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  1. Da40CalGlock27

    Da40CalGlock27 Member

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    1911 Problems!*

    Answers are no longer needed as I have already got my answer
     
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  2. Old Fuff

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    When John Browning designed the pistol it had a 5" barrel, and a slide length to match. For decades it worked fine and still does. But when you cut the slide and barrel back 1 1/2 inches all bets are off. Because the slide is obviously lighter it moves faster and this alone presents problems. The standard cure is to use a heavier recoil spring mounted on a full-length guide rod because there isn't enough room for a barrel bushing anymore. Sometimes this works, but then again it doesn't. Because the spring is likely to take a set it should be changed often.

    I presume the rear sight is mounted in a dovetail and can be replaced. Usually the front sight is held by a rivet-like pin and changing it requires a gunsmith. However it might be in a dovetail like the rear one.
     
  3. Rocketmedic

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    My wife's 1911-CS is flawless and shoots like a dream.
     
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    I never had to use a paperclip in mine, try the traditional way it will work.
     
  5. JTQ

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    Sorry it didn't work out for you. Most RIA owners have very positive things to say both about their guns and the customer service work if they do have any problems.

    The RIA doesn't have an extractor spring. I'm not sure what you are referring to here.

    May I suggest for future malfunctioning pistols that you plan on selling to others, you let the factory, or at least a qualified gunsmith, fix problems with the pistol. You seem to have a limited understanding of the pistol and yet you are grinding on it with a Dremel tool. Generally that is a bad idea. The guy that buys that from you will have a butchered pistol, and probably one that is unsafe.
     
  6. Roadking Rider

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    My RIA GI 45 has never given me any problems. Then again it is a full size 1911 just as JMB designed them to be.
     
  7. Fremmer

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    Most people who see signs of the infamous dremmel tool won't touch that pistol with a 10 foot pole, much less buy it and whatever problems it obviously has. And now RIA has a valid reason to deny a warranty claim.
     
  8. wally

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    The Kimber, Springfield, and pretty much any less than 5" barrel 1911 that uses a "reverse plug" instead of the standard bushing and plug arrangement to hold the recoil spring, uses essentially the same arrangement.

    No issues with my 3.5" RIA.
     
  9. FlyinBryan

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    A bigger extractor spring?

    I think you mean the recoil spring.
     
  10. cyclopsshooter

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    Like Old Fuff said, you buy a short 1911 and you are asking for problems. Are your mags 8rnd? If so you are probably having a mag issue called bolt over base failure. It is due to lighter springs used in 8rnd mags. The problem is made worse by lightening and shortening the 1911. Yours might have been amplified by the heavier recoil spring throwing off your timing. Try a well proven 7rnd and see if it helps.
     
  11. Da40CalGlock27

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    @FlyinBryan -OOPS?
     
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    No prob, I knew what you meant.

    I had to put the HD spring in my 4" 1911 to make it run. Mine actually HAS an extractor spring btw,,,,,,,,, Kimber with the external extractor, so such an animal DOES exist, just not in an ria, lol.
     
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    Guess you would have to read the OP (obviously deleted) to follow the thread. Maybe it should now read clueless now instead of deleted.
     
  14. Da40CalGlock27

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    Um sorry but I have gotten my answer and I was trying to.delete this thread to save peoples time from still viewing it but apparently your to arrogant to see that!
     
  15. smalls

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    You can't delete threads. And the mods usually leave them so that others can learn from the question and answers given.
     
  16. ljnowell

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    Really?
     
  17. jackpot

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    The best function of any online forum, is its search function. You didnt know, now you do. Never delete free information.
     
  18. Walkalong

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    Well OK then. Without the original post, this one makes no sense anymore.
     
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