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Anybody own a 9mm Dan Wesson and have issues with your slide hanging up on the disconnector? Not feeling it drag or anything but actually dead stopping on it? Locking the slide open is what mine was doing. I replaced the disco with a 573 part from Wilson Combat and the issue went away. I can’t make it stay in the disco now if I really try releasing the slide as slow as possible. This is not to bash DW or anything. I love the pistol.
I’m aware of the slide ramp Marvel cut modifications (not interested personally in that), and also understand a weaker 9 mil recoil spring. The Wilson part works fine as the only thing I changed.
 

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I have seen this before I just released some pressure off the disco leg of the sear spring. And I have only seen this happen during hand cycling not while firing live rounds.
If I take the slide off you could easily push the disco down by a finger. I checked and both had polished surfaces. Granted I didn’t adjust tension but it seemed ok for return pressure? Part replaced and issue went away. I don’t know why that is. I want to measure the ball OD of both. I’m curious if the DW part is too small and having a tilt effect in the disco hole in the frame. Just an idea.
 

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Strange. Call DW?
I sent a contact message from their page. Not even going to send it back for this as I have resolved the issue myself now. I lost my plunger spring and had to order a replacement. Figured I would try the disco while ordering the part I needed. Honestly didn’t expect it to work like it did but I’m happy about the results. I’m sure they are catching up from the holidays like everyone.
 

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Function checks everything worked fine. The only issue I’m speaking of is drag so severe on this disconnector (do not know why), that the slide would dead stop and not return to battery. New disconnector and you cannot make it stick if you let the slide go back in slow motion.
 

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Even when it dead stopped you could pull it back a second time...dead stop again or a third/fourth...then finally go forward.
 

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Function checks everything worked fine. The only issue I’m speaking of is drag so severe on this disconnector (do not know why), that the slide would dead stop and not return to battery. New disconnector and you cannot make it stick if you let the slide go back in slow motion.
I don't think 1911 slides are intended to operate "in slow motion"
 

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It was an example of the difference in part change result. That’s all.
Did the pistol lock up on the disconnector when firing it?
When you chamber a round to you let the slide go into battery without slowing it down manually ie; slingshotting it or dropping the slide with the slide release?
 

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Marvel cut imo is very beneficial on a 9mm pistol.. Well worth the effort.. I believe WWB answered the question correctly. Too much pressure on the center leg of the sear spring. Also could of needed polished a bit. This is why reliability jobs include polishing of the breach face, as well. Wilsons part could have just a slightly different profile. That particular bump on the disconnector is present in nearly every 1911 9mm production gun..
 

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Did the pistol lock up on the disconnector when firing it?
When you chamber a round to you let the slide go into battery without slowing it down manually ie; slingshotting it or dropping the slide with the slide release?
This is condition 4 slide manipulation. Think you missed the above explanation.
 

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Marvel cut imo is very beneficial on a 9mm pistol.. Well worth the effort.. I believe WWB answered the question correctly. Too much pressure on the center leg of the sear spring. Also could of needed polished a bit. This is why reliability jobs include polishing of the breach face, as well. Wilsons part could have just a slightly different profile. That particular bump on the disconnector is present in nearly every 1911 9mm production gun..
Not interested in the Marvel cut.
 
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