Project #4 Flat Bottom Firing Pin Stops
Well its been a while coming due to time work etc a small project but one that i think will be interesting
Now if you have read the 1911 forums you have probley heard of the flat bottom firing pin stop from EGW
Depending on who ya read this thing does nothing to best thing since sliced bread ..
One thing that is a good thing, is you have to fit it its oversized and i mean oversized ..Also if you do this only do one a day your fingers will thanks you trust me
Also ya do a Les Baer use the Series 80 one it makes fitting a lot easier..
Ok So what does the firing pin stop do? Well its name gives part of it away but it also does 2 other things it cock's the hammer and also alters timing ..
The flatter the stop the slower the slide is supposed to run as there is less leverage for it to cock the hammer..Also in running slower the timing is slowed down...
In theory this will slow down muzzle whip..
The Guns i chose are a Springfield Loaded one of the 1911's I've had the longest and been shot a ton ..
In the pic its the left stop sorry i tried 20 different shots of a close up of it and it never came out .. But as you see it has a big radius
Thats from a 5" gun
now the Middle is from my Les Baer Concept VIII it is a 4 1/4 inch barrel or commander size..
I do notice and have commented to OD and Qkshooter that the radius is a lot smaller than the springer or colts and recoil feels different but not reduced..
Then the last is the Flat bottom stop as you see..
A Small radius is recommended but you do not have to have it if your gun will run on it flat ..
So being the show me guy i am im going totally flat
The other test guns are a Colt Commander 4 1/4 to compare to the baer yeah i know the baer is tighter but figured i was gonna put the stop in one shot a lot ..
The Springer is going up against the Les Baer Concept III 5" in the beginning i wont shoot groups for fell and am hoping i can get one of the shooters i shot with a lot to help me out for feel also he has shot my baer's a decent amount so know the feel..
everything is gonna be shot with 230 Ball
After a shooting for feel i might change the pin stop out for the factory to see if the groups improve at speed or a quicker recovery with the Flat bottom ..
So hopefully the test will be friday
I would thinking of putting one in the Kimber but the 4" Bull Barrel to 4 1/4 Barrel wasn't a Apple to Apple Comparison
Anyone have any other ideals? Sorry don't have a 3" to try i would be uber interested to try it out in a 3"