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1911 Magazine is Loose (when slide locked back)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by brockgl, May 30, 2008.

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  1. brockgl

    brockgl Member

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    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!
     
  2. Nowhere Man

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    Normal.

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


    Dave
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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
     
  4. Supertac45

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    Sounds normal.
     
  5. Mauserguy

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    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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