Colt Delta Elite

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by lilnoug, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. lilnoug

    lilnoug New Member

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    I'm hoping on some comments from some knowledgeable gun owners. I just purchased a colt delta elite 10mm. Have not fired it yet and noticed one of the magazines that come with it does not lock the slide back when I rack it with an empty magazine. I tried the second magazine and when I racked the slide with the empty magazine the slide locked back properly. I called colt and they told me to send them the defective magazine and they will send me a new one. My question is do you think it's just a bad magazine or is it the gun? When comparing the two magazines I did not see anything that differed from the two. Should I be worried?
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Chances are that the mag is the problem.

    Mags create the majority of problems for a semi-auto.
    (followed closely by a "parts swapper" who calls him / herself a gunsmith.)
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    ^^^^^^ What Dan said.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    1.) Make sure the slide stop pin is lubed, just a drop of light oil. SS's are always tight on ANY new 1911 and should be checked for lube prior to using the gun. Also check for wear and/or galling as the round count goes up. This will indicate miss-alignment of pin to barrel link.

    2.) Lay the two mags side-to-side and inspect the slidestop interface for differences.

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    You should find your problem with one of the two suggestions above.
     
  5. lilnoug

    lilnoug New Member

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    Thanks for all the insightful comments. I could not find any differences in the magazines. Being the gun is new and unfurled, i called Colt. I have mailed them the magazine I an having issues with. They are sending me a new one. Having no idea how long that will take, I have purchased one from Impactguns.com. I will comment once I get the magazine. Thanks all!