Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #20

17-May-13 – 23:42 by ToddG


35,257 rounds 11 stoppages 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages

Thirty five thousand rounds in the can … who ever would have guessed?

As you can see, I got to practice quite a bit this week. But in addition to the big round count I also spent some serious time dry firing this week: three and a half hours, which for me at least is a ton of dry fire in one week. Results have been mixed but my hope is that as I incorporate dry fire into my regular routine it will transfer more readily to live work.

You may also have noticed the funny looking thing on my pistol grip in the photo above. Here is a closer look:


That, ladies and gentlemen, is genuine J-B Weld compound. Ugly? Very. But in anticipation of this weekend’s class with Robert Vogel I’ve been playing around with my grip some more. As reported previously it was causing havoc with slidelock on an empty magazine. So add one ugly grip tumor and my support thumb is no longer contacting the slide lock lever no matter how I grip the pistol.

More next week after the class.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

You can also follow and discuss via the pistol-forum.com 2012-2013 Endurance Test thread.

Previous Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test posts at pistol-training.com:

  1. 7 Responses to “Springfield/Warren 9mm 1911 Endurance Test: Report #20”

  2. A little RIT dye mixed in with the JB-Weld and a Dremel sanding drum to smooth it up and round it off and it’d almost look pro-fess-uhh-null.

    By JodyH on May 18, 2013

  3. I would have used https://sugru.com/

    By Rob E on May 18, 2013

  4. I’d second the sugru. It’s really great stuff for this sort of thing.

    By derekb on May 18, 2013

  5. Jody — How long have you known me? You can’t possibly think putting a dremel in my hand is a smart idea.

    Robbie & derekb — Never heard of the stuff. It’s a moot point now, the J-B Weld isn’t coming off without enough force or heat to destroy the underlying stock.

    By ToddG on May 18, 2013

  6. I just hope no one from VCD Grips reads this blog… 😉

    By MDS on May 19, 2013

  7. :)
    Brownells’ Acraglas comes in black.

    By Wendell on May 19, 2013

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