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Old 11-05-2019, 02:41 PM
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Cracked Slide Costa Carry Comp

LOL, I was just brag'n on how well she shot yesterday (in the other thread) and went to remove the barrel to clean the comp.

I found what looks like a cracked slide under the part of the slide which holds the reverse-plug or wth it is called. That is normally hidden by the FL-Dust-cover.

Have any of you guys seen an STI failure like this? The mussel/comp end is towards the top of the pic, the plug is half way out and will not come out anymore unless I go postal on it it seems.

Will be her third visit to STI in 2 years. Not good.

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Old 11-05-2019, 03:15 PM
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I wonder if they even have a slide for this model anymore as it was discontinued.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:05 PM
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Haven't seen that particular failure before. How many rounds would you guess it's seen?
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:22 PM
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I've heard reports of the comp itself cracking, specifically around/at the side ports. An sti brand ambassador told me that that played a role in the company discontinuing the CCC, and redesigning the Omni into the DVC-P. I can't confirm this info, however. As far as the slide itself cracking, personally I haven't heard talk of that issue, and most of the people I run across with the CCC love it to death. Absolutely reach out to the company asap. I'm sure they'll offer some solution. Please, update this thread when customer service responds!
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:25 PM
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Haven't seen that particular failure before. How many rounds would you guess it's seen?
Not that many (I have so many guns lol) about 1,500: 230 grain, about 2/3 HST-HP, 1/3 PBC-ball.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:28 PM
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I've heard reports of the comp itself cracking, specifically around/at the side ports. An sti brand ambassador told me that that played a role in the company discontinuing the CCC, and redesigning the Omni into the DVC-P. I can't confirm this info, however. As far as the slide itself cracking, personally I haven't heard talk of that issue, and most of the people I run across with the CCC love it to death. Absolutely reach out to the company asap. I'm sure they'll offer some solution. Please, update this thread when customer service responds!
Yea, I love mine too. Maybe they can fit the new 4" comped slide onto my frame, I think it looks better anyway, and don't really need Costa's name on it.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:03 PM
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I have no doubt that they'll solve it. I do wonder if they'll offer you a DVC-P in trade.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:16 PM
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I have heard of different parts cracking on different guns, from bargain bin blasters to high-end beauties. My stainless Wilson Elite Pro in .45, one of my favorite guns, had a crack in the slide right by the barrel lug locks, with less than 500 rounds in it. Fixed right away.

The change from the Omni to the -P was indeed because the side ports did crack on very RARE occasion (like, less than 1:500). Therefore, the engineers just decided to make the change instead of dealing with any further potential issues.

Though not NEARLY as serious as your issue, my newly-acquired Omni in .45 (yes, an Omni and yes, it’s new) will have it’s barrel going back to STI because the front night sight came dead (barrel because it’s an island sight). Rear sights are fine.

So these things DO happen but will be addressed but it always sucks!
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Old 11-05-2019, 09:28 PM
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Sorry for your problem CA. I hope STI does the right thing for you.
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Old 11-06-2019, 03:52 AM
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Yes, thanks Guy's...It was a bad day for my 2011's Monday at the range, my Infinity/SVI is still having lock-back problem's after last round (just got it back from Infinity last week ($350 in round trip shipping cost)), and my STI which shot so well will need a major overhaul.

I have full confidence in STI, although a smaller shop the WC, my experience with them indicates they are on par with WC when it comes to making things right.

Infinity/SVI is another story, I'm really disappointed with their customer service and warranty (only 1 year). Although the gun is my best shooter overall, Infinity doesn't take ownership for their problem's. First they blame your ammo (even though it is factory ammo), and after you switch to the ammo they recommend just to get past such a nonsensical assertion, if they still can't fix it the pull the Limp-Wristing-Card - LOL! Yea, I have 13 other semi-auto's and they all run 100%, but I limp wrist just the Infinity - just one of those Cosmic-Anomalies I guess - LOL!. 5500$ gun and they can't get it to run 100%. See my thread in the Gunsmith folder, I am going to have to try to figure it out and fix it without Infinity.

Any gun from any Co can have problems, 4 of my 5 WC's have had to go back too. Some of my polly's too. It is just part of the genera. Most companies are great, step up, solve the problem and fix things. Unfortunately, Infinity is not one of them they seem to have a strained relationship with many of their customer's. I couldn't understand this before I had problem's with their gun because they are very personal people and I have had long interesting discussions with the CS reps just about random shooting stuff. But when it comes to fixing their guns, they go into defensive mode rather than problem solving mode. Mix that with the high-end price and I can see why customer's get so irate with them. And they hold all the card's not much one can really do - 1 year warranty and that is a literal one year. Some customer's like Kimber state 1 year, but will do warranty work well after, if justified.
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Old 11-06-2019, 04:10 AM
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I have full confidence in STI, although a smaller shop the WC, my experience with them indicates they are on par with WC when it comes to making things right.

That’s a big statement in terms of the WC comparison. Let’s hope so...




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Old 11-06-2019, 11:08 AM
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If it makes you feel better STI fixed my ejector just last month on my Duty One that I purchased new in 2007. They paid shipping there and back. I just had to get it to a UPS location.
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Old 11-06-2019, 11:52 AM
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Yea, no worries - 3rd trip back for this gun :-), Dale will have the label out either tonight or tomorrow AM...I will not ship it out till Monday anyway. The interesting thing will be to see if they have a spare Costa-Comp slide or they put the Omi-Comp slide on it.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:16 PM
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I’m waiting for “Dale” on my shipping label too for my front sight.... *sigh*
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:22 PM
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I’m waiting for “Dale” on my shipping label too for my front sight.... *sigh*
I've come to the conclusion, and I don't care which manufacturer, it is just a way of life needed to participate in this genra - LOL! It would help if I had less guns though - less stuff to break.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:28 PM
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Watching the 10-8 STI factory tour, looks like the make everything in-house. I would bet they just machine you a new one.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b05vIkgYnh4

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Old 11-07-2019, 06:22 AM
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Watching the 10-8 STI factory tour, looks like the make everything in-house. I would bet they just machine you a new one.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b05vIkgYnh4

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I'm sure the certainly have the ability to, and after watching the video I feel a bit brighter about the further of my Omni, should it develop issues... But still, can and will are different, and I sure hope they will support all of us step children with one of so many discontinued models! The thing about sti that has always left me scratching my head is just how quickly they move from announcement, to release, to redesign to discontinued!
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Watching the 10-8 STI factory tour, looks like the make everything in-house. I would bet they just machine you a new one.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b05vIkgYnh4

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Yea man, good vid, thanks for posting...Sure looks like they can cut me a new slide easy enough.
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Old 11-07-2019, 05:29 PM
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I’m waiting for “Dale” on my shipping label too for my front sight.... *sigh*
OK, now I was suppose to get it yesterday or NLT today :-), did you get yours yet?


BTW, what happened to your front sight?
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:45 PM
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I’m waiting for “Dale” on my shipping label too for my front sight.... *sigh*
Just called again, says he has 2 guys out, hope to get it Monday, i want to get the show on the road, this is not a trivial item.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:25 AM
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I’m waiting for “Dale” on my shipping label too for my front sight.... *sigh*
Just called again, says he has 2 guys out, hope to get it Monday, i want to get the show on the road, this is not a trivial item.
Two guys out, as in out sick from the office? Man, I hate it when professionals use workplace issues as excuses.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:21 PM
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Two guys out, as in out sick from the office? Man, I hate it when professionals use workplace issues as excuses.
Got it Monday, shipped on Tuesday, got there a few hours ago...In the 2 previous repairs it took 2-3 weeks, for the slide I am guessing 6 weeks, but who knows. I will call them next week just to find out what the "strategy" is. Same slide type, the Omni-slide, how about a new gun ;-). Actually hope to keep the same frame, the trigger is just perfectly awesome :-).
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Old 11-14-2019, 07:17 PM
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OK, now I was suppose to get it yesterday or NLT today :-), did you get yours yet?


BTW, what happened to your front sight?
Sorry just saw this!!

I got my shipping label a day or two before you did. I shipped it off and it arrived today (one day late, of course). Now I will wait for a call? Email? Lord knows.

The DVC Omni .45 I bought was used/old stock but only a year and a half or so. The front sight was just dead. No clue if the vial broke or what happened. It’s the first night sight I have ever owned that this happened to. I shipped it in because they do have spares but wanted to replace it with the correct height.
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Old 11-15-2019, 04:27 AM
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Stuck reverse recoil plug.....

If you ever need to remove a stuck recoil plug, I would use a good spray lubricant inside the dust cover at the muzzle end, let it sit for a minute with the slide in the vertical position, then use an empty brass .45acp case inserted at the muzzle end to start tapping out the recoil plug, and even another can be added if needed to drive out the reverse recoil plug......

I have never seen a 1911 slide crack the length of the dust cover.....it may have been a fault/flaw in the steel, coupled with a heavy pound weight recoil spring.....if a recoil spring is heavier than necessary, or too long, once it stacks to "coil bind" it may act like a ram rod pushing the head of a FLGR into the dust cover.....

The main areas where I have seen cracked 1911 slides is below and near the front edge of the ejection port down and through the rail groove inside the slide.....

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Old 11-15-2019, 09:12 AM
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I am very curious as to what the remedy for this is. please keep us in the loop??
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