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Old 11-28-2019, 3:06 PM
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Here's my thought - I'd never tinkered with guns before so I thought this mught be a cheap way to generally learn how to mod up a gun. But if it's an overall unsatisfying experience, and I can't get it to run the way I want within a reasonably small cost, I'll just sell it and buy a Buckmark and then later on see if i can find an old Colt Ace or Walther/Colt for the 1911-22 thing.

I love the form factor on the thing, I just want it to shoot more accurately than it currently does.
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Old 11-29-2019, 3:02 AM
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Don't listen to these jerkoffs, it's a fine gun. It's not a $3000 Wilson, but it didn't cost $3000.

It's a fun little gun, especially for the money.
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Old 12-02-2019, 7:52 AM
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Since this thread is about issues with a CW accessory kit on a pot metal GSG and your advice was to turn it into a ďracegun,Ē I might have saved someone a lot of money. So youíre welcome.


Actually that wasnít my advice, but based on the fact you freely give your opinion about something you have zero experience with Iím not surprised you got this wrong too.


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I beg to differ. The full length dust cover rail makes a world of difference in the "when I run out of bullets I'm going to beat you to death with the pistol" look that causes bad guys to run in fear, and lesser men to feel inadequate. It looks just plain beastly and the extra heft up front does help manage recoil a bit better. Plus, an angel told me that when God called JMB to heaven it was to build him a full rail 1911!
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OP sorry about your problems. But this thread is a good case history and a reminder of what upgrading a weapon (pistol, rifle, bow) can become. On the bright side, you will come out with a better understanding of the GSG than the original designer. Thanks for sharing (painful projects sometimes don't make it to forums). Hope it works out well in the end.
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Old 12-04-2019, 4:52 AM
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OP sorry about your problems. But this thread is a good case history and a reminder of what upgrading a weapon (pistol, rifle, bow) can become. On the bright side, you will come out with a better understanding of the GSG than the original designer. Thanks for sharing (painful projects sometimes don't make it to forums). Hope it works out well in the end.
I agree, it'll make for a good experience-builder project.

I still might get a buckmark anyway because I like those.

I'll be taking it to the range tomorrow. I made a small check-sheet of what combinations of parts will allow the gun to work and what doesn't. It'll be interesting to see what I find.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:26 PM
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Please keep us updated as I made the mistake of purchasing the Tandemkross accurizing kit that is NOT COMPATIBLE with the CA version. The CA version has the barrel with the non removable end. The Tandemkross version replaces the end of the barrel with a new belled out end which tightens up the tolerances on a non CA barrel. I checked with American Tactical and they canít send the standard threaded barrel to CA. Although my GSG is not the most reliable plinker it really is a lot of fun especially with the Dawson Precision sights I installed.
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Please keep us updated as I made the mistake of purchasing the Tandemkross accurizing kit that is NOT COMPATIBLE with the CA version. The CA version has the barrel with the non removable end. The Tandemkross version replaces the end of the barrel with a new belled out end which tightens up the tolerances on a non CA barrel. I checked with American Tactical and they canít send the standard threaded barrel to CA. Although my GSG is not the most reliable plinker it really is a lot of fun especially with the Dawson Precision sights I installed.
ZR tactical will put an alignment cone on a CA barrel if you purchase their accurizing kit and send them the barrel with the receipt.

And yes, good shooting, far better than what I'm getting at 10 yards.
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Thanks B2D
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I bought my GSG 1911-22 in March 2017. It ran great straight out of the gate after I cleaned and lubed it. Like the OP, I decided to install an upgrade kit from CWA. The pistol immediately began to have the problem you've described. I sent the following message to CWA.
I recently purchased the "Shooters Special 4" kit in my GSG 1911-22 (CA version). Prior to the installation, the stock pistol had been field stripped, cleaned, lubed. Then 100 rds of approx. equal amounts of 40 gr Remington, Federal and Aguila .22LR (all with muzzle velocities more than 1,200 feet per second) loaded into 3 different magazines were fired with no failures of any kind occurring.

The pistol was stripped and cleaned after that and then the kit components were installed. As part of the installation, the Frame Hole Plug kit was installed first. All observable metal shavings produced by tapping the hole in the slide were removed. A small amount of Blue Loctite was used on the plug screw but care was taken to insure none was present on the inside of the slide before reassembly. The guide rod was assembled by first sliding on the blue shock buffer, then the supplied metal washer and finally the new recoil spring. The new bushing and spring retainer replaced the stock parts.

Another range test using the same ammo/mags produced a failure of the slide to go fully into battery on every shot after the first round. A slight tap always put the slide in battery. Suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
I don't still have the email reply but IIRC it suggested continuing to shoot the pistol until the new parts were broken in. My solution was to reinstall the original barrel bushing at which point everything performed normally. Since then, the only other mod I made was to remove the mag safety.

As an aside, I'll should note that I saw similar behavior (a tap required to achieve full battery) on a .22WMR pistol I own. In that case, I found that the top of the lips on two of the three mags I had (all OEM) were binding ever so slightly on underside of the slide. A little work with a stone to remove a couple of thousandths cured the problem.
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I bought my GSG 1911-22 in March 2017. It ran great straight out of the gate after I cleaned and lubed it. Like the OP, I decided to install an upgrade kit from CWA. The pistol immediately began to have the problem you've described...

I don't still have the email reply but IIRC it suggested continuing to shoot the pistol until the new parts were broken in. My solution was to reinstall the original barrel bushing at which point everything performed normally. Since then, the only other mod I made was to remove the mag safety.

As an aside, I'll should note that I saw similar behavior (a tap required to achieve full battery) on a .22WMR pistol I own. In that case, I found that the top of the lips on two of the three mags I had (all OEM) were binding ever so slightly on underside of the slide. A little work with a stone to remove a couple of thousandths cured the problem.
Well I'm glad I'm not alone in that issue.

I'm waiting on some Dawson sights for the pistol. After that I'll get the finish overspray off the rails, and shoot it again with the stock bushing but with the CW guide rod. We'll see how it goes.

One other thing I might do after that is change the thumb safety as the current one digs into my thumb when firing.
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