Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Mark_Mark, Jun 17, 2022.
how long have you been throwing $$$ at it?
Dinner size plate, ouch! what $$$ did you do to it?
well you got dies and components out the deal!
I have narrowed down the issue to Magazine, bullet, and possibly the feed ramp is off. Good thing it’s a ramp barrel. If all else fail, gunsmith me a new barrel with the correct ramp (I think)
STi said they tested the gun with White Box and it shoot fine with Gen 2 mags.
So, the solution will be more $$$
If any firearm of mine was that troublesome, it would be gone ASAP.
it’s like a Tree that you watch grow and it when through a Tornado, you just want so bad to bring it back to life
Well, I just paid ~$120 to get an Astra Constable in .380 that I have owned for nearly 50 years repaired as (unbeknownst to me!) the extractor and 3 other parts behind it had been lost. It is the first centerfire handgun I bought myself and has been my "go to" SD/HD gun for most of that time. That is the only repair it has needed and none of the others have needed repairs. One, a SxS 12 ga. with fixed chokes was modified to take screw-in chokes. And my AK and 10/22 have had some "add-ons" bought for them (flash hiders, larger mags, & a larger "mag release" for the 10/22).
well, it’s my gun now and my problem now. I don’t want to put out a $1,000 firearm for someone who saved up forever to buy only to find out it has serious reliability issues. I’ll get this thing running!!!
I believe in Karma
I believe in Kismet, Karma’s naughty younger sister.
She can be bought!
I’m going to put new springs in my junk mag “boat gun” then put a bump, tack or small round screw head. see if that will help the feeding issues with gen 1 mags.
Reminds me of a saying, “The vehicle leaking oil before you is made of the highest quality Italian parts…”
Failures aside. I think the biggest reason we throw money at something is we want to end up with something nice or at least think we will.
Cost me $1,000 used 4-5 years ago. Big reason I don’t buy used guns much anymore
I was having trouble with my 1970's model 41 S&W ... instead of buying all kinds of new parts and throwing money at it ... I took it over to Clark Custom Guns ... they did an overhaul and a tune up and a target trigger job and tuned my magazines ... cost $275 and the gun is better than when it was new ... Them boy's work magic on triggers .
Spent a total of $275 on the reliability package , tune up and trigger work ... done by experts ...
Best money I ever spent .
I sent it back to STi and they did a few things and the gun runs with gen 2 mags. But I one mag runs on longer .40 and the other shorter. .40.
I polished the breach face and extractor. Now both runs pretty smooth with short and long loads.
one thing I did mess up was grinding too much of the main spring plug, now my hammer is a tiny bit floppy (.001” floppy). So so I’ll get a new plug and refit it.
I’ll be in NC in july and I can literally shoot in the back yard. I’ll report back on function on the gen 2 mags. And, bitterly on my modified gen 1 mag with the bumb mod
I’ll send it to them if I get grey hair trying to get this thing to run
Have you checked the length of that screw? It's possible that it is a bit too long and is either binding on or putting pressure on something inside that is causing the trigger to act up. Try checking for "wear marks" on the internals that shouldn't have any. Then use some very fine emery cloth or a small needle file to take off the excess material.
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