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RIA feed problems

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GREY-GHOST, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. GREY-GHOST

    GREY-GHOST

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    I have a RIA GI that I have ran just over 100 rounds through. I have found that even with ball ammo, the first round will dive into the feed ramp and not chamber if I pull the slide back to chamber. If I release the slide lock, it will usually chamber, but sometimes it won't. This happens when the mag is full. If I run 4-5 rounds in the mag, I don't have any problems.

    I called RIA and they told me to run 500 rounds through for break in, running only 5rds at a time in the mag. I have read on here where some people run the same pistol out of the box with zero problems.

    I found similar threads on other sites where the mag was to blame. A Wilson 47 d or mccormick mags fixed the problem. Others said to polish the feed ramp.

    Has anyone on here had these problems or know what's going on?

    btw I'm using the stock ACT mag.
     
  2. samuse

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    Sounds like a mag problem.

    Try a Checkmate G.I. spec mag.
     


  3. ACT mags are some of the best mags you can buy IMO. Those and mec gar are great! I do like mccormick shooting stars also!!


    Alex
     
  4. glock21xxx

    glock21xxx

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    I switched to the CM mags and never had an issue at the range. HP's are a different story :/
     
  5. I havent had a problem with either of my RIA's feeding with any mags i put in them....


    Alex
     
  6. BeckG19

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    Last edited: Jan 3, 2011
  7. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    Sometimes a 1911 can be mag/follower choosy. I've never had a problem with any mag except some Wilson Officer sized mags in my Kimber UCII, yep Wilson Combat was a mag it did not like so its not always the answer. Kimpro Tac, Act, Metalform, Wilson Combat Elite and 47D, Colt factory, WWII Colt, etc I've had zero problems with. Try a quality mag and if it works, stick with it but don't hesitate to try other options.
     
  8. TKR Reptiles

    TKR Reptiles Thread Killer

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    I had that issue with mine when I first got it... I tried a different mag in it and it worked great... I called Armscor and they sent me a new mag out and it fixed it all... Some times the mags come PACKED in grease, and just need a good cleaning...
     
  9. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    I always take my Dremel with the bullet head and some rouge and polish the feed ramp on any semi-auto that I buy. I'll normally do the under part of the slide where it rides the hammer and the hammer too just to slick things up a bit.
    1911a1's can be mag picky so I'd try a few other mags, maybe a Pro Mag or Mec Gar before you do much else.
     
  10. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

    A dremel to the feed ramp of a 1911 is probably one of the single worst things an amatuer could do.
     
  11. TN.Frank

    TN.Frank Glock4Life

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    Notice that I said use the soft bullet tip with rouge just to polish it, don't use the sanding drums. You're just shinning it up here, not taking off any metal. I've owned around 8 1911a1 style guns and did it to all of em' and never had a problem with HPs or SWC's.
     
  12. samuse

    samuse

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    :supergrin:
     
  13. ArmoryDoc

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    Your mag spring has too much tension right now because it's new. Leave it fully loaded for a while so the spring can take its set. DON'T cut any coils ! Use different mags that are broken in and your issue should disappear.
     
  14. GREY-GHOST

    GREY-GHOST

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    Thanks for the help. I'll try a different mag and see what happens.