Snap Caps problem? or gun/shooter problem?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jtaylor418, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. jtaylor418

    jtaylor418 New Member

    What is causing this? This happens about 33% of the time. When I rack the slide to simulate the recoil, it jams. Like a 3rd/4th-type malfunction.

    It doesn't seem to matter whether I rack the slide quickly, or if I do it more slowly. Ultimately I have to eject the magazine, tip the gun on its right side (in the air), and work the action until it comes loose.

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  2. Shihan

    Shihan Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

    Welcome. I think it is broken, send it to me.:D

    Seriously, I do not know. Someone here, no doubt, has the answer.

    Let us know a little about yourself, the natives like to know who they communicate with, and answers will come to you.

    If this was in the right sections your answer would come even faster!

  3. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

    Hello and welcome to ftf! Do a search in the 1911 forum and I'll bet you'll come up with an answer. :)
  4. jtaylor418

    jtaylor418 New Member

    oops. yes, I'm a total newb to this forum. which section should this be in, btw? can the thread be moved there?
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

    pulling the slide to the rear forcefully does not simulate recoil. your not strong enough or fast enough to do that. it happens in almost all weapons that use inertia to aid in the ejection of spent casings. this happens from time to time when i use snap caps with my walther ppk/s in .22LR my bersas my SA 1911-A1 also with my 1944 Ithaca 1911-A1 and with my sig 220 and all the conversion kits i have for the previous.

    its normal for that to happen.
  6. jtaylor418

    jtaylor418 New Member

    I talked to someone at the range about it tonight. He said that the gun isn't meant to necessarily extract and eject a round with a bullet still in it. Obviously the Snap Cap has a "bullet" still attached when the gun goes to eject it.

    Makes a lot of sense in hindsight... case closed.