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freetobefree 02-26-2013 08:24 PM

I have a Springfield mil spec 1911 A1... I have run 400 rnds thru it with good luck but today I bought some 200 gr hornady + p... I shot 2 rnds and the second failed to feed completely... I finally got it to load
.. fired it fte... now my thumb safety will not engage ... ideas????
All other ammo has been 230 gr

freetobefree 02-27-2013 01:43 PM

Resolved :+)

Garadex 02-27-2013 03:01 PM

What was the problem?

freetobefree 02-27-2013 03:30 PM

Well... simple really... I had previously installed the ambi thumb safety... and they come where you have to do some filing to get them to fit OK... so I'm thinking I hadn't quite taken enough material off ... my safety was a little stiff... I think the failure put a bit of a bind on my gun just enough to make it not function...

I took it apart looked everything over and took just a bit more material off the safety and now it functions great...

Garadex 02-28-2013 05:41 AM

Well glad to see you fixed it. But we need pictures!

freetobefree 02-28-2013 02:05 PM

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OK here's the pics of my 1911 with the ambi thumb safety

new_girsan_1911 02-28-2013 10:58 PM

Nice looking gun

freetobefree 02-28-2013 11:07 PM

Thx.... I love this springer

Garadex 03-01-2013 03:24 AM

See all the responses you get when you use pictures. Anyway it looks pretty sweet


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