Why put so much effort into making gun parts fit so precisely?

This is a discussion on Why put so much effort into making gun parts fit so precisely? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Mlr1m, I share your sentiment and had posted a similar question a while back. Just because a gun doesn't rattle, doesn't mean that it's 'tight' ...

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    Mlr1m, I share your sentiment and had posted a similar question a while back.

    Just because a gun doesn't rattle, doesn't mean that it's 'tight' in a good way. It very well could be poorly-fitted and bound up in spots.

    Just because a gun is 'tight' (in a good way), doesn't mean that it won't function dirty and be uber reliable.

    I've always like rattlers, because that's all I've ever paid for (the tolerances on even my SA loaded are pretty loose). I view handguns as CQB firearms, and just a step above hand-grenades in my hands, as far as accuracy goes during a high-stress situation. I seriously doubt that I'll shoot a Les Baer any better than a PF9 in a self defense situation. Even so, I've come to the realization that one of these days, I'm gonna plunk down several grand to have a high-end solution, just so I know what I am or am not missing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alien319 View Post
    I agree except that AK's do not have a direct impingement. They are piston operated. Sorry... I had to. But you are correct and the "fabled stories" of the AK's not being able to jammed by dirt and muck are false. I have seen them jam, albeit not as easy as say the AR platform



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    Mea culpa. You are correct. The gas impinges "directly" on the end of the piston, instead of puking where it eats, in the bolt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I seriously doubt that I'll shoot a Les Baer any better than a PF9 in a self defense situation.
    yeah but the bullet will be bigger!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    yeah but the bullet will be bigger!

    ...yeah, but a PF-9 in your pocket is better than a Les Baer at home in the safe.....sorry, couldn't resist. Been reading too many mousegun threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    ...yeah, but a PF-9 in your pocket is better than a Les Baer at home in the safe.....sorry, couldn't resist. Been reading too many mousegun threads
    I'm waiting to hear about someone's favorite .177 Daisy pellet carry.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlr1m View Post
    ... Do you really need a precision fitting 1911 that can hit flies at 50 yards? .


    YES!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    ...yeah, but a PF-9 in your pocket is better than a Les Baer at home in the safe.....sorry, couldn't resist. Been reading too many mousegun threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    I'm waiting to hear about someone's favorite .177 Daisy pellet carry.....
    foo'....shot placement is everthing. Rather have a hit to the eye with a pellet gun than a miss with a .45.
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