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CITADEL COMPACT Feed issues

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mjbskwim, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    I don't like to buy "cheap" guns.I would rather save up and buy a better brand or model.Cheap guns have never worked out for me.
    But I have heard a lot of good things about the Filipino 1911s.
    So I bout a Citadel compact 1911A1 (short frame and short barrel,I don't keep track of the little 1911s)$549

    Anyway,took it to the pit to try it out.Grabbed the first loaded magazine I saw,which was JHPs.Took some hard ball with me too.
    The mag was from my full size and was a Chip McCormick's.Works perfect with my $1000 Sig
    It would jam the bullet into the ramp.Hmmm. Decided to try the short mag.Same thing.Took a round out and same thing.
    Tried the FMJ round nose.Nope

    Then I took it to a friends house and he tried his Wilson mags with both bullets
    Oh and it jammed the bullet back into the case so I had to pull the bullet.

    Almost like the magazine wasn't tilted the correct angle,since we deduced it wasn't a magazine problem,after 5 different mags.

    Anybody have this problem? Typical for the cheapos?

    I already sent the gun back for repair too.

    Thanks for looking.

    Mike
     
  2. Longshot34

    Longshot34 Moses Lake Member

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    I don't consider that to be the usual of the Philippine models. I have two a RIA and Citadel. They both feed flawlessly. Sorry you got a lemon.
     
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  3. Galant

    Galant portland Active Member

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    I think its more typical of compact 1911s. The full size tend to run better then little guys. Your welcome to try my mags if you ever make it down to portland. These guys dont know how to fail with fmj.
     
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  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    OK so even if nobody cared about my citadel,I have to post the results.

    I sent the gun back (well the ffl did) and they sent a new gun.
    I gotta tell ya,this thing shoots very nice.Only 2 mags of round nose,but it fed perfect this time.
    They sent it back after a week.
    Thank you (whoever the Citadel distributor was),Very good customer service.
     
  5. Longshot34

    Longshot34 Moses Lake Member

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    Good to hear that you got a properly functioning weapon! I hope you love it as much as I love mine.
     
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  6. 74sporty

    74sporty metro portland Active Member

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    glad you let us know! its good to hear about quality customer service