1911 Malfunction Question
I asked this question over on the 1911forum and received very little feedback or comments. I dunno, maybe it's a stupid question.
I own a Colt Lightweight Commander XSE and it generally has run pretty well. Had numberous malfunctions during the first couple of boxes, but pretty reliable since. Anyway....I was shooting this pistol earlier this week and I had two strange malfunctions. The first one malfunction the slide locked back halfway through a 8 round magazine....shooting hardball. I looked up and the next round was just sitting there loose in the chamber.... The second malfunction was similar, but happened on the last round in the mag. I know these can be related to a weak mag spring.
The question I have is this..... Can a 1911 malfunction if pressure is applied to the slidelock/takedown pin on the RIGHT side of the pistol? I'm left handed and my weak hand thumb was extended along side the frame touching the pin on the right side of the slide. If pressure is applied here during the shot cycle, can that make the slide lock back? Trying to diagnose if my two handed grip is causing these malfunctions. Any feedback from 1911 shooters would be much appreciated.