Colt commander misfire

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  1. paulcsolano

    paulcsolano New Member

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    Oct 27, 2018
    Recently got a used colt commander and I took it shooting today. It kept jamming on me. I would shoot a couple of times and it wouldn't eject the spent shell before the next round fed in. Sometimes I could shoot 3 rounds, sometimes it would be every other round but I couldn't go through a full clip without it jamming. Shot 2 boxes of different brands of ammo. What could be causing this?

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  2. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017

  3. paulcsolano

    paulcsolano New Member

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    Oct 27, 2018
    9mm

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  4. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    I replace the recoil spring on all used 1911s I purchase. This just reassurs me I’m starting off fresh. I’m not sure if this is the problem, but it’s just something I’ve always done.
     
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  5. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Have the extractor checked.
     
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  6. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Were you using the same magazine every time ? Most of my 1911 feed issues have been solved by a simple magazine change.
     
  7. paulcsolano

    paulcsolano New Member

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    Oct 27, 2018
    Yes, same magazine

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  8. mikegalway

    mikegalway CEO of DILLIGAF industries Supporting Addict

    Feb 23, 2014
    Start fresh with pre owned 1911 . Replace , recoil , main , and firing pin spring . invest in a good mag. , I prefer Wilson . Check extractor tension .
     
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  9. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
    Then I would give the gun a good cleaning, oil it up and try another magazine before I started pursuing other options. Cheapest and easiest thing to try first and you would be amazed at the number of times a new magazine will solve a feed issue.
     
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  10. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    The extractor of a 9mm 1911 is very different from a .45 version; the internet is a source of representative drawings.
     
  11. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    We all have purchased used Guns & Cars with problems. If you are not a Mechanic or Gun Smith, it may be cheaper & faster to take it to an expert.
    To guess over the phone or online is at best a guess, & can not repair a problem that may be a simple fix. My advice is to take it to a qualified Smith & have it repaired.
    A small problem can be made worse by tinkering around the edges, just a suggestion from a friend :).
     
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