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Old 02-28-2014, 05:49 PM
colt1989 colt1989 is offline
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Cimarron 1911

Just got one yesterday. Was trying to get it loaded. And it has trouble feeding hollow point but no problem with fmj. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix it or why it could be the problem
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Old 02-28-2014, 07:53 PM
Martensite Martensite is offline
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Most pistols made in the Phillipines that I've owned don't like hollow points. Polishing the feed ramp may help. You could also put in a heavier weight recoil spring (16 Lb Wolff). Most factory Armscor and S.A.M. springs I've encountered are not up to snuff as far as weight (not a true 16 Lbs).
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:02 PM
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Alright thanks.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:02 AM
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Randomus Thoughtuss

Original Government style 1911's and clones (like Cimarron) are generally built to original Government A1 Specifications. They will generally feed well but not so well with hollowpoints.

What owners these days seem to be re-discovering is that GI Spec 1911's don't make good comp guns without a few mods.

Just as smiths did in the 1950's-1980's owners of GI repros are discovering the guns need some mods to be good for state of the art ammo and competition.

The standard guns by the major makers today incorporate modifications to the original design that used to cost hundreds of dollars.

Finding a used Kimber or Springer will save you lots of money rather than to try and make your Cimarron run like one.

On the other hand, you have an excellent opportunity to learn to 'smith a 1911.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:21 AM
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That's what I was wondering when I first read this as well. If the Cimarron is designed to be a "retro" 1911, and the original design was created to function with ball ammo, then it would be no surprise that a Cimarron doesn't feed HP rounds well.
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