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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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I too have recently purchased a Springfield "Loaded" Mine is stainless with the Novak sights. I have yet to get it to the firing range, and I did purchase mine used ( less than 20 rnds used ) and the first thing I noticed was that my slide action is pretty tight , so I cleaned the gun. It still seems to have abit of a 'hang' when the slide gets back to the slide release lever. But after reading this thread, I will assume this will go away after a few hundred rounds :D . My next question however is about the slide release lever. I noticed when attempting re-assembly that I have to manually push the spring back into its guide to get the lever back in place. Is this normal? it seems I will eventually scratch the daylights out of my handgun. Is there a 'trick' to reassembly? Below is a picture of what it is I am trying to describe. Any answers will be greatly appreciated

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Thanks Geno , Will give that a shot next time.

I got a chance to get my SA 1911 to the range today Only took the target out to 20 feet and went through 100 or so rounds. Some of them were loaded by a shooter at work , with 185gr Hollow points. These seemed to be prone to jamming, as it would not send the slide back far enough. Some spent shells would get caught, and the slide never caught when the clip was spent ( Chip McCormacks ) I also had a box of PMC 230gr Full Metal Jacket. No Problems with these at all. I was on target more with the PMC's over the Custom, actually hitting the X more than once, although I did have fair grouping ( for not having shot in almost 10 years. ) with the Customs. Both appeared to miss low and right. I am definately thinking about new sights as this model came with the Novaks, stock.
I do have another question, how tight should the barrel be in the bushing? It appears to have some play. How much is normal?
Also, The man at the range mentioned they are starting up a 'Pin Tournament' ( bowling pins ) Is there a special type ammo I should use for this?

Thanks for all the help
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