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Posted: 4/27/2014 7:31:48 AM EDT
I had a RIA 1911 for a while and had one of the older GI 7rd mags with the flush floor plate. With that mag, it would not hold the bolt open. With an 8 rnd Novak mags the slide would reliably hold open every time. Gun or mag issue? Kicking myself for letting it go. Now Im itching to get another 1911 and right now the Springfield "loaded" model is at the top of the list, for me at least.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 7:40:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Eastwood123:
I had a RIA 1911 for a while and had one of the older GI 7rd mags with the flush floor plate. With that mag, it would not hold the bolt open. With an 8 rnd Novak mags the slide would reliably hold open every time. Gun or mag issue? Kicking myself for letting it go. Now Im itching to get another 1911 and right now the Springfield "loaded" model is at the top of the list, for me at least.
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That's a mag issue, probably a weak spring, maybe a bent follower.

USGI 1911 mags are supposed to lift the the slide stop, which will lock the slide back.
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 9:40:07 AM EDT
My bet is on weak mag spring
Link Posted: 4/27/2014 10:30:07 AM EDT
As above. A good and rather inexpensive fix is to order the Tripp spring kit (includes the follower). They are an excellent product and I'd bet it will remedy your problem.
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