Battery Oaks Range report, 7-7-19

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  1. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    Well, kids, the 1911 RIA 9mm was brilliant this afternoon! I'm mystified.

    We had five kinds of ammo brands, in three different grains, and six different shooters. No malfunctions, no matter what we did. We went thought close to 500 rounds. Geezer even mixed up the five ammos and grains in a couple of magazines. Billy shot that thing with two fingers, upside down, to eliminate the limp-wrist theory.
    Another forum member Alan (?) shot it one-handed with a really odd grip and it went fine. I'm just shaking my head over all this! We could not get that thing to screw up.

    The only thing different was that Billy hosed that thing down with plenty of lube!! LoL. It was an awesome, and messy, day!

    I got to shoot some guns the guys had, (almost broke one) and got to shoot yet another rifle...with a scope....my first one of those. Button Pusher will have to remind me what that thing was, but I liked it! I don't think I hit any steel, but I get why you guys like the rifles and distances! We were out 100 yards, a long way for me to get my head around. It was great!

    So I'll take the gun to the range next week a couple of times, then Saturday I hope to compete in my second match with it! Give my "precious" a chance to redeem itself.....lol.

    Thanks to all the guys who helped me test the gun, and thanks for being ok with the day being mostly about my gun and its issues! Y'all were great.

    Thanks to my host and hostess for lunch and dessert, and for another wonderful day at the happiest place on earth!
     
  2. Have gun-will travel

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    Remember to keep it lubricated before the match
     
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    @Millie , a little review on the day, how do you know when your gun has enough lube?
     
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    Burt Gummer Nuts over Lil D Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Is that a trick question?
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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  6. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    When it's dripping off your elbow!

    I'm going to hose it down next range trip and before the match! I guess you really can't have too much lube....
     
  7. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I will lube it generously....
     
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  9. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I've heard things get tortured and broken at Battery Oaks...lol

    Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
     
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    BBD280 God, Guns, and Guts

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    Awesome......I hope it continues to run like a sewing machine.
     
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    gunbelt Sponsor Benefactor Charter Life Member Sponsor

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    I just souse my 1911's down in my bucket of saddle oil before I go to the range. Then just shake off the excess & fire away.
     
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    You gotta watch leaving your guns laying in the clubhouse. Cause there's several files & hacksaws laying around that some of the fellars don't hesitate to use on em.
     
  14. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    Well, I can sure break some stuff, but this time I think the gun recovered, whew! I don't want to be responsible for other guns getting my gun cooties.....
     
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    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    Apparently, that's what they need to work properly....

    I hope the splatters of lube will wash out of my shirt from today....even if not, I don't care, I got to shoot the gun with no problems, and we all know how much I love that particular gun, don't we??
     
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    So proud of you, Millie! Have fun at your match, and like the guys said...lube. I'm glad you enjoyed the rifle too...welcome to the dark side.:cool:
     
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    @Millie You should get a royalty check from CFF for all the traffic you generate on gun issues. If I were them I’d buy you a Hi Point.
     
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    Who told you that? If you're not slinging oil on folks beside and behind you, you need more!

    Just joking about the oil, but glad your gun worked okay today.
     
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    Happy that its running for you again Millie.

    CD
     
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    Don't lube the Glock like that! It like to be dry! I am glad you got your 1911 running properly. Have fun!
     
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    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    Yes, I'm afraid I liked it, a lot! Have I fallen into another rabbit hole???
    PS: I was told the Glock was the dark side. lol.
     
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    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I won't lube anything but the 1911s like that, I swear!
     
  23. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I do have a lot of issues, don't I? But it's nice how everyone tried to help me sort them all out.

    Maybe soon we can have a week or two without a post from me about this gun or that gun having a nervous breakdown....
     
  24. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I fell in love with my gun again today...but who knows what the next range day will bring.

    In any case, I'll love it when it's working, and I'll curse it when it's not! LOL. Yesterday, it was "that stupid gun" and today it's "my precious" again.....
     
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    Similar to enjoying a slice or two of authentic Italian pizza, the oil runs down your arm towards your elbow.
     
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    Had a good time trying to figure it out with y'all if battery oaks cant figure it out no one can that man knows his s%t nice to have met you

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    A couple of decades ago, a friend and I got a little bucket of Slide Glide from Brian Enos. A local gunsmith got mad at us for using it, 'cause he had tol' us not to use more'n a drop or two of oil on a 1911. I couldn't believe it... actually got upset with us fer not followin' his advice. (It's possible that he got that strong belief from the Montgomery Community College School of Gunsmithing.) Anyway, we kinda shied away from him after that...

    I don' use Slide Glide anymore. Now it's Frog Lube! Smells better, lubes well and it ranks very high against it's competitors on Rust Prevention.
     
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    @Jeppo pointed out to me that plastic doesn't rust.
     
  29. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    Thanks for taking part in the testing! I'm sure you got all oiled up in the process. My poor shirt still has dots on it, but it's my lucky shooting shirt now! LoL.

    Yeah, Billy knows a lot of stuff! I learn stuff all the time there. It was nice meeting you as well.
     
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    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I'll admit I'm a bit superstitious right now: I'm going to keep using what we used yesterday, and I'm making my oil-stained shirt from yesterday my "lucky shooting shirt", and will wear it at matches, like this weekend. LoL. Not going to change anything from yesterday.....

    I was told many months ago that Frog Lube may not be the best thing to use on my guns. By more than one person. But if it works for you, go for it! I'm sticking with my "magic lube"....lol.
     
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    Just an observation.

    If your 1911 pistol needs to be dripping wet with oil to make it through a match...your pistol needs tweakin'.

    I recommend my magical, mystical, marvelous mud that forever cures the need for a quart of oil in the gun.

    Go and buy a tub of J&B Bore Cleaner and a small bottle of CLP Breakfree. FP10 will do in a rush.

    In a small separate vessel, place about a half teaspoonful of the bore cleaner paste and add oil...mixing thoroughly...until the glop will just start to sag off the tip of a screwdriver, but short of dripping. Cover and allow to stand overnight. Stir well and apply liberally to the rails, upper and lower barrel lugs, inner barrel bushing, and a light smear on the slide center rail.

    Assemble the gun and hand cycle it 100 times. Disassemble, wipe clean, reapply and repeat.

    Disassemble and clean. Oil and reassemble.

    And that's all the trade secrets I'll be disclosing today. :)

    Cheers.
     
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    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    I know there are bushings, but barrel lugs...I have no idea what those may be, but I will find some pics online.
    Also: hand cycling, do you mean rack the slide and let it snap back, or pull it gently back and keep my hand on it on the forward trip, going slowly, x 100?

    Thanks for the secrets!
     
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    The upper lugs are on top of the barrel. Get the mud on them and in the slots between them. The lower lug is the one that holds the link.

    Hand cycle. Pull the slide fully rearward and guide it forward briskly, but never let it snap into battery unless it's feeding ammo.

    Back and forth is one cycle. 100 cycles.
     
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    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    Well, it sounds like a huge pain, but I'll do it. I really hate taking the 1911s apart....but I'm getting better/faster at it as I go along and my hands get stronger! Lol. Thanks for the "secret sauce" recipe! I love that gun enough to go through some "stuff" to keep it happy.
     
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    In time you'll be able to do it in less time than it took to type that...blindfolded. Assuming that the gun is true to Browning, I can get one apart in about 10 seconds and back together in 15. My best time for a complete detail strip was 54 seconds coming apart and a minute 30 back together.

    It's well worth the effort to make it feel like buttered glass.
     
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  36. Millie

    Millie It is what it is. Supporting Member

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    You've been doing this for decades, probably. I didn't get my first 1911 until about February....I'm real late to the party! But I'm getting there.
     
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    That’s why I upgraded from aluminum to plastic. ;)
     
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    Well darn, my gun doesn't need to be dripping wet with oil but I think I know what I am doing Friday night!!
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen!
     
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    First learned to field strip one in 1960 or 61. Detail stripping came about a year later. So...yeah. :D