Well, I probably won't be doing any tightening...this weekend I bought a new Ed Brown solid bushing, an Ed Brown Hardcore hammer, matching sear, disconnector, and some new springs, and I THOUGHT a new Ed Brown Beavertail, but after Larry figured my discount I was presently surprised, so I threw in a Wilson Group Gripper, after finding out he didn't have any gripper links left, I figured mine might be a little tired...
Outside of the fact that the reason it was so CHEAP was he forgot to include the Beavertail(which ironically, was what I wanted to change MOST!
) the new group gripper tightened it up NICELY.
The old Group Gripper link was pretty worn, you could see the hole was wallowing a little. So it was probably a blessing he forgot the beavertail on the counter, I probably wouldn't have bought the gripper.
THe "Dwyer" Group Gripper (now they are "Wilson") I put in there shortly after I built it in '83, and I figure it has more than 100,000 rounds through it since, so it was due for a new link. I even used the same link on my Bar-Sto 6' if I remember right, so I could still benefit from the gripper.
It is AMAZING. BEFORE it rattled like a 73 Scamp on a gravel road, the guy even said it had to have been among the LOOSEST ones he ever saw, now you can shake it to heck and it does't make much of a sound, only a little felt movement.
Haven't had time to do anything but a 20 round function test since, but will try it and see if it groups better this weekend.
BTW, while the Ed Brown hammer/sear/disc is not MEANT to be "drop in," like others, supposedly the primary angle is finsihed, but the secondary needs stoning, this Larry the 1911 guy told me when he builds a carry gun now, he just drops it in and has NEVER gotten less than a crisp 4 1/2# out of it, and he's right, my last was a hair under 4, and even replacing my cut mainspring with a stock one, this one breaks clean not much more than the old one.
I have a little "hitch" on the takeup now though, I have to figure out, must be a burr somewhere...maybe the new sear spring rubbing on the side of the disconnector?
And I LOVE the advice---"buy a new one!"
THAT was not an option, even if this one WASN'T a "Dun-er-myssef" "Polish Original" I've shot so MUCH and know it better than my Wife!