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Old 7 February 2018, 09:10
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Yeah I have tried a variety of mags including Wilsons and CMCs which are always highly recommended. I have run through every "easy solution" and it is still doing it. Yes, I clean all of my weapons exceedingly well, and before my last range trip I got it spotless and even removed the extractor and cleaned that and the extractor channel. Then lubed it up good and slick. Oh well, hopefully Dan Wesson can make it right.
While you were up to your elbows in your guns ovaries, did you check the tension on your extractor? There are a bajillion, maybe a bajillion and a half Youtubes on this.
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Old 7 February 2018, 09:19
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Ah, my favorite gunsmithing trick.
Disassemble, coat the rails and frame with the old white gritty toothpaste. Reassemble and run the action about 200 x or so until the TP gets grey and dry, clean, repeat, clean and oil and reassemble. If you look at the rails and your slide, you will see some small striations where the metal was polished. I do this to all of my 1911's.

You know, I cannot help but think that this post, (white and gritty, grey and dry) reminds of of SilverBullet.
Hawkeye175 The above is the TFG method.

I used it partially myself on my VEPR 12GA. I didn't add the toothpaste, just degreased it totally and ran several mags thru it. It went from finicky to, Eats everything in one short session.

SEAL-1 after a clean-up.
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Old 7 February 2018, 09:26
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While you were up to your elbows in your guns ovaries, did you check the tension on your extractor? There are a bajillion, maybe a bajillion and a half Youtubes on this.
I had this issue on an early Detonics, small 1911 back in the day, 1/75 SOT grad fixed me right up.
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Old 7 February 2018, 10:48
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Just don't ever invite gavin to come make repairs as he is A, a medic and should not own weaponry and B, if he does not understand the functionality or other aspects of said weaponry (As in the superiority of the caliber you select), he will bury it in your yard somewhere, so there's that.
All true. No need to waste money on guns, since TFG leaves his lying all over his property, I just take a couple with me after I change his Depends and clean the creamed broccoli out of his beard ("Gerber" ain't knives as far as TFG is concerned). Every now and then I even find a pistol chambered in a caliber I've heard of, and I usually bury those, for the children.

TFG's tried-and-true toothpaste break-in method for 1911s works quite well, especially if you use toothpaste. A couple of times he has used Poligrip, and then complains because he has a hard time getting the mags into the mag well.
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Old 7 February 2018, 10:50
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Old 7 February 2018, 12:50
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Pretty poopy, gotta send my Dan Wesson in after the range today, it hasn't been chambering consistently for a while and I have tried all of the tricks I know. Did it twice in 25 rounds today at the range. Shame, because other than this, the gun is amazing. I have heard good things about Dan Wesson customer service though so hopefully they get my gun running smooth.
5"?
ramped barrel or not?
is the round stuck between rear of slide and ramp? Or is it partially in the chamber?

Magazines are the most common problem for FTF. I know you tried other mags. I assume you also checked those other mags in different pistols to ensure all are OK. Magazines are a disposable item. Even the high end ones.

Ammo is next most common constributor. Different feed lengths and overall cartridge lengths can cause issues. A well built pistol should feed with most types, but always check with 230gr ball loaded to GI specs.

Shorter guns tend to be more reliable with lighter bullets.

If you have another magazine catch, you can try switching that out. If the cut that actually holds the magazine at the correct height is too low, it can cause failure to feed.

Check feed ramp area. Look for any burrs or patches of roughness.
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Old 7 February 2018, 15:45
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I recommend a Wilson Flatwire spring kit. I use them in all my 1911s.
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Old 7 February 2018, 16:00
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5"?...ramped barrel or not...is the round stuck between rear of slide and ramp? Or is it partially in the chamber?
Hawkeye- Somewhere back in this thread I wrote about shorter 1911 slides outrunning the mag spring. Is your Dan Wesson slide shorter than 4"?
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Someone school me on 9mm 1911 variants..

I've owned several make/models of the 1911 over the years (maybe a dozen different pistols).. everything from an old WWII era government model made by singer sewing machine, to Springfield TRP's, to my current Kimber Ultra Carry CDP II... all have been .45 ACP's though..

I just came into possession of a Kimber CDP II in 9mm today..

Online reviews seem good to great on the 9mm.. and I really like my CDP II in .45.. never had a single problem out of it...

Just wondering if there is anything noticeably different (outside of the obvious smaller holes, lighter recoil, etc).. Are the 9mm's generally just as reliable? are they picky eaters (my .45 CDP will eat anything I feed it)? etc..etc..
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Old 12 February 2018, 19:56
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Someone school me on 9mm 1911 variants..

I've owned several make/models of the 1911 over the years (maybe a dozen different pistols).. everything from an old WWII era government model made by singer sewing machine, to Springfield TRP's, to my current Kimber Ultra Carry CDP II... all have been .45 ACP's though..

I just came into possession of a Kimber CDP II in 9mm today..

Online reviews seem good to great on the 9mm.. and I really like my CDP II in .45.. never had a single problem out of it...

Just wondering if there is anything noticeably different (outside of the obvious smaller holes, lighter recoil, etc).. Are the 9mm's generally just as reliable? are they picky eaters (my .45 CDP will eat anything I feed it)? etc..etc..
Get some Wilson Combat ETM mags for it. IMO humble opinion most of the issues with 9mm 1911s from quality manufacturers are mag issues. Then play with it and figure out what bullet designs it is good with (might be good with everything, but some need rounds with a good ogive). I avoid +P 9mm with 1911s (as slide velocity can be an issue to start with, no need to increase it even more).
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Old 12 February 2018, 20:08
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Roger.. I pretty much only run wilson or mccormick mags for my .45's (I think factory kimber mags are mccormicks too?).. I've only got the 2 mags that came with the 9mm.. So Ill grab a couple of wilsons and see how that works out..

The gun probably only has 200 rounds through it so far.. Im guessing its not close to being broken in yet.. I'll run a few hundred rounds of plan old winchester white box ball ammo through it, and then test out some personal defense loads..

My G19's shoot remington 147gr golden saber really well.. I've got several hundred rounds of that laying around.. I'm hoping the CDP likes those also.. it would make things simpler/easier..

It will be fun testing it out if nothing else..
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A review of the TRP that wasn't published. Hence the article format.

Springfield Armory TRP Review

The TRP (Tactical Response Pistol) represents the highest tier, of production 1911s from the Springfield Armory lineup. Built for serious shooting the TRP line is as close to a semi-custom one can buy, without the price tag. Giving shooters a reliable, accurate weapon for duty or recreation. I have wanted to compare a TRP to one of my semi-customs for a long time. Springfield Armory was kind enough to grant my request to put a TRP to the test. This review will be about the TRP not a faceoff with a semi-custom. My criteria for testing was reliability, accuracy, best value for the money. The TRP was tested as it came out of the box. The only aftermarket products used were magazines from various sources.

Initial Impression.
The TRP arrived in a rugged lockable plastic case. Test weapon came with two seven round magazines with rubber slam pads. I really liked the aggressive 20LPI checkering on the front strap. After picking up the weapon I knew retention was not going to be an issue. Grips are made of black and gray G10. The three dot combat night sights were very easy to see in both day and night conditions. The extended magwell is beveled to expedite reloading when seconds count. The TRP is a hefty weapon at 42oz, during testing I found with a proper holster it carried very well. I had to put some effort into manually cycling the action. This weapon is very tightly built, on par with a semi-custom. The adjustable for travel pre-series 80 trigger broke at 4.5lbs with a smooth take-up and crisp break. I have shot quite a few, production 1911s. In my opinion, Springfield has one of the best stock triggers on the market today.
For disassembly of this weapon I highly recommend the purchase of a bushing wrench. One can field strip the TRP without one if necessary. However, having one on hand will make your life easier. After reading the manual I proceeded to break the TRP down. The weapon comes equipped with a two-piece full length guide rod. Using the provided Allen wrench, one unscrews the FLGR. After removing the piece, proceed to field strip like a GI style recoil system. This weapon is so tightly fitted I found it easier to use a bushing wrench to finish the disassembly. I know some readers will complain one needs tools to field strip the TRP in the field. In the real world 99% of us will not be cleaning our weapons in “The Field” so there really is nothing to complain about. If you have the parts you can convert the TRP to the GI recoil system if you desire. The 5” stainless steel match barrel is throated and polished for reliable feeding. The Barrel link was properly fitted as was the barrel bushing. The National Match frame and slide are forged steel and matched to each other for final assembly. The plunger tube is properly staked. The ambi-safety is of the extended type with plenty of real estate for those who ride the safety. I found no machining marks on any parts. The test weapon was finished in Black Armory Kote. Overall, I was impressed by the fit and finish of the TRP. Once again Springfield Armory did not disappoint in the QC department.

Range Report.
All ammunition was dumped into a box and mixed up. Why? I prefer to carry and use mixed ammo. Usually 1 ball 1 JHP staggered in my mags. Depending on caliber, bullet weights may also vary. I have always believed that a weapon used for self-defense should reliably fire mixed ammo. The weapon was lubed with SEAL-1 CLP, my go to lube. The TRP was not cleaned during testing. Weather was typical New England from the twenties in the morning to sixties in the afternoon. Steel targets were used during this review as I find shooting paper boring. Steel gives positive feedback and allows one if they miss, to promptly do a make-up. For gear, I used my go to set-up from 2aholster.com whose products I trust my life to.
I started out doing some slow fire to get used to the TRP. Both strong and weak hand were used during testing. Recoil was very mild due to the weight of the weapon. The TRP was very front heavy with the guide rod, but balanced out well in my hand. The 20LPI checkering kept the weapon firmly planted in my hand. Even when my hands were dripping baby oil, I had no issues keeping control of the TRP while shooting. Reloads were very fast with the cavernous magwell. After a few mags of slow fire, it was time to kick it up a notch. Starting at 25 yards I would sprint to the target and back. Then proceed to draw and fire Mozambique drills. I found the weight kept muzzle climb to a bare minimum. Resulting in good shot placement on the steel while standing still or moving towards the target. I incorporated burpees and other exercises to induce stress and fired double taps on the move. Dozier drills were shot as was firing from cover and inside of vehicles. I also fired the TRP upside down and other awkward positions with good results. I found the TRP boringly accurate and could see no difference compared with my semi-custom. A Ransom rest might bring out the difference, but who cares? For offhand combat shooting the TRP will do just fine if end-users do their job. There seems to be a train of thought that handguns need to shoot under an inch to be any “Good” which I disagree with. The majority-of firearms, are mechanically more accurate than the person using them. Gear is not a substitute for training ever! My standard is X number of rounds should be the number of hits on the steel. Hits are what count in a deadly situation, enough said.
The TRP was 100% reliable during testing. I made numerous attempts to induce malfunctions with no results. The weapon was dropped into sand after the oily hand test. Even filthy with carbon and sand the weapon functioned flawlessly. During testing the Tritium inserts fell out of the rear sight. The loss of the tritium did not hinder my acquisition of targets or reduce combat efficiency. The sights are from a third party and Springfield offered to replace them immediately. I was impressed with that level of customer service. I declined to send the weapon back as the loss of the Tritium inserts did not hinder performance in any way. Upon completion of shooting, the weapon was field-stripped and cleaned. No unusual wear was found on any of the internal parts or slide/frame. Six Hundred rounds were fired in total.

Final Thoughts
I thoroughly enjoyed my range time with the TRP. It is a well put together weapon with many features found on semi-custom 1911s. End users will find the TRP a reliable workhorse ready to go out of the box. I would have no problem in recommending a TRP to a friend or loved one. In a world of $2.5k plus 1911s on the market, the TRP is a great value for the money. After testing this weapon, I found there was nothing a semi-custom could do that the TRP couldn’t. I would have no qualms about carrying a TRP into harm’s way. The TRP is proudly made in the USA.
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Old 4 July 2018, 20:49
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Quick update on Wilson Flatwire set-up for 10mm. I had 820 rounds through my DE using the flat wire. Saw the brass really flying and the hammer bouncing bad. Spring changed fixed it so the spring life with #24 flatwire in a 10mm is around 800 rounds FYI.
1.5k plus and I have noticed no unusual wear. Armscor is garbage IMO. Multiple malfunctions and case "smile". Had issues with Armscor in my G20 also.
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Someone school me on 9mm 1911 variants..

I've owned several make/models of the 1911 over the years (maybe a dozen different pistols).. everything from an old WWII era government model made by singer sewing machine, to Springfield TRP's, to my current Kimber Ultra Carry CDP II... all have been .45 ACP's though..

I just came into possession of a Kimber CDP II in 9mm today..

Online reviews seem good to great on the 9mm.. and I really like my CDP II in .45.. never had a single problem out of it...

Just wondering if there is anything noticeably different (outside of the obvious smaller holes, lighter recoil, etc).. Are the 9mm's generally just as reliable? are they picky eaters (my .45 CDP will eat anything I feed it)? etc..etc..
I have...... more than one Kimber to include 3 9mm's A Stainless Custom, A Pro (Aegis) and an Ultra carry. I use the Kimber stainless magazines without issue in all three, especially the Ultra (Officer Size). I don't know if they are classified as KimPro tacMags like the 45's, but that's what I shoot. I have had some issues with Kimbers in 45 but these three in 9mm run like tops. I think it is more the specific pistol than caliber. I shoot what ever ammo is in the can on top of the pile. WWB in 115, some fiocchi in 124 and even the federal +p+. All load and shoot fine. (I don't plink with these, however)
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I tested a SA EMP Contour Carry in 9mm. Really liked it, praised it in a review that didn't get published lol. I ended up buying the test specimen.
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Sure, or I could do like I did a few post back with TRP review. Up to you Sir.
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Who here is a 1911 fan and why? What manufacturer/models do you prefer and why? Carry for a CCW and why?

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I'm a fan. The 1911 is a thin framed hand gun. The slimmer the better. Manufacturers? It doesn't matter. I have high end 1911's and I have low end ones. Manual of arms is basically the same. But the one thing I do is that I holster in condition 1 and once in the holster I go to condition 0. Now most are single stacks. Not fond of that. I do have some paraordance 1911 double stacks along with some double stack Rock Island Armoury 1911's. There fun.
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