Originally Posted by GunRunner
From what I understand, external ejector equipped 1911 have fewer failure to eject than the internal design.
I thought the subject was extractor.
Anyway, my Kimber has an internal extractor, but from what I have read from other Kimber owners, they tried the external extractors for a while, but they didn't work so they went back to the internal. I guess I was lucky that they had done that before I bought mine.
On the other hand, seems S&W uses external extractors & have been successful. I don't know what they did differently. Also, many of the non-1911 pistol platforms use external extractors & you don't hear a lot of complaints about them.
Wonder what the difference is.