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    The FTF's could be a mag problem
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    Take a look at the 1911.org web site, I (and many others) had the same problem with our Defenders.
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    Well, any firearm that tosses brass back into your face is a dangerous subliminal distraction in a self defense scenario. The brain never likes the body to get hit in the face with anything.

    First I would try a different ammo.
    I would also lube your rails with a slippery gun grease rather than oil - that might add a little bit more oomph to your forward slide movement.

    Your FTFeed problems could very likely be an extractor related issue also.

    If your ejector is not loose and wiggling around - then a pistol that ejects brass in randomly different directions is usually due to an incorrect extractor tension problem.

    Easily solved and inexpensive problem to fix but, you need to know what you are doing.
    A good local pistol smith in your area should be able to take care of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Well, any firearm that tosses brass back into your face is a dangerous subliminal distraction in a self defense scenario. The brain never likes the body to get hit in the face with anything.

    First I would try a different ammo.
    I would also lube your rails with a slippery gun grease rather than oil - that might add a little bit more oomph to your forward slide movement.

    Your FTFeed problems could very likely be an extractor related issue also.

    If your ejector is not loose and wiggling around - then a pistol that ejects brass in randomly different directions is usually due to an incorrect extractor tension problem.

    Easily solved and inexpensive problem to fix but, you need to know what you are doing.
    A good local pistol smith in your area should be able to take care of it.
    There are 2 well discussed problems with the Colt Defender, Brass in the face (I have scars to prove it) and the Colt Mags (I trashed mine and got Wilson Combat.)
    The problem with the ejected brass is the extractor and the gap in the head, in some cases the head is too thick and it doesn't fully engage the casing as it is being ejected. Log onto the 1911.org and search for Colt Defender and you'll find the manual fix, I would suggest you send it to a gunsmith though. The Colt Mags for the Defender "sux" IMO. I was getting FTF almost every mag, until I got the Wilson Combat Mags and then the problems disappeared.

    This post may sound like I'm trashing the Colt Defender, I'm not. Once the initial problems discussed above are resolved this will quickly become a favorite carry. I've not heard of many 3" 1911 platforms in 45 ACP that didn't have initial problems and that includes Kimber, SA, Baer, and so on... Change out the grips and this is one of the best CCW out there and it uses 45 ACP or did I already mention that .

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