Vbob disappointment help please.....

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  1. yrbender

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    So I get my brand new vbob to the range 7 loaded mags and I'm good to go. First few groupings at 15 yards perfect about 23 rounds. Start some double taps and they are all over the map looking closer my rear site is about ready to fall off. Totally loose!! Not having an Allen wrench in my bag I tried a few more rounds. Needless to say that was all she wrote for the vbob. Shot my sons 1911 .22 to salvage the trip his $350 gun was flawless. Not sure what to do just tighten it down or locktite or what??? Please help.
     
  2. bac1023

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    Just tighten it down.

    Sounds like it wasn't tight when it left the factory for whatever reason. :dunno:
     

  3. yrbender

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    I don't seem to have the right size wrench. Any clue what size it is?
     
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    here we go :faint:
     
  5. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank "Don't Tread On Me!"

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    For $2K is should have been perfect right out of the box. Tighten it down, get it sighted back in then remove the allen screw and drill a small divit into the slide so the screw will be counter sunk into the slide so it won't move around anymore, add some 231 Loctite and get over it. You get what you pay for and yes, I've had a few drinks tonight.LOL:tongueout:

    They didn't give you a wrench for the sights with the gun, oh brother.:dunno:
     
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  6. yrbender

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    Nope no wrench for the sights. I checked twice.
     
  7. dakrat

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    now that is funny right there.
     
  8. Nestor

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    Wrench will cost You another $1000.
    BTW...You probably already fired more rounds thru your 1911 than Frank thru his :rofl:
     
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  9. kirgi08

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    1st off,........everything 'Frank posted, forget it all!

    Most manufacturers do not LockTite the rear sight so the owner can
    adjust if needed. If your shop where you bough it was worth a ****
    they would have told you this. Blame this on your FFL, not DW.

    So here 's the deal,.......eyeball center the rear sight.
    Take it to the range, WITH an allen wrench.
    Shoot to confirm rear sight is where you need it.
    When comfortable with it's position, remove the allen set screw.
    Drop in three drops of BLUE medium strength LockTite.
    Reinstall the set screw.
    Fire five shots to verify rear sight is where it needs to be.
    Sit the DW aside and let the LockTite set up for a few hours.
    Clean off any residue.

    Lastly,.......ignore 'Franks cheap azz 1911 comments, he's just trollin for carp.
    'Frank loves carp!
     
  11. dakrat

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    he musta gotten a lemon. my $2k 1911 makes me breakfast everyday.
     
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    BTW the gun functioned flawless. I was quite surprised but the sight was a major letdown. Maybe it's the Hoppe's #9 talking but my glocks never have issues.
     
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    Things happen,listen ta Bender.'08.

    As ta the 1911 snipping,give it a rest.
     
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    Well you can get the proper wrench and tighten it down
    .............or throw the 1911 away I guess
     
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    Send it to me and I'll tighten it and sight it in for you. LOL
     
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    :agree:
     
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    Actually I took mine out yesterday and put another 200 flawless rounds through it. Totally love my ATI.:supergrin: