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DoubleStar 1911 range report + broken gun :(

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by willowofwisp, Dec 3, 2009.


  1. willowofwisp

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    Today i picked up my brand new DoubleStar 1911, inspected it at the ffl and did my transfer. I then took the gun to the range, did a quick field strip to clean it and lube it and get it ready for action. I then fired 46 rounds of federal 230g FMJ through it...and then it broke The trigger can be pulled but the hammer won't fall, sometimes the hammer will fall 3/4 of the way but it still won't fall. I am gonna call doublestar tomorrow and i am praying that they have good customer service.

    And now the range report


    Ergo/feel of the gun::: Gun felt great in my hand i really like the grips

    Accuracy::: The gun was easily shooting 3/4 to 1" groups at 50 feet off of a barricade, my buddy had his brand new kimber raptor set up and we shoot both of our guns, the double star was a bit more accurate at 50 feet and 69 feet (as far as my range goes)

    Trigger::: Gun has an awesome trigger, everyone commented how good it was, no creep or overtravel or take up, a nice clean and crisp break. My buddy with the kimber raptor was pretty jealous and even commented on it.

    Slide Fit and finish of the gun:: the gun has a parkerized finish, looks pretty good but not sure how durable it is, i guess time will tell. The fit of the gun is excellent its really tight and doesn't play like some other 1911.

    Overall feel, i really like the gun and its shoots great, the gun being broken doesn't bother me too much as it does happen especially with how those internals are mass produced. I am just hoping doublestar has some awesome customer service.

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    Sorry to hear.

    Great CS or not, that's a bad sign.
     

  3. willowofwisp

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    yea i agree, i think the sear is Ed Brown too.

    What do you think it could be Bac?
     
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    Is there any trigger resistance at all, or does it just fall back?
     
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    Sounds like the trigger overtravel screw vibrated in a little. It is keeping the trigger from going back far enough to rop the hammer, or if you do get the hammer to release, the trigger isn't back far enough to let the hammer go past the half cock notch. try backing the screw out and see if that helps. Good luck.
     
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    that sucks :(
    check to see if the over-travel screw moved out of it's adjustment.
     
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    a quick way to check if it's the over travel screw is to just remove the mag release. if the hammer now drops, then it's the over-travel screw.
     
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    It does sound like a trigger issue, which should be an easy fixed.

    It may have shot itself loose if it wasn't tight to begin with.
     
  9. willowofwisp

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    I got the hammer to go back down i racked the slide like two times and it fall all the way down, i tried again and it only went 3/4 of the way.

    There isn't really much resistance at all, the trigger only goes a back to the reset point.

    How can i access the set screw?
     
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    iff you look at the front of the trigger you will see a hole. that is how you access the over-travel screw.
     
  11. willowofwisp

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    is it an allen wrench? because its a pretty small whole
     
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    yep.
    it will be quicker to remove the mag release.

    the over-travel screw stops the trigger movement when it hit the mag release.
     
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    Its an allen screw adjustment.

    Good luck with it.


    oops, Quack beat me to it.
     
  14. willowofwisp

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    alrite i tried adjusting hte set screw and that didn't help, i noticed the sear connector wasn't raised all the way up when i field stripped the gun but it did have spring tension still
     
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    did you field or detail strip it?
    are you talking about the dis-connector?
     
  16. willowofwisp

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    i field stripped it and i u can see that little metal piece that goes up and down i believe htats the disconnector.

    if i insert the mag into the gun like a speed load kinda hard the then i could pull the trigger and drpo the hammer.
     
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    try this...
    rack the slide.
    hold the slide back about 1/2"
    pull and hold the trigger back.
    release the slide.
    slowly let the trigger out.

    do you hear/feel a click?
     
  18. willowofwisp

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    ya i can feel and hear a click
     
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    hmmmm...i'm at a los for any eHelp. if it were mine, i'd detail strip it to see what's going on. since it's your 1st 1911 and it's new, a call to DS would be in order.
     
  20. willowofwisp

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    Alrite cool and thanks for all the help, hopefuly they are like Springfield or S&W