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New SA 45 Mil-Spec Questions

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by monsternav, Jul 4, 2004.

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  1. monsternav

    monsternav Member

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    Just took my brand new SA Mil Spec to the range yesterday and put 165 rounds through it. Shoots a little high using both Winchester and Remington 230gr FMJ.

    My question/problem:
    It ejects spent brass back over my right shoulder until it gets warm, then it will spit one out at my face and hit me (my shooting glasses actually) about the right eye area. If my Wilson Combat 8-rnd mag is in it will fail to extract the next round. If I am using the mag that came with it, it will not fail to extract, but continue to spit hot brass into my face. How can I get it to eject spent rounds away from me?
     
  2. mtanc

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    I'm no expert, but I would think from what you described that the problem is that either your extractor needs adjusting, or replacement. My guess is because it is new, it probably needs tuning.

    One other thing that can cause the extractor to get out of whack is to slam home the slide with a round in the chamber and not picking the round up off the mag.

    You should NEVER release the side stop when the slide is locked open unless it is picking up a round from the mag. I know this is true with SA Mil-Specs.

    As far as the accuracy is concerned, I would give it 5-6 hundred rounds with quality ammo before making any determination.
     
  3. monsternav

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    Actually RTFM before anything else :what: ! Amazing as I usually don't do that until something screws up. It specifically says to not let the slide go home on an empty chamber, and I have not done that.
     
  4. TODD3465

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    Just gotta love the out of the box reliability of those 1911's.
     
  5. Knives

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    I know of plenty that have no trouble out of the box. :rolleyes:
     
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    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Tuner, where are you we have a Noob telling another Noob about 1911s

    Hold on monsternav, wait for tuner, he will be by shortly.
     
  7. monsternav

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    I was actually trolling for Tuner.
    There are some threads around that I have read with some troubleshooting tips. I was waiting for him to chime in though.
     
  8. 1911Tuner

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    Chimin' in...

    Howdy!

    The GI Springers seem to have a common problem on the ejection direction...and sadly, it seems to be the ejectors. Even worse, they
    don't lend themselves to a lotta tweakin'. Replacement is the best option.
    The extractors are also pretty sorry. Think Ed Brown Hardcore. Even if
    Springfield replaces the extractor, it won't likely be any better than the
    one you've got.

    ARE YOU LISTENING, SPRINGFIELD???

    I recommend the Brown extended ejector. You'll have to shorten it quite a bit to allow for live-round ejection...and maybe a little tweak on the nose to
    get the brass out of the port at 2 O'Clock...but it's not hard to do. Another
    option is to get a stock Colt GM ejector and stick it in. Chances of success
    there are better than 50/50.

    Todd...Much to learn you have. Teach you we will...

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
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    >> Another option is to get a stock Colt GM ejector and stick it in. Chances of success there are better than 50/50. <<

    My, my .... Who would have thought????

    Also be sure that the one in the gun isn't loose - a little wiggle goes a long way.
     
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