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Old May 14, 2013, 02:54 PM   #1
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1911 Help

I previously ran 100 flawless rounds thru my new Colt CCG 1911, but today I had an issue. I let the range officer shoot the first mag of the day and he had a ftf in the middle of the mag. I couldn't see how or what happened. I went on to shoot 115 rounds without issue using ball and HP.

I did incorporate a new mag today but they are all Colt factory mags and I don't know if the hang up was in the new mag. Any ideas on what could have caused this?
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Old May 14, 2013, 03:00 PM   #2
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Don't sweat it.
It was probably an errant cartridge or the guy loosened his grip.
It isn't like Colt knows anything about building 1911s or anything.
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Old May 14, 2013, 03:06 PM   #3
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It's new. It doesn't NEED to break in. But it runs better after 500rds. Don't worry about it.
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Old May 14, 2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Thanks fellas....
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Old May 14, 2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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Agreed. No worries over one FTF.
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Old May 14, 2013, 08:05 PM   #6
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What brand ammo was used?
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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The ftf occurred using S&B ammo. The HP that fed fine was Remington Golden Sabre.
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:19 PM   #8
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Keep shooting and enjoying. Hard to diagnose a 1 and done issue.
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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+1 What Nathan said, hard to diagnose a non recurring malf.

My Colt Rail Gun has jammed once, failed to chamber a round after over 300 rounds with no cleaning for about 3 months (I purposely neglected to clean it). Wiped the feed ramp clean and contined shooting smoothly for another 3 mags or so (ran out of ammo). That one was easy to diagnose, the gun was downright FILTHY.

One suggestion I have for you is to ditch the factory mags, idk how Colt's are because I never used them. I had about 5 McCormick mags when I got my Colt and only one of them has given me an issue, bent feed lip.

Wilson Mags are considered the best by a lot of 1911 nuts, McCormicks are pretty reliable but one wore out on my after about 3 years averaging about 30 rounds through it a month (100rds/month split among the three mags I bring to each range trip).
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Old May 15, 2013, 12:27 AM   #10
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Just curious, the FTF, was it a failure to fire or failure to feed? If the problem was a failure to feed how was the round feeding hung up?

Like others here have said I would NOT worry much about it since you shot over a hundred rounds after the problem.
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Old May 15, 2013, 11:23 AM   #11
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One malfunction could be anything, and that's why pistols sometimes malfunction.
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Old May 15, 2013, 11:28 AM   #12
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Reason number 532 to practice malfunction clearance drills.
Sooner or later they all screw up, one way or another.
How come that seldom happens much during a practice session.
They usually do it in the middle of a match, for some reason.
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Old May 15, 2013, 09:25 PM   #13
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The S&B ammo is a bit on the weak side so that, and maybe a loose grip, could have caused the failure to feed.
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