New Springfield 1911

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  1. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Anybody have problems with the SA gi 1911?I have a problem with the slide not going into full battery when released.I went back to Academy Sports and the salesman tells me that he has had three people this week have problems with their new SA 1911s.I wish the guy had told me about the other customers having problems with this model. toddguninsurance051.jpg
     


  2. Texas1911

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    You might try switching recoil springs to a 18# spring.
     
  3. HighVelocity

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    Did you take the gun apart and clean/lube it before you started shooting it? They're a little sticky from the factory.
     
  4. mac79912

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    I disassembled and cleaned the pistol.I even put some gun butter on the rails.I tried other mags and the pistol will not go into battery after shooting a round.I was told the ramp may need polishing and the barrel throated.I am going to call Springfield Armory in the morning.I was using Magtech 230gr FMJ and it should not be jamming with this ammo.I would change the spring but since the pistol is new I will send it back as they have good customer service.Thanks.
     
  5. mac79912

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    Heres a pic of the case not being ejected.The cases keep hanging up and a live round is loaded into the barrel. apt19jan172008025.jpg
     
  6. mac79912

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    And the picture I showed the Academy salesman.The pistol did this with wilson,chip mccormick and springfield mags.The ramp is shiny and clean so I was surprized about this pistol apt19jan172008024.jpg jamming.
     
  7. Texas1911

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    Check the tension on the extractor, looks like it is skipping over the rim. That won't be a recoil spring issue for sure.
     
  8. oldguy

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    Looks like an extractor problem my springfield has been excellent.
     
  9. ironman45693

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    I hear this type of thing a lot with 1911's; you always have to keep tinkering with them. When I was in the market for a big .45, I wanted a 1911, but when I started doing the research and price hunting, they sounded like they would be as big of a pain in the *** as a two-stroke dirt bike. I just got a USP instead and haven't looked back.
     
  10. Texas1911

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    Most of the 1911's these days have the work already done generally. Alot of the banter is in regards to the older models that didn't.

    My Kimber has a throated, polished barrel ramp, as well as a polished frame ramp.

    Once the gun is broken in the failures go away. Mine had some issues up front, but the last 200 - 300 rounds have been flawless.
     

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