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Well, I'm not in any way an expert on the internal workings of a pistol. I bought my CD ECS back in April and have been very pleased with it so far. However, the last two times I've taken it to the range, I've experienced what I would call a "fail to eject", meaning that an empty cartridge did not completely eject and wouldn't allow a new cartridge to chamber. It has happened three times now, after about 30-40 rounds through. I smashed my wrist a few years ago, causing some tendon and ligament damage, and have quite a bit of arthritis in it, so I suspect that I may not be getting as good a grip on the weapon as I should be, which is causing the problem. Any ideas?
 

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Well let's see...
This may be a dumb question but...
Are you taking the extractor out to clean it and the hole it sits in(use a pipe cleaner).
A small piece of dirt or brass stuck behind the extractor can increase the tension on it
so much that it won't let go of the empty case.
This happened to me once with a piece of lube wax from LSWC reloads. It was at an IDPA match too. Someone told me to check the
extractor...I cleaned out the wax...and no problem the rest of the day.
I don't know if this your problem but it's a place to start.
 

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I had the same problem after 'bout 700 rounds. I replaced my extractor with Wilson's. 'never have a problem since then. I'm running about 8K in my CD now and it still shoots great!
 

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MOst of us, or should I say, all of us CD owners have this problem. Replace the extractor with after market parts.

If your other pistols are not doing this then we know that its not your wrist.

vega
 

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REgardless if you hold your pistol with two hands or 4...It shouldn't have that FTF or FTE...Failure to fire or failure to eject...I had a new SA extractor do exactly the same thing at about 700rds...I thik that's the telling point for poorly made or finished parts...My ejector failed at the same time...You've already got the info you need, but if you'd like some for the future, you might try these links...Enjoy and welcome to the forum...


http://www.sightm1911.com/lib/tech/reliability_secrets.htm
http://www.sightm1911.com/index.htm
http://www.m1911.org/technic.htm

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