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Old 12-31-2019, 08:51 PM
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Loose Ejector

My ejector came loose on my milspec. What do you use to glue it back? Will Locktight Red work?
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Old 12-31-2019, 09:07 PM
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yes

degrease very good and degrease again.

make sure the ejector bottoms out before you loctite.
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Old 12-31-2019, 11:09 PM
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Hilton Yam suggests green 683. Real high strength. Any thoughts of having it pinned? Might check SA to see if they'd pin it under warranty. The one time I had warranty work, SA paid postage both ways. Worth a phone call.
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Old 01-01-2020, 04:38 AM
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The "Green" sleeve loctite is what is recommended.
Or I hear if you send it back to Springfield they will drill and pin it.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:30 AM
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If you can do without the pistol for a while send it back and ask for it to be pinned.
i.e. the glue didn't hold up, please pin this !!!
I've got a bunch of glued SA's but I like the pinned ones better. IMO
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Old 01-01-2020, 07:41 PM
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Who even glues electors? Really!!!!
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Old 01-01-2020, 08:23 PM
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Degrease with acetone , use 7471 primer and green Loctite. Or pin it like it's been done since 1910.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:24 PM
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I've sent two guns back to SA to have loose ejectors drilled and pinned (both EMPs). Springfield paid for everything and did the work quickly. One came back in 8 days and the other took 11 days. Give their customer service a call.
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:29 AM
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Who even glues electors? Really!!!!
Springfield does......itís cheaper
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:07 AM
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This whole glued ejector thing is news to me. I checked my kimber stainless LW and it appears to be pinned.
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Old 01-02-2020, 02:54 PM
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This whole glued ejector thing is news to me. I checked my kimber stainless LW and it appears to be pinned.
From what I understand, only Springfield did it. In my opinion, that's pretty ghetto!
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:19 PM
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This whole glued ejector thing is news to me. I checked my kimber stainless LW and it appears to be pinned.



Yep but everything else seems to break on Kimbers .
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Old 01-02-2020, 05:19 PM
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If you can do without the pistol for a while send it back and ask for it to be pinned.
i.e. the glue didn't hold up, please pin this !!!
I've got a bunch of glued SA's but I like the pinned ones better. IMO



Great idea . Let SA fix it .
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:36 AM
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Send it to SAC and tell them to pin it.
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Old 01-06-2020, 11:38 AM
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Yep but everything else seems to break on Kimbers .
Really? I have a Kimber and have had others and they never broke. Fake news again. We like proof of such claims.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:09 PM
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My ejector came loose on my milspec. What do you use to glue it back? Will Locktight Red work?
I'd use my iPhone.



E-mail or call SA customer service and get them on it. Save you any future aggravation and the repair will hold up under their warranty.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:39 PM
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My ejector, pinned.
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Old 01-06-2020, 08:07 PM
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Really? I have a Kimber and have had others and they never broke. Fake news again. We like proof of such claims.

I'l take some pictures of my Custom CDP II 1994 made in NY . When they
had a Custom shop and only 8 models to choose from , and it was a special
order at the time . The ambi safety broke within hours of shooting . I don't
care for ambi safety's so after 9500 rds of shooting it still remains broken to
this day . The pistol still shoots great . I just prefer Springfield 1911's now .
Specially my SACS customs .

I'll see if I can take some currant pictures and post them for you soon .
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:43 AM
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Green loctite holds the bolts for motorcycle brake rotors together...so while i am in the pinned camp, i think itd work just fine.
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Old 01-12-2020, 07:31 AM
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What model is that? Loaded?

I'm starting to think that the girl at Springfield lied to me. She definitely told me that the only models that Springfield pins the ejector are the TRP and custom shop

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My ejector, pinned.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:37 AM
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Oh no....! You mean to tell me somebody actually had a glued-in ejector come loose. This can’t be....can it? The only SA I owned that had a glued-in ejector got sent back to be pinned. Glued-on parts have no business being on a gun.

I prefer those old Brazilian rags that used screws, pins and such.
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Old 01-12-2020, 11:37 AM
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What model is that? Loaded?

I'm starting to think that the girl at Springfield lied to me. She definitely told me that the only models that Springfield pins the ejector are the TRP and custom shop
My TRP Operator is glued, my Range officer is pinned. Go figure?
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Old 01-13-2020, 08:51 AM
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A couple of weeks ago I sent email to SA to ask the question and they told me ALL ejectors are just glued.
So there is that.
So there is a communication problem at SA.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:30 AM
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I have 2 Springfield’s with glued ejectors, the one in my EMP4 came loose and so I cleaned well and reglued it using 3m 2-part epoxy ( really overkill) and 5k rds later it’s still rock solid. The ejector in my 5” stainless 9mm r-Officer is still rock solid with close to 12k rds on it.

I think most of the loose ejectors I’ve read about have been in the early emp4 builds and they seem to have had a number initial quality problems that seem to be no longer there.

My 5” ro while the ejector has been fine was a total pos for the 1st 1-2 years but having found/fixed a number of other issues is now one of my favorites, luv shooting it !

Now I’ll add that if I had a choice I would prefer a pinned ejector because even my cheap-azz Thompson mil spec is pinned but I’ll add that for me it’s not that big a deal, I would prefer they spent some of that “saved” money on some front strap checkering, that’s more valuable to me.

Also let me add 1 other thing, if you re-glue your ejector make sure you file a small flat on the side of the legs to let the air escape and not push the glue back out of the leg holes, springfield didn’t do this and make be part of the issue why the glue hasn’t worked well as it make have just been pushed out. My .02
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:32 PM
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I would bet that the military would reject a glued ejector in it's 1911 tests.
Just sayin'

Pretty sure my military issue 1911 had a pinned ejector.
That is my standard.
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