Colt Wiley Clapp LW Commander

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    Colt Wiley Clapp LW Commander

    Just purchased this for my first 1911. So far through 200 rounds of various types of ammo it has been flawless. I love the looks, the feel, and size.

    I do have a couple of concerns but being new to this platform I'm not sure if they are serious or not.

    1. When the pistol is loaded I cannot rack the slide and manually cycle the rounds out. Each time I try it the gun jams. This is consistant with FMJ and HP. If I sling shot it as hard as I can it will sometimes eject the round. I realize that I can't possibly rack the slide with as much force as when firing the gun. Again, when firing the gun it runs perfectly. Should I be concerned?

    2. The primer strikes are off center...the strikes are consistant with every round but it is off center everytime....???

    Not sure if I should be concerned or not but thought I would ask.

    Thanks

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    1.Quite common on the 1911, just drop the mag roll it slightly to the right and eject the chambered round.

    2. No problem, rarely will you find a firing pin perfectly centered.
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    Congrats on the Colt! msgt/ret is right on, nothing wrong with that Colt.

    Just never ever trade it off.....a man just dosen't need that kind of regret in his life.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    1.Quite common on the 1911, just drop the mag roll it slightly to the right and eject the chambered round.

    2. No problem, rarely will you find a firing pin perfectly centered.
    My concern is if I have a dud round or a bad primer etc.. and I need to eject the round? Is this going to work itself out as the gun gets broke in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40strapped View Post
    My concern is if I have a dud round or a bad primer etc.. and I need to eject the round? Is this going to work itself out as the gun gets broke in?
    Normal ejection is by the empty round striking the ejector then pivoting from under the extractor. Since it is impossible to pull the slide back with the same force as normal firing rolling the weapon to the right while pulling the slide fully to the rear will cause the round eject normally.
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