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Gunsmith recommendation for handgun inspection in Hillsboro

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by pinne65, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I have a Ruger Super Redhawk. And a Glock 20 that I'd like looked at to get an idea of their general condition and make sure everything is Kosher.

    Also, what what would be a fair price / gun for an inspection like that?

    Cheers!
     
  2. huthuthike

    huthuthike Hillsboro OR Active Member

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    Revelation Arms is pretty good. They charge $60 for a clean, check and oil. Seems worth it to know you won't be losing any fingers.
     
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  3. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I can't speak for the wheel gun, which I guess sometimes blow up?

    But that Glock isn't going to give you any trouble..... Contrary to what Warren over at The Gun R00m will tell you, Glocks do NOT blow up.
     
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  4. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well, early Glocks were known for having poorly supported chambers, which made them more vulnerable to failure when shooting badly overpressure ammo.

    This is what the most typical failure looked like. You can see how it blew out where the side of the case was not supported.

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    Glock has since changed their barrels so that the chambers are better supported. People with older guns can simply swap out their barrels with newer ones from Glock or from 3rd party manufacturers.

    I ended up replacing the original Glock barrel on my 17 with one made by Stormlake Barrels, which has a fully supported chamber.

    And I later bought a S&W M&P, instead of another Glock. They also have much better supported chambers:

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  5. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I witnessed a Glock go kaboom. My understanding is that was mainly a problem with reloaded ammo that had too high of pressure. That was the case in the one I saw get destroyed.
    Revelation Arms does very good work.
     
  6. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Correct. The unsupported chamber only becomes an issue when using over pressure ammo. It makes the gun more prone to failure with such bad ammo.

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  7. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I understand it was mostly a problem with the .40s
     
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  8. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask why you would have someone inspect the guns instead of doing it yourself?
    Just wondering
    The 2 guns mentioned ,I would never worry about either having a problem.
    Glocks NEVER break without help and the ruger SBHs get passed around more than shot cause people don't really like to shoot them after 1 box
     
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  9. Lance Jacobs

    Lance Jacobs South Willamette Valley Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Only because .40 S&W ammo is normally loaded to much higher pressures than 9mm and .45 ACP. So it is thus easier to make a mistake and get overpressure ammo in .40 S&W

    One of the reasons why I got a S&W M&P when I went shopping for a .40 S&W is that that it has absolutely 100% full support on the side of the chamber in the barrel.

    Here is a comparison photo showing a round in the barrel of my M&P 40. Note how no portion of the side of the case is visible.

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  10. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I went to Revelation - lol it's just a couple of blocks from me. Will be getting it back on Friday.

    I'm moving up to hotter loads for the SRH, and want o make sure everything is in good order first. And I think that a 2nd pair of eyes on it with way more experience than I have is a good move.

    I'm not sure I'll bring the Glock in yet, I'm not worried about it blowing up with my loads or anything. But sometimes I'm having problems with the slide not staying open after the last round is fired. Even after replacing the hold open mechanism and trying some new magazines it still happens sometimes.

    The Gen 3 barrels seems to have ample material even though the cartridge is not 100% supported at the ramp. The Lonewolf aftermarket on the right even more. That's what I use for extra hot loads
     
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  11. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    GlockBarrels.jpg
    oops - screwed that up...
     
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    ma96782 Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Words right outa my mouf!. "just watch the good, bad and the ugly" again. And spin it hard.
     
  14. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Warren at the Gun Room is a certified mental case!
     
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  15. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Thanks for input and info everybody. Got it back last week cleaned and inspected and w.o. remarks.

    Happily fired today with new hotter loads. And I found a new bff, H110!
     
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