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Old 12-30-2011, 16:35   #1
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Brass Hitting Shooter?

As some of you know I had a little problem with my Springfield Micro Compact feeding rounds normally, and brass hitting me in the face. Well I removed the extractor after checking it which it seemed to be a little too tight. So I tuned the extractor just a little so it would not be as tight. The pistol functions as it should now with zero malfunctions after 100 rounds of Winchester White Box 230 gr FMJ. However the brass is still hitting me in the head/face. Can anyone tell me what is causing this problem? Do I need to loosen or tighten the extractor or is it something else? On a side note when my son shoots it he is not hit with brass, which leads me to believe it could be something I am doing. If so I don't know what it could be, because I shoot it the same as my other 1911's
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Old 12-30-2011, 17:57   #2
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As a general rule it's not so much the tension of the extractor but the profile, and if it's not that it might be the length and/or the profile of the ejector.
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Old 12-30-2011, 19:36   #3
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I would also like to add these other areas to check for:
1) ejector profile. You can change the profile w/ a slight bevel to help angle the case's ejection patch.
2) loose or poorly fitting firing pin stop on the slide. This will cause the extractor to clock inside the slide, thus causing erratic hold on the empty case.
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Old 12-30-2011, 22:11   #4
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Both of you guys have very good points for me to check, as I really do think the extractor is pretty much tuned right. I had thought about the ejector, but really don't what to look for. Also I failed to check my firing pin stop completely, didn't even think of that. I am sure I can work it out if I keep getting good advise from you guys. I did notice one thing tonight, but don't see how it could be relevant to my problem, I noticed the grips on both sides were pretty loose. Thanks a lot.
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Old 12-31-2011, 03:52   #5
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Both of you guys have very good points for me to check, as I really do think the extractor is pretty much tuned right. I had thought about the ejector, but really don't what to look for. Also I failed to check my firing pin stop completely, didn't even think of that. I am sure I can work it out if I keep getting good advise from you guys. I did notice one thing tonight, but don't see how it could be relevant to my problem, I noticed the grips on both sides were pretty loose. Thanks a lot.
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Add a 35-45 degree bevel on the side of the ejector that's on the ejection port. This will help to roll the empty case sideway, as it leaves the ejection port.

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Old 12-31-2011, 06:00   #6
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See if the gun is twisting a little in your hand. Hurt my hand once and when I shot it twisted just enough to cause the brass to hit me sometimes. Worth a try since the brass doesn't hit your son.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:06   #7
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My Regent in GI configuration was throwing the brass right back at my head. I tried tuning the extractor but it didn't help. Replaced the GI ejector with an extended type and it was GTG.

TOS seems to be saying the same thing. 1911 Forums
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Old 12-31-2011, 23:05   #8
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Thanks for all the help guys. I beveled the ejector just a bit, and now no more brass to the face, and the pistol functions perfect. Thanks again!
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Sweet! Glad it worked out.
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