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I have a commander 1911. I want to increase my spring lbs from 18 to 20 so that my gun feeds the slide closes with more pressure to ensure more reliable feeding. I'm looking at wolf springs. Should I go with the conventional or variable? Again this is to ensure the slide closes better and feeds the round into the breach better.
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#2
Are you having a problem with it not going into battery? If not you don't need to waste your money. Failure to feed on a 1911 can be an extractor thats to tight. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pla...NFoZPF2-FM
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#3
I went with the Metro Arms American Classic hard chrome Commander. I haven't shot it yet, but I did try hand cycling rounds through it, and sometimes it wouldn't go into battery on the first or second rounds. I read this is common. I also tried a CMC power mag w/ baseplate and had problems with that. The CMC mag was also getting stuck inside the magwell and had to be pushed out through the ejection opening in the slide to get it to drop. I think the CMC mag was having problems b/c of the baseplate that's on it. The AMC mag that came with it works better and drops free. Its slowly starting to feed properly via hand cycling. I ordered a Check-Mate Hybrid magazine because I heard they run great with the gun. I'll try that out and if it works, I'll probably order more too. I plan on shooting the pistol tomorrow at the range. I'd like to put at least 100 rounds right through it tomorrow. I want to clean the pistol but the barrel lug is tight as hell. I ordered a 1911 wrench for it. I like cleaning my pistols before shooting them when I buy them brand new, but I don't know if I will be able to do that tomorrow. I'll report back tomorrow my results.

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#4
Using a heavier spring to help feeding isn't the first step. Start with polishing your ramp and chamber and working your extractor. Both will help feeding without battering your lugs and increasing the possibility of limpwristing and stovepipes.

If you're hand feeding slow and it won't go into battery it's the extractor tension.
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#5
Glock makes a fix for that 1911 issue....Angel...sorry I couldn't help myself! Yeah, I would have a good 1911 guy look at it. The new spring might stop the symptom but not cure the real issue. There are a bunch of variables that could cause that problem, from the ammo to the gun. I have had the same issue on my 1911s and it was never a weak recoil spring.
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#6
My girlfriend and I put 50 rounds of FMJ and 100 rounds of HPs through it today. I only had 2 jams (slide didn't go into full battery) when my girlfriend shot it, but she was limp wristing it and it wasn't the gun's fault. An in depth review is to come....with pics!
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lycanthrope;123872 Wrote:Using a heavier spring to help feeding isn't the first step. Start with polishing your ramp and chamber and working your extractor. Both will help feeding without battering your lugs and increasing the possibility of limpwristing and stovepipes.

If you're hand feeding slow and it won't go into battery it's the extractor tension.

This. Lyc is probably one of the most 1911-knowledgeable guys here. I keep spare springs; one is a 20 lb. spring, but I only se it when shooting some of my hotter reloads. For EDC, a standard weight spring is good enough. Polish up the feed ramp, and use good mags. I've found that many problems I've had with feeding were simply due to shitty mags.
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jahwarrior72;124091 Wrote:
lycanthrope;123872 Wrote:Using a heavier spring to help feeding isn't the first step. Start with polishing your ramp and chamber and working your extractor. Both will help feeding without battering your lugs and increasing the possibility of limpwristing and stovepipes.

If you're hand feeding slow and it won't go into battery it's the extractor tension.

This. Lyc is probably one of the most 1911-knowledgeable guys here. I keep spare springs; one is a 20 lb. spring, but I only se it when shooting some of my hotter reloads. For EDC, a standard weight spring is good enough. Polish up the feed ramp, and use good mags. I've found that many problems I've had with feeding were simply due to shitty mags.

My initial impression and further findings! But yes, I really like the Check-Mate Hybrid mags
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#9
If I had a 1911 in the Philly area that I needed put right and made to operate perfectly, I'd have Graziano Iezzi, the Chief RSO at Wicen's, get after it.
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