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Springfield 911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Jesse Heywood, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Jesse Heywood

    Jesse Heywood Member

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    I recently purchased a 911, the pocket-sized, lightweight 380 acp. I have taken it to the range twice. I have tried 7 different rounds in the gun, firing about 50 shots with the slide locking back after all shots, save one. The RO diagnosed the problem, finding the end of the slide stop is bumping the case of the top round in the magazine, engaging the slide stop. Neither he nor I had seen this happen before. I am awaiting a response from Springfield and will let them make the repair.

    This gun appears to be well constructed, aside from this flaw. It feels good in my size XXL hands. I am hoping to find customer service as good as that at RCBS.
     
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  2. NIGHTLORD40K

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    Glad you like it and hope SA makes it right for you!

    Worst case, you can always trade it for a Colt Mustang, SIG 238, or Kimber Micro Carry as they are all basically the same gun with similar ergos, lol.:D
     
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  3. Drail

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    The problem here are the words "pocket sized lightweight". Lightweight guns move more when fired. This causes the rounds in the magazine to move too. You can either use a much firmer grip or buy a heavier gun. OR modify the slide stop so it can not lock back the slide when empty. This is why Gaston Glock tells everyone that they are "limp wristing" his "perfect" lightweight pistol everytime it misfeeds.
     
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  4. Jesse Heywood

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    The RO found the problem by feeling the slide stop movement. We confirmed it visually. When the slide retracts, the stop collides with the case of the first round in the magazine. The gun fits right into my hand. There was no misfeed involved, as the slide stop engaged and could not pick up the next round. I've been shooting pocket sized 380s since I bought an AMT Backup in 1981. That was a gun that was difficult to get a proper grip on.
     
  5. Drail

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    Maybe there was "no misfeed" involved but when I was in the military that is what we call "weapon stoppage".
     
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