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    Well i got to shoot my new peice a little at the deer lease and a little today in the rice field. So far i haven't been to a "range", just been shooting cans. I haven't had any malfunctions while firing. Once, after i put the mag in and let go with the slide release lever it failed to go all the way to battery, but if i rack the slide manually from open position it has no problems!!! This is my first 1911, all i have ever shot was my glock and it has NEVER had any malfunctions, so I don't know if i am being paranoid or not, but i noticed alot of brass particles in the action after/while firing the gun....Is this normal? I have never noticed it with my "ugly gun".
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    We need pics!!

    What is the nature of ''brass particles"? Small, large, flakes?

    Also compare the empty cases ... areas of abrasion visible etc?

    Sometimes harsh extraction/ejection shaves brass off cases. If you ID marks on cases and relate to particle characteristics it might help - plus too - any brass coloration on breech face, extractor claw or ejector tip???
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    All of the things that you mentioned are normal for a 1911. They will go away after you get through the break in. That is 500 or so rounds. Don't clean during the break in, just add a bit of lube when it goes dry.
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    P95....the particles are very small, did not find any corresponding marks on casings......I am back at work for the next four night so I will try to shoot it again on tues. and post up some pics. I have only shot about 200 rds so far. It is shooting low-left best i can tell. the sights are not adjustable for elavation but i am assuming i can move the rear sight a litlle??????
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    Knuckle may well be right. Get it broken in and then re-evaluate. Wouldn't worry about real small particles.

    The rear sight I am imagining should be ''driftable'' in it's dovetail - set gun up on firm padded base and use a brass rod as a drift - and tap assertively but not too hard. Make a Sharpie witness mark first and that can help assess how much you have moved. A mere 1/32" to 1/16" might well be enough.

    Make a change - shoot to test - change some more if needed. A slight elevation error should not be too much of a biggie.
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    thanks....i am gonna wait till I shoot some real targets at some known distances before i make any changes. Does it make a difference when closing slide with lever or "pulling back"?
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    Does it make a difference when closing slide with lever or "pulling back"?
    Lever release should be OK but on balance IMO ''sling-shot'' with pulling slide back and releasing abruptly even better ensures a round going fully into battery.
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    thanks
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    The small particales are perfectly normal, if it bothers you shoot nickel cases and you won't have it at all. But it is nothing to worry about. Shooting low can be corrected by viewing more of the front sight. I too would wait to move the rear sight until you have actual targets to shoot at.
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