So a couple weekends ago I found that I had purchased a SW1911TA. This sometimes happens. If I really tried, I'm sure I could recall the moment when I held the gun and said "Oh, why not?" to a guy who obviously viewed the question as rhetorical. Sometimes I just have absolutely no self-control. So today was my first good opportunity to take it to the range. I'm not a big 1911 guy, so my knowledge is somewhat limited. My only other experience with the 1911 has been a Kimber Tac Ultra II that I bought a couple of years ago (it's been flawless). So I decided to use the 2 mags that came with the S&W, as well as 2 Wilson Combat 47Ds. Each mag was loaded with 8 rounds of Blazer Aluminum cased FMJ and cycled through the gun 4 times each. Then they were then loaded with 8 rounds of Blazer Brass cased FMJ and cycled through the gun 3 times each. FTF occurrences per cycle - Aluminum SW mag 1: 1-2-1-1 WC mag 1: 0-0-0-0 SW mag 2: 0-3-0-1 WC mag 2: 0-0-1-1 FTF occurrences per cycle - Brass SW mag 1: 0-3-0 WC mag 1: 0-1-0 SW mag 2: 0-0-1 WC mag 2: 0-0-0 Finally I put 2 8 round mags of Speer Gold Dot 230 HP through with zero FTFs (using WC mag 2). Now I'm not sure if I just need to run a few hundred more rounds through or whether I should be really concerned. What do you guys/gals think? Wanna kill these ads? We can help!