By Six &Twenty
I just picked up a Model 11 in very good condition for it's advanced years. Stripped her down and cleaned all internals, which looked like no one had attended to them since she rolled off the line in 1936! She's squeaky clean and lubricated now.
The gun fires fine, however she is still cycling with low-power target stuff (2 1/4 Dram - 1 oz.) with the recoil system set for high-power 12 gauge fodder. Recoil on the high power stuff is pretty stiff and the action return spring 'sings' in the stock after a shot. These symptoms lead me to believe I need to replace the recoil spring, but I am having a hard time locating a 'new production' replacement.
I have two questions for knowledgeable folks on the Model 11:
1) What is the uncompressed length on the 'factory' recoil spring? (since all I can locate are used parts, this would allow me to determine if the spring has 'collapsed' or if it's still useable.
2) Has anyone played around with manufacturing 'spacers' to provide more tension on a 'weakened' older spring? This is not an ideal solution, I know, but I cannot find new stock.
By Cruel Hand Luke
TN / GA / AL Suarez Training Group!
On Saturday July 28 we will hold our July meeting for the TN/GA/AL Regional Suarez Int Training Group!
Subject: ARE YOU QUALIFIED?
Instructor: Tier 1 Suarez Int Staff Instructor Randy Harris
Location: The usual place- Phillips/Edwards Farm 763 County Rd 332 Pisgah AL 35765
Time: 9AM CENTRAL time - 3PM CENTRAL time
Price: $80 - pay at class cash or check.
What you need to bring: Pistol, pistol magazines and at least 250 rounds of pistol ammo. Revolvers are welcome if you want to party like it is 1899. Also a Rifle with 50 rounds and shotgun with 11 slugs and 5 rounds of 00 Buckshot if you choose to do the FBI Rifle and Shotgun qualifications.
We will shoot several police and federal agency qualification courses. We will shoot the FBI Pistol Qual, the ATF Pistol Qual, LAPD SWAT Pistol Qual and then the FBI Rifle and FBI Shotgun qual courses. I will also keep records of these (if you are happy with your scores) for future reference and use . This will serve to get your shooting prowess on record in case it is ever needed in the future in some legal matter. This is also something your church might like to have for their records if you are a member of a church security team. As far as the courts are concerned if it isn't documented it didn't happen so this is an opportunity to get some official scores on paper in case you ever need them . Not only that but it will be a good day of shooting some somewhat challenging courses.
By Cruel Hand Luke
APRIL 27, 2018
PRICE : $200
INSTRUCTOR: RANDY HARRIS
THERE IS A DISCOUNT IF THIS CLASS IS COMBINED WITH THE RIFLE GUNFIGHTING CLASS ON MARCH 31-APRIL 1 !!!!!
The shotgun is the top choice among Americans for limited role home defense. In its niche it is a devastating weapon. This one day class will teach you everything you need to know to employ this iconic American fighting tool to its best utility.
CLASS AND RANGE DETAILS
DURATION: 1 Day TIME: 9:00AM to 5:00PM CST AMMUNITION: Approximately 100 rounds of Birdshot, 50 rounds of Buckshot, 15 Slugs and 50 rounds of pistol ammunition. RANGE & GEAR REQUIREMENTS: Shotgun (any caliber pump or semi-auto). All shotguns must be equipped with a sling and a stock. Pistol with at least two magazines, suitable belt, holster, and magazine pouches. A method of carrying extra shotgun ammo (for example: shoulder bag, ammo pouches, side saddle, or butt cuff). Ear & eye protection.
Bring spare clothing appropriate for the weather, including a hat, sunscreen, and bug repellent. Plan to bring lunch, snacks, and water (min 1 gallon per person) for the entire day unless driving to lunch is a viable option from the range location. Bring allergy medication (if needed), a chair (if you prefer), note taking supplies, and a boo boo kit (band aids, gauze pads, antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment and tape). You may wish to bring pads such as knee pads, elbow pads, and gloves if the class lends itself to that.
For more info and to register...https://suarezinternational.com/hits-5-defensive-shotgun-march-30-2018-chattanooga-tn/