So, I get an easily corrected Malfunction when using the 1911. It won’t always close all the way on the first cartridge of a magazine. Either the mag spring is too strong, or the recoil spring isn’t strong enough.
Correction at the range is easy. A light tap on the slide closes the chamber up. Correction is also unnecessary if I religiously grease the slide rails after every session.
But I’d need the input of someone with more 1911 knowledge for a further fix… A stronger recoil springm, mebbe.
I have no idea how strong the stock Springfield spring is. Maybe 16 or 18 pounds? But I do know that you can get a plethora of spring strengths out there. 12 pounds. 20 pounds? I have no idea, and could use some guidance.
The Springfield came with a full length guide rod that I disposed of for a more traditional recoil spring plug immediately.
Or maybe I just have to grease the rail religiously?
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