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Forgemonkey: RIA 1911

MillironMilliron Member Posts: 228 ✭✭
edited March 2016 in Ask the Experts
Have a RIA 1911 in 9mm that I have only fired about 50 times. Slide will not lock back after firing the last round in the magazine. Extrapolating from that other post I am hearing that the recoil spring is probably too strong. Is that a correct assumption?
Thanks for your wisdom. If I knew how I would post a picture of my "Peter Wright". It is significantly rougher than yours.

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  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    I am not Forgemonkey But better looking than Bill and yes the most likely trouble you describe is the spring is too heavy or the load is too light I would try some ammo from Europe maker AND make sure you dont have a Darn recoil buffer installed
  • MillironMilliron Member Posts: 228 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Instructions basically said 250 round break in period. Figured I would do that before I start tinkering. I know this is an "inexpensive" 1911. My first venture into semi-auto, so am kinda feeling my way. I am sure there is no "buffer". Shooting Federal American Eagle 124 FMJ. I will vary the fodder. Thank you.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,279 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    To expand on what Karl said. Get hold of ammo with 124 grain or heavier bullets. Specially those made for Nato use.

    These rounds are made for use in submachine guns. And have a muzzle velocity of over 1200 FPS.
    If they don't lock your slide back. You will definitely need a lighter recoil spring.
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,151 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Also, make sure the pistol has the correct 'slide' release installed,,,,,,,,I had one on my bench several months ago with the same problem. It had a slide release installed for the .45ACP and that ain't Kosher [:o)],,,,,,,go figure.

    In addition, remove the slide and slowly insert the empty magazine and watch to see if the mag. follower is engaging the slide stop stud enough. And then, quickly and forcefully seat the mag while holding the mag. release in the down position to see if the mag. follower is jumping the slide release stud. Plastic mag. followers(if you have one) are notorious for that when worn a little.

    In addition, push the slide back 1/4-3/8" and look to see how much clearance you have between the top of the barrel hood and the slide at the front of the ejection port,,,,,,,,if the barrel is binding on the slide it will slow the rearward travel enough to affect the timing.
  • MillironMilliron Member Posts: 228 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks to all you knowledgeable people. Those ideas give me some
    appropriate places to look.
  • MillironMilliron Member Posts: 228 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    All magazines are metal follower and new. MecGar. I am leaning toward wrong spring or wrong "part". I too have seen those kinds of mistakes. If I don't get it figured out by summer we will revisit this conversation.
    Again, thanks to all for your help.
  • He DogHe Dog Member Posts: 48,466 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have seen the Forgemonkey Perry shooter, he is purty![:D]
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,151 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by He Dog
    I have seen the Forgemonkey Perry shooter, he is purty![:D]


    Hey, hey,,,,,,,I'm working this side of the street,,,,,,,,,[:D][:o)]
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