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Old 11-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #1
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For those having issues with their 1911, look up a YouTube video by " nothingfancy".
He has one titled kimber 1911 troubles where a pro shooter has extraction issues. He uses several top brand mags and finally decided it may be a recoil spring issue.
Certainly worth looking at to see if it's the same as your problem.


I came back in to edit. The authors name is "nutnfancy".
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Old 11-25-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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I was told by one of my range masters to replace my CDP UltraII mags to Wilsons. I never had a problem with them. Same guy told me my Solo problems might be the Kimber Mags. and I should replace them also. But with what, No one is making mags for the Solo except Kimber.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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The one with the shooter that has an accent? His technique leaves a lot to be desired as does his speed and accuracy. He is not pro shooter. Nor do they understand the gun. They are having different types of stoppages. Some failures to extract. Some failures to eject. Switching mags too often as well as ammo.

The method of diagnosis is flawed. They have an empty still partially in the chamber and blame the recoil spring. Uh. Wrong

That is an old model kimber with the external extractor. Not that they all had problems and could be fixed. I actually like them and have a team match with about 50k through it.
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I just go by why I see and hear. Man says he's off to do some tactical training, I accept that. There are lots of different kinds of pro shooters. Competition is not the only way. The man says he has had and used the gun for over 5 years, taking him at his word, he probably has a fair understanding of that particular weapon.
I posted it so those that are having problems might look at a possible method of analyzing the issue. Personally, I think if a gun can't handle a variety of quality mags, the gun has issues.
I don't know when the video was made but it may not have been an old model at the time.
If it offers no help, oh well. Call it a stoppage clearance demo.
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Not a slam to you sir. I just see it as a haphazard method of diagnosing problems. If he has used it seriously for work what I call the triad of gun, ammo and mags should have all been proven. So what has changed?

I would like to think that everyone who carries a gun for a living is a pro too. Especially SWAT guys. But after 28 years and about 12 in SWAT I know this not to be true. Sadly. And very very few understand how the gun works and how to identify issues. That what armorers are for!
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I didn't consider it slamming. But I do think you sold it a bit short. I took it as a demo of eliminating the possibility of the issue being the mags. Something most anyone can do. I think he did that. In fact, he probably overkilled the point. Since I haven't been able to find a follow up, he may never have cleared the issue.
I think we can agree the issue is more along the lines of the extractor. With the possibility of the recoil spring having weakened and thus adding to the problem. Whatever the issue, it isn't the magazine(s) and he showed one way to determine that.
Either way, Mike, it's all good.
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