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Old 05-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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hey guys.I have an s.a 1911 mil spec. had slide back the other day.I put a clip in and hit the release and it didnt feed all the way.So i hit the mag release and pulled the slide agian and when the bullet fell out it was pushed back into the case quite a bit.Im looking at it going how did this happen,and why?Any ideas?thanks. steven



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Old 05-03-2011, 09:18 PM   #2
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Did you try to rack another round after that one? Could have just been a defective round.
Also, what kind of bullet was it? FMJ? Hollow point? Have you used this type of ammo before?
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Loading the same round numerous time (considering it was 230gr FMJ) will "loosen" the "crimp" allowing for that.
Such a round could have increased pressures and can be dangerous to fire.

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My advice would be to release the slide by pulling it back and letting it snap into battery.....rather than depressing the slide stop. This would be a good habit to get in to.

Doubt that it had anything to do with your problem, though.

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i am useing the hornady critical defense hollow points in 185 grain.They fired in the weapon just fine.

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that makes sense.When i get off work at night i release the mag and take the one from the chamber and put it back in the clip till the next day.I guess i need to break that habbit if it is causeing a problem.Thanks

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I used to totally unload my very first handgun every night, just to kinda check things out. When I first learned of the bullets being slowly pressed back into the casing, I started to look for it. The top 2 rounds of each MAGAZINE was getting really quite short, with the bullet quite far back in the case.

I got out of that habit very quickly. If you feel the need to unload it every night here is a thought: After a week or so, toss those 2 rounds into your range bag. After a couple of months you'll go through a box of ammo, but you should probably run a box of your carry ammo every few months anyway.

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i take the one from the chamber and put it back in the clip till the next day
This would mean that you are neglecting to add another round after loading the top round into the chamber. This neglects the 8+1 capability. You load a full magazine, load the chamber, click on the safety, release the magazine, add another round on top, then reseat the now-full magazine. This means you will have a full magazine and a loose round each night. It also means that you will have this problem with bullet creep for 2 bullets, not just one. Does that make sense?
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My advice would be to release the slide by pulling it back and letting it snap into battery.....rather than depressing the slide stop. This would be a good habit to get in to.

Doubt that it had anything to do with your problem, though.
I've wondered if this was considered proper or not. Why is it better?
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It's especially important on an unloaded pistol. Less stress on parts.

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that makes sense.When i get off work at night i release the mag and take the one from the chamber and put it back in the clip till the next day.I guess i need to break that habbit if it is causeing a problem.Thanks
Why un-chamber a round unless you're about to clean the gun or show it to somebody? Leave that thing ready to rock and roll!


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