close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Bullet shell in face from 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by mikegun, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. mikegun

    mikegun

    2,839
    4
    Jun 22, 2006
    colorado
    On occasion, i have noticed that almost every 1911 ive owned will sometimes extract a shell straight back into my face or head, anybody know what causes this and how to fix it? thanks...
     
  2. sns3guppy

    sns3guppy

    4,991
    1,242
    Sep 4, 2006
    Yes. Use a better grip. Hold the weapon properly when shooting.

    If you find the firearm is escaping from you, especially pointing skyward after you fire, and you have brass hitting your forehead, you're either a) not holding it properly, b) in the wrong place, or c) you need to make an adjustment to your ejector geometry.

    Chances are that it's a).
     

  3. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I agree with your recommendations.

    John Kerry had similar issues.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,273
    568
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    Holy crap,....LIMPWRISTING?! :wow:
     
  5. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts




    [​IMG] . [​IMG]


    .
     
  6. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

    7,705
    2
    May 3, 2008
    Arkansas
    Whats a "bullet shell" ? :dunno:
     
  7. BOGE

    BOGE Millennium Member

    4,622
    0
    Mar 21, 1999
    Cobra64, your collection of these various limpwristing photos raises serious doubts. :whistling: Just sayin`. :supergrin:


    :rofl:
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,273
    568
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    Yeah,.....that Guy on the right?!:whistling:
     
  9. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Now, now, now I'm just illustrating how queer these dems are. Take a look at Bwaney Fwank and his boy-toy...

    [​IMG]


    :rofl:
     
  10. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Dontcha know nuthin'? Bullet shells come from the clip.
     
  11. bac1023

    bac1023

    104,036
    3,484
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
    :rofl:
     
  12. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

    1,956
    0
    Jul 4, 2005
    At least Kerry didn't shoot his lawyer.
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    At the billing rates my lawyer charges, there are times I'd like to shoot him too. :rofl:

    Actiually, what Cheney did is not exactly uncommon among fellow field shooters when dogs are flushing birds and you're trying to keep track of a fellow hunter. It happened to ne in the late 1970s.
     
  14. mikegun

    mikegun

    2,839
    4
    Jun 22, 2006
    colorado
    Thanks for all the help, guys, perhaps i can do the same for u sometime.....
     
  15. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Sorry Mike, we get sidetracked sometimes. Try working on your grip. Are you holding cup 'n saucer, or traditional thumbs forward like this:


    [​IMG] . [​IMG]


    My .45 auto Sig P220ST ejects perfectly as shown in this video, and as you can see, I'm working on faster mag changes.

    http://s1006.photobucket.com/albums/af185/GunForums/?action=view&current=MagChangeSD.flv
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  16. mikegun

    mikegun

    2,839
    4
    Jun 22, 2006
    colorado
    Thanks, Cobera, I shot thr 1911s today and watched my grip as some suggested, it cut the number of face strikes considerably, happens more with very rapid fire, so the grip thing is it, i think, as it gets thrown off the faster i shoot....i love that video...
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,273
    568
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    Mike'

    You may also try shooting with your strong side thumb OVER
    the safety. My shooting improved a great deal when I started doing that.
    Follow-up shots improved drastically
     
  18. sns3guppy

    sns3guppy

    4,991
    1,242
    Sep 4, 2006
    What is "very rapid fire?" Are you trying to do a magazine dump and fire every round in your weapon as fast as you can?

    If you're trying to press the trigger so frequently that you can't assure shot placement, then you're shooting too fast. If you get the first shot off and then fire so rapidly that the rest string upward, you just wasted the rest of your ammunition (unless you simply want to hear something go bang).

    Slow down your shooting. If brass is hitting you in the head, you've lost control of the weapon, and you're not controlling your shots. Slow down.

    Concentrate on aimed fire, especially with your follow-up shots. This alone will force you to slow down, and you'll stop getting hit in the forehead with brass.
     
  19. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    I agree. Everyone, myself included, wants to shoot like Todd Jarrett. :)

    "Shooting faster = faster misses." :)
     
  20. I am plastic

    I am plastic

    46
    0
    Jan 5, 2010
    How come no one asked if he's left handed? Maybe he's just using the wrong hand! (kidding)

    This happens occasionally but not with a 1911.