Cant "slingshot" My 1911??

Cant "slingshot" My 1911??

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    Cant "slingshot" My 1911??

    Well to start I own a PT1911 from taurus.. its a great shooter and eats anything I feed it begging me for more.. But to load it I cant pull and tare my gun into two pieces like I was taught at TDI, it will jam up and not load. But if I use the slide release button it will load everytime... What is going on here, I want to carry it more often but I cant seeing as how I dont trust it 100%
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    Check the slide stop or try a different one

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    what do you mean by slide stop? as in change out the actual piece I take out for breakdown or is there something different?? I am very "dumb" when it comes to breakdowns of parts
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    you can check the slide stop to see if its got a burr or not made right ... yes the part you remove to take down the pistol .. some are made different than others some will slingshot some wont

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    Is there an aftermarket slide stop that I can get to eliminate this problem
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    you would be better off to try someone you knows slide stop first

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    Also ya didnt put a shok buff in did ya?

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    No i have no clue what that is... what is their purpose
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    Youll get many opinions on that but they are supposed to save wear and tear on the Gun

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    Shok-Buff

    Here's an explanation:

    http://www.wilsoncombat.com/a_shokbuff.asp

    You should never install on of these things in a pistol that's carried for self-defense. They're made from polymer, and they will disintegrate with use. It's best to restrict their use to target or range guns, if at all.

    Shok-Buffs and full length guide rods for the M1911 pistol are "transfer" devices - they transfer money from your pocket to the seller's pocket.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rangerman2003 View Post
    Well to start I own a PT1911 from taurus.. its a great shooter and eats anything I feed it begging me for more.. But to load it I cant pull and tare my gun into two pieces like I was taught at TDI, it will jam up and not load. But if I use the slide release button it will load everytime... What is going on here, I want to carry it more often but I cant seeing as how I dont trust it 100%
    Try a different magazine. Chances are that the round you try to "slingshot" into battery is 'dubbing' the feed point and tipping just enough to cause the jam. When you use the slide release the slide is forward enough to make slipping the cartridge out of the mag lips a less violent event and therefore it will feed.

    Personally, I wouldn't worry about it if it otherwise feeds OK. Really, if you need more than ONE magazine you really need a shotgun!!!

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    I have heard that at least one custom maker (Baer, maybe?) uses an oversized slidestop, requiring it to be used. I believe Taurus did this intentionally. An aftermarket SS should fix your problem.

    Currently, the SS you have is catching yourslide at its rear most point, so you don't have the physical space to effectively sling the slide.

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    When I replaced the recoil spring on my Kimber I had this problem. I went with a Wolff 17 pound spring and I couldn't slingshot. I replaced that one with a "standard" Kimber recoil spring and I've had no problems since then.
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    Ball or hollow pts or both?
    Some need ball only to load as you said then work ok when fired.

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    sorry i forgot to post all of this before, I have used Taurus mags, Chip mags, and smith and wesson factory mags, with both JHP and FMJ, all doing the same...
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