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    Quote Originally Posted by BangBang View Post
    Seems to me if the gun extracts any brass just fine while it's being fired and only has a problem ejecting the brass when it is being racked by hand then the problem is not the extractor.

    I believe the Opie is simply not working the slide hard enough manually to do the ejection. Maybe he has not had a handgun with a strong spring in the past.
    I'm with Don. What matters is how it deals with empty cases, not live rounds. I would never adjust an extractor over a semiauto's ability to eject live rounds. We've heard this type of complaint from a wide variety of pistols/brands. Rack the heck out of if if you're clearing live rounds, but if you've gotta wiggle and shake, so what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I'm with Don. What matters is how it deals with empty cases, not live rounds. I would never adjust an extractor over a semiauto's ability to eject live rounds. We've heard this type of complaint from a wide variety of pistols/brands. Rack the heck out of if if you're clearing live rounds, but if you've gotta wiggle and shake, so what?
    My point of posting the video was to show the tests for an extractor, not to suggest that the OP take it out to try and tune it...especially if not talented as a gunsmith. It is good to know how to pull the extractor for the eventual cleaning it will need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    I'm with Don. What matters is how it deals with empty cases, not live rounds. I would never adjust an extractor over a semiauto's ability to eject live rounds. We've heard this type of complaint from a wide variety of pistols/brands. Rack the heck out of if if you're clearing live rounds, but if you've gotta wiggle and shake, so what?
    Ghost, the live round is getting jammed tight against the breech face and the front RH side of the ejection port. Jammed real bad. OP is a strong young man that works construction. I told him to rack the gun a lot to loosen up the RSA. W/O live rounds.

    He is new to guns and I am not. This is definitely an ejection issue in my opinion. We hope to clear it up with racking the slide and loosening things up. Lubrication is not an issue either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    My point of posting the video was to show the tests for an extractor, not to suggest that the OP take it out to try and tune it...especially if not talented as a gunsmith. It is good to know how to pull the extractor for the eventual cleaning it will need.

    Thanks for the vid Czechbikr. I will get with the OP next week and see if the gun is extracting live rounds after he racks the slide all week. I can certainly remove the extractor and do the tests with him and give the slide a deep clean. The round isn't hanging onto the extractor when we examine the gun but it may be hindering the extraction to the point its slowing the round down clearing the ejection port.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattrockwell View Post
    I have only had the gun a week and about 150 rounds threw it.
    Any extraction problems with spent cases? Some of what I'm reading in the latest posts makes me think it might need a tune, but really the way it deals with actual firing is what matters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostHorse View Post
    Any extraction problems with spent cases? Some of what I'm reading in the latest posts makes me think it might need a tune, but really the way it deals with actual firing is what matters.

    Agreed and thanks for the reply. I am going to get in touch with him this weekend. I think I will do a thorough slide disassembly and clean up. I will do the extractor test. I am wondering if the extractor holds onto the round too tight if I should lightly unbend it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenr View Post
    Agreed and thanks for the reply. I am going to get in touch with him this weekend. I think I will do a thorough slide disassembly and clean up. I will do the extractor test. I am wondering if the extractor holds onto the round too tight if I should lightly unbend it?
    Personally, I would not. It will relax in time. As other have said, if it functions as it should while firing...it's not broken. If it causes him so much grief that he can't sleep at night, then he should call Taurus and see if they want to look at it. Free return shipping only is valid for a limited time after the purchase of a new firearm. After that, if he is faced with paying the return shipping for any repairs he would probably want a qualified 1911 gunsmith locally to tune it up and the money is close to a wash and there's less turnaround time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Personally, I would not. It will relax in time. As other have said, if it functions as it should while firing...it's not broken. If it causes him so much grief that he can't sleep at night, then he should call Taurus and see if they want to look at it. Free return shipping only is valid for a limited time after the purchase of a new firearm. After that, if he is faced with paying the return shipping for any repairs he would probably want a qualified 1911 gunsmith locally to tune it up and the money is close to a wash and there's less turnaround time.

    I know you are right. I will give it a good deep clean throughout the slide and leave it as is. I just hate to see it get stuck while ejecting live rounds. Young fella doesn't want issues with his first 1911.

    His front sight is already dicked up. We took it out a couple of weeks ago and the sights were off. His allen wrench didn't fit so he took it to a gunsmith who then promptly drilled out the set screw. Taurus is sending him a new sight. He is a little overwhelmed at this point.

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    What brand ammo are you using?
    Definition of clip

    1: any of various devices that grip, clasp, or hook
    2: a device to hold cartridges for charging the magazines of some rifles; also : a magazine from which ammunition is fed into the chamber of a firearm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rpenr View Post
    I know you are right. I will give it a good deep clean throughout the slide and leave it as is. I just hate to see it get stuck while ejecting live rounds. Young fella doesn't want issues with his first 1911.

    His front sight is already dicked up. We took it out a couple of weeks ago and the sights were off. His allen wrench didn't fit so he took it to a gunsmith who then promptly drilled out the set screw. Taurus is sending him a new sight. He is a little overwhelmed at this point.

    Phew...I would be finding a new gunsmith I think. He needs to run a few hundred rounds down the pipe to shake it out before the return shipping is over. I've had work down on my by a local gunsmith rather than sending it out for 50 +/- dollars and waiting. BUT...you have to find a good gunsmith who knows 1911's...they all do not.
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