Mustang .380 Extractor and Ejector Tuning
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    Mustang .380 Extractor and Ejector Tuning

    I recently replaced a broken extractor on a buddy's Mustang .380 with a Jack First Gun Parts' new production bar stock extractor. The part dropped in and functioned fine during the first range session. Ejection is slightly forward, at about 2 o'clock. I'm not sure what the normal is, but most videos I see of others shooting them looks like ejection is closer to 3 o'clock. On a 1911, 2 o'clock is not desired, but I have never heard of shortening the ejector or changing angles on it like I would normally do for a 1911. I'm looking for guidance from any of you with experience tuning Mustangs since it is not my area.

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    Much of standard 1911 extractor tuning techniques should work.

    Set the tension of the extractor, and give it the same bevels as a 1911 part as a start. Make sure the extractor isn't "clocking" or rotating in the slide.

    Here's some info on tuning the 1911 extractor, and there's some video on the Brownell's site.....

    https://www.m1911.org/technic2.htm

    However, if the gun is reliably extracting and ejecting I'm not sure worrying about 2:00 o'clock ejection versus 3:00 o'clock is a concern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfariswheel View Post
    However, if the gun is reliably extracting and ejecting I'm not sure worrying about 2:00 o'clock ejection versus 3:00 o'clock is a concern.
    I agree. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

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