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1911 fail to fire first round

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jimmie, Mar 7, 2007.

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  1. Jimmie

    Jimmie Member

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    I got a new SA 1911 Mil-Spec. I love it. I went to the range with a friend 2 weeks ago. He shot 4 magazines through my 1911. On the 2nd and 4th magazine, the first round failed to fire. The primer was not dented. I forgot to check if the hammer was fully down and not on the safety stop. Every time it failed on him, I racked the slide and fired the rest of the magazine without fail.

    What in the world could he have been doing that would have caused the first round to fail to fire two times? :confused: It had not happened at all until that point, did not happen to my Dad on that same day, and hasn't happened since. Limp wrists create problems on subsequent rounds feeding, right? Not the first round firing.
     
  2. Redhat

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    If it was new, did you clean the packing grease preservative off it before firing?

    You might have some gunk in the firing pin channel.
     
  3. Jimmie

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    I had cleaned it before the first shot, and I had fired probably 200 rounds through the gun prior to this happening.
     
  4. wally

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    See if the firing pin reatainer is loose. It can cause misfires.

    --wally.
     
  5. Redhat

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    Jim,

    That's a good one then. Not much standing between the hammer firing pin and primer on a 1911. You might wanna' ask 1911 Tuner over on the gunsmithing forum. He can probably help you out.
     
  6. USAFA06STX

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    Another good resource for you might be the 1911 forums over at 1911forum.com
     
  7. skinnyguy

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    Don't know if it will help or not, as i've never run into the problem. But, try loading your mags with one less than full capacity, and see if the problem persists.
     
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