Bullseye-L Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

Nelson Review

+14
rich.tullo
Tim:H11
Wobbley
UtahDave
Al
Jon Eulette
Chris Miceli
Jack H
zanemoseley
SW-52
Magload
dronning
LenV
JKR
18 posters

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Nelson Review

Post by JKR 2/27/2017, 5:11 pm

First topic message reminder :

I received my new Nelson conversion today. The waiting period was twelve weeks and four days.

Up until now my experience with conversions has been with a Marvel unit one. It's been on every 1911 frame I own and has been splendid on all. I decided to build a dedicated lower and picked up a Foster frame and other parts at Perry. It was such a fun project and turned out so well that I just had to have a new upper fit it. Hence the Nelson. 

The first thing I noticed when unpacking it was the weight. Due to the steel top rail it's noticeably heavier than the Marvel. The slide is also wider with thicker side rails. I like this as I've had two cracked slides on the Marvel over the years. 

While waiting for the Nelson I had been running the Marvel on my new frame. It ran flawlessly as usual. When I mounted the Nelson it was extremely tight on the rails. I'd had the frame Cerakoted and this was enough thickness to cause the Nelson slide to bind. I wrapped one of my trigger stones with 400 grit paper and carefully polished the Cerakote off the sides of the frame rails. This resulted in a beautifully snug and smooth running slide. 

Next I had to change out the raised mag catch that I had been using for the Marvel. This was no surprise as I had read here that this wasn't needed for a Nelson. 

I mounted an ultra dot and sighted it in with CCI SV. I had a couple failures to pick up the next round in the magazine so I then switched to the extra 8 lb. spring that Nelson thoughtfully included with the unit. After that it worked perfectly. 

I then shot two 25 yard NMC's. The first a 284 and the second a 291. Very good start with a new gun!

I'm extremely happy with this new unit. The weight is perfect. No muzzle weight needed. It feels exactly the same as my 45 when loaded with a 5 round magazine. I'm anxious to shoot matches with it. 

I don't mean this to put down Marvel Precision in any way. I've enjoyed my Marvel and have received great support from the company when I've had problems. The small problems I've had with it are the results of normal wear. I hate to think about how many dollars worth of SV have gone through it!

Jim

JKR

Posts : 763
Join date : 2015-01-13
Location : Northern Wisconsin

Back to top Go down


Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Tim:H11 3/2/2017, 4:40 pm

I've never seen anyone adjust the rest on a herrett Nationals grip all the way down before. Goodness!
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2125
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 36
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by rich.tullo 3/2/2017, 5:03 pm

I am now shooting slabs. But when I was shooting Herretts I would use a grip spacer the Medium size they work great. Trimming the mags is ok but the spacers work great.
rich.tullo
rich.tullo

Posts : 1944
Join date : 2015-03-27

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by UtahDave 3/2/2017, 6:13 pm

Larry Nelson watches this site and he sent me a PM about my MCP problem...within an hour of my post!  I spoke with Larry and the issue is most likely the mag catch it too high.  Since the RO works fine I will switch mag releases to confirm and will report back.  Larry also gave me a lot of useful info about main spring strength, firing pins and springs, etc.  

Don't you just love it when folks who make neat stuff actually write and call you!  Five stars (out of five) for Nelson Conversions.   

Dave

UtahDave

Posts : 33
Join date : 2011-11-01
Age : 78
Location : Utah

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Jwhelan939 3/2/2017, 6:15 pm

Mr Nelson, if you are watching this page, would you please pm me. Thank you.

Jwhelan939

Posts : 945
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 41
Location : Kintnersville, PA

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Chris Miceli 3/2/2017, 8:01 pm

Jwhelan939 wrote:Mr Nelson, if you are watching this page, would you please pm me. Thank you.
You could call or email him.

Chris Miceli

Posts : 2715
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Jwhelan939 3/2/2017, 8:13 pm

Mr Nelson already responded. Thank you.

Jwhelan939

Posts : 945
Join date : 2013-04-27
Age : 41
Location : Kintnersville, PA

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by LenV 3/3/2017, 1:37 pm

Not in any order:

JKR.  Thanks

Wobbley.  Guilty

Tim:H11.  Now you know why the slots are so long.

rich.tullo.  Spacers would work for Herrett Nationals like you said but not for Nills.




Tim:H11. It would be nice if the slot was a little longer Laughing
Nelson Review - Page 2 Dscf1110
LenV
LenV

Posts : 4708
Join date : 2014-01-24
Age : 74
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by estuck 3/3/2017, 8:26 pm

Ordered my conversion yesterday. Guess I will be waiting. After all the positive reviews, It won't be easy.

estuck

Posts : 134
Join date : 2015-01-03
Location : Michigan

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Chris Miceli 3/3/2017, 8:49 pm

LenV wrote:Not in any order:

JKR.  Thanks

Wobbley.  Guilty

Tim:H11.  Now you know why the slots are so long.

rich.tullo.  Spacers would work for Herrett Nationals like you said but not for Nills.




Tim:H11. It would be nice if the slot was a little longer Laughing
Nelson Review - Page 2 Dscf1110L
Len you should of been a MMA fighter with those meat hooks

Chris Miceli

Posts : 2715
Join date : 2015-10-27
Location : Northern Virginia

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Tim:H11 3/3/2017, 8:50 pm

Len... I'm at a loss for words.....lol!
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2125
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 36
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Tim:H11 3/3/2017, 8:53 pm

L
Chris MiceliL wrote:Len you should of been a MMA fighter with those meat hooks

Manslaughter isn't allowed in that sport.
Tim:H11
Tim:H11

Posts : 2125
Join date : 2015-11-04
Age : 36
Location : Midland, GA

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Wobbley 3/3/2017, 10:15 pm

I remember one time in the early 80s there was a guy on the Army team.  Made an M14 look like a toothpick.  He was a big man.
Wobbley
Wobbley
Admin

Posts : 4650
Join date : 2015-02-12

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by LenV 3/8/2017, 6:58 pm

I know this is a Nelson review but we are enough off track I can mention this. I think I will name my Nelson "Mr Potato Head" They certainly lend themselves to a lot of tinkering/playing/modifications. I have finally settled on the final configuration (maybe). The long mounting surface for a scope lets you mount whatever you want up there. This is the fourth way I've set it up and has the best balance and fit. YMMV

Nelson Review - Page 2 Dscf1111
LenV
LenV

Posts : 4708
Join date : 2014-01-24
Age : 74
Location : Oregon

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Sa-tevp 3/8/2017, 7:12 pm

Wobbley wrote:I remember one time in the early 80s there was a guy on the Army team.  Made an M14 look like a toothpick.  He was a big man.

Did he score well on the 49 and 24 yard lines?
Sa-tevp
Sa-tevp

Posts : 946
Join date : 2013-07-20
Location : Georgia

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by james r chapman 3/28/2017, 9:29 am

Jon Eulette wrote:I trim the mags in my milling machine Wink
Jon

Yep, 3/4" did it .
james r chapman
james r chapman
Admin

Posts : 6222
Join date : 2012-01-31
Age : 75
Location : HELL, Michigan

Back to top Go down

Nelson Review - Page 2 Empty Re: Nelson Review

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 2 of 2 Previous  1, 2

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum