I'll try to make this as short as possible. Thursday my father called me and asked me to go to the range (we own a range on the farm) and see if the truck that just went by his house was a member. He didn't recognize the truck. I tucked away the G26 and headed down. Jump ahead, older member, new truck. As we got to talking I found out Santa brought him a new Colt Commander (that he had been carrying concealed since Christmas without firing) he starting complaining about it being too heavy/big for CC. His first shot failed to eject on mil surp 230 fmj. He is now spitting mad because of the bulk and the fte. He then finished the mag with no further problems. Then he says "I should have just got a 26". I had laid mine on the table while looking at the Colt. Long story short I am the proud owner of a commander. I have only fired 22 rounds through it and have had no failures with the Cor-Bons (165gr) and Remingtons (230) but did have another fte with some 230 ball (using the other mag. Isn't this the opposite of how it is supposed to be? I know nothing about a 1911 except I love the way they feel in my hand. A friend of mine suggested that it could have something to do with the fact the ejection port is not lowered, flared (?) or something like that. I don't have enough premium ammo for further testing. I saved enough 165's to keep a loaded gun and extra mag. Suggestions?