probably not.Is this something that will get better as I shoot my weapon? .
Thanks for all the answers! I'll trying riding the slide home and see if that helps...I'm under the impression that the weapon is put together well-I'm very pleased with the frame to slide fit and the workmanship thus far. I ran it through a bunch of drills today and it functioned perfectly-thanks again!cjmj26, as Cappi pointed out, if you frequently must unload and re-chamber your rounds, then ride the slide to allow the loading round to gently slip into the chamber. Also, rotate the current set of carry rounds to ensure that you are not re-chambering the dame round all the time. In addition, frequently check your rounds for set back. You can keep a cartridge of known proper length for comparison, or you can buy a cartridge length gauge. http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/case-prep/pistol-max-gauge.php I find that 1911s with proper frame and barrel ramps and good magazines load a cartridge quite easily while riding the slide, allowing the cartridge to gently slip right into the chamber. Other 1911s, however, often allow the feeding cartridge to stick nose first on the frame ramp, requiring some force to be applied to the slide to complete the chambering process. How easy your pistol loads with a ridden slide will indicate how well your pistol is put together. Regardless, in my experience, riding the slide and keeping a check on your rounds for set back will keep you out of trouble.
I hadn't seen that either, until I bought some Hornady Eraser Tops (Critical Defense?) I don't load/unload very often, so I don't know if this would help the setback issue.semi-auto bullets don't have cannelures. neck tension holds the bullets in place to prevent/reduce setback.
I've noticed this, too. My Commander has a very smooth feed ramp and barrel dimple, almost mirror-like. I rarely have a setback in my loads. It takes many chamberings and the pistol runs very, very smooth compared to other 1911s I've run.A ramp and throat job performed by a competent smith virtually
eliminates set-back concerns.