The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old July 29, 2013, 12:26 PM   #26
4V50 Gary
Staff
 
Join Date: November 2, 1998
Location: Colorado
Posts: 16,938
It jams with Colt mags too?

We have a local cop whose 1911 jammed consistently. He used Chip McCormick mags exclusively. When the mags were swapped out for 7 rd Colts and GI mags, it fed and fired flawlessly.
__________________
Vigilantibus et non dormientibus jura subveniunt. Molon Labe!
4V50 Gary is offline  
Old July 29, 2013, 01:33 PM   #27
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,681
Since the gun jammed with several magazines, it might not be the magazine. That slide caught the extractor groove in the round it is trying to feed. That usually indicates that the slide did not recoil far enough to catch the rim and caught the groove instead as the round tried to rise.

That would point to a possible ammo problem or a too strong recoil spring. You say the gun is "super tight" and that could also slow down the slide and cause it to stop too soon. If that is the case, the gun might "break in" but I have no way to say how long that would take unless you work it manually or use an abrasive to loosen it up.

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old July 29, 2013, 04:22 PM   #28
ClydeFrog
Junior member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2010
Posts: 5,798
Polish the feed ramp?....

I'm not quite sure if it would help but it couldn't hurt, .
A pistolsmith can polish the feed ramp. That can help with feeding/cycles.

Clyde
ClydeFrog is offline  
Old August 19, 2013, 10:07 AM   #29
grizz223
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2013
Location: Fl
Posts: 197
Hi guys thanks for all your replies. I polished the feed ramp and the rails took it back to the range it ran 100 %.
__________________
NRA Life member. Deputy Sheriff.
grizz223 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.06698 seconds with 10 queries