Originally Posted by danf_fl
Ask if they put a round in the barrel, then allow the slide to go forward.
This will force the extractor to go over the rim of the casing and result in breaking.
Every 1911 should always be fed from the magazine (even if one is loading just one round).
Not to highjack the thread but get this, Dan....
I had a guy on this forum a while back (maybe a month or two) arguing with me that this was his preferred way to load the 1st round in his 1911.
To put the round in the chamber by hand and then let the slide slam home forcing the extractor over the casing rim. Then he put a full mag in the frame and that was how he got to condition 1.
He was also saying that he was of the opinion that this was why external extractor 1911 guns (such as S&W and Sig) were superior in design to internal extractor made guns. Because he could use his finger to press down on the end of the extractor to "lift it over" the case rim.
After explaining to him that he should load the chamber from the mag and then re-top off, I just bowed out after he got all testy and was saying that I was calling him stupid or something like that. It was wild.
Anyway - enough digression.....