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Citadel Range Report

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Took my Citadel to the range this afternoon.I only had a 100 rounds and a limited amount of time to shoot.I ran 50 rounds of Rem. UMC 185gr MC and 50 rounds of PMC Bronze 230 gr through it.I experienced 1 FTRB on the second mag and 1 FTFeed on the second to last mag.The action feels very sluggish when it cycles.So, I'm thinking I might need a heavier recoil spring ?
Aside from those minor issues the gun shot great.It's also very accurate.I didn't have time to group it on paper, but i was knocking down 8" steel plates at 15 and 25 yds rapid fire.
I think I will replace all the springs with Wolff springs.
I did field strip,clean and lube before I shot it.I think the FTF was mag related.
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It just seems to cycle slower than normal.I guess you would have to shoot it to understand.
 

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slower coming back, or going into battery?

if you want to feel slow, shoot an STI Edge with a Recoilmaster.
 

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It's slow going back into battery.I looked at the internals and found no burrs anywhere.Feels smooth when I hand cycle it.
 

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Check the disconnector to see if it can use a polish and check the disco track for any unwanted machine marking.
 

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Thanks Quack.I'm just gonna shoot it awhile and see if it smoothes out.I only have 100 rounds through it so far.
 

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on a friends Citadel, i recommended using a slurry of JB Bore Compound and oil and lap the slide.
we also had to clean out the firing pin channel since it was sticking and the FP stop was sliding down.
this smoothed out his 1911 and on his second outing (which was a pistol class) it ran without a problem.

 

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BTW, leave the spring alone. Running a heavier spring will just cause you more problems.
 

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on a friends Citadel, i recommended using a slurry of JB Bore Compound and oil and lap the slide.
we also had to clean out the firing pin channel since it was sticking and the FP stop was sliding down.
this smoothed out his 1911 and on his second outing (which was a pistol class) it ran without a problem.

I will give that a try.

BTW, leave the spring alone. Running a heavier spring will just cause you more problems.
I wasn't going to go to a heavier spring,just a better quality one like a Wolff.
 

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I doi not believe the spring change is needed, but I guess it can not hurt.
It's your call
 
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