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Thread: The Art and Science of Keeping Your 1911 Running

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    The Nostomaniac 03RN's Avatar
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    Aug 2017
    New Hampshire
    Quote Originally Posted by Trooper224 View Post
    I installed three of these on two brands of 1911. The two .45s worked perfectly after the initial tensioning. Not being as familiar with 9mm 1911s, that one took a couple of tweaks but that was it. They all fit nice and tight in the channel and worked with the original FPSs. No blending was necessary on the back of the extractor. All in all, pretty painless.
    The 3 I've used before all just needed a tiny bit of a bend but I've been happy with their service.

    The one I retensioned is holding on without any more issues.
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    The R in F.A.R.T RevolverRob's Avatar
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    May 2014
    Gotham Adjacent
    I wonder if a potential solution, if you've got some mags that hit the long 9mm ejector and some that don't, isn't to use a mag release that drops the magazine down a tad bit?

    Dawson has some that drop the mag 0.01" lower and that's probably enough to prevent mags hitting the ejector. That shouldn't be enough to cause feeding issues with mags that already don't hit the ejector and should help with those that are too long.

    Of course the easiest and best solution is probably to buy whatever mags work in bulk.

    But if you're like me and have several dozen 1911 mags that work in all your guns already, you arrive at the point where buying different mags for each 1911 to work is not economical nor sensical. Plus a mag release is an easy part to change and usually requires small fitting if any at all.

    You can also file/stone the top of the mag release shelf/ledge and it will drop the mag down, but you can still insert too far then and that's where I find the bigger issue is.

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