Originally Posted by crockett007
The above advice is correct. You may experiment by increasing the tension on the current sear spring finger. The laws of physics dictate that when the slide comes fully out of battery, it WILL drive the hammer back to the full cock position. Since the spent case is ejecting, we know there is no problem with the recoil spring or extractor. The hammer is "bouncing" out of the full cock notch because the sear does not have enough tension to stay in a repeatable position under recoil.
You can fix this problem in about ten minutes. All traditional 1911 platforms are susceptible to this failure.
You can also check this by releasing the slide on an empty chamber to see if the hammer follows. BE SURE TO DEPRESS THE TRIGGER AND HOLD IT PRIOR TO RELEASING THE SLIDE STOP. This will prevent your hammer and sear from being "peened". The hammer should not drop or go to half cock.
ok same result hammer followed slide..so how do I increase the tension on the sear spring finger? I will try that next. I need to get this gun right as it is what I planned on usinng for my concealed permit classes.
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