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Old 09-05-2012, 07:57 PM   #1
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I picked up my brand new out of the box Auto Ordnance 1911A1 yesterday and took it to the range this morning. Not a happy shooter right now. I took 300 rounds of factory Magtech 230 gr ball ammo with me. I got (1) 50 round box finished, but before I did I had a 25% failure rate. The failures were spread evenly over 3 problems: Failure to eject, failure to feed and stove-piping.
I field stripped, inspected and lubricated the pistol the night prior and noticed no obvious defects. On the range I stripped it again after several failures to see if I missed anything, but nothing stood out. It's going to the shop I bought it from tomorrow to have the in house gunsmith look at it and then possibly back to the factory. Has anyone else had this issue? Did I just buy an expensive paperweight?

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:05 PM   #2
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Probably doesn't like the ammo. Could possibly be some shooter error too.

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Ammo, maybe. Shooter error? Not sure what that could be, John Browning made the design pretty much idiot proof and I'm only an idiot on even numbered days. Pistol correctly assembled, properly lubricated, magazine fully seated, and it was in battery.

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It's the magazine. Get some Tripp Cobra's.

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Limp wristing can effect function on any semiauto handgun. Not saying you were. I wasn't there. Just a possibility.

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It's the magazine. Get some Tripp Cobra's.
That's also a very good possibility that I forgot to mention. Thanks cane
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Yea those. http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html

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Im not familiar with a.o. pics?

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Try some different ammo. You have nothing to lose, so mix it up some and see what happens.
Consider handing it to an experienced 1911 shooter. Worst case? Nothing changes. In any case, a firm grip matters.
As previously noted, try some different mags. If you shoot at a place with rental guns, see if they will let you borrow some different ones from the rental 1911s. It never hurts to ask anyway.

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Thanks all. First step will be to try a new/different magazine. If that doesn't work, I'll go to different ammo. I'm no stranger to auto pistols, but this is my first Auto Ordnance.

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