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  1. I had a friend that had two Wilsons. A Protector and CQB. The CQB was not as accurate as it should have been (4+ inch groups at 15 yards). Three 1911 shooters tried this piece all with the same results. While at the range, the Protector locked up with a live round in the chamber and no amount of effort could get the piece unlocked. Disassembly required very careful attention to muzzle discipline obviously and wasn't easy. I've also seen some that have run just fine. For my money, I would buy a Les Baer. If it doesn't need to be 'custom', I would go with a Kimber first, Springfield Armory second. I currently have a Kimber Classic Custom (Not a II) which is my favorite handgun out of the hundreds I've owned. I can easily split playing cards on edge at 15 yards with this pistol. This piece has nearly 30,000 rounds down the pipe. At 25,000, I had worn the parkerized finish off and sent it to Kimber to be finished in KimPro Kote Desert Tan and to checker the front strap. They went through the entire pistol and the only bits they changed are the recoil and main springs. It's the most accurate 1911 I've owned and I've not had a single malfunction with this gun. I also have a Springfield Armory MC Operator. I like this pistol as well, but while accurate and functional 100%, I don't shoot it quite as well as the Kimber. Groups are probably 15% larger, but I can still split cards with it. If I needed to shoot a hostage taker, I would definitely use the Kimber! Many 1911s have passed through my custody - Four Kimbers, Four Springfield Armorys, two Colts, and one each from STI, Smith & Wesson, SIG, Charles Daly, Armscor, and Rock Island. I've also been fortunate enough to send hot stuff down range from Wilson, Ed Brown, and Les Baer pistols. My Money would go to Les Baer, Kimber or Springfield Armory in that order, KCM
  2. I’d love to hear a report from someone that’s handled or shot the Iver Johnson. KCM
  3. I recently saw information on the Iver Johnson Coach Gun and was wondering what people think of it for this game. It looks nice, but does it work? I'm currently shooting a Stoeger and TOZ-66. Put down your sarsaparilla and let me know what you think pardners.
  4. I shoot a Stoeger and TOZ-66. I have honed and polished the chambers of both. I've found that STS hulls shuck cleanly out of both, but AAs don't always. I bought a checker from Coyote Carson here in CA and found that all new boxes of AAs have 5-10 that don't fall free from the checker, so use the other end of the tool to work the ends a bit. Problem solved.
  5. 6.0 Gr. with a Bear Creek 185 Gr. RNFP. Work great in my NMVs and Uberti '73 Short Rifle.
  6. Rugged Gear also sells them in sets of three. Really nice quality.
  7. I haven't had any stovepipes or other malfunctions and clean the thing after every match. Not a complete tear down mind you, but a basic cleaning including soaking the bolt/extractor with Hoppes then rinsing with Gun Scrubber. I'm guessing this just may have not been properly heat treated at the factory. Hopefully, the C&I will provide many rounds of service. KCM
  8. Hells Comin, I'm using Starline brass and have been since this rifle was new. Springfield Slim, The extractor moves freely up and down. The down is being handled by gravity rather than any spring action. KCM
  9. Probably between 2,000-3,000 I'd say. Purchased the rifle new in April 2019. I've been shooting two matches a month since, as well as a regional, state match and Bordertown. It's been box stock until last weekend.
  10. I just ordered the C&I extractor. Looks like I'll be shooting the '92 this weekend...
  11. Thank you for the replies. I hadn't thought about the pin being bent. It's functional at the moment, but clearly needs some attention. I'll pull the bolt and remove the extractor to see if the pin is bent. KCM
  12. Hello All, I have a Uberti 1873 Short Rifle which I've been shooting for eighteen months or so. Guessing there's two thousand rounds down the pipe at this point. I have been shooting the rifle box stock until this past weekend at which time I installed the full range of PGW parts - super short stroke kit, coil mainspring conversion, lightened firing pin extension, firing pin/spring, lever/lifter springs and lightened carrier. So all went well and the rifle seems to be timed correctly. I ran fifty rounds through the gun and it functioned smooth and flawlessly. However, Ejection seemed to be inconsistent. Definitely less aggressive than prior to the work. There was a pile of brass behind me and numerous shells around my feet. Some cases were hitting me in the left shoulder or ear. So, I took a look at the extractor and there is definite free play. See the attached video. Is the extractor just worn and this issue is not related to the recent work? Thanks! KCM Extractor.MOV
  13. Pioneer Gun Works also offers a complete front sight to work with the standard rear.
  14. I have backups as well and usually take them to matches. I have three identical Ruger NMV pistols. For my main match rifle, I use a Uberti '73, but recently picked up a Cimarron/Chiappa '92. For SG, I've been using 50/50 a slicked Stoeger and TOZ 66 (hammered). So, while my pistols are all the same, I do have options for rifle and SG that allow other categories as well. I figured it would be good to have options.
  15. I too have a TOZ66. Great hammered gun once you have the tank like hammer springs lightened. I honed and polished the chambers and it runs great. These Russian built guns seem built to run forever.
  16. +1 on the RNFP bullet shape for your Rossi. You'll find parts and expertise at Steve's Gunz - http://store.stevesgunz.com/.
  17. I'm surprised more people have not done any work to the chunky Stoeger stocks. Seems there a plenty in service and most CAS shooters are pretty handly.
  18. Great job on the fore end! That's really what I'm after. I'd also like to change the 2X4 feel at the wrist. Probably shoot the Stoeger this weekend, then pull the wood and see how it goes. I do have some nice walnut stain, linseed oil and bee's wax...
  19. Has anyone modified a Stoeger Coach Gun stock? Specifically, reducing the 2X4 feel and rounding and reducing the shape and size of the wrist and for end? Thanks! KCM
  20. Hi Rube Burrows. I'm actually working on a Chiappa '92 Saddle Ring Carbine. KCM
  21. So, after a complete tear down, I found the loading gate was not closing all the way into the receiver opening causing the rounds coming from the magazine tube to arrive at the lifter at an angle. I have corrected this. There was also a really crusty , grimy plastic follower in the magazine tube along with a rusty spring. The tube is really clean and bright, but the follower and spring will be replaced with stainless pieces.
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