Sometimes the web IS right....Citadel 1911 Officer

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by mpperales, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. mpperales

    West Linn
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    So I picked up a gently used Citadel 1911 Officer from NW armory about a month ago. 2 weeks ago I went to the range with 2 ACT mags and 3 generic mags from Joe's Magmania (nice mags...look like Kimber seconds). All the mags would feed FMJ pretty well although I had 3 FTF (failure to feed...not fire) with the round nose diving and jamming up.

    Also was having a few issues with returning to battery after a round was fired. A slap on the mag base would cure I started researching it.

    I replaced the recoil spring with a Wolff 24# unit and bought 3 Chip McCormick Match Grade Magazines. I went to the range on Friday.

    All of the magazines feed ball perfectly with no FTF or FTE at all. The Citadel will also now feed "certain" JHP in Corbon DPX and Speer Gold Dot.

    Very happy with this gently used Citadel ($399!) and glad THIS time the web's directives were spot on - change the mags and the recoil spring.
  2. iamme

    Lane County
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    Quality 1911 mags are the most often ignored item, and one of the most important to reliability.
  3. MarkAd

    Port Orchard
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    amen, this just backs up what i told a guy last week. ACT mags suck.
    Know I am thinking what would it do if i out new springs in the ACT mag. humm... Experiment time.
  4. GOG

    State of Jefferson
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    I prefer Tripp Cobra mags. My other choice is Wilson Combat.

    Tripp sells mag rebuild kits. They consist of a spring and follower. I rebuilt my Chip McCormick and Kimber mags with them. Just an FYI.

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