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Problems with New to me RIA Tactical

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ncvarmint, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. ncvarmint

    ncvarmint

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    Hello all,
    I just bought a used RIA tactical, and it had 100rds fired by first owner.
    So i shot it today, and at least 2 rds out of the 8 i fired in each mag, failed to go all the way into battery. It lacked 1/4 to 1/2 inch to close, so i just tapped the slide and it would go right in. I had no jams or stovepipes. What is wrong, do i need a heavier recoil spring or what, i don't think it is mag issue as the round's went 3/4 into the chamber.

    thanks for any help

    trevor
     
  2. Jim S.

    Jim S.

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    It could be that there is not enough lube on the gun (slide rails) or it could be that it isn't even close to being broken in.
    It could be that the ammo didn't cycle the slide completely, or that you (oh no the dreaded Limp wrist) limp wristed it a few times.
    It could be the magazine too.
    Is the gun clean and lubed? that would be my first guess.
     

  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Lube her up real good and try a different mag. Wilson and Tripp Cobras are the best.
     
  4. ncvarmint

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    I will try that, but it seems like the ammo is not moving the slide fast enough, can mags cause the slide to not push the case all the way in the chamber
     
  5. coal

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    1) Lube: Run that gun wet with a good oil. 1911s ain't no Glock.
    2) Have someone that knows 1911s shoot it to see if it will jam for him/her.
    3) Mag: Try others, especially "skirted" mags, or better yet CMC/Wilson/Tripp.
    4) Ammo: Be sure it's full power factory FMJ. I never count reload FTF.
    5) Recoil spring: Try replacing it with stock weight.