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  1. Input on Ruger 1911 in 40 S&W problem?

    First off, it is not my pistol! Nothing wrong with Ruger, but they're not my go to for a 1911, and I prefer 45ACP.

    K so an in law has one of these and has described a problem to me, wants me to look at and test fire it and figure out the problem. I immediately think it's a magazine issue, but tell me what YOU think?

    On first shot out of a full magazine, case jams in ejection port.
    Clears jam, fires rest of magazine without problems.
    Swaps magazine, same sequence repeats

    He said the magazines are original factory. My guess is a good magazine I.e., Wilson Combat, Chip McCormick etc. will fix the problem. If it was the extractor I'd expect the problem to look different and jams to be more frequent.

    He may need a lighter revoil spring I suppose, but

    Whattya think?


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    I didn't know that Ruger makes/made a 1911 in .40 S&W.

  5. I'll get one posted quick as I get my hands on it :)

    Am thinking of trying one of my 45 magazines in the thing too btw....
    And after that first shot, I'll drop the mag and take a look at how the next round is sitting

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    A search of Ruger's website for .40 cal pistols does not come up with any 1911's in that caliber.

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  7. Quote Originally Posted by RossA View Post
    A search of Ruger's website for .40 cal pistols does not come up with any 1911's in that caliber.

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    Maybe I've been given erroneous information. You're absolutely correct and thank you for pointing this out.

    The dude is not a handgun guy so he may well have gotten something wrong, or forgot to read the stuff STAMPED on his pistol. I've never seen it.

    I'll follow up when we get it right. I trust the problem description is accurate. Oh we'll see now won't we?!



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    I'm wondering if he might be trying to fire .40 in a .45 gun, but that wouldn't explain why some rounds work and some don't.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by RossA View Post
    I'm wondering if he might be trying to fire .40 in a .45 gun, but that wouldn't explain why some rounds work and some don't.
    Ok guys, my bad- it's a Taurus PT101AF. 40 S&W. Still haven't laid a hand on it though. He's trying to suggest it was the Wolf ammo he was using, a FNFMJ round. No way that's gonna sow up like the problem described. Before even seeing it my first thought is the factory magazines he's using. I'll try a good one in it when I can pick it up and take it shooting.


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    The gun probably doesn't like steel-cased ammo then, which is not unusual.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by bofh View Post
    The gun probably doesn't like steel-cased ammo then, which is not unusual.
    Yep. Some quality ammo in a quality magazine will probably fix the problem IMO. Hope so because I don't like hearing the "I'm not a gunsmith" crap as if it must be metalwork that's wrong.


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