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    I have to say it's not an SP89 but I'm very impressed with the quality and functioning of my MKE pistol. I've already ran 350 rounds flawlessly without a hickup. The exterior and interior quality of mine is darn close I think to HK. The welds look nice and finish is great. I can't wait to get my stamp and throw a B&T folder and pistol grip HG on it.
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    I too think that MKE manufactures a great pistol.
    One thing I felt a need to do was place a bevel on the bolt carrier where it contacts the hammer while cocking. The carrier was being marred from the 90 degree edge of the carrier. The bevel made a huge difference in cocking ease.
    Might want to check yours.
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    They are pretty nice!!!

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    Where exactly is the carrier beveled or should be beveled?

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    Looks very nice in your pic. Congrats on a great buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noworky View Post
    I have to say it's not an SP89 but I'm very impressed with the quality and functioning of my MKE pistol. I've already ran 350 rounds flawlessly without a hickup. The exterior and interior quality of mine is darn close I think to HK. The welds look nice and finish is great. I can't wait to get my stamp and throw a B&T folder and pistol grip HG on it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    You made me want to break mine out to take a look at the bolt carrier. Mine doesn't have a bevel on the rear edge, but it is worn slightly round from firing. I've never noticed a problem cocking the carrier back manually and everything functions as it should on range days. I wonder if maybe you had a stronger hammer spring that made the friction too much between the hammer and carrier which is what gave you so many failures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObviousLobster View Post
    You made me want to break mine out to take a look at the bolt carrier. Mine doesn't have a bevel on the rear edge, but it is worn slightly round from firing. I've never noticed a problem cocking the carrier back manually and everything functions as it should on range days. I wonder if maybe you had a stronger hammer spring that made the friction too much between the hammer and carrier which is what gave you so many failures?
    I never had any failures.
    I didn't think the marks on the hammer from the carrier were appropriate. If you look at the firing pin retaining plate on a 1911, you will see that it is rounded/beveled to ease the cocking of the hammer.
    I could imagine that a squared off carrier might slow the inertia of the carrier assembly to cause FTE issues. Check out images of other bolt carriers and you will see many have a bevel.

    See post #17 Bevel
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    Quote Originally Posted by MickeyD View Post
    I too think that MKE manufactures a great pistol.
    One thing I felt a need to do was place a bevel on the bolt carrier where it contacts the hammer while cocking. The carrier was being marred from the 90 degree edge of the carrier. The bevel made a huge difference in cocking ease.
    Might want to check yours.
    Good grief! That makes all the sense in the world. I have a Z5-P I bought recently and while I love the gun, it is damn hard to charge. My wife can't even charge it. I just check and my bolt carrier has a 90 degree edge, looks like I need to fix that right away.

    How would you recommend beveling the edge? Stones and/or fine files? Of course I would start slow and only take a little off at a time.

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