Time Flies!

I see I haven’t posted in awhile.  That is mostly because I have been posting more on our Lakeline LLC Facebook page.

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This week I’ve been working more with our trigger springs for the Taurus Spectrum.  We have 10% and 20% reduced power springs which lighten the pull weight on the trigger.  Since the spring is held in with a custom rivet, I will have to get the rivets in stock to go with the springs before we get those on the market.  The photo above has the 20% reduced power spring on the right, and the factory spring on the left.

We will have parts out for the Sig Sauer P365 soon as well.  I’ve been busy testing and working on the first few of those as well.  Thanks!

 

Latest Products, Taurus Striker Guide and Firing Pin Springs

In the last couple of weeks we have introduced a couple of new products for the Taurus PT111 G2, PT140 G2, 709 and 740.

First, our Stainless Steel Striker (firing pin) guide locks out the Taurus Security System lock and smooths the trigger feel by not having the firing pin bump over the hole in the factory striker guide and it locates the firing pin more precisely for a crisper feel.

G2 Striker Guide Top

And, since little springs sometimes wear out or go flying when working on pistols, we have the Firing Pin and Firing Pin Return springs available for those same pistols as well.

Firing Pin Spring and Return Spring for Taurus PT111 G2, PT 140 G2, 709 and 740

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Testing Recoil Assemblies for the Taurus PT111 G2

I like to test things.  I test our products every chance I get.  I also evaluate similar or competitive products to see how we stack up and how we can improve.  In light of that, I ran some tests on our Taurus PT111 G2 recoil assembly versus both the factory and a competitor’s,  Galloway Precison’s, aftermarket assembly.

All three operated the pistol without any malfunctions for 200 rounds.  There was also very little degradation in the spring force on any of the units.  Neither the Lakeline nor the factory assemblies showed any noticeable degradation other than residue from firing.  The Galloway unit was stuck, and had to be tugged out of the slide.  The reason shows in the photos below and is due to the washer deforming and allowing the spring to come partway past the washer.  The end of the spring was also wearing the corners of the shoulder in the slide.

Here are some photos of the Lakeline and the Galloway after 200 rounds fired through each, before cleaning:

Muzzle end of Lakeline recoil assembly after 200 rounds
Muzzle end of Lakeline recoil assembly after 200 rounds
Even fit of large spring on Lakeline recoil assembly after testing.
Even fit of large spring on Lakeline recoil assembly after testing.
Lakeline Muzzle end close up
Lakeline Muzzle end close up

The Galloway unit was a replacement sent for our first unit after they recalled them for the springs coming out of the slides.  Galloway said the problem was due to a tolerance problem on the Taurus PT111 G2 in their recall notice.  The fix included a washer at the end of the large spring.  The end cap was also highly polished on the reworked unit compared to the original.  It could be due to needing heat to remove the end screws for reworking the parts and polishing off the marks from a torch.

After 200 rounds, the washer had deformed, causing the recoil assembly to ride unevenly in the slide.  It required some force to remove from the slide.  It was also wearing the edges of the slide shoulder and rounding the corner  where the washer was pushing through the slide and the spring end was moving against it.  The muzzle end screw was no longer centered as the spring had pushed it off to one side.  Shiny areas where it was rubbing the slide were evident.

Washer deformation on Galloway Recoil assembly after 200 rounds
Washer deformation on Galloway Recoil assembly after 200 rounds
Another view showing the deformed washer, rubbing on the slide and where the spring rides on the slide after 200 rounds with the Galloway recoil assembly.
Another view showing the deformed washer, rubbing on the slide and where the spring rides on the slide after 200 rounds with the Galloway recoil assembly.

 

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