I purchased my first 1911 a goverment 1991a1. I intended giving it to my father who purchased and orlder style colt 22 barell and slide. I guess to make that outfit work I needed to purchase series 70 style 1911. I took the weapon to the range and I am really happy with it's performance, very accurate gun. My question is that it seems to have a lot of play or noise when I shake it side to side, espescially when the hammer is pulled back. Most of the other pistols I own are Glock and they seem to be very tight in comparison. Is this normal?
You need to put the gun up to your ear (empty) and try and tell where the rattle is coming from. It could be slop in the clip or in the barrel. Take the clip out and try again. You have to narrow it down. Some new clips might cure it.