Originally Posted by 3/4Flap
This ain't new stuff, either, folks.
Guess why the internal extractors of the BHP and SIG's became external?
Guess what one of the most serious weak spots in the 1911 is?
STAR saw the problem and pretty well dealt with it in the '20's, tho QC didn't keep up with their surperb designs.
The fix posted and pictured on another forum promises to be one more in a long line of attempts to deal with the Plague; Cutting down of the slide at the ejection port.......A FIX THAT HIT 1911-TYPE GUNS 30 YEARS AGO.
Getting rid of a fired case from inside a semiautomatic handgun is not as easy as spitting out a worn out dip of chew.
I don't think so. Guess what type of extractor my Wilson CQB has? Internal & it has 6,200 rounds without a malfunction. My Uzi also has an internal spring-steel extractor & even looks exactly like a 1911 extractor. More than 28,000 rounds without a malfunction & it's the original part.
I think it's a design & quality control issue.