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and moving mag catch to butt takes all DAY man, along with grinding "up" on the frame, inside the guard, and removing the excess metal in the frame all around the guard. The latter lightened the frame by 2 ozs. The Firestar like "sinus" at the top of the front strap lets you nearly get all fingers on the front strap. A PPK type finger extention on the bottom front of the mag takes care of what's left. The recoil of the 356 "Split Nose" load, 55 grs, 2200 fps, is stiff enough that if you want really fast repeat hits (ie, .18 second, like can be had with the 1911, you need all the fingers helping.
 

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flange on front of Wilson's compact model

barrels (1911) is there to "ride" on the full length recoil spring guide. Without it, barrels tend to "tip" from the wt of the "dogknot" at their muzzles. That dogknot is present so that the barrel will directly fit the slide, without a barrel bushing. A barrel bushing limits your slide stroke to the rear. Removing it lets you shorten the slide and barrel by another .5". If the barrel tilts downward at the muzzle, it won't feed jhp's reliably.
 

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because YOU can't follow advanced

gunsmithing thought and execution? :) Go back to your sandbox, kid.
 

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Maybe you've got something there Gunkid. Provide photos of your Star mods for us to look at and maybe you will gain the respect that you long for. Show us what a good gunsmith you are. Perhaps photos of your canned CAR too.

Don't be shy.

RIKA :)
 
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