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iLift45's
06-18-2011, 12:40
Alright guys took some pics of my baby along with the build sheet. I'll put the build sheet up first so you can see everything I had done. All the internal MIM parts were replaced with steel parts. Dave told me by doing this the action job if anything will get better with time. I had to go with an STI Long Trigger instead of the 10-8 Flat trigger due to the 3lb trigger. He told me there would be a good chance of the hammer dropping to half cock while dropping the slide with such a light trigger pull if he used the 10-8. I really like the feel of this trigger.

I love how the barrel, bushing, and hammer are all stainless steel. It really accents the look of the pistol from front to back.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/Buildsheetweb.jpg

The next pic you can see a little bit of the polish done on the feed ramp. It's smooth and shiny like glass.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2221.jpg

Look at the slide stop modification done for easier installation. This is great! It goes in so easy and now no worry about the possible idiot scratch. If your on the fence about getting this done don't hesitate to have this done.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2216.jpg

A couple pictures of just the slide really showing off the national match barrel and Dawson fiber optic sight. Same barrel the FBI uses in their guns! Supposedly had to endure thousands of rounds and still maintain an accuracy standard. Can't wait to see how it shoots!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/Slide.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2201.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2209.jpg

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 12:40
Quack the next two pics show how the slide sticks open just a little when closed. They test fired it so I guess this will get better with more rounds breaking it in.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2224.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2223.jpg

Here is a few of the gun together. The fit and finish is just outstanding. The way it locks up with that national match barrel bushing is incredible. Absolutely zero play in the slide to frame fit. Going out Monday with my Dad to see how it shoots! I'm pumped!!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2225.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2239.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2228.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2252.jpg

Ruggles
06-18-2011, 12:44
Very nice 1911, looks great. I am sure it will shoot light outs. What was the turn around time from Springfield? Congrats!

Nice write up as well :)

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 12:46
^^ A lot shorter than a certain GT member...

Quack
06-18-2011, 12:50
Nice!!!!

Quack the next two pics show how the slide sticks open just a little when closed. They test fired it so I guess this will get better with more rounds breaking it in.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2224.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2223.jpg



that's when you ease the slide down, right?

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 12:51
Very nice 1911, looks great. I am sure it will shoot light outs. What was the turn around time from Springfield? Congrats!

Nice write up as well :)

Thanks man!! A little over 3 weeks!! I was shocked.

faawrenchbndr
06-18-2011, 12:52
Quack the next two pics show how the slide sticks open just a little when closed. They test fired it so I guess this will get better with more rounds breaking it in.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2224.jpg




Looks very good overall.
Slide over hang is a bit much though. Did you ask them about it?

Quack
06-18-2011, 12:54
Looks very good overall.
Slide over hang is a bit much though. Did you ask them about it?

looking at the other pics, it looks like it's just not fully locked up yet.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b21/meatstick954/1911/IMG_2252.jpg

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 12:55
Quack I dropped the slide on two loaded rounds and it just barely hung up, but yeah lowering the slide by hand caused these two pics. If I just push on it slightly it goes the totally flush. I can drop the hammer with the slide like this. Is it safe to shoot it like this and hope that over time the slide won't hang up? Or should I call Dave this Monday before I shoot it?

faawrenchbndr
06-18-2011, 12:56
looking at the other pics, it looks like it's just not fully locked up yet.



Makes sense,.......it must lock up like a vault then! Bonus! :supergrin:

Quack
06-18-2011, 12:57
Makes sense,.......it must lock up like a vault then! Bonus! :supergrin:

yep, my TRP that done is pretty much the same.

faawrenchbndr
06-18-2011, 12:58
Quack I dropped the slide on two loaded rounds and it just barely hung up, but yeah lowering the slide by hand caused these two pics. If I just push on it slightly it goes the totally flush. I can drop the hammer with the slide like this. Is it safe to shoot it like this and hope that over time the slide won't hang up? Or should I call Dave this Monday before I shoot it?

You inserted rounds into the chamber THEN dropped the slide?
It should NOT fire out of battery,......that's NOT good! :wow:

Quack
06-18-2011, 12:59
Quack I dropped the slide on two loaded rounds and it just barely hung up, but yeah lowering the slide by hand caused these two pics. If I just push on it slightly it goes the totally flush. I can drop the hammer with the slide like this. Is it safe to shoot it like this and hope that over time the slide won't hang up? Or should I call Dave this Monday before I shoot it?

load 2 rounds in the magazine when you first shoot it and see if it fully locks up.

Quack
06-18-2011, 13:00
also use the over hand sling shot to chamber the round and not the slide stop, at least until it's broken in.

Ruggles
06-18-2011, 13:05
Thanks man!! A little over 3 weeks!! I was shocked.

3 weeks in excellent IMO :supergrin:

Fedor
06-18-2011, 13:09
Very Nice.

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 13:10
just sounds like a light barrel bushing and barrel lock up.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 13:13
You inserted rounds into the chamber THEN dropped the slide?
It should NOT fire out of battery,......that's NOT good! :wow:

No I put a round in the magazine and than dropped the slide. Just did it now twice. It's not completely flush. I can't engage the safety. The other thing is when its totally flush or in complete battery I have to put on a Mechanics Glove to pull the slide back. That just doesn't seem right! I'm all for tight, but this is just a little too much.

2yrscc
06-18-2011, 13:14
Range report. Range report. Must...have...range report. :ack:

Ruggles
06-18-2011, 13:16
No I put a round in the magazine and than dropped the slide. Just did it now twice. It's not completely flush. I can't engage the safety. The other thing is when its totally flush or in complete battery I have to put on a Mechanics Glove to pull the slide back. That just doesn't seem right! I'm all for tight, but this is just a little too much.

Yeah that sounds too tight......I had a STI Spartan that was that tight, crazy.........

Something is not right I would say :dunno:

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 13:16
No I put a round in the magazine and than dropped the slide. Just did it now twice. It's not completely flush. I can't engage the safety. The other thing is when its totally flush or in complete battery I have to put on a Mechanics Glove to pull the slide back. That just doesn't seem right! I'm all for tight, but this is just a little too much.

Then put it up for sale. I'm sure somebody will give you money for it. Maybe you can get $400 over retail for it...:whistling:

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 13:18
Yeah that sounds too tight......I had a STI Spartan that was that tight, crazy.........

Something is not right I would say :dunno:

Yeah I hate to complain, but it sounds like I'm going to have to send it back. I'm freaking strong, but there is no way the wife could rack this slide. Once it does break it's extremely easy.

faawrenchbndr
06-18-2011, 13:19
No I put a round in the magazine and than dropped the slide. Just did it now twice. It's not completely flush. I can't engage the safety. The other thing is when its totally flush or in complete battery I have to put on a Mechanics Glove to pull the slide back. That just doesn't seem right! I'm all for tight, but this is just a little too much.

That just does not seem right. I've seen some tight 1911s but that is a bit much.
Can the hammer be dropped when the slide is slightly retracted?

faawrenchbndr
06-18-2011, 13:21
Yeah I hate to complain, but it sounds like I'm going to have to send it back. I'm freaking strong, but there is no way the wife could rack this slide. Once it does break it's extremely easy.

I'd suggest doing like Quack mentioned. Load two rounds, fire one and see if the slide is flush.
If it is, I would lube and go shoot 200-300 in one range trip. If it is still problematic,
Then send it back to Springer.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 13:21
That just does not seem right. I've seen some tight 1911s but that is a bit much.
Can the hammer be dropped when the slide is slightly retracted?

Yes sir!

faawrenchbndr
06-18-2011, 13:23
Yes sir!

See what others say, but it seems it would fire out of battery as well.
That would pucker my starfish! :wow:

GJ1981
06-18-2011, 13:23
Congrats?

Quack
06-18-2011, 14:37
It'll loosen up. Mine were the same way in tightness.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-18-2011, 14:49
The new Professionals are super, super tight when you first get them. You have to put some force into working the slide initially.

My Custom Shop Operator is super, super tight - about the same when you first pick it up and try to pull the slide back.

In fact, for the first 200 rounds, the slide didn't completely return ti battery until about the 180 mark. It was about 2mm short, and I just thumbed it close. Never jammed, and it functioned 100%. I just had to make that final push. After the 180 round mark, that went away.

Its a non issue now. Just part of the break in on a super tight gun.

If I work it by hand and close the slide by hand, it doesn't make that final, final close back into battery - unless it gets the full force of the slide. It's just a tight gun.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 16:40
Quack and Ship I appreciate it!! This is my first Custom gun so I'm not sure what to expect or what is the norm! I feel like a vag trying to pull the slide back and I work out almost everyday!

So is it safe to shoot it being out of battery just a little or should I push the slide forward every time and monitor it? Just seems weird being I have over $2k wrapped up in it now and it's not exactly right.

Quack
06-18-2011, 16:54
push the slide forward if you see it out of battery.

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-18-2011, 17:19
push the slide forward if you see it out of battery.

Yes, you push it forward if it needs to be. Actually, it shouldn't fire out of battery.

However - once you start getting the recoil of the gun firing, it SHOULD go back into battery. If it doesn't initially, it should by the end of 200 rounds.

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 17:30
Rack Tap and Bang.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 17:56
Does the slide eventually loosen up enough that I can rack it without one of my nuts falling off??

Quack
06-18-2011, 17:57
Does the slide eventually loosen up enough that I can rack it without one of my nuts falling off??

yeppers...

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 17:59
Yes it will.

Quack
06-18-2011, 18:01
and it's probably not the slide that's tight, it's the barrel.

bac1023
06-18-2011, 18:10
Very nice

Congrats! :cool:

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 18:33
and it's probably not the slide that's tight, it's the barrel.

Yeah the national match barrel bushing is locking it up tight. So will this eventually break in too or not??

Thanks Bac!!

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 18:41
Yes, it will wear in. If you want to, take some 600 grit paper and swipe the ID of the bushing.

Quack
06-18-2011, 18:42
i still have to use a bushing wrench on mine. it's not a big deal to me.

knedrgr
06-18-2011, 18:42
And that's what you get for ordering a custom 1911.

Quack
06-18-2011, 18:43
quit worrying and just shoot it.
and this also tells you that you shouldn't buy a Baer :tongueout:

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 18:47
quit worrying and just shoot it.
and this also tells you that you shouldn't buy a Baer :tongueout:

Ok. I'm starting to relax a little hearing this seems to be normal and will get better with time.

So what's up with Baer's??

HotRoderX
06-18-2011, 18:49
Very nice grats looks really good.

Quack
06-18-2011, 18:53
Ok. I'm starting to relax a little hearing this seems to be normal and will get better with time.

So what's up with Baer's??

they're as tight as what you are seeing with the Springfield.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 19:03
they're as tight as what you are seeing with the Springfield.

Is your TGO and Professional like this??

Quack
06-18-2011, 19:06
yep, the slide is a little easier to rack now (the TRP is stil tight), but they all still need a bushing wrench. This also includes the TRP and the 38S/9mm mil-spec

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 19:10
yep, the slide is a little easier to rack now (the TRP is stil tight), but they all still need a bushing wrench. This also includes the TRP and the 38S/9mm mil-spec

The bushing wrench is on it's way from SA at no charge! How many rounds do you think till the slide started racking easier??

GJ1981
06-18-2011, 19:12
How many rounds do you think till the slide started racking easier??

From my experience, you should see a noticeable difference inside of 500 rounds. My Pro was stupid tight and racks very easy now, your pistol should be no different.

Quack
06-18-2011, 19:15
The bushing wrench is on it's way from SA at no charge! How many rounds do you think till the slide started racking easier??

when i first got my TGO-1, i thought that i was going to break the plastic bushing wrench when i was trying to get the bushing off.
It'll get easier to rack by 500rounds. my TRP is still super tight, but i really haven't put that many rounds (compared to my TGO-1 and Pro) through it.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 19:21
From my experience, you should see a noticeable difference inside of 500 rounds. My Pro was stupid tight and racks very easy now, your pistol should be no different.

Good news!! I'm feeling a lot better!! Was starting to think the worse!!

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 19:22
when i first got my TGO-1, i thought that i was going to break the plastic bushing wrench when i was trying to get the bushing off.
It'll get easier to rack by 500rounds. my TRP is still super tight, but i really haven't put that many rounds (compared to my TGO-1 and Pro) through it.

What kind of accuracy can we expect at 25 yards?? Thought I read somewhere it's about 1".

Quack
06-18-2011, 19:27
1.5" or better

Quack
06-18-2011, 19:28
Good news!! I'm feeling a lot better!! Was starting to think the worse!!

no, it's still horrible.

iLift45's
06-18-2011, 19:35
no, it's still horrible.

So what your saying is I am making more out of this than I need to!! :dunno:

RMA
06-18-2011, 19:38
Looks sweet. I requested for SACS to modify my SS for the idiot scratch avoidance on my Custom Carry and they gladly obliged. Its a nice mod to have for any 1911 enthusiast.

Quack
06-18-2011, 19:38
So what your saying is I am making more out of this than I need to!! :dunno:

yep....

Scamp
06-18-2011, 19:39
I have a Glock I'll trade you for it.....:supergrin:






Congrats on a great looking 1911! I bet if you shoot a few hundred rounds through it, it will loosen up.

skdmrklcy
06-18-2011, 22:12
The TRP I own is the only one I have ever held but... I think it would be a wee bit nuts if it was any tighter than it is now. My wife can not work thing to save her life, I can manage but it is a workout.

As long as it is not going to fire out of battery I think you are fine, it will need to break in a bit if it is that tight.

I didn't know you could get them to replace the MIM like that, I am really thinking about sending mine in for some small stuff. I want a single sided safety really is my big motivation.

Quack
06-18-2011, 22:25
Yes it can be fit tighter. They can also replace the MIM parts. You should also know that the TGO-1 and Pro still have some MIM parts in it.

okie
06-18-2011, 22:54
Beautiful pistol my friend:thumbsup:

38 Super Fan
06-18-2011, 23:13
Congrats! SACS does some great work. :)

skdmrklcy
06-18-2011, 23:13
Yes it can be fit tighter. They can also replace the MIM parts. You should also know that the TGO-1 and Pro still have some MIM parts in it.

It isn't that I mind MIM, it is just a few of the items the mold line looks horrible.

Quack
06-18-2011, 23:16
Congrats! SACS does some great work. :)

Unless your name is Gary.

BlackPaladin
06-19-2011, 02:04
Cochese if your reading this, would you mind posting your SACS 9mm Op, that is one sharp custom.

Hokie1911
06-19-2011, 06:13
Yes it can be fit tighter. They can also replace the MIM parts. You should also know that the TGO-1 and Pro still have some MIM parts in it.

MIM!?!?!

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/8aa89e5c.jpg

Unless your name is Gary.

:animlol:

GJ1981
06-19-2011, 08:16
Unless your name is Gary.

Leave me out of this, I have to call them on Monday :steamed:

Quack
06-19-2011, 08:20
you just have bad luck with them.
whatever the statistics are of getting a bad one, you unfortunately get the bad one :(

GJ1981
06-19-2011, 08:24
you just have bad luck with them.
whatever the statistics are of getting a bad one, you unfortunately get the bad ones :(

Tell me about it, I wish I would have kept my old Pro Operator...it WAS perfect. I was scared buying a NH with all the talk against them, but it's my top 1911.

Oh well, hopefully I can get SACS to replace my slide stop so I don't have to. The slide lug peening :rofl: fat chance :crying:.

Quack
06-19-2011, 08:31
Thanks for taking one, err..2 (?) for the team

GJ1981
06-19-2011, 08:35
2 (?) for the team

Yep, all the problems from the Pro and my Custom Carry. I seriously hope my final CC works, whenever it's finished, otherwise it's off to GB. It will be a HC Pro basically, but if only I could find someone who loved HC around here should I sell it...hmm.

lsbbigdog
06-19-2011, 08:39
I build my guns tight . Then I Cerakote them and basically have to lap the slide back on the frame with lots of oil. Just keep cycling the slide & shoot it. The end result will be worth it.

Hokie1911
06-19-2011, 08:49
Yep, all the problems from the Pro and my Custom Carry. I seriously hope my final CC works, whenever it's finished, otherwise it's off to GB. It will be a HC Pro basically, but if only I could find someone who loved HC around here should I sell it...hmm.

:rofl: I can't think of anyone like that around here.

Quack
06-19-2011, 08:54
but it need golf balls and a spitoon barrel

GJ1981
06-19-2011, 09:12
but it need golf balls and a spitoon barrel

It will have golfball grips, but I can't remember if I ordered a flush-cut/crowned barrel...

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 10:46
Alright fellas running over to my Dads to show him the pistol and fire off a few. Chronograph a few rounds too. See how this slide thing works out. Report back later.

nolt
06-19-2011, 10:56
nice gun

but i have to admit that from the thread title i had hoped that there would actually be pictures of the shop itself. =]

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 13:14
Before i fired it i put two drops of Breakfree on the the end of the barrel and a couple of drops inside the slide rails. Quack did like you said. Two rounds in the magazine. Sling shotted the slide close. Almost complete battery, just pushed it the rest of the way closed. Second shot the slide was completely closed.

We set up the chronograph and I shot two water jugs at about 25 yards. These were my reloads. Remington Golden Saber 185gr JHP over 8.0grs of Power Pistol. The manual says this should be 1000 fps. I was getting 1200!! This isn't even a max load. Doesn't recoil bad at all. I guess with the National Match barrel velocities are going to be higher. Dad shot it twice and hit two milk jugs too. This thing is crazy accurate!! WOW

Quack
06-19-2011, 13:17
Nice.
While breaking it in, be generous with the lube, it's not a Glock.

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 14:14
Nice.
While breaking it in, be generous with the lube, it's not a Glock.

What did you say earlier?? Don't clean for at least 200 rounds now??

Quack
06-19-2011, 14:22
500, just add lube and you can wipe the exterior down.

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 14:38
500, just add lube and you can wipe the exterior down.

So take it apart or just drop some oil on the slide rails and barrel??

Quack
06-19-2011, 14:43
So take it apart or just drop some oil on the slide rails and barrel??

yep.
barrel (near the muzzle)
barrel hood
barrel link
slide rails
frame rails
disconnector
disconnector rail (on the slide)
hammer
guide rod
slide stop


no need to clean it after every outing, I clean my guns after a few outings.

this has good pics of where to oil
http://www.10-8performance.com/pages/1911-User%27s-Guide.html

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 14:53
Good stuff man. Thanks!

I get a perm-grin when I shoot it! The accuracy, trigger pull, and velocities are just insane!!

Quack
06-19-2011, 14:57
eh....it's a POS gun, i would never own a Springfield :whistling:

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 15:10
eh....it's a POS gun, i would never own a Springfield :whistling:

You want to buy it?? I'm going with a Kimber!!!

Quack
06-19-2011, 15:22
$500..

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 16:51
$500..

That seems to be a common number this weekend!! Lol

GJ1981
06-19-2011, 16:56
That seems to be a common number this weekend!! Lol

Lots of high-rollas in here this weekend.

Quack
06-19-2011, 17:04
That seems to be a common number this weekend!! Lol

http://www.sfphotorama.com/uploaded_images/the_500_club_san_francisco_photos-751670.jpg

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 17:07
By the way Quack I bookmarked that article from the 10-8 site on gun cleaning. Great read and info!

glock2740
06-19-2011, 17:12
Congrats! Looks great. :)

glock2740
06-19-2011, 17:16
Yep, all the problems from the Pro and my Custom Carry. I seriously hope my final CC works, whenever it's finished, otherwise it's off to GB. It will be a HC Pro basically, but if only I could find someone who loved HC around here should I sell it...hmm.

:rofl: I can't think of anyone like that around here.

but it need golf balls and a spitoon barrel
:whistling:



:rofl:

Quack
06-19-2011, 17:17
By the way Quack I bookmarked that article from the 10-8 site on gun cleaning. Great read and info!

he's got some good info.


BTW, you might want to check the thread on TOS, but maybe not reply yet.:whistling:


range report of FTF's and the gun locked up. now it's gotta go back.:eek: :rofl:

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 17:43
he's got some good info.


BTW, you might want to check the thread on TOS, but maybe not reply yet.:whistling:


:rofl:

TOS?? Where is that thread??

Quack
06-19-2011, 17:44
you know where it is...it's TOS...you started a thread over there :animlol:

iLift45's
06-19-2011, 17:53
you know where it is...it's TOS...you started a thread over there :animlol:

Got it!! :rofl:

HAIL CAESAR
06-19-2011, 19:53
Before i fired it i put two drops of Breakfree on the the end of the barrel and a couple of drops inside the slide rails. Quack did like you said. Two rounds in the magazine. Sling shotted the slide close. Almost complete battery, just pushed it the rest of the way closed. Second shot the slide was completely closed.

We set up the chronograph and I shot two water jugs at about 25 yards. These were my reloads. Remington Golden Saber 185gr JHP over 8.0grs of Power Pistol. The manual says this should be 1000 fps. I was getting 1200!! This isn't even a max load. Doesn't recoil bad at all. I guess with the National Match barrel velocities are going to be higher. Dad shot it twice and hit two milk jugs too. This thing is crazy accurate!! WOW

First; Congratulations on the new gun.

Second; DO NOT take this wrong but you need to find a true 1911 guy and a experienced reloader ASAP. The 1911 guy/woman will help you out with the gun and (IF) those numbers are correct for the reloads are correct you have a very hot round.

Ruggles
06-19-2011, 22:42
While breaking it in, be generous with the lube.

"That's what she said"

http://i51.tinypic.com/vgiyp.jpg

iLift45's
06-20-2011, 03:29
First; Congratulations on the new gun.

Second; DO NOT take this wrong but you need to find a true 1911 guy and a experienced reloader ASAP. The 1911 guy/woman will help you out with the gun and (IF) those numbers are correct for the reloads are correct you have a very hot round.

Thanks!!

Not taken the wrong way. I have contacted Alliant Powder who makes Power Pistol and that was the powder charge I was given. What I'm using falls right in the middle of the range they gave me. I have the bullet seated to the oal of a factory Remington 185gr Golden Saber and a slight amount of crimp.

Maybe the chronograph I was using reads high. I could shoot a few factory rounds through it and compare the readings. All the shot cases have no signs of excessive pressure and the recoil seems normal. Maybe the match grade barrel is giving me better velocities. I'm going to make a few phone calls today and find out a few things.

faawrenchbndr
06-20-2011, 05:03
:popcorn:

iLift45's
06-21-2011, 18:11
Well made some phone calls the other day. Talked to Dave and he said the gun will eventually be able to be pressed checked and everything is cool with how tight the lockup is. Asked him about +p rounds and he said the gun can handle a steady diet of them. Told me it's better to over lubricate it than not have enough and I can clean it all I want.

Found out my Dads chronograph had some really dusty lenses and the rounds I shot today were a lot closer to what the Sierra Reloading manual says. Too much sun can really throw the readings off. Believe this was another factor the other day for the high readings.

I shot 36 rounds today over the chronograph at a B-27 target at 15 yards. Now all I can say is WOW this is rifle accurate now! Never seen anything like it! Never shot a pistol this accurate! It's sick.

I reloaded three different powder weights for the 185gr Golden Saber and the last one worked the best. A little over 800 fps. Going to go up in powder charge tomorrow and walk this thing up to 1000 fps. The slide goes almost into complete battery. When I shot five 230gr hardball factory ammo the extra velocity helped the slide fully close. Needless to say I'm super stoked to hit the range again this week to dial it in.

Quack
06-21-2011, 18:19
So you didn't believe us when we said it would break in and to use a lot of lube? :whistling:

iLift45's
06-21-2011, 18:22
So you didn't believe us when we said it would break in and to use a lot of lube? :whistling:

Quack I never doubted you for a minute my friend!! I was more concerned about how well they can handle hot loads! They can. Not that I'm running it to red line, but it's nice to know that you can shoot the piss out of these things.

Quack
06-21-2011, 18:32
Manual says +P is fine for 5" guns.

iLift45's
06-21-2011, 18:41
Yeah just got another 500 rounds of the Golden Sabers to load up! Need to start stockpiling this stuff!!