springfield a-1 loaded problem

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  1. Big Chevy

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    So I had to send my brand new Springfield a 1 loaded back to Springfield to have them fix it. Not sure what's wrong with it, I took it to the range and shot fine, cleaned it and put it back together, after I rack it a few times the slide gets stuck back. Took it apart and put it back together 20 time same thing happens everytime.
  2. Double D

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    Uh, you do mean with the magazine out right?
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  3. Big Chevy

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    That's too funny double d, of course. Sometimes it wouldn't happen until I rack it like 15 times, then it gets stiff and sticks.
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    hmmm...

    had to send my TRP back when I got it, it was too 'tight'. And yeah, ya gotta take the empty mag out, hahaa!

    Methinks you will have a better gun when it comes back, almost a good thing to have some 'special' attention by the manufacturer IMO.
  5. Double D

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    Sorry, you just never know. I wish I had an answer. I have had to polish my frame and rails before but it was tight all the time and not just after racking for a while. You dont see any metal shavings or gouging or scraping anywhere do you?
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  6. Big Chevy

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    No not at all, I took it to the local gun shop, I looked at it with the gunsmith he told me to put graphite between the slide and the frame on the rails and rack it a bunch and loosen it up. I decided not to do that because it's brand new, so I sent it back to Springfield. it was real tight from side to side but not when you pulled the slide back.
  7. aa1911

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    good call, I wouldn't hesitate to let SA give it a 2nd once over, I've no doubt that you will have a fantastic 1911 when she comes back!

    They gave me a check to reimburse shipping also when I sent mine in, so free dollars for peace of mind. Only cost is the wait, took about 2 weeks I think max for me.
  8. Double D

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    It almost sounds like a metal problem to me. I wonder if they had an issue with a batch of slides or maybe just a few of them. It just seems like it would do it all the time. Warming the metal shouldnt cause resistance but if the metal has a defect, maybe it is loosing its shape somehow when it warms up and is causing binding. I know that sounds far fetched but I am sitting here racking a slide back and forth trying to figure out what it could be. Oh well, springfield will fix it but I hope they will tell you what the problem was. If they will admit it.
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    I'm sure that it will work great when you get it back. Their customer service is superb. Get yourself some SBGO.
  10. Big Chevy

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    Yeah SA customer service is great they sent me a prepaid postage label. I actually sent it off a couple weeks ago so I should get it back any day. where can I get some of that silver bullet gun oil?
  11. Double D

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    You can go to woodnuts (carls) website here at the forum. He will fix you right up. If you dont see what you want, send him a PM or call him.

    http://www.cwgrips.com/
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  12. Big Chevy

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    Thanks for the info Double D!!
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