1911Forum banner

Had a strange FTE today...

778 3
I had a couple of shells get trapped between the lips of a cheapie 7 rnd stainless Mil Spec magazine on ejection. In my CD it happened on the last round and the spent brass was stuck so hard in the lips of the magazine that I couldn't eject the mag. I had to pry the brass out so the lips could spring back together before the magazine would come out of the gun. The second time it happened with the same magazine but in my DW and it was the second to last round. It wasn't stuck as bad, but was still going back into the magazine. I had one other FTE with the CD with the 7 rnd mag that came with the DW, but again it wasn't as bad. The shell was at a slight angle (open end up) caught between the slide face and barrel. I've had other issues with the Mil Spec mag. It tends to let rounds nosedive into the frame's ramp face. It's especially bad when feeding 230 grain JHP's. I have never had an issue with the DW's magazine before (I think it's a Chip McCormick) and so far haven't had any issues with the Novak's that came with the CD. Could there be something to this issue other than just a bad magazine? I'm hoping I didn't mess up my extractor with some Wolf ammo. This was all with Remington JHP.
1 - 4 of 4 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
1,717 Posts
This is not uncommon with magazines that have a flat follower. Try some Wilson 7-rounders (or mags with a similar domed follower) and you'll probably never experience this again.

I actually had an Armscor that did this all the time with a variety of magazines. Turned out the extractor tunnel was drilled too high in the slide so the extractor sat higher than it should have.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Hmm... That's odd since the mag that had the problem twice was one with a domed follower. I don't know if that's Mil Spec or not, but it's stainless, says .45 ACP on the bottom and holds seven rounds.

I did neglect to include some specs. Both guns have FLGR's -not sure if that makes any difference here though. The CD does have a 18.5lb recoil spring. I think the standard one was 16lb, but it was about 2" longer than the 18.5lb spring. I'm not sure what the DW recoil spring is. The actual ejector looks different between the two guns, but I think the problem is happening before the shell contacts the ejector.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
114 Posts
1: Get some Wolfff Extra Power mag springs if you are going to use Mil-Spec mags, or any other mags for that matter. In my experience, follower design(flat,domed,dimpled, recessed with a check ball,etc.)make no difference. I've run'em all with no problems with ball ammo.SWC ammo seems to prefer parallel lip mags.Main thing is, the SPRING HAS to keep the bullet nose UP.
2: If you are going to use the same mags in different guns, have identical ejectors and extractors installed in the guns.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top