Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Broke my Fusion 1911 Today

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by AndyH, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    358
    Fusion broke today at the range. Looks like a cheap min part to me.
    Like the gun and all but seems like this should not happen to any high priced 1911.

    I am going to have to send it back for Fusion to repair, I could probably fix it myself for the cost of shipping it back but I would likely void the warranty.

    Fusion has a good reputation for there customer service, I guess I will soon find out it its true.

    IMG_0630.jpg
    IMG_0629.jpg
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

    Messages:
    4,132
    Likes Received:
    155
    As far as I know, fusion doesn't use MIM parts, but you should ask them this :D
     
  3. Huntbear

    Huntbear Ellensburg, Wa. Member

    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wow, have never seen a safety break off like that. Hopefully they will fix it for free.
     
  4. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

    Messages:
    428
    Likes Received:
    4
    wow... I wouldn't think a fusion could have MIM parts. Dan Wesson doesn't, of course when Bob Serva ran things, they did use some MIM stuff.

    Why would you have to pay shipping on a warranty issue?!:huh:

    They should get ya all fixed up, but for better results, post it on the internet... where Fusion themselves will see it!:D

    Fusion Firearms subforum @ 1911forum.com
    http://forums.1911forum.com/forumdisplay.php?f=62
     
  5. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

    Messages:
    679
    Likes Received:
    43
    Slide stops, safety? Yep. Seen pics of both broken. Call and send it back. They are a great company with a great reputation and I know they will make you 100% happy.
     
  6. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    358
    Me either !!! owned and shot a dozen or more 1911's over the past 15 years and NEVER had a issue with any of them.

    Ironic isn't it :D
     
  7. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    8
    Guess what, that is the ONLY MIM part they use..what awful luck..here is what Bob Serva, Fusion said a few months back when asked about MIM parts:

    10th August 2009, 12:06
    servarw servarw is offline
    Junior Member

    User ID: 20195
    Join Date: 29th November 2007
    Posts: 6
    The only MIM part we use is the thumb safety. We also have cast if you prefer.
    The reason for the thumb safety is it is well designed and we have had less failures with it than the cast.. But you can have either..
    Thanks for the question....
     
  8. SSG

    SSG Lane County New Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's one of the reasons you spend more to get machined vs cast parts...that should have never happened...at the range, during a 'game' no big deal...in a fight for your life...your dead....

    My 1911s might be custom, and cost a little more, but you can depend on them...so much crap out there...be careful.

    A friend of mine's Rockriver .308 selector switch just broke off...fell right off, same kind of deal.....
     
  9. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    358
    I will call Bob tomorrow, He has been nothing but helpfull to me in the past.
     
  10. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    8
    I am confident that he will take good care of you, he is good people.
     
  11. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    2,376
    Pay him some extra and have a machined part put into the gun. Honestly, with that being the only MIM part in his guns, he's well ahead of most manufacturers...
     
  12. mwar15

    mwar15 The Coast Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    forgive my lack of knowledge but what does MIM stand for?
     
  13. MountainBear

    MountainBear Sweet Home, OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    2,376
    Metal Injection Molding (MIM)

    Cheaper way of producing parts than forging and machining from billet. This and sintered metal are the two ways major gun companies are cutting costs in parts production. Sintered metal is essentially subjecting powdered metal to heat and pressure until it solidifies. Remington is fond of this process on their Remington 700's and their Express Model shotguns (as well as other models I'm sure).

    The problem with using castings (like MIM or Sintered) is that you lose some of your ability to hone parts. This is especially problematic in pistols (like the 1911) and revolvers (like S&W) that are usually stoned and polished for trigger improvement. Stoning and polishing castings often exposes flaws from the casting process and can make the trigger pull worse...
     
  14. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    358
    Talked to Bob today pistol is on it's way back tommorrow to Fusion, UPS prepaid by Bob.
    For a new solid stainless thumb saftey.
     
  15. Jaybo

    Jaybo Olympia Washington Member

    Messages:
    233
    Likes Received:
    12
    HAHAHAHAHA... Wholey Crap. How hard does one have to press on the safety to snap it off???? Gorrilla hands????? I can see it now...

    thinking to yourself, getting ready to make the shot ".. Firm grasp.. check... left over right (right handed of course) point gun.. check... safety... check... safety... check.... SAFETY.. OH CRAP........... " :bluelaugh::laugh::thumbup:
     
  16. SSG

    SSG Lane County New Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    0
    Seriously...there is alot of junk out there....
     
  17. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

    Messages:
    786
    Likes Received:
    143
    Oh man, that sucks Andy :(
    We've been watching your threads from ordering to receiving, we were all hoping the next in your series of posts about this gun would be "boy I sure am tired of this gun, so I'll sell it to you guys cheap" ;)

    sorry you've gotta send 'er back
     
  18. KENOC

    KENOC Portland area Member

    Messages:
    389
    Likes Received:
    8
    Yes there is, fortunately Fusions are not in the junk category...they are very high quality. There is a lemon every so often in anything..even Rolls Royce on occasion. He happened to have a lemon MIM part, the ONLY MIM part on a Fusion......break.
    For the money, I will gladly take a Fusion over any 1911 made by anyone.
     
  19. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    358
    Bob and Fusion is handling the issue, so I have no issues All I am out is a little time with out my favorite pistol. Honestly this is the first issue I have ever had with any gun so fate finally called my number.
     
  20. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,580
    Likes Received:
    358
    Well it's back and good as new, while it was gone I had some grips made for it as well.

    Seen in the picture below sporting a set of Desert Ironwood burl grips made by Klamath river woodworks

    IMG_0652.jpg

    IMG_0652.jpg