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What do you guys think is the proper interval to switch out your extractor. I don't ask this because my gun's been having problems, I just want to keep it as nice and ready to go as I possibly can. So what's the rough number of rounds I should be able to fire before I replace it? And if I shouldn't replace it until it breaks, when does that usually happen (again, roughly)? I don't know if this matters or not, but the gun is a Les Baer Thunder Ranch, government size.
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KB
 

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I always have a Wilson Bullet proof extractor with me just in case. They are thicker then most and I buff the end for a good grab. I don't think you can actually put a number of rounds to it.
 

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Like Vic said, I think there are too many variables to put a round count on it before it breaks or wears out. Keeping a good spare laying around is always a good peace of mind to have knowing you won't have to wait for a new one to be shipped in the event it ever does break.

BTW - I envy your Les Baer. One day I shall own one. :)
 
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Thanks a lot, guys, that helps a lot.

BTW - I envy your Les Baer. One day I shall own one. :)
Go for it, you'll never regret that decision. But be warned, once you get a Baer you'll start looking at your production 1911s like you started looking at every other gun after you bought your first 1911. There's no going back!
 

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Go for it, you'll never regret that decision. But be warned, once you get a Baer you'll start looking at your production 1911s like you started looking at every other gun after you bought your first 1911. There's no going back!
One day I shall.
I just have to sell 10X more parts than I'm selling now and butter up to my wife a little more. :)
 
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Well, when you do get around to it, try to get the pistol from a shop that uses Davidson's for their distributor. The guns are usually about $200 cheaper, and you get a lifetime repair/replacement warranty to boot. And if I ever need any Wilson parts, Trijicon or Metropolight sights or Glocks, you'll be the one I turn to.
Err.... on second though, if I need a Glock you'll be the second person I turn to. The first will be a psychologist. :wink:
 

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Jerry is correct I have all three, I always have carried to a match a Wilson bulletproof extractor that was tuned and tested just in case.
 

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I keep one handy but dont repalce them till they break or wont hold tune
 

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Have you tried a Cylinder and Slide Spring Steel Extractor yet? I have one but havent had a chance to try it
 

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I stick with the Wilsons bullet proof ones because they are thicker and buff well. I do bet they would work great thou. Give me your feedback if you ever use one . See you carry many extra parts as i do.
 

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i got a tote Full of them Extractors , plunger tubes, grip screws triggers barrels firing pin stops .. you name it i probley have it all i would need is couple frames and couple slides and could build couple of guns
 

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I have struts , hammers and springs grip screws, firing pins and fitted bushing for some 1911's, plus 3 extractors externals and 2 internals
 

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Have you tried a Cylinder and Slide Spring Steel Extractor yet? I have one but havent had a chance to try it
I have, they are my favorites. As you mentioned, spring steel as the original 1911 specs called for. :wink:
 

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Eventually i will get to try one
 

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Tell me fellas, do you adjust tension the same way with the C&S spring steel extr as you do with "regular" extr's??

Thanks


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