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Old 11-29-2010, 04:00 AM   #11
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Cane, your mag suggestions brings up a question, but I won't hijack. I'll just resurrect one of those threads. Could you look for it? "1911 Mags"

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How many 1911s have you owned and worked on? A handgun is designed to operate properly at cyclic speed so manually racking live rounds through it isn't a real good test (and a bit dangerous). My suggestions:

Shoot the gun

Buy good mags

Throw away Dremel

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You have been given some good advice. Hit the range, shoot a few rounds. If the extractor is too long, you will see that on the fired cases (as a little dent near the rim). Quality mags are a must for any semi-auto. Buy quality mags. Going cheap will not be satisfactory in the end.

My springer extractor would chew up casings, but it never stopped or gave me a FTE.

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I had a Springfield GI that gave me a number of problems out of the box, mostly FTEs. I fired a couple of hundred rounds through it finding that out, then called Springfield. They told me to call back once I had fired 500 – 600 rounds through it (they were very courteous about it). So I burned up some more ammo, then called back and arranged to send it back. They throated the chamber, replaced the extractor and polished the feed ramp. I don't recall the exact turnaround, but I'm sure it was less than two weeks total.

Their customer service is great.

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Call SA customer service and send it back to them. Give them a chance to make it right.

I bought one of the early SA GI's. It had a real nasty tendency to kick brass back into my face, but my gunsmith was able to fix that in about 5 minutes.

I don't use the factory magazine, but ordered after market 8 round magazines, including Chip McCormick & Wilson Combat. I've never been happy with the teeny-tiny sights, so I am having the above mentioned gunsmith install FIO/tritium sights as we speak, so I can actually see them with my aging eyes.

Otherwise, I am very pleased with the reliability and accuracy.

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