So about a week ago I got sick of trying to carry my Glock 30 concealed and wanted to try out a 1911.
Purchased a Colt Mk 4 series 80 from a local gun store for around $700 used.
Upon inserting a loaded magazine and racking the slide to the rear I noticed the round misfed. I ejected the round to find the bullet had been depressed inside the casing. I deemed the round no longer safe for use, discarded it, and put a new round in the magazine. I racked the slide to the rear again, only to have it misfeed yet again.
"It must be a poorly fitting magazine" I thought and went to the gun store to purchase another magazine. Same problem with the new magazine.
Upon disassembling the weapon I discovered that both magazines had a lot of wiggle room when in the magazine well, and moved up and down somewhat more than any other weapon I own (I own a few Glocks, an old Smith and Wesson wannabe Glock, and a mil-spec Beretta M9). I can't find anything on the internet addressing this problem. Could it be some other cause, or am I correct in assuming its a problem somewhere within the magazine well?
Thoughts and advice from more experienced 1911 owners would be greatly appreciated.