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Old 03-24-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Any way to keep 1911 from slinging brass back at me?

Got a new 1911.45 recently. I love it but it does sling brass right in my face pretty hard. Will this change as the pistol gets some use and loosens up?


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Old 03-24-2014, 05:40 PM   #2
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Extractor needs adjustment.


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Extractor needs adjustment.
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What he said. The extractor tension probably need adjusting.

If your feeling handy.....http://gunbot.wordpress.com/2011/02/10/tuning-your-1911-extractor/
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Of course, you only load from a magazine and never drop one in the chute and force the extractor over the rim of the casing.

Forcing the extractor over the rim can cause the extractor to lose adjustment or break.
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Yup- tweek the extractor-
VERY VERY little at at time!
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is this your first 1911??

common mistake for folks used to shooting different types is limp wristing. 1911's have some rotational torque and if your limp wristing it it will rotate in your hand and hit you in the face. this is VERY common for folks trying to shoot it one hand style.

before you do anything find someone that is experienced shooting 1911's let them try it. nothing worse than "fixing" a gun for a problem that is purely technique on the shooters part. most issues with accuracy and function are the shooter not the gun. not saying this is or isnt your issue as its entirely possible a mechanical fitting issue but its better to check free stuff that doesnt do any mods than fix something that isnt broken.
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is this your first 1911??

common mistake for folks used to shooting different types is limp wristing. 1911's have some rotational torque and if your limp wristing it it will rotate in your hand and hit you in the face. this is VERY common for folks trying to shoot it one hand style.

before you do anything find someone that is experienced shooting 1911's let them try it. nothing worse than "fixing" a gun for a problem that is purely technique on the shooters part. most issues with accuracy and function are the shooter not the gun. not saying this is or isnt your issue as its entirely possible a mechanical fitting issue but its better to check free stuff that doesnt do any mods than fix something that isnt broken.
This was also happening to me at first, for the reason stated above.

I didn't mind them bouncing back in my face, but the hot shells going

down my shirt had me dancing...
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is this your first 1911??

common mistake for folks used to shooting different types is limp wristing. 1911's have some rotational torque and if your limp wristing it it will rotate in your hand and hit you in the face. this is VERY common for folks trying to shoot it one hand style.

before you do anything find someone that is experienced shooting 1911's let them try it. nothing worse than "fixing" a gun for a problem that is purely technique on the shooters part. most issues with accuracy and function are the shooter not the gun. not saying this is or isnt your issue as its entirely possible a mechanical fitting issue but its better to check free stuff that doesnt do any mods than fix something that isnt broken.
This is my first. I will definitely keep in mind what you said next time I shoot. It could very well be technique. I am also fairly new to hand guns altogether. I have had many rifles over the years but only a few hand guns and have not shot them very much.


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