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RECOILtv DIY: Extractor Tension on a 1911 Pistol

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RECOILtv DIY (s01e01): Extractor Tension on a 1911 Pistol

We lift the hood on one of America’s most iconic firearms: the 1911. Here Jason Burton of Heirloom Precision shows us how to adjust extractor tension on a 1911. Follow along with this simple DIY gun modification. All you need is a pin punch, a live round, and your favorite 1911 pistol.

Extractor tension on a 1911 pistol is critical to reliability. Too little will cause failures to extract, too much may cause failures to feed.

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