a smooth sandblasted satin finish. Just take a look at my beavertails post.
Sheesh, for $1800, you would think I’d get better parts. In other words, this is one expensive base gun to build a custom 1911 upon
This isn’t a knock on Baer. I’m sure this sort of thing happens to other big name semi-custom shops too. I just haven’t seen it yet.
Thanks Larry, you answered my question before I even asked, I got the Ed Brown mag release, and had to take it back out, because when I hit it during the excitement of an IPSC stage, the magazine wouldn't drop reliably.
The little bit of button extension is way better, similar to Kimber, but only if it works right. Thanks for the tip!