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Folks: I guess (I hope) this is a good place to post this. I have a Springfield V10 Sub-compact in .45ACP that is anything but dependable. It seems to function a bit better with a Colt Officer's Model mag but still it has jamming issues. Specifically, it will do a failure to eject or a failure to feed with almost every mag full. I usually shoot hard ball in it..hoping that the round nose bullet will help with the feeding. It's a perfect size for a carry piece but lacks dependability.......any suggestions on what might be it's problem?

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Elwood, You have sinned in that you bought JMB finest creation that had been chopped, in an effort to repent your sin, I recommend you sell that thing and get a full sized 1911 an shoot and love her, and maybe JMB will grant his blessing upon you!!! O:) O:)

Sorry couldn't help myself :ymdevil: :ymdevil:
 

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Hello Elwood,

How many rounds have you put through the gun? Some just take more breaking in to get to feed. Has someone changed the recoil spring?

How clean and lubed is the gun. The feed ramp must be clean and have some polish to it to feed well. Make sure that the rails have some lube so the slide can move easily.

Do all the magazines have the same problem? Is it the last round in the magazine?

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Leighton...I just sinned a little bit. I have other full sized 1911's that function fine.

Whlgun & 1911 fan...the gun hasn't been shot a lot but isn't new either. I purchased it used and have been frustrated with it ever since I've owned it. I don't believe the recoil spring has been replaced and it's clean and lubed. I've suspected that either the feed ramp needs polishing or I need some better mags....or need to shoot it some more. Here's what happens most of the time; I'll load the mag and put it in the gun. When I work the slide, I often have to hit the slide in the rear to get the first round to chamber. Then, it mostly does OK until either the last round or the next to the last round, and it often fails to eject. I have two magazines for it...one that isn't marked with brand and one that is from a Colt Officer's Model. The Colt mag works the best but not good enough. I might need to shoot the snot out of it a few times and see if that helps....it really doesn't appear to have had many rounds through it.

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Elwood
 

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I had a similar problem when I put the .22 Ceiner conversion on my 1911. I would suggest that you remove the magazine, make sure the barrel does not have a round in it and work the slide with the hammer cocked. I lubed the rails with some graphite type of grease but this may have actually slowed down the process. You need to work the slide until it will easily move forward when you release it. Try just letting it move slowly forward and still holding it with you hand. This will tell you if any spots are binding. I think if you get the slide to move easily and polish up the feed ramp, it will cycle OK. If the slide still does load a round, you may have to put in a stronger spring.

The other issue is the magazine. The magazine needs to present the round to the feed ramp correctly. If the round is slightly tipped down, it will bind on the feed ramp. I do not have any suggestions about magazine types but maybe you can try ones from your other 1911s.
 

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Jack:

Thanks for the good information. I ordered a new Wilson mag yesterday...hoping to eliminate that issue. I'll check the slide thing out and also see if the feed ramp needs to be polished. I've already polished on the feed ramp a bit and don't want to go too far with that. I'll give an update after I get the new mag and do some "slicking".

Thanks again..

Elwood
 

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Sorry to come into this late - hopefully your problems are all fixed by now, but I'd try a new (or proven good) recoil spring.
 

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Well...I'm going to have to try something else. Maybe a new recoil spring as peterd suggested. I've polished the feed ramp, lubed it good and bought a new Wilson mag....still won't function. Where would you all suggest I purchase a recoil spring? Midway or Brownells???

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Elwood
 

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No..I haven't talked to Springfield...guess I should. I've never had a 1911 type that didn't function good. I'll come up with something.

Thanks for the suggestions.

Elwood
 
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