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Old 03-09-2011, 01:57 AM   #1
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i have a Sringfield 1911 and I have a few questions

• is the barrel supposed to be loose

it is a competition shooter
if it is not supposed to be loose how do you tighten it and keep it tight?


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Old 03-09-2011, 02:34 AM   #2
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A more detailed explanation and some pictures would help us to help you.


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what do you mean by loose??
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It should NOT be loose when the slide is released. But if you've got the slide locked back, it's okay if the barrel is loose then. If you can put your finger inside the barrel and move it around when it's in the bushing, you're going to see accuracy issues. If you're not shooting Bullseye or competition, it may not make that much difference to you. Having the barrel fitted to a new bushing will tighten things up as well as fitting a new barrel link.
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when the slide is locked back it wiggled a little bit and I was wondering if that was in the design
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It should NOT be loose when the slide is released. But if you've got the slide locked back, it's okay if the barrel is loose then. If you can put your finger inside the barrel and move it around when it's in the bushing, you're going to see accuracy issues. If you're not shooting Bullseye or competition, it may not make that much difference to you. Having the barrel fitted to a new bushing will tighten things up as well as fitting a new barrel link.
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when the slide is locked back it wiggled a little bit and I was wondering if that was in the design
A little is tolerable, a lot is problematic.
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when the slide is locked back it wiggled a little bit and I was wondering if that was in the design
Other than blowback design pistols and some other relatively uncommon designs, most semi-auto pistol barrels will have a little wiggle when the slide is locked back. Accuracy comes from the fit when the slide is released, not when it's locked back.


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