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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    saw this elsewhere and not a "nutnfancy" fan.
    It's a video of Terry G @ Impact guns doing a trigger job on a PT1911

    these are LONG video's. I'm not a professional gunsmith, nor do i claim to be, but i use files & stones when fitting parts and never picked up a Dremel.
    Maybe the pro's do use Dremel's in the same way, but I'm under the impression that they use files & stones as well.
    Now i've used a grinder, but that was to take most of the slide stop pin down then finished up with files & stones for the flush fit.

    part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCF2u3K743A


    part 2 this part has Dremel fitting of the thumb safety and even the frame to get the thumb safety to fit :shocked:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-uHeePP1CY
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

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  3. Don-wayne

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    Yeah i'm not a nutnfancy fan either. Terry's gunsmithing or at least on this video is a little suspect at best. Actually I am being nice.
     
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    DUUUUUDES!!! Why u haytin on Nutnfancy BROS!!! Harsh BUD!!!
     
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  6. seamaster

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    The guy is using a Dremel, what's wrong with that?

    He mentions how many years he's been doing it and apparently does good work. If it takes him less time time using a Dremel then good for him.

    Don't be offended but, why does this bother you enough to post this topic?

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  7. Quack

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    i just found it interesting.
    and as i stated before
    would you want him working on your gun?

    hmmm, the thumb safety isn't fitting right, so lets Dremel the frame instead of the thumb safety to get it to fit.
     
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  8. MacG22

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    dude muffin....
     
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    He is a low cost, high value gunsmith.
     
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    He picked the perfect gun. He can do $2,000 worth of custom work for $500.:supergrin:
     
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    Maybe he's just a guy who understands that J curve.

    Aren't abrasive disks for the Dremel just high-speed emery cloth!

    :supergrin:
     
  12. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    An electric powered dremel tool is a REQUIREMENT in the top 1911 gunsmithing classes.
     
  13. ilgunguygt

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    I dont know this guy, at all, so I cant judge his skill. However, in the automotive world mechanics use tools like impacts where you "arent supposed to" all the time. If I didnt I wouldnt make squat for a paycheck. Just throwing it out there that when you are really good at what you do, you need those tools, as they just increase your ability. The same tool in the hands of a novice can be devestating.
     
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    My problem with his work is not with the use of a dremel. He adjusts the pre travel with a hammer,grinds on the frame to fit a thumb safety etc..etc.. Clearly not the man I want working on my gun. If I want work like that I would do it myself:rofl:I would like to hear what a top level gunsmith would say about his work. Actualy I did,over on the 1911forum.com he got blasted by some top level gunsmiths for his hack job work. Those were not my words but other smiths. I am a mechanic myself and I know what corners to cut and what will speed up the job but grinding on the frame instead of the safety????
     
  15. Quack

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    +1 :shocked:
     
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    also forgot to add hammering the thumb safety in place with the hammer down.
     
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    http://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=245539
     
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    I agree entirely, I didnt watch the video, and cant comment on his gunsmithing skills. However, after going and watching the video, it does appear that he needs a little more instruction before grabbing the big toys.
     
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    Nice!!!!!

     
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