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Old 11-28-2010, 11:13 AM   #1
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After the long wait I finally picked up my GI, took it home, & after inspection I found 3 of things wrong with it. With every 1911 I load it & rack the slide till it's empty, the first problem was the rounds wouldn't eject. I looked at the extractor to find out that it's too far forward thus not getting a good 'grip' on the casing. Another problem was the mag that came with it, the follower jammed up in the middle of the mag. I had to tinker with it to get the rounds back up. The last problem I noticed was the slide release is very tight. I know that SA has great customer service & a warranty but if I were to send it off what would be the time frame for when I'd get it back? Could I save time & trouble by doing it myself? Should I go ahead & give it a fluff & buff if I fix it myself?

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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I don't know what the current time is for Springfield to return warranty work but I'd advise sending it back. It might void your warranty (probably will) if you attempt to fix it yourself and then have other problems crop up later. I wouldn't worry too much about the mag as I always recommend buying better magazines anyway.

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i agree with mr bear. send it back. you might have been unlucky to get one that was made early monday morning when the qc guy was recovering from a bender heh

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Don't sweat the mag. Springer mags are crap. Send it back to SA. They have excellent customer service. It will be worth it in the long run and you won't void your warranty.

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And buy another gun while you wait! :-)

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After the long wait I finally picked up my GI, took it home, & after inspection I found 3 of things wrong with it. With every 1911 I load it & rack the slide till it's empty, the first problem was the rounds wouldn't eject. I looked at the extractor to find out that it's too far forward thus not getting a good 'grip' on the casing.
Have you shot it yet? You need to throw at least 100 rounds downrange to call it inop. If you don't try, Springer will just tell you to shoot it first.

If it FTE with the first mag, you won't need to run the remaining 97 rounds but your FTE issue is only speculation right now.

You can tell the extractor is "too far forward" just by eyeballing it? Is the firing pin stop installed correctly? Broken? Not sure I've ever heard of a too far forward extractor much less seeing one. They did test fire the gun at build..right?

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Another problem was the mag that came with it, the follower jammed up in the middle of the mag. I had to tinker with it to get the rounds back up.
Ah yes, 1911 mags.

MAG QUESTIONS:

Here's some reading;

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/7-rd-vs-8rd-mags-20342/#post189853


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/1911-mags-11991/#post84558


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/i-bought-kimber-pro-carry-ii-23402/#post230658


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/1911-hollow-points-23957/#post239151


http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/i-bought-kimber-pro-carry-ii-23402/#post230885


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The last problem I noticed was the slide release is very tight. I know that SA has great customer service & a warranty but if I were to send it off what would be the time frame for when I'd get it back? Could I save time & trouble by doing it myself? Should I go ahead & give it a fluff & buff if I fix it myself?
NO!

It's a new gun...right?

Its their responsibility to sell you a running gun. Remind them of that and send it back!

And the slide release, it's a new gun. Be glad it came tight! It will work-in, or more likely you will learn how she likes to be stroked to release her skirt....uh..slide.
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Agreed you need to sling a few rounds to see if your eyeballing is that spot on. If it's not ejecting wounds then ship the bad cat back. The shop where you bought it will take care of that. As for the mag send it off too and tell them it's messed up. They'll fix or replace it. You didn't look at the meg before purchase? Overlooking something like that but you can see the incorrect position 0of the extractor..Anyway...Most mags that come with pistols are not the best anyway and you will be wanting more. It's a 1911 thing.

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Here's some reasonably priced mags: http://www.ammoman.com/index.htm

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I guess the verdict is clear, I'll send it away tomorrow. The reason I didn't inspect it prior to purchase was because I back ordered it & I took it home the day it came in. I only wish I brought some snap caps with me but nbd. I guess in the mean time I'll play with my Hi Point C9(Moped Pistol). Thanks for the posts. But one more issue.. Should I go ahead & give it a fluff & buff after I get it back?

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How qualified are you to perform the fluff & buff? You can have SA deburr and smooth the innards for a nominal fee.

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