questions about a springfield 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jcg2439, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. jcg2439

    jcg2439 New Member

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    i have a Sringfield 1911 and I have a few questions

    • is the barrel supposed to be loose

    it is a competition shooter
    if it is not supposed to be loose how do you tighten it and keep it tight?
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    A more detailed explanation and some pictures would help us to help you.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    what do you mean by loose??
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    It should NOT be loose when the slide is released. But if you've got the slide locked back, it's okay if the barrel is loose then. If you can put your finger inside the barrel and move it around when it's in the bushing, you're going to see accuracy issues. If you're not shooting Bullseye or competition, it may not make that much difference to you. Having the barrel fitted to a new bushing will tighten things up as well as fitting a new barrel link.
     
  5. jcg2439

    jcg2439 New Member

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    when the slide is locked back it wiggled a little bit and I was wondering if that was in the design
     
  6. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    What he said. ^^

    A little is tolerable, a lot is problematic.
     
  7. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Other than blowback design pistols and some other relatively uncommon designs, most semi-auto pistol barrels will have a little wiggle when the slide is locked back. Accuracy comes from the fit when the slide is released, not when it's locked back.