Briley Target pistols

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  1. jfrey

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    Have any of you Texas pistoleros out there ever heard of a Briley Target model. I found one in Houston and it is built on a Chip Mc Cormick frame instead of the usual Caspian. Anyone have any experience with Mc Cormick frames? Are they up to the quality of the others? I would think so but don't know for sure. The regular Versatilities are great pistols and I am hoping this one turns out to be as good. Any info from you guys would be appreciated.
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  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    What caliber?Now I am curious.I work at a gunshop and have some sources so I will try to find some info.
     
  3. jfrey

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    The pistol is .45ACP. It has a blued finish with Bomar adj. sights and a Briley 5 in. barrel. At some future date, I plan to add a fiber optic front sight and an extended mag well. I would appreciate any feedback you might have.
    Thanks
     
  4. 40Arpent

    40Arpent TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Can't speak to that particular pistol, but I can say that I have been very pleased with the extensive work Briley did for me on a Plain-Jane Colt 1991-A1 Officer's ACP. They have done a few other small pistol repairs for me, and I trust the company emphatically. For whatever that might be worth...

    -Pete
     
  5. Army 1911

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    I bet it has the Briley barrel bushing tood. It has a ring that acts as a gimble so the barrel can tilt without any spring to it as the gun cycles.

    Should be a good gun.
     
  6. jfrey

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    Yes, it does have the Briley bushing with the insert. Finally shot the pistol today and it shoots very well, but no better than the Briley commander size gun I already have. One interesting thing did happen. I bought two brand new Wilson mags with the pistol and neither one of them would hold the slide back on the last round. I'll be calling Wilson tomorrow to see what they think. A knowledgeable friend of mine told me today that the Mc Cormick frames should be very good quality. Apparently most of their stuff is pretty good and holds up well.
     
  7. Army 1911

    Army 1911 Well-Known

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    It may not be the Mag. It may be the slide stop is worn or out of spec.
    Put an empty mag in, while looking down from the top, pull the slide back and see if the mag follower is hitting the slide stop.

    Try with whatever mag came with it too. It might be easier to do this without the recoil spring and even the barrel. Course you will need the slide stop installed.
     

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