der-blitzkrieg These are two of my dummy rounds. They were hand loaded on the same day and measured with a micrometer. The left is the height they were at the beginning. The right looks similar to what you posted. They haven’t stopped my slide at all on my 1911. But there’s a definite seating change happening.
That’s interesting. The ammo I was using were factory loads. Herters to be exact. I think it stopped the slide because the bullet sunk in so far that the brass case caught an edge and jammed up. Kind of odd tho because I have a heavier recoil spring in my Colt than the factory 16#.
I was wondering if the lubricant exposure had anything to do with it, because I know that if that kind of stuff gets on ammo in the military, they throw it away. Wasn’t sure if what happened to me was one of the reasons why the military doesn’t that. Oh well. A faulty round maybe.
Possibly. Maybe it was already seated too low due to overlubrication. Not sure if it’s unsafe to shoot or not.
I don’t bother to shoot ammo that I run into problems with like that. Not worth the risk, and it’s kind of like a reminder of the problems I’ve run into with my 1911 that developed questions that I learn stuff from. That round will go in the drawer with the others. I have another one with a dent in the side of the casing from the slide closing on it from a piece of junk Chip McCormick mag.
Aaah. McCormick haha. Strangely enough my Springfield mags haven’t had an issue. Then again I’ve only fired 150 rounds so… Will be buying Wilson mags soon.
My uncle referred me to McCormick. They suck. I have some $7 no-name mags that run flawlessly. My Colt mags are flawless so far too. I’ve put maybe 600 rounds through mine. Give or take a few. I’d like to switch completely to Wilson Combat. All of the springs in my 1911 are WC, as well as the trigger, mainspring housing, sear, disconnecter, and a few other things I can’t think of at the moment. I have a WC beavertail grip safety, and hammer, I just need them fitted.
I want the SA Magwell and MSH, WC thumb safety, and to checker the front strap. I already have my VZ grips on mine. They’re sweet.
You will see this in most ammo. The bullet nose hits the feed ramp and will get pushed back slightly. Lube has nothing to do with it, just kinetic energy and friction. I bet the round on the right was the first round out of your mag when practicing malfunctions, loads/reloads and so on? Even with a crazy crimp, you’ll still get bullet setback over time.
If I find a factory round with noticeable OAL difference, I toss the round and keep on shooting. Don’t keep it in a drawer where it might get mixed in with the good stuff.
Grip question. Is it acceptable to have my thumb on top of the thumb safety on a 1911? Occasionally if it is below the safety like in pictures 1 and 3, I put just enough pressure to cause it to stop me from firing, but not fully engage the safety. I also feel I have a tighter grip when my thumb is on top of the safety as in pictures 2 and 4. Could any issues arise with a grip like 2 and 4? victran
are yo ureally a teenager? howd u get a 1911?
I used to do the thumb pointing forward along the slide, near the release but not on top of it. i wouldnt recommend that grip as you might get hit by the slide
18 so technically a teenager. And inter family transfer. DROS in dad’s name, re register online and pay a fee.
Anyway, the slide is against my thumb but it’s not behind it, so none of the sharp bits will reach it, only the slide serrations. I’m not really concerned about my thumbs at the moment, more so doing any damage to the gun itself.
I ride the safety. I have never had a stoppage because of this grip in 20k rounds. Think about it this way. 1. Lock the slide back. Ride the thumb safety. 2. Press inward on the slide with your thumb hard. 3. With you support hand, release the slide. 4. Did this cause the slide to not return to battery? Unless you have Hulk hands, probably not.