Shooting advice?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Down_Town_Dalton, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. Down_Town_Dalton

    Down_Town_Dalton New Member

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    I was shooting my brand new RIA 1911 chambered in 10mm. I was shooting PPU ammo and had 3 FTF in 50 rounds. I am a novice shooter and still learning the proper grip, stance, recoil management techniques. Could these FTF be from me limp wristing? Any advice is appreciated
     
  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    FTF's?

    Fail to feed or fail to fire?

    Fail to feed, most likely a mag problem...

    Fail to fire...ammo problem...:cool:
     

  3. Down_Town_Dalton

    Down_Town_Dalton New Member

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    Failure to feed. I also was using the factory mags.
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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  5. Down_Town_Dalton

    Down_Town_Dalton New Member

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    Okay I'll take a look! Thank you
     
  6. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Limp wristing is unlikely to be causing your ftf. First, rule out the mags. Try a brand name one like Wilson or Colt. Breaking in is also possible if your RI is tight or rough on the inside. Just in case if your ammo is HP, switch to round nose. But start with the mag. It is very common for stock mags to suck.
     
  7. limbkiller

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    Some of the 1st guns came with a 14# recoil spring. I don't know why. Springs are cheap and you will need a heavier spring if that is the case. Wolf and Wilson are good to go. I believe they have changed to a 20# which seems right for a 10mm.
     
  8. Down_Town_Dalton

    Down_Town_Dalton New Member

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    I just got in the mail last night my Wolff 20 recoil spring.
     
  9. Olympus

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    With a heavy caliber like the 10mm, it could possibly be limp wristing.

    But if it's a new gun, it might just need a few more rounds run through it to smooth things up. 50 rounds isn't nearly enough. Get at least 200 through the gun and then start counting your malfunctions.

    I shoot 22lb recoil springs in my 10mm.