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colt defender to the face!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by beaver_scott, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Apr 18, 2012 at 4:44 PM
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    beaver_scott

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    i purchased a colt defender and after waiting months for its arrival it finally arrived so i got to take it shooting this past weekend. it is a really nice pistol, however.....it ejects the empty brass right into my forehead. since it is brand new i have tried to call colt for repair but the phones are constantly busy. anyone else have a 1911 style pistol with the same issue and/or know of any fixes that a non gunsmith could perform?
     
  2. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:24 PM
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    i'm not trying to sound like a smartass but you're probably limp wristing it, that's what causes 99% of brass in the face
     
  3. Apr 18, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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    Sounds like the ejector needs to be adjusted.
     
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    definitly no limp wristing. I have a lot of experience with shooting pistols, using correct stance and grip. Ive had 2 other people shoot the gun (one a 1911 enthusiast) both producing the same results. i've put 250 rounds through the gun but how many classifies the colt defender as being "broke in"? ive checked the ejector with a loaded round and it seems really tight, vigorous shaking usually won't cause the round to drop free from the ejector. would being too tight cause the rearward ejection?
     
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    Did this ever get fixed? I noticed in my buddy's 1911 it was doing this. His ejection port isn't lowered and flared like mine. Same make too. His is a gi and mines a milspec.
     
  8. May 17, 2012 at 6:55 AM
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  10. May 18, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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    What a stupid "fix".
     
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    Wasnt aware this was an anti-joking thread. Please accept my most sincere appologies for offending you.

    :cool:
     
  12. May 18, 2012 at 4:57 AM
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    Nice edit :laugh:
     
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    You're confusing the ejector with the extractor. Tuning the extractor would be my first step- there are videos of this on-line.

    Incidentally, while the 1911 is more susceptible to limp-wristing than many other guns it tends to cause stovepipes, not cases to the head.

    I'm also curious what TNDrew posted (already edited)- if it was a Glock that would really be funny since they are having all sorts of issues with their current guns kicking brass back at the shooter.
     
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