05-01-2019, 11:07 PM
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Central Arizona
Originally Posted by SpecCop
So far I took it to the range three times. Around 650 rounds went through the barrel. Each time using the same four magazines. Two Wilson Combat, one Mec-gar and original Kimber magazine. Prior to shooting gun was cleaned and then lubed with FP10. During shooting I would apply few more drops of lubricant after around 100-150 shots fired. So far I only installed new MSH with mag well and changed grips.
Range session number one.
200 S&B FMJ 124 gr
Slide locked in the rear position, full magazine inserted, pressed slide release and FTF. After around 50-70 rounds had about two more FTF while shooting not loading a fresh magazine and I think two FTE. Brass was caught by the slide before it turned to a stovepipe position but it was already out of the chamber, not sure if this is actually FTE.
Range sesion number two.
100 S&B FMJ 124 gr and 50 Geco FMJ
Two FTF during shooting and one FTE. Once again brass out of the chamber but not a stovepipe.
Range session number three.
150 S&B 124 gr FMJ, 150 S&B 115 gr FMJ
First two or three full mags inserted on a locked in the rear slide would cause FTF after pressing slide release. Pretty sure that it was only happening on WC magazines. At around halfway mark right before lubricating about four FTF in two consecutive magazines, again WC. This could have been actually caused by a box of some old ammunition S&B 124 gr.
After this I took the gun apart and cleaned it. Last 150 rounds gun worked flawlessly so maybe its finally broken in but than again thats what I though after session number two.
What I noticed is that most of my FTF happen after around first 70-100 rounds. Except the FTF caused by full mag and pressing slide release.
I took a closer look at a barrel and feeding ramp could use some polishing. Barrel throat seems to be really tight and has some sharp edges that could be rounded up as well.
Bellow pic of one of the FTF and barrel. Let me know what you guys think.
Find a good 1911 smith in your area.....I have a 9mm Ultra CDPII that I purchased used that had intermittent FTF's. I took it to Endeavor Arms in Prescott Valley, and for only a $90 action job, it is not only flawless in function, but the trigger is only slightly over 3 lbs........
Last edited by Teufelhunde; 05-01-2019 at 11:08 PM.