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Old 11-06-2011, 12:11 AM   #11
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Not sure cane, never tried shaking while loaded. I might have to try this!
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My colt series 80 govt. rattles, and it only has maybe 100 rounds through it. To me a little rattle is not a bad thing. The looser it is the less prone to failure due to dirt and grime it will be.
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I've even read of some using fine grinding/lapping compound, or toothpaste on the rails to loosen them up. Never this child, but they say it'll make 'em smooth like glass.
Only if needed.

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I like the sound of a rattling 1911 & the squeak of leather!
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Old 11-09-2011, 06:49 AM   #15
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that is because the springfields are made to milspec standard. it doesnt matter if the slide is loose or not its how well the barrel link and bushing lock the barrel to the slide.

my opinion: tight slides just make a 1911 very sensitive to dirt in the rails. while it feels cool for a slide to be very tight to the frame it doesnt really matter. i wont buy a 1911 that doesnt have a little rattle. my 1911s arent parade ponies they are serious work horses.
Amen to the slide loose. A gun that is too tight is a gun that is prone to jam.
At the distance you can claim self defense, do you really need a two inch group at 25 yards? Nope, you need a guns that functions every time.
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Does it rattle with a full mag?

Most all 1911's rattle empty. (sans mag)
You got that right about Colt. They don't need to advertise, their product does it for them.
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Does it rattle with a full mag?

Most all 1911's rattle empty. (sans mag)
You got that right about Colt. They don't need to advertise, their product does it for them.
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Nothing wrong with a rattle as long as you're not shooting Bullseye competitions. I've got one that rattles like a box of spare parts, but it still holds a nice group. That rattle just means it's about broken in. Shoot it and enjoy it!
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I pretty much agree with what's been written. Having a slight rattle is not a safety or accuracy issue if the barrel and bushing are well matched.

Having said that a 1911 that I personally own would not rattle. I don't believe in the "sand in the frame/slide with stop operation" theory.

A solid, well built slide and frame should go together like hand in glove.

Recently I traded for a used Taurus. It was in good shape, but it did have a slight side to side rattle. Stripped it down, a little pressure in the mill vice and the thing fit like a dream.

Personal choice, but if it bothers you, you can get it fixed fairly easily by a 1911 'smith.

I feel the same way about an upper and lower on an AR. They shouldn't rattle around.

YMMV

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