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Old 04-09-2010, 05:19 PM
TaurusGuy81 TaurusGuy81 is offline
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Noob here with magazine question.

I have a PT1911 and I just bought some Speer Gold Dot Hollow home defense rounds. The strange thing is, is that when I load the magazine to capacity (8 rounds), insert the magazine and try to chamber a round, the slide gets stuck as it is feeding a round into the barrel.

From what I can see, the round isn't high enough to clear the feed ramp. I never had this problem with FMJ. Also, this problem is intermittent. If i pull the slide back and release it completely (full force), it loads almost every time. The problem is when I keep my hand on the slide as it charges.

Also, if I have the slide locked back, insert a magazine, and release the slide lock, the round chambers fine everytime.

Sorry for the long first post, any ideas??
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Old 04-09-2010, 06:09 PM
US Marine US Marine is offline
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Check out the "slide stop problem" thread in here, it might help.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:34 PM
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I have a PT1911 and I just bought some Speer Gold Dot Hollow home defense rounds. The strange thing is, is that when I load the magazine to capacity (8 rounds), insert the magazine and try to chamber a round, the slide gets stuck as it is feeding a round into the barrel.

From what I can see, the round isn't high enough to clear the feed ramp. I never had this problem with FMJ. Also, this problem is intermittent. If i pull the slide back and release it completely (full force), it loads almost every time. The problem is when I keep my hand on the slide as it charges.

Also, if I have the slide locked back, insert a magazine, and release the slide lock, the round chambers fine everytime.

Sorry for the long first post, any ideas??
What magazine comes with it from the factory? Is it just jamming against the feed ramp and not sliding up,so the round jams in place,parallel to the barrel? If thats the case,then you have the same problem I have with those with the ACT mag that came with my RIA. Breaking it in helped some. Some very minor polishing helped some as well. (dont go taking a dremel to it or sitting there for 20 minutes sanding on it with sandpaper) Other brands of hollow points fed better, but not perfectly. A Wilson magazine solved it 100%.
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Old 04-10-2010, 07:20 AM
El Gringo El Gringo is offline
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Let the slide do the work, there's no reason your hand needs to ride the slide home and slow it down.
My factory mags worked fine but I also have some Wilsons; you may want to try those.
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Old 04-11-2010, 12:53 AM
TaurusGuy81 TaurusGuy81 is offline
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Let the slide do the work, there's no reason your hand needs to ride the slide home and slow it down.
My factory mags worked fine but I also have some Wilsons; you may want to try those.
Thanks for the responses all. Yeah, I kind of realized that I shouldn't be guiding the slide, but being a novice - I heard that dry racking the slide wasn't good for the pistol. I'll let it do its job from now on.
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Old 04-12-2010, 12:15 PM
Big Bronze Rim Big Bronze Rim is offline
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It's only bad for the gun if you rack the slide without any rounds loaded in the magazine. The round helps to decelerate the shock of the slide closing into battery and you will not have this "buffer" if you let the slide fall on an empty mag/chamber. Don't ride the slide when you are chambering a round.
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