Firing PIN Stop - Did you know ?
Just thought I would pass on stuff I am learning, by tinkering with my Colt Commander-
Did you know you can slow down the opening [ action] of the Slide of your 1911 Acp by installing a Firing Pin Stop with a square back corner. Then you can take that same Stop and by adjusting the rear bevel, effect the speed at which the slide opens. It is a good counter balance to use if you perform a trigger job and lighten the Mainspring Housing Spring. The above method can allow a weaker Mainspring housing spring to have the same affective resistance [pressure] against the Slide from the Hammer, as the Stock spring.
If your 1911 is wearing out extractors faster than normal ..........you might try this method - giving your extractor more time to grip and pull the spent shell casing.
EGW sells a great "squared" Firing Pin stop ...that is Over-sized .....so you can fit it perfectly to your slide to hold that extractor tight in its place.
Not earth shattering .......but a tiny trick you might need to use someday ??