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    Must be that Canadian metal! We all know how stressed Canadians are-------
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    Let this be a lesson: every gun is subject to failure, even the big names. I have an old Glock 19 (march 1990 build), and I have had to replace a few little things: Loc-Tite in the threads of the front night-sight to keep it from wiggling loose, replaced trigger spring, replaced extractor. However, other than that I have had zero problems and can make quarter-sized groupings at 7 yards. It is a fabulous gun that just plain works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfClanMcnab View Post
    Let this be a lesson: every gun is subject to failure.
    This is very true. It is an unfortunate reality of the manufacturing world.

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    A company like Para is going to want to replace the cracked slide. They want to get thier hands on it to fugure out why and how it happend and make sure it doen't happen again. Your gun could start a recall if they determine a batch has flaws. Just be glad you didn't shoot it in that condition, fingers are nice to have.

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    take a small file to the slide, in an area that may /could be hidden. See if the file easily takes metal off. If it does, the slide wasn't heat treated properly and could result in a crack/failure like you see. Could have been worse too........you might have had a half of a slide in your mouth.........Either way.....para should be notified about it right away...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    Either way.....para should be notified about it right away...
    I guess you didn't read the previous posts... it's currently at Para.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle5 View Post
    I guess you didn't read the previous posts... it's currently at Para.
    I read the pervious post made by you, and I posted to the problem once, before you decided to send your gun out for repair. I was just adding my .02 to the equasion, as I worked for Sig at one point in time, know of the heat treating troubles in most types of guns, and happen to be a machinist as well. I also work at a large Gunshop in the NE area. I thought it help shed some light on your problem. Either way, I hope it comes out to your satisfaction
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    Smile FINALLY got it back!

    UPS stopped by the office today and drop off a package I was expecting be more work or a response letter. Luckily, it was neither of these but the Slim Hawg sporting a new slide.

    I will be emailing my contact to see if he can provide any information on what caused the crack.

    Overall all, I am neutral. I am glad Para fixed the problem free of charge but wish it hadn't taken so long.

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    Good news - but yeah - it has been a long time.

    I certainly would like an informed ''diagnosis'' as to cause of crack. I'll bet it had to be primarily heat treatment issues - with maybe a billet of less than spec' alloy.
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    There's your problem...

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    750 rounds Remington UMC 230gr and 50 rounds Federal Hydra-Shok 230gr. I have had no mechanical problems thus far either.
    Too many rounds on that recoil spring! That is actually the most common place for 1911 slide failure and it's nearly always due to a weak recoil spring.

    Rules of thumb for recoil springs:

    All 5" Govt: 2000rds

    All Commander: 1500rds

    Officer: 800-1000rds

    Micros: 500rds

    Yes, Para will repair. Before they ship it back, be sure you order a backstock of recoil springs, so you get them shipped on their nickle.
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    Rules of thumb for recoil springs:

    All 5" Govt: 2000rds

    All Commander: 1500rds

    Officer: 800-1000rds

    Micros: 500rds
    You're saying those are rules of thumb before they break? Seems like you'd be replacing your springs every 3 trips to the range...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ping Ping View Post
    Rules of thumb for recoil springs:

    All 5" Govt: 2000rds

    All Commander: 1500rds

    Officer: 800-1000rds

    Micros: 500rds
    Holy cow, is this accurate? If so, where can info like this be found for other pistols?

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