pokute,Welcome to the forum!
Actually, I use that as my signature so that when I tell you to do something that results in you losing most of your fingers and one or both of your eyes I won't feel guiltypokute,
thanks for the warning and duly noted for the record. Everything I have read up to now hollers that yes, SAAMI rules! I am just now getting my toes into those waters, so I will read everything, and I mean everything, then measure twice and cut once
Hi Mike,Hi Pokute,
Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't your avatar that of the guy in that Rifleman series - the guy talks kind of southern, but has a wicked draw and shoots real straight?
Hi pokute,I did a bit of experimenting. In fact, I'm going to go up a couple of turns on the spring since it seems to be relaxing quite a bit after 600 hell-bent loads. The gun doesn't throw the brass far, but that could be due to the dual Omega extractors.
With a longslide I'd go for the heaviest Gov't length recoil spring I could find. I'd also get the strongest mainspring I could find. The longslide was the base gun with the Omega. The 5 inch uses a Commander length spring. Note that the Omega slide is heavier than a 1911 slide, so it moves more slowly, and has no good place to stick a buffer, so it's better to start out with a little too much spring.
Thank you for the info on the Omega. Will you by any chance also be manufacturing the guide rods that are subject to breakage? I am sure there is a market for them, from what I have read around the 'net!!!A heavy spring means a more rapid return to battery. Since the Omega locking lug is a massive wedge, if the wedging surfaces are properly fitted for maximum engagement, no battering should occur. If a small amount of battering does occur, a small amount of stoning will not only stop the battering, but improve the repeatability of the lockup.
I will be manufacturing replacement Omega recoil assemblies in small numbers by the end of the year. I will make whatever small changes I can to the design in the interest of reliability.
Hmm... I've never seen a V-16 45 Super. I'd certainly love to have one! If the V-16 has a normal 1911 style guide rod, I'd not only go with the heavy springs, but I'd probably try running two Shok-Bufs as well. If the slide will still lock back with two, then I'd run with two. Definitely with one if not. Shok-Bufs are a big win.
I'm considering getting a 460 Rowland kit