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I think my 24 hour old Springfield Operator KB'ed on me today....

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Airborne Infantryman, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    Before I begin, no, I don't have pics. I was shooting my Springfield MC Operator I just bought last night, and was shooting factory Mag-Tech 230g ball when the 10th round went off with half recoil and a muted sound. The hammer was at half-cock. Smoke rolled out of the back of the gun and out the magwell when I dropped the mag. I thought it was a squib, so I tried to clear the gun, and it wouldn't budge.

    I packed up and walked up to the house, and upon trying to push the slide open by resting the slide on the edge of a table and resting my body weight on it, I quickly realized I wouldn't be hand cycling this one clear. I dropped a pencil down the barrel to see if there was a bullet stuck, and there wasn't. I used a mirror to confirm there was no round, and it was clear; I could see the bottom of the spent shell casing.

    Upon inspecting the pistol, I then realized that the barrel was splintered/bulged/cracked inside of the slide, and was the reason why I wasn't able to clear the weapon. The weapon looks perfectly normal on the outside.....its when looking down the barrel you see the catastrophe. :crying:

    The round before the "dud" round was perfectly normal; fired and ejected normally....

    I have no clue what the hell happened. I am terrified that my 24 hour old, $1100 pistol is destroyed. I have no clue what, and IF Springfield will do a damn thing for me. This really ****ing sucks!

    I fear I'm out $1100 now.....what should I do? I will call Springfield on Monday, but do you think they will repair it? It was factory ammo....could there have been an issue with the barrel? Any help or advice is greatly appreciated, guys. :crying:

    Do I have recourse with Mag-Tech if Springfield will not fix the gun? I mean, ****, the shell casing is still stuck in the gun!!!
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2012
  2. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    You'll have recourse with one or the other. I've heard of that situation going in both directions. I wouldn't worry much. I'll bet you end up with a new gun.
     


  3. Alcoy

    Alcoy

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    Springfield has great customer service. They fixed my gun I bought used and paid for postage both way.

    Goodluck.
     
  4. Foxtrotx1

    Foxtrotx1

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    You are worrying about nothing. Call springer. Then Call Magtech.
     
  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I have full faith that SA will take care of the matter to your satisfaction. :thumbsup:
     
  6. Rally Vincent

    Rally Vincent Bipolar

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    The Bar.
    Maybe they will replace it with a Colt.

    Jk.

    That's horrible news. I hear nothing but good things about SA customer service though. Should be fine.
     
  7. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    Springfield Customer Service is easy and pleasant to deal with. I'd be very surprised if they didn't help you.

    Remember, their barrels are two piece barrels. So, it is not beyond the realm of imagination that there was a barrel failure.

    They'll be straight up with you, as I'm sure you will be with them.
     
  8. steve1911

    steve1911

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    Sprigfield customer service is oustanding, they are secound too none in cs.



    1911club#410
     
  9. arclight610

    arclight610

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    That sucks man. Hope everything works out for you.
     
  10. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    They put a 2-piece barrel into a higher end pistol?

    My Loaded has a 2-piece barrel but that's understandable consider the price point.
     

  11. Better check again on that statement. It's a one piece barrel.
     
  12. TxGlock9

    TxGlock9

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    Damn, that sucks. And it was just a few days ago when you were posting about getting a new gun. Hope everything works out for you.
     
  13. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    I wouldn't call this event "nothing".


    Yes, but maybe at owners expense. I'd be looking for magtech to cover the cost, if any, in the event SA won't. Show us some pics.

    Maybe some Brazilian booty walked by:rofl:
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Look to Magtech,.....this was the ammuition's fault, not Springfield's
     
  15. That's terrible news AI, let us know what SA and ammo company are willing to do to fix it once you contact them. Good luck.

    Outdoor Hub mobile, the outdoor information engine
     
  16. Billua

    Billua Lake Mead Explr

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    That blows. I hope someone makes it right.
     
  17. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

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    Exactly. Good luck getting a Third World ammo co. to replace your gun. :whistling:


    Never use ammo from a country that has no potable water. Magtech is made in Brazil.
     
  18. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman 'Murica!

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    MagTech has been notified. Waiting on them to get back to me. I'll keep ya'll updated. If I do end up having to pay out of pocket, hopefully the most I'll need to pay is for a barrel, barrel link, and slide stop. Still better than paying for another Operator......
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    This really does suk,.....if, in the end you have to pay for a barrel,
    have SACS do the work & have a Kart NM fitted.