I was just seting the extractor tension on both of my Fairly new to me Mil-Specs. I always replace certain parts on cheaper 1911's and the extractor is one of the parts I think need to be top of the line in quality. I like the Wilson "Bullet Proof" parts when I replace the factory stuff. Anyway, I was wondering how many other people actually set the tension on the extractor whether it is stock or aftermarket. It is a pain in the posterior to do it right and takes me a long time even using the Weigand tensioning tool and guage. Anyone else make the adjustments any other way? I use to do it where you put the round into the extractor hook and shake it around to see if it will hold or not. That is anything but accurate but I didn't know a better way at that time. Hard to get the 28 oz's that I like to have on an extractor even with the guage and a good trigger pull scale. It takes me a bunch of in and out with the firing pin stop and the extractor and firing pin, make the slight adjustment... back and forth and back and forth until you get it right. Sucks. At least with the Bullet Proof extractor it will hold its shape for a long time. I really hate this part of 1911 maintenance even though I do it. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!