Magazine Problem

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by JL77, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. JL77

    JL77 New Member

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    Hey guys, I'm hoping someone can shed a little light on a problem I encountered, earlier this week, at the range with my 1911.

    After I emptied a magazine and inserted the next one, it caused the slide to release and chamber the first round in the mag.

    I've never had this happen with my other handgun.

    This gun is a Colt LW Commander. Standard Colt mags.

    It did catch me off guard, but didn't really cause me any problems.

    Is this something that I should be concerned about or have looked into?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I would be concerned.

    Check the slide stop and the slide for wear or some dirt accumulation in the slide stop cut-out.

    When the mag was seated, there is enough "bounce" to cause the slide stop to come out of place and allow the slide forward.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Also, check the follower of the mag you shot empty. It could be weak and not putting the slide stop high enough.
     
  4. JL77

    JL77 New Member

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    Thanks for info Dan.

    I did clean it, when I got home from the range, that evening.

    I broke it down a few minutes ago and didn't see any wear on the slide stop or the slide.

    I also didn't see any dirt build up, but that's not to say I didn't get while cleaning.

    This is practically a brand new gun. I bought it in January and have put maybe 500 rounds through it.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Did it do it with all mags?

    A tip I picked up when in competition was to number my mags. When 1 went bad, then I knew which by its number.
     
  6. JL77

    JL77 New Member

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    I'm not sure, I'll have to try numbering them next time, as you suggested.

    The problem does not seem to occur with snap caps in the mag.
     
  7. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    I've heard of/seen this happen with poly framed guns. A friend on the Detroit PD was showing me his M&P 45. When he inserted the mag, the slide slammed forward. Asked about it at the LGS, was told it happens with Glocks too. Nature of the beast when they get a little older. Never heard of it happening to a pistol that's all metal.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Keep us informed. Make notes.