Re: 1911 collet bushing?
What year is your 1911 that you're running the collet bushing in? Unless it's one of the earlier models, odds are it's built strong enough that you shouldn't have a problem with it. I have only heard of them breaking from shooting too hot of loads through it. Even there, solid bushings can break too. I have a collet bushing that I acquired awhile back for a trade for a defective Wilson barrel/bushing and I haven't had any problems with mine, granted I rarely shot it. I kind of just use it as a spare part.
Don't lose sleep over it. If you're afraid it might break, get yourself a Briley spherical bushing fitted up. I have my Springfield set up with a Kart NM barrel and a Briley spherical bushing and the accuracy is phenomenal.
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Last edited by hogger129; 08-16-2012 at 11:24 AM..