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Old October 31st, 2015, 09:13 AM   #31
 
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I have been having the same problem. The round seems to hang up on the top of the chamber mouth. Happens at least once every other mag. Different brand mags and ammo, same thing. I have been shooting 1911s for 25 years. No, I don't limp wrist. I love this gun, but I can't trust it. Did you ever solve the problem?



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I have been having the same problem. The round seems to hang up on the top of the chamber mouth. Happens at least once every other mag. Different brand mags and ammo, same thing. I have been shooting 1911s for 25 years. No, I don't limp wrist. I love this gun, but I can't trust it. Did you ever solve the problem?
I have the regular commander. Thinking about adding a lightweight. It would be nice to hear how this turned out. It has been 6 months. I hope he got it fixed.
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Old October 31st, 2015, 10:25 AM   #33
 
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May need a stronger recoil spring.
Springing up is not he answer, just a band aid to hide a problem.

If your rounds do not go in/and drop out of a clean chamber easily with the barrel out of the gun, Then you most likely have a rough or slightly undersized chamber.

500 rounds of break in ( that's nonsense any way )will probably NOT cure the problem.
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Mine has been fine. Sounds like yours may have a tight chamber. I would have been on the phone with Ruger for a fix.
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Old November 1st, 2015, 07:39 PM   #35
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Sounds like you may have gotten a 1911 with a tighter then normal chamber or short chamber since different factory rounds were tight on the drop test into the barrel. That would account for failing to go into battery.
A good 1911 does not need a 500 round breakin in order to function right.
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I am in the same boat. Got my sr1911 rail replaced. GOing to test out my "#2" today. I had 18 FTFs in the first 400rds (two seperate range sessions). The gun was spotless and lubed. My other 5 1911s from different manufacturers (and in similar price range) perform just fine.
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Old November 4th, 2015, 12:26 PM   #37
 
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I really like my LW Commander. Not any issues through 500+ rounds. I shoot mainly reloads too. OP I know it sounds like a no brainer but call Ruger CS. They will absolutely make it right.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 12:54 PM   #38
 
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I got my lightweight commander about a week ago and had three ftf's in 100 rounds during my first range session using stock mags and new factory federal fmj ammo. Two handed grip, weaver stance, been shooting 30+ years so I'm confident I wasn't limp wristing as that was the first thing I checked.

Cleaned and lubed the heck out of her and shot her again today. 100 rounds of 230gr fmj reloads and 50 rounds of Federal HTC using 4 mags total, 2 stock 7 rounders, 1 Wilson combat 8 rounder and 1 MecGar 10 rounder. The gun was flawless with the wilson and two stock mags. I thought the problem was resolved with a good cleaning. Then, in the last 50 rounds the MecGar caused an FTF and got jammed in the chamber so bad it took a few whacks with a rubber mallet on the back of the slide to get it loose.

After reading this thread I suspect the MecGar was the problem. I'll be back at the range tomorrow without the MecGar and we'll see if I have any more problems.
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Don't be too hard on the MecGars. You would hardly be the first guy who had a pistol and it took a few hundred rounds to 'break-in' to perfection.

Then again, I think 10round mags aren't known to always be always trouble free in all guns.
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I watched a "senior citizen" (even more senior than me) having problems of the "limp wrist" variety with a Kimber (Commander size). the thing that seemed to help him the most were some sticky, ugly, rubber grips. forget the fancy wood, get a grip. (I got some grips on my P-90 that look to be made by Michelin). I have also taken to pumping some 3lbs. weights while I read gun forums, that helps.
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What a silly thing to say, the 1911 is one of the finest pistols ever made.
Thing is we don't have the finest people making them all the time.

They slap them together and let the customer do the fitting by shooting them

Hey, let me know what gun is made that does not have an occasional problem.

Thing is also, most 1911 problems can be solved/fixed by the shooter but it takes a little 1911 understanding.
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I had the same problem in my regular commander. About 6 out of every 7 shot's fired the spent cartridge would hit me in the forehead. I also had many failure to feed problems with the gun. After a close examination of my extractor I realized that it was the problem. It was so tight I literally had to forcefully pry it out of the gun so that I could tune it. I also had to grind the face of it down where it sits inside the waist of the cartridge because it was way too big and denting the cartridge on the way out of the gun.




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Hey thanks. I learned to shoot with a 1911. Own various other guns but still like the 1911. Have a Sig and a Magnum Research in the full size variety. The Commander will be replaced by Davidsons under their warranty. Just have to wait for it now.
I am curious how you made out with the replacement??
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Mine has been fine. Sounds like yours may have a tight chamber. I would have been on the phone with Ruger for a fix.
One thing to look for with drop test ( out of the chamber ) is not so much the chamber itself, but the rifling lead-in. With a short lead-in, the bullet nose may not fully fit, and.. you get a slide that might not want to close. LOA could be part of that (but not usually with a 1911).

+1 on extractor issues if the round is not getting into the chamber very much at all.
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OP, what ever happened after you got your pistol back?? I'm thinking of purchasing the Ruger 1911 Commander Lightweight

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