1911 Magazine is Loose (when slide locked back)


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brockgl
May 30, 2008, 11:24 AM
Just curious if what I am noticing on my 1911 is normal or not. When I put a loaded magazine into my Springfield Mil-Spec Stainless 1911 while the slide is locked back it feels loose and jiggles up and down a bit. Once I release the slide forward the magazine is then perfectly tight the way I feel it should be. Is it suppose to be loose when the slide is locked back?

Thanks!

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Nowhere Man
May 30, 2008, 11:31 AM
Normal.

When the slide is closed the mag spring keeps it tight.


Dave

rcmodel
May 30, 2008, 12:42 PM
If it wasn't loose, it wouldn't fall out when you push the mag release.

1911's had the original "Drop-Free" mags!

rcmodel

Supertac45
May 30, 2008, 07:30 PM
Sounds normal.

Mauserguy
May 30, 2008, 09:02 PM
The 1911 mags should wiggle a bit since they are to drop free. Interestingly, though, my Springfield stainless won't accept all magazines. The mag well is tight and some just won't fit in it. It's just a tight gun and mags built to loose tolerances may not work.
Mauserguy

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