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MKIII 22/45 complaint

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lions, Dec 12, 2009.

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  1. lions

    lions Member

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    And no, it isn't about the magazine safety or the loaded chamber indicator. (I already took those out:D)

    My complaint is about the bolt hold open. There is no spring that pushes/pulls it down when pressure from the slide is removed. When I reload my pistols from a locked slide I don't like to fumble with a little lever or button. I just grab the slide and slingshot it closed. Unfortunately that won't work with this gun.:(

    Is there any way to modify this pistol to make that happen? It isn't a deal breaker, but if I can fix it I would like to. Thanks.
     
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    Thank you Avenger29, that is perfect! I appreciate your help.
     
  4. Geezer Glide

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    Yes, the sling shot mod. Once you do this, you will have all the lawyer crap removed.
     
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    Easy to do. Then just grind off the sides of the frame, install bushings, and throw some 1911 grips on there:
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  6. Geneseo1911

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    So, when you remove/disable the LCI on a MKIII, what does it look like? Does anyone make a filler plate? I can work around all the other crap they did to try & ruin the MkII, but the LCI really turns me off.
     
  7. lions

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    Floppy D:
    Very nice! You may have given me my next project idea.

    Geneseo1911:
    I didn't take the whole thing out. The LCI has a metal tab that indexes on the rim of a cartridge in the chamber, all I did was file this down until I was left with basically a factory filler plate. From the outside it looks exactly as it did from the factory, from the inside there is no ridiculous metal tab to wedge spent casings under.
     
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