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This is a discussion on Performance center problems within the Autoloaders forums, part of the Armory category; I picked up a PC1911 a while back (the commander size) and have only put about 250 rounds through it. I noticed while racking the ...


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Old November 28th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #1
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Performance center problems

I picked up a PC1911 a while back (the commander size) and have only put about 250 rounds through it. I noticed while racking the slide on an empty gun to slide lock then release the slide the hammer will follow the slide to half cock.... Long story short it has been back to smith twice now and is still doing it... Is this actually a big deal? Has anybody else experienced this problem with 1911's? Any insight or suggestions would be helpful, thanks!
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Old November 28th, 2014, 08:17 PM   #2
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Not good. Send it back again. Also how often do you let the slide drop on an empty chamber? If you keep doing that you can actually cause the issue you are experiencing.
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Old November 28th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #3
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I drop the slide on an empty chamber a lot more than I do any of my other pistols because I look to see if it is having the issues again... At first it was occurring about every 3 out of 5 times this last time at smith they replaced the hammer and sear, but still does it not as often but still happens... If it doesn't happen while shooting than is it actually a problem?
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Old November 28th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #4
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Its not usually recommended that you drop the slide from fully locked back on an empty chamber, its pretty hard on the gun. The normal situation is that its stripping a cartridge out of the magazine and chambering it, which absorbs a tremendous amount of power, when that power isn't slowed down, its kind of like running a car into a brick wall at 100 mph.

More than likely the factory smiths haven't even tried it on an empty chamber, normally when the chamber is empty it locks itself back.

Here's what I would recommend, if the chamber is empty, pull the slide back slightly and ease it down, that's the way its meant to be done, normally the only time you just release and let fly is when chambering a round.
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Old November 29th, 2014, 05:52 AM   #5
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Cool good to know, I own a number of striker fired firearms but this is my first and so far only hammer fired firearm, and am still learning about them so that helps a lot... I'm not gonna worry about it then for now and as long as it functions properly while actually being fired I won't worry about sending it back again.
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Old November 30th, 2014, 02:45 PM   #6
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Cool good to know, I own a number of striker fired firearms but this is my first and so far only hammer fired firearm, and am still learning about them so that helps a lot... I'm not gonna worry about it then for now and as long as it functions properly while actually being fired I won't worry about sending it back again.
Hammer follow should never happen on a 1911 under any conditions; they need to get it properly repaired for you, or replace the pistol.

I strongly suggest that you not accept it "as is."
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Old November 30th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #7
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Copy that I'll have my shop send it in, thank you!
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