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I just loaded my 1911 and had the feeling that I needed to unload it so I did. I check the magazine and noticed that the first rounds bullet was compressed down in the brass. The ammo is Federal Hydroshock 165gr. What's the deal.. I about to double check pistol and field strip it please help... :eek:
 

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Blue - hmmmm, not a good thing! First off, check all ammo in that batch - in case the neck hold and taper crimp is insufficient. This should not normally happen unless one particular round is first into chamber every time you re load gun.

Take a look at your feed ramp - see if it could usefully be Dremel buffed to mirror finish - also check the mag you used against others. Are feed lips distorted or abnormal - allowing top round to sit with too little ''cock-up''. Did you drop slide slowly or quickly - usually we sling-shot to ensure battery but - again wondering about that re any mag issue.

Further thought - if in fact mag lips allow too much cock-up - again that could be bad - worse even as bullet gets slammed on top of chamber, then still, in this case feeding in fully, to battery I assume.

New gun? Old gun? Make? . How much thru it? - any previous issues?

Just thinkin out loud for now.
 

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P95 1911 Milspec about 800 rds through gun. Wilson mag 8rd. Sent round home with slide release as normal. I should have tapped the mag to prevent problem. I am guessing. I have had the ammo for about 2yrs. I will shoot it up tomorrow. I will discard the bad round tonight. I have never had this happend not even in the military. Over and out...
 

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You'll get bullet setback in some calibers and makes of ammo over time - if you've been loading and unloading those same couple rounds in the top of the mag for 2 years, it's probably time for a replacement anyway.
 

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Thanks guys. I discarded the round and replenished the mags with 230gr Winchester white box hollows. I have only have 12 rds left of 165 they should go bang tomorrow. I guess in the military we never had time for rounds to sit unspanked for two years. :wink: Thanks again.
 

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Haha - rounds need spanked way more often it seems!! :biggrin:
 

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I just loaded my 1911 and had the feeling that I needed to unload it so I did. I check the magazine and noticed that the first rounds bullet was compressed down in the brass. The ammo is Federal Hydroshock 165gr. What's the deal.. I about to double check pistol and field strip it please help... :eek:

This is pretty normal for rounds that get loaded over a period of time into the chamber as part of the "carry routine." Once you notice the seating has slipped or compressed, depending on the amount of "slip" you should either shoot it or just get rid of it. Do NOT "pull" the bullet and reload it, it might hurt you in court if you use it in self defense. Rotate the rounds you chamber to extend their life. Just like magazine spring compression.
 

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P95 I really am starting to like your humor. I recently started back carrying ol slab sides. I was in love with my new 637 but feel that I am coming back over to my old friend. Nothing like having that big ol piece of steel riding near my hip a most familar place for it. Thanks again...
 
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