I was surprised when I got my new Colt 1911 Classic home to find that it was impossible to insert the magazine. I am not sure how it got out like that. You can force it, and someone did, because the top of the magazine is dented where it hits the mag catch. The spring is excessively strong also. I have had 4 other 1911s, a Brolin, 2 AO and a Springfield and none had such a stiff spring. I have a set of graduated springs coming from Wolff and an extended catch coming from Brownells but I thought I would post in case it might save someone else some annoyance.