Friday, October 17, 2014

No Joy in Mudville

Well, I called Springfield.  I wanted to see about them correcting the pistol that left their factory with an ejector held on by just a little bit of glue.  Which isn't proper, considering the abuse that part takes.


"Hey, you forgot to stake down the ejector."

"Go away, son, you bother me..."

"But..."

"I said hit the bricks kid.  Most people don't shoot more than 500 rounds through their 1911 and will never notice it.  Sure a few people that CCW the model regularly will have a problem and a gun that will lock up tight in the middle of a magazine, but what are the chances that'll come back to us if that magazine is the one that he wants to defend his life with.  Besides, what are YOU gonna do?  Blog about it?!  HAHAHAHA!!!  Blogging is dead!  No one reads blogs!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

Then I could swear I heard them lighting a cigar with a $100 bill.  The one of a few I gave them when I bought the gun.

9 comments:

armedlaughing said...

NICE!

It's not blogging that's dead, apparently it's CUSTOMER SERVICE!

This is one of the things which makes people think ill of capitalism.

Big profits vs. the long view.

I't take it and trade it for someone else's 1911.

And not look back...

gfa

wyowanderer said...

I'll never consider a Springfield again.Thanks for confirming my decision.

Daniel Watters said...

Notching the forward leg of the ejector and installing its cross pin is hardly Rocket Surgery. Some folks do screw up the placement of the notch, placing it too low on the leg. This causes the ejector to sit too high over the frame. After you try to correct the too low notch, you'll then end up with a loose fitting ejector.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Well, if I scrood up the notch, then I'd be relying on the glue again. Which Springfield thinks is hunky dory.

I wonder what they used? Loctite Red or Black? You need heat to get the Black to break free. Good thing guns never get hot, I guess....

Angus McThag said...

My Springfield has the pin running through the front leg already, came like that from the factory.

USGI model made in 2007 for those scoring at home.

Daniel Watters said...

I suspect that from an economy standpoint, they don't want their assemblers wasting time futzing about trying to file the notch just right or scrapping too many ejectors because fitting errors. There are plenty of customers who would complain about their ejectors being too loose.

Some pistolsmiths would actually braze or solder the ejector to the frame.

Old NFO said...

Pretty pathetic if you ask me...

Tam said...

The glued-in ejectors work just fine, and complaining to SA that they didn't pin the one in on your gun is like complaining to the manufacturer of your car that they didn't install the turbo. If you had wanted a pinned ejector, you could have paid for one.

New Jovian Thunderbolt said...

Is it 'didn't install the turbo' or 'only put on 2 of the 6 lug nuts on the wheels' though?