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    My pt 1911

    I just got a pt1911 and when I try to clear the chamber the bullet gets stuck on exit. What can I do to fix this problem.

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    Matts gun has extracted rounds while firing with no issues whatsoever.. The problem he is having is clearing the chamber during dropping the mag and clearing the gun for cleaning/maintenance.

    I was there today and we made sure everything was properly assembled. Gun function tested well. I put my Ruger mag in and it cleared the first time but not after subsequent rounds. Same with his mags.

    When we racked the beejeesus out of it the rounds cleared out. A LOT of force was required. It got stuck with the nose slightly cocked to the RH side, case head pretty much in line with breech face.

    It seems as though it doesn't want to clear hardball factory rounds. I'm sure we could load shorter rds but it should clear factory.

    Thanks for any help

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    well generally speaking most semi automatics don't take well to baby stepping, regardless of what you do, chamber, eject/extract, load the magazine, etc.
    IF you stop and think about the weapon being designed to operate at the speed and recoil that the slide operates at then you can likely see where babying this things may not work best.
    when you jack the slide back then jack it back, and it don't hurt to cant the gun to the right and maybe give it a little toss to help things along.
    do a U tube search under clearance of feeding/ jams and watch.
    same with inserting the mag, a good firm slap to lock them in correctly is in order or you get a dropped mag, no feeding and a click instead of a bang.
    now if the gun is failing to extract when its fired that may be the gun or the shooter causing that.
    additionally you might want to tune the extractor to be sure its getting a proper good grip on the case rim.
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    I'm certainly no expert on 1911s but I'm inclined to agree with Olfahors, especially since I can't come up with any other ideas! Just think about the speed and force generated when the gun fires compared to hand racking the slide. You even said yourself that when you racked the beejeesus out of the slide it worked. Several years ago with my 1st PT1911 the extractor chipped at the end on the hook and it wouldn't extract reliably with either method, by hand or firing. That's why I'm inclined to agree with Olfahors.
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    I am leaning toward an extractor issue as long as nothing looks amiss with the barrel and ramp. Here's a video on checking the extractor:

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    BTW..tells us more about the gun..new? Used...estimated number of rounds if used.
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    If you cleaned the gun, how deep did you go?
    Suggestion, take a tooth brush with some Hoppes and scrub real well
    behind the extractor against the breach face, probably have a lot of carbon built up on
    there...................
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    I have only had the gun a week and about 150 rounds threw it.

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    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 have a Browning hi-power that eject fine while being fired but it is a absolute bear to manually work the slide and eject the brass.

    Take some time to get used to the gun and maybe by yourself a tennis ball and when you're watching TV or whatever just sit there and squeeze it.

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    As long as we're talking extractors, NEVER load a round through the ejector port but ALWAYS off the magazine. Loading through the ejector port forces the extractor to jump over the case rim rather than have the case rim be introduced up through the bottom, sliding up under the extractor hook.
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