problems with colt compact

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by camaro9588, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. camaro9588

    camaro9588 New Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    I'm new to internet forums. I've got a colt m1991a1 compact that I picked up used. It doesn't want to extract the empty case out of the chamber. I put a wilson combat extracter in it and it didn't make a difference all the gun smiths in my area are backed up six months to one year. Really don't want to leave the gun for that long any help would be great. ammo I am shooting is either remington golden sabers or remington,american eagle 230 grain fmj ammo.
  2. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    Have you checked the chamber for burrs/bulges? Any marks on the extracted cases?

  3. camaro9588

    camaro9588 New Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    nothing of that nature. cases don't show anything weird. I have heard that with a proper extractor it should be able to hold an empty case in the slide. mine doesn't really do that.
  4. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    You need to either adjust the extractor engagment or extractor tension. Extractor tension can not be properly adjusted w/o proper engagment. I know there are some online sorces to explain how to do that. Its easier than typing out an entire explination on how to do that especially since they have some good photos to go along with it,:D
  5. Goody

    Goody Member

    Jun 1, 2006
  6. camaro9588

    camaro9588 New Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    thanks everyone I will have to check the extractor!
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