Okay, got the extractor pin cut off and set slightly below the top of the hole. Can't move up due to the optics plate, I'll have to keep any eye on the bottom and if it tries to move down/out I'll stake the bottom of the hole enough to keep the pin in. Then it'll be like a CZ slide. Insert the pin from the top and drive it out from the bottom.
1.0 extractor "fits" in the 2.0 slide but I don't believe it's going to work. It won't feed from the magazine up and into the chamber. Not enough room between the hook on the front of the extractor and the breechface. I can barely force the case rim up there with the slide off and no barrel in the way to allow my big thumb/finger in there to push on the brass. Three 2.0 extractors on order (two to use, one for a spare - the 1.0 Shield extactors I have will just be spares for the older 1.0 shields) from Numrich.
Also ordered the small springs/pin for the extractor. Did someone say the purpose of those is to help hold the extractor pin in place? Oh, no more 2.0 extractor springs in stock at Numrich so I asked to be notified when they get more in. I just need the one I've got now (until I decide to finish the 2nd 4" slide.
Had to file a little on the bottom of the front sight to get it to move to the center of the slide. Darn brass punch marked the side of the slide when it bounced up off the sight one time. Might eventually wipe off with a few cleanings, like brass marks wipe off the outside of the slide after it bounce empties off it when firing/extracting/ejecting.
Looks good, just won't be shooting it (I'm sick anyway, at home test tells me I've got covid - runny nose, snot, sneezing, some sinus drainage and a slightly sore throat some mornings, light headache once in the last week or so and just feeling blah.) But I don't want to be around other people so I'll sit around the house for a week or so.
Got that barrel good and clean inside. After all the chemicals, brushes and patches yesterday (or was it day before?) I got the JB Bore paste in the mail today. Five to ten passes through the barrel with each patch with the bore paste on it. Toss that patch and repeat. After 4 of those sets (40 passes with polishing paste on the patches) I cleaned the barrel and did not see the fuzzy look anymore on the edges/corners of the lands. I went ahead and used the bore paste for 3 more sets of 10 passes and then cleaned the barrel with Hoppe's#9. Darn barrel is clean and shiny. First Hoppe's patch was dark, second and third were not. First dry patch was a little bit dark. Second/last dry patch looked great. Using a light reflected off a piece of white paper that barrel look pretty darn good.
Just need to shoot it now.
It's a "sleek" looking pistol compared to most others. Thin slide, thin frame, still 13+1 or even 15+1 so all the capacity of the bigger compact pistols in a narrow/flatter package. A greyhound (maybe a doberman) vs. bigger/wider dogs/pistols. Hey, I'm gonna nickname mine "The Doberman." It's already black colored. I wonder if I can find a set of FDE/tan colored grip panels for it (like the Talon grips).
Have a good evening guys/gals. I'm waiting on the 2.0 extractor now and by the time I get it I might feel good enough to head for the range.
Picture of the patches, JB Bore Paste patches on the left, Hoppe's#9 patches in the center, dry patches on the right.
With the 13 round magazine the pistol is about 3/16 shorter front to back than my P07 and the same height top to bottom. With the 15 round magazine the pistol is about 1/4" taller top to bottom than the P07. I'll mostly likely carry it with the 13 round magazine in and 15 round as spare/back up.
Forgot to mention, I can use the iron sights with that adaptor plate under the Holoson. I can see the top 1/2 of the front sight. Not ideal, but usable in an emergency.