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Old 10-04-2013, 03:37 PM   #1
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I was shooting my brand new RIA 1911 chambered in 10mm. I was shooting PPU ammo and had 3 FTF in 50 rounds. I am a novice shooter and still learning the proper grip, stance, recoil management techniques. Could these FTF be from me limp wristing? Any advice is appreciated



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Old 10-04-2013, 03:40 PM   #2
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FTF's?

Fail to feed or fail to fire?

Fail to feed, most likely a mag problem...

Fail to fire...ammo problem...



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FTF's?

Fail to feed or fail to fire?

Fail to feed, most likely a mag problem...

Fail to fire...ammo problem...
Failure to feed. I also was using the factory mags.
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A lot of people replace factory 1911 mags right out of the gate...

http://www.trippresearch.com/store/store_1911.html

Allow for a 'break in' period too...say at least 500 rounds...

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Could be limp wristing. Its hard to say without seeing your grip and stance and whatnot.

Here are some good videos to help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=38EZBw49Ibw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5iQb8j_hXnM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=22msLVCtPk8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BY3pAZqMJe8

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Okay I'll take a look! Thank you

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Limp wristing is unlikely to be causing your ftf. First, rule out the mags. Try a brand name one like Wilson or Colt. Breaking in is also possible if your RI is tight or rough on the inside. Just in case if your ammo is HP, switch to round nose. But start with the mag. It is very common for stock mags to suck.

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Some of the 1st guns came with a 14# recoil spring. I don't know why. Springs are cheap and you will need a heavier spring if that is the case. Wolf and Wilson are good to go. I believe they have changed to a 20# which seems right for a 10mm.

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Some of the 1st guns came with a 14# recoil spring. I don't know why. Springs are cheap and you will need a heavier spring if that is the case. Wolf and Wilson are good to go. I believe they have changed to a 20# which seems right for a 10mm.
I just got in the mail last night my Wolff 20 recoil spring.
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With a heavy caliber like the 10mm, it could possibly be limp wristing.

But if it's a new gun, it might just need a few more rounds run through it to smooth things up. 50 rounds isn't nearly enough. Get at least 200 through the gun and then start counting your malfunctions.

I shoot 22lb recoil springs in my 10mm.



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