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16th October 2004, 16:22
I finally bought a 1911. I was going to get a Kimber, but the guy wanted too much for it. I bought the Norinco because I heard what a good deal they were and I figured with the extra money I saved I could build it the way I wanted it. Anyway, I want to build it to my liking but i was wondering how much the slop in the slide matters for accuracy. It has more play then most others I've handled. I haven't had a chance to shoot it from a bench yet though. I did fire about 200 rounds through it the other day with no malfunctions, which was nice.
16th October 2004, 18:41
Congrats, Norinco's are like '57 chevy's, classic in original form but open to customization.
16th October 2004, 21:15
While slide to frame fit has something to do with accuracy, the more important fit is between the barrel and slide. The Norinco barrels (at least the ones I had experience with) are well made and are very accurate.
16th October 2004, 21:34
Slide to frame fit is a very, very small part of the accuracy equation. A really tight slide to frame fit can induce reliability problems when the pistol gets dirty. The most important factor in accuracy is the fit of the barrel to the slide and the barrel to the slide stop pin at lock up. Sloppy fit in these areas usually leads to poor accuracy.
16th October 2004, 23:47
That's kinda what I was thinking...Thanks guys.
18th October 2004, 10:31
My norinco rattles a little bit, but out shoots anything else I have, exept my kimber. And that is splitting hairs. I concour.
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