SR 1911 Feed Issues

Discussion in 'Ruger Center Fire Pistols' started by HobokenZephyr, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. HobokenZephyr

    HobokenZephyr New Member

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    Is anybody else having feed issues when using 230gr TMJ's in their SR 1911? I've only put a couple hundred rounds through mine, but it is not coming into battery at least 15-20% of the time. Generally, the "fix" has been a push on the back of the slide (it's only short by about 1/8").

    I've had my local gunsmith polish the feed ramps and will pick it up tomorrow for some real world testing, but wanted to see if anybody else was having the same issues. Also had him do a trigger job while it was in the shop.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JimA

    JimA New Member

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    Not a problem with mine. I've put Many types of defensive loads and a ton of handloaded FMJ 230 grain through it without a problem. I am using 200 grain lead SWC for punching paper now and it likes that too.
    Is it possible you are riding the slide with your thumbs? When I tried the lock your wrist down grip with my thumbs in line that seems to be popular today, it caused me put drag on some slides. I went back to my regular hold and it went away.
     

  3. HobokenZephyr

    HobokenZephyr New Member

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    There's always that chance, but it happens on the first round out of the magazine most often and that's a slingshot release. I pick up the gun today from the shop and will run some rounds through it. It ramp was a bit rough, so everybody thought that was the problem. If not, I'll post.

    Thanks for the thoughts, though.
     
  4. Railbuggy

    Railbuggy Oath Keeper

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    I had that problem when I was reloading my cast Lee 228gr R1 ogive 45acp rounds.I shortened the OAL a bit to solve the problem.
     
  5. HobokenZephyr

    HobokenZephyr New Member

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    Picked up the gun from the 'smith last Saturday. Fed all of the FMJ's I had without a problem but did fail to come into battery with one of the five (5) HP rounds I had in the bag. The 'smith said the ramps were pretty rough, but thought a few hundred more rounds would solve the problem or he would polish the ramp again if necessary.