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Old 01-13-2018, 11:25 PM
Msparks Msparks is offline
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New to forums....question about specialist 9mm

I have a dw specialist 9mm shot maybe 200 or so rounds threw it and I noticed slide sometimes won't lock back on last round not all ways but sometimes I've tried 2 checkmates factory mags and 2 new wilson mags, I will say this best 9mm and quite frankly best gun I ever shot loved it so much I went out and bought the silverback 10mm also eco9mm any advice on the specialist promblems? Thank you
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:05 AM
SW CQB 45 SW CQB 45 is offline
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number your mags

when it does not lock back, take note of which mag.

if it runs fine with one mag brand and no lock back on empty with the other brand ....it might be mag follower engagement is better with that mag.

this is a start as there are other checks.

according to DW forum member....he suggested using DW mags.

I recently diagnosed a older Colt Commander that would not lock back. The culprit was cheap mags with soft mag springs. I put a brand new CMC mag in and it locked back with authority.

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Old 01-14-2018, 08:31 AM
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If it’s happening with more than one magazine, the likely culprit is your weak-hand thumb. Most DW’s, including the Specialist, have a pretty large “shelf” on the slide release. It’s pretty common for people, even experienced shooters, to bump the slide release under recoil with their thumb while they’re getting used to the gun (I’ve seen it numerous times in person, and there’s been plenty of threads about it here over the years).

Try shooting a few magazines one handed and see if it locks back. If you don’t have any issues, you’ll have your answer.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:03 PM
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Thank you for y'all reply I have ordered some mecgar mags will try those and # the ones it does it with that's really the only problem I've had. it feeds well shoots great....I wasn't getting to worried thinking maybe a Break in thing. Like I said lucky if I have 200 rounds threw it
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:24 PM
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clock the link below and scroll to image #2 and this is a perfect example of numbering mags.

Let us know how it turns out.

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=899858
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:07 PM
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Try shooting a few magazines one handed and see if it locks back. If you donít have any issues, youíll have your answer.
This ^^^

I have a lot of MecGar mags and they work very well in all of my 1911s.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:33 PM
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I experimented a lot with my Guardian 9mm and settled on three different mags which have been perfect. Wilson Combat, MecGar and the new Chip McCormick 10 rounders which I really like. They use the Springfield Metalform body with Chips springs and follower which locks the slide back like a champ. The only issues I ever had were with the supplied checkmate mags with 124 +P ammo which would pop out every now and then. No problems with the Checkmate when using standard velocity ammo.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:22 PM
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I had a Specialist that had the same issue. I ended up buying Tripp Research Cobra mags that have a sweet little tab on the follower that you can raise or lower. I ended up adjusting them up a bit, and that made them lock back reliably. Just my two cents.
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Old 01-14-2018, 09:05 PM
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clock the link below and scroll to image #2 and this is a perfect example of numbering mags.

Let us know how it turns out.




Great idea to always number your magazines . If you start changing
calibers it gets interesting . Keeps from mixing them up . If a problem
happens you can Isolate the problem faster . I use a Walmart paint
pen with black ink . If you have dark magazines you can use white .

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