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Springfield 1911 question ?

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I could not resist buying a springfield 1911a1 my dealer had on sale. It is the loaded model and a very nice gun. But I have one problem,if the slide is open and you insert a loaded mag and release the slide release to chamber a round it takes a six o clock nose dive into the bottom of the throat. It does so with so much force it will shove the bullet back into the casing and ruin it.I reload my ammo but in this case I have used numerous brands of factory ammo,and wasted close to a$100.00 bucks Im sure.When you shoot the gun it functions flawless.You just have to pull the slide all the way back and release it to chamber a round. I called Springfield and they told me to use the seven round mags instead of the eight round ones I bought from Springfield at a huge discount.I did so but it made no difference,I even used some Wilson mags I have and it still would not chamber a round by releasing the slide release button,you still had to pull the slide all the way back and release it to chamber a round.I even tried ball ammo with the same results. I called Springfield again and they tol me to shoot a couple hundred more rounds through it.Which I have not done yet.But since the gun shoots well and dot malfunction should I just be happy pulling the slide all the way back or what should I expect? Thanks for any information in advance.
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Kinda odd problem. Try firing a couple rounds and then eject the chambered round and examine it. If the cartridge is not deformed then I would say you just need to break in the gun. If the gun is new they typically need several hundred rounds to loosen things up before they become reliable. You did not say what load you were typically firing but short bullets with flat points will hang up the way you describe. Try FMJRN and see what happens.

Another possibility is that the recoil spring is weak. Install a Wolfe 22lb spring and see if that helps.
If the stud is coming out about 1/8th of and inch that is where it should be. When you put the slide stop in after lining up the link on the barrel rest the end of the slide stop just below the cut out. Then with a upward and inward motion push the slide stop in, it should snap into the frame without scratching.
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