Performance issues happen: Jams, stove pipes, failure to feed. With age, old reliable parts tend to wear out. This is just a fact of life.
If left unresolved, these problems can lead to frustration, isolation, and the destruction of things with hammers.
But help is available.
Little blue pill solutions range from replacement springs, barrels and bushings, to surgical flaring and porting.
Before you put your favorite tool under the knife, examine your extractor.
The extractor is responsible for physically snagging the spent casing, and flinging it from the gun. If the extractor is worn, loose, or simply out of tune, the casing may not eject cleanly, and jam the gun. Bringing your happy cycling action to an end.
Step One: Purchase a new extractor. And while you’re at it… a new firing pin stop. Be sure to buy quality parts: Made in the USA.
Step Two: Tune the extractor before inserting. (If you attempt this procedure yourself, be sure to consult a competent therapist.)
Step Three: Install together.
Skill level: Average
Side effects: None
The entire process should take but a few minutes, and the feeling will be immediate and noticeable.
With a properly tuned extractor, you will feel like a new man. Filled with a sense of confidence, even cockiness. Satisfaction guaranteed.
And guys, she’ll notice the difference, too.
Warning: For an extractor replacement lasting longer than four hours, call a gunsmith.
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