thumb safety problem

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by freetobefree, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    I have a Springfield mil spec 1911 A1... I have run 400 rnds thru it with good luck but today I bought some 200 gr hornady + p... I shot 2 rnds and the second failed to feed completely... I finally got it to load
    .. fired it fte... now my thumb safety will not engage ... ideas????
    All other ammo has been 230 gr
     
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  2. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    What was the problem?
     
  3. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    Well... simple really... I had previously installed the ambi thumb safety... and they come where you have to do some filing to get them to fit OK... so I'm thinking I hadn't quite taken enough material off ... my safety was a little stiff... I think the failure put a bit of a bind on my gun just enough to make it not function...

    I took it apart looked everything over and took just a bit more material off the safety and now it functions great...
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  4. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    Well glad to see you fixed it. But we need pictures!
     
  5. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    OK here's the pics of my 1911 with the ambi thumb safety
     
  6. freetobefree

    freetobefree New Member

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    Thx.... I love this springer
     
  7. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    See all the responses you get when you use pictures. Anyway it looks pretty sweet