The plunger tube is under NO stress during firing, and at no time is it in any way subject to "battering." In fact, when building 1911s I have on more than one occasion subjected the pistol to lengthy sessions of test firing before I finished the frame. When I do that, I just press the plunger tube into position and rely on the left-side grip panel to retain it -- which the left-side grip panel was designed to go. I've never had one come out when used without staking, as long as I use grips that conform to the original design.
And yet, I have seen severals posts from 1911 owners who's plunger tubes have come loose in the gunsmithing areas of 1911 forums.
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Three shots are not a "group"...they are a "few".
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