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Old 06-18-2013, 08:55 AM   #11
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Hi all, I took my new Remington 1911 R1 to the range today and had two failures to feed, on the 6th round of the mags I took. One magazine is factory that came with the pistol and the other is an after market (don't recall the brand).

I've heard about this issue with this model before but don't recall the solution. Can anyone here shed light on a fix for this noob? TIA.
From what I am reading, it is not consistent.

Did the slide remain back or try to go into battery?
Did the slide push a round or not?
Is it possible that your grip put a thumb near the slide stop?
Is there a possibility of "limp wrist"?

Yours is the first comment I've seen on FTF problems with the R1. Do you have any resources on where you heard about this issue?
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What would cause the slide to not lock back on a 3.5 inch 1911? After the last round is fired from the mag.

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I had a similar problem yesterday at the range with my Remington. I went through 49 rounds without a hiccup. Round 50 made it half way into the chamber and jammed the gun. I blame the factory mag for that. Buy some Wilson Combat (or other high quality) mags, and the problem should be solved. I'll hopefully be getting some pretty soon.

Even the most expensive, best made 1911 in the world can experience problems if your using cheap mags.

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What would cause the slide to not lock back on a 3.5 inch 1911? After the last round is fired from the mag.
The slide stop is not activated consistently by the mag.
If it does it with different mags, then it is the slide stop.
If it does it only with one mag, then suspect the mag.

Or there is a "Shock buffer" that allows the firearm to function, but not allowing the slide to go to the rear enough for the slide stop to "catch".
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The slide stop is not activated consistently by the mag.
If it does it with different mags, then it is the slide stop.
If it does it only with one mag, then suspect the mag.

Or there is a "Shock buffer" that allows the firearm to function, but not allowing the slide to go to the rear enough for the slide stop to "catch".
Okay. Last time out, it shot normal for two mags, then proceeded to act that way. Same Wilson combat mag. Ill try different mags and slide stop for giggles. Thanks Dan
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From what I am reading, it is not consistent.

Did the slide remain back or try to go into battery?
Did the slide push a round or not?
Is it possible that your grip put a thumb near the slide stop?
Is there a possibility of "limp wrist"?

Yours is the first comment I've seen on FTF problems with the R1. Do you have any resources on where you heard about this issue?
The slide tried to go into the battery and the 6th round (each time the 6th round) just didn't properly load. I wasn't close to the slide stop nor was I limp wristing. The fact that it happened on the 6th round of each magazine makes me believe its a mechanical issue of some sort.

At the risk of pointing to another site for other resources, I saw the same issue with the 6th round misfeeding on a r 1 5 dot com.

I am going to give the pistol a good thorough cleaning and try again. Thanks to all who have weighed in on this thread, it's appreciated!
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If it is on the same round, out of the same magazine, I am inclined to believe it is the magazine. I had a similar problem with a pistol a year or two ago. It would FTF on the last round of a specific magazine. I disassembled the gun and the magazine and gave both a thorough cleaning. Ran fine after that.

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I take an old t-shirt and some Flitz or Mothers polish and sit in my recliner and polish the feed ramp with my finger on every new 1911 I have ever bought. It's yet to void a warranty. And I doubt anyone at the factory would ever be able to tell.

It's common practice at my house.

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I have thoroughly cleaned the pistol. It was surprisingly dirty given it only has 14 rounds down range and I'm using ostensibly decent ammo. The AR15 I took to the same session was MUCH cleaner even though I was shooting cheap, dirty Wolf .223. I'm very cautiously semi-optimistic that the dirt played a part in my problem.

But then again, WTF do I know? :-) I'll let y'all know later this week if I see any improvement. Thanks again for your informed opinions.

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You should not have any ftf issues with your 1911, check your mags most factory mags are junk

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