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Where does your brass land?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Steve H, Mar 6, 2008.

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  1. Steve H

    Steve H Member

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    I was at the gravel pit the other day with the new PT 1911 and the Kimber Ultra CDP. One thing I noticed about the PT1911 is that most of my ejected brass landed in a circle about 2 foot in diameter while the brass from the Kimber was spread over a half acre making it pretty hard to find. Is there any way to "tweek" the Kimber so that I can find the brass without hiring a search party?
     
  2. Hokkmike

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    If it is ejecting consistantly I wouldn't mess with it regardless of where the brass was landing, as long as it wasn't hitting you in the face.
     
  3. Steve H

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    It's not constant as to where it throws it. Some lands in right field and some goes straight behing me.
     
  4. crankshop1000

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    After it bounces off my forehead, it could go anywhere.Damm Colt Defender.
     
  5. wally

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    My range favorites end up being the guns that throw the empties where I can find them easiest.

    I've never had much luck "tweaking" the ejection other than an extra power recoil spring reducing the distance somewhat.

    If its ejecting forward, I'd try tightening the extractor a bit. Good instructions are in the gunsmithing&repairs forum, unless its an external extractor Kimber, in which case, be happy it ejects :)

    --wally.
     
  6. cdrt

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    If one is not already installed, an extended ejector might help. My Bullseye guns usually eject the same, but it took some doing; tweaking loads, recoil springs, extractors, etc. to get them to do that. My Series 70 Govt Model acted a lot like your Kimber until I added the extended ejector and tweaked the extractor.
     
  7. ZeSpectre

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    Out of my pistols...

    Ruger Security Six ejects brass right into my range bag every time :neener:

    CZ-52 ejects brass as supersonic speed, straight to the right, it usually lands somewhere in the same county. No joke, I've had this gun throw brass just shy of 40 FEET before!

    SIG 229 9mm throws brass everydamnwhere (and no tweaking has made a bit of difference).

    SIG 229 .40 throws brass in a nice 3ft circle behind my right shoulder.

    I guess what I'm saying is that I've had no luck at all trying to control where most pistols chuck the empties :rolleyes:
     
  8. Walkalong

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    This is an interesting article on ejectors. Of course, you could end up needing a new one after fiddling with yours, but you can also end up with a pistil that dumps brass right where you want it. It is not just the ejector that needs to work right, but the extractor as well. They have to work together to dump brass where you want it time after time.

    I have done it with success, but it was definetely a learning experience. Always be prepared to replace an ejector if you make it worse. Not that hard to do, but not a simple part replacement either. I had to do it on a gun where nothing I did helped until I replaced the ejector with an extended one and carefully worked the face and testing along the way. Being long it gives you room to work.
     
  9. BillinNH

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    My favorite bras throwing story happened with my 1914 DWM Luger shooting 115 gr standard pressure ball 9mm. The case landed in my open left side shirt pocket. Do you know how hot a newly ejected case is?

    Bill
     
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    my cz52 ejects the brass about 30 feet to the side and eight behind.
    but it is supposed to do that. It's how you take out the enemies to the right when beset.
     
  11. jr_roosa

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    My 1911 sends them straight up into the ceiling, and then they bounce back and hit me in the head.

    I should make a bucket hat to collect brass.

    -J.
     
  12. Gun Slinger

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    Usually on the ground. Depends on how much I've had to drink. :evil:

    All kidding aside, I have never had any ejection/extraction problems in any of my guns. Guess I've been lucky in that regard.
     
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    I want to come to your parties!
     
  14. Mac45

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    My 1911 scatters brass all over. Buddy has one that will almost land 'em in a 5 gal bucket. Both Colt's.
     
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    My S&W M&P ejected them straight up and back when I first got it, hitting me squarely in the noggin on a few occassions. After a few hundred rounds, however, it now ejects them to the right a couple feet every time. I put a box to the right of me when I shoot and they all land inside of it. :)
     
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    My 1911 scatters brass all over. Buddy has one that will almost land 'em in a 5 gal bucket. Both Colt's.
     
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    Fired a Witness Compact 10mm lately?;) With full house loads, this little critter throws brass in about a 60 degree pattern, and they land between 30 and 50 feet away. No joke.

    It's consistent, though; they never land close. Lol.
     
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    As long as the cases do eject with sufficient vigor, I don't care. But I won't tolerate a gun that throws them straight at my head.

    A newly acquired, older S&W 6946 I picked up tosses them especially vigorously, but its recoil spring was compressed to about two thirds of its original length, too. I will have to see what it does with a new spring.
     
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    Ditto on the Taurus 1911 dropping empties in a two foot circle to the right, mine does it too. Gotta love it when you luck out!:)
     
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    What about picking a brass catcher?
     
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    My shooting glasses tend to fog up indoors unless I pull them a little away from my face, just a little bit further down my nose, maybe a ¼” or so. I figure this is still safe because the lenses are directly between my eyeballs and the breech of my gun.

    I was at an indoor range the day before yesterday with my FNP-9, a fired case managed to bounce off the lane partition and land behind my glasses resting on the top of my cheekbone. I suddenly found myself semi panicked trying to get the burning shell off of my face with my left hand while holding a loaded and cocked pistol in my right hand.

    No damage, just a learning experience. I need to find some better ventilated shooting glasses, and maybe stand a little further to the left...
     
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    I can definitely vouch for that. Where I usually go shooting, up at my parents' house, the backstop is literally the side of a mountain, and so is the area to the right of the firing line. If I want to collect any 7.62x25 brass it means a not-insignificant amount of climbing will be required that day.
     
  23. PirateRadio

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    My 1911 shoots them over the lane divider at the range onto the person next to me. :)

    MY 92FS throws them off the divider and into the pocket of my hoodie. I once went out for lunch after shooting, reached into my pocket for money and 4 spent 9mm shells dropped onto the counter as I pulled the money out. That was awkward...
     
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    My Springfield .45 throws them about 1 foot behind and 3 feet to the right, perfect.

    My Colt Enhanced .38 super is a launch pad. They are hard to find.
     
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    I have since sold it, but I could set a garbage can a few feet behind me to the right and my Armalite M-15A4 could eject all it's spent brass into it.
     
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