View Poll Results: How many failures has your 1911 had since break-in?

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  • 0 - None, Nada, No Problems

    186 65.72%
  • 1 - 5

    57 20.14%
  • 6 - 10

    12 4.24%
  • 11 - 20

    8 2.83%
  • 20+ - I quit counting

    10 3.53%
  • Its a PITA/I had to sell it

    10 3.53%
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    I have a para single stack commander and what can I say she's a beautify and a half... fun little thing to shoot. She was my main carry gun until I picked up a Sig P6. But before I cleaned her and put her in the safe towards the end she was having problems locking the slide back on the last round. Figured it was mag's and that seemed to fix her once I changed but then she started doing it again. I'm still happy with her though and will get the problem figured out sooner or later.

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    Another 100 rounds today. Even cheap Blazer won't make it jam.

    Les Baer just keeps on trucking.

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    I've had about 6-10 failures with 1911's. I've also shot over 80,000 rounds or so through three with over 60,000 through one of them. The failures were magazines, worn out springs that needed to be replaced, broken slidestop, and ammo failures.

    I've had about 4 failures with glocks. One a g-19 (yes) that refused to feed 9mm ammo of any sort less than a certain grain weight, and another g-30 that had a guide rod problem. I've shot over 2,000 round through them.

    My point is that mechanical devices will eventually fail especially if you use them. Also, sometimes things are made just a bit close on spec tolerances and may speed up the failure process even if they are well thought out designs.

    Three failures through a Witness match .45 due to a bad spring when I only had a few hundred rounds through it.

    All problems have been resolved through proper diagnosis and repair.

    If someone has never had any failures with their firearm I know they haven't shot very much at all.
    Last edited by Semi-jacketed; 11-22-2008 at 02:20 PM. Reason: Clarity

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    2200 rounds and still no issues.

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    I have a Sprinfield (loaded) full size 1911.

    I had no failures until last weekend (probably about 2000 rounds previously), and I had 2.

    I am currently blaming it on a new mag that I got a couple of weeks ago, but will clean everything and try again and see what happens.

    I typically have fed the cheapest Wally-world ammo I could get...Blazer Brass, WWB or Remington. All fmj and 230 gr (I think). Although, early on I did try a few hollow points, and didn't have any problems, I wasn't going to spend that kind of cash consistently.

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    I own Les Baers, Kimbers, Wilsons, Colts, Springfields, Paras, Dan Wessons, Ed Brown and a few less known mfrs. Once they were broken in, I've had some problems but not enough to make me lose confidence in the 1911 platform. But then my Forum ID is "Slowfire" and my friends say that it is a descriptive name.

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    I've had one FTF in my Kimber and that was probably my fault. I wasn't being to nice to it at the time...

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    Thumbs up

    I have a Kimber Custom II Stainless.

    I have had a couple since breakin but they were mostly my fault as I was learning to reload and also had a crimp setting wrong and let OAL get away from me once.

    I am about 2000 rounds in, have shot mostly Blazer, S&B, Winchester White box, and lead reloads. Now I shoot almost exclusively 185 LSWC and it just eats them up. The pistol has made me a lover of the 1911 platform and the .45 caliber in general.

    Rack and fire !

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    I have a springer loaded version the only jam I ever experienced was when I just plain Limp Wristed I polished the feed ramp and keep my wrist solid never a problem

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    I have a Les Baer. Failure is not an option.

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    Only failure I've had with my PT1911 was fail to feed. They were my reloads and the OAL was just a little long. My fault, not the guns.

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    Les Bear: 0
    Thunder Ranch Special

    Colt:0
    5" XSE
    Pre-series 80 Combat Commander

    Para: 0
    P16-40
    P10-45
    P14-45LDA
    C7 LDA

    Springfield: 0
    1911-A1

    Kimber:
    A: CDP Pro II .40S&W Numerous Failures, not going to list them all
    B: Kimber Stainless Ultra .40S&W, same deal as above
    C: Kimber CDP Ultra: 0
    D: Kimber CDP Compact: 0
    * Kimber failures started during break in and continued into the 600-750 round prior to repair

    Llama:
    Mini-Max-Numerous failures, feeding/extracting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semi-jacketed View Post
    If someone has never had any failures with their firearm I know they haven't shot very much at all.

    Got several I've not had any. And I shoot at least twice a week. It's at least 50 rounds, usually 100-150 being I shoot more than one gun. I am one that checks things and replaces springs after so many rounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    2200 rounds and still no issues.
    Make the that 3400 rounds as of 1/30/09





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    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    Make the that 3400 rounds as of 1/30/09

    And how much did that Les cost?

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    I'm at just over 1k in my loaded without a single failure.

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    2.2G's It's at John Harrison's now for new sights and some fancy cosmetic touches. French borders cut in the slide, 2000 grit polish master blue, serrations on top of the slide, blend the magwell I installed and install a Ed Brown extended mag release. It will be a 3G+ pistol then.

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    had my Springfield little over a yr now,12oords no FTF's,no hiccups

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    Took the Kimber Raptor Pro II thru a defensive pistol class two Saturdays ago. Right around 500 round of hard shooting, no cleaning, NO hickups. This pistol has about 3500 thru it.

    Zhur

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    2 with my Para P-13. Robert

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