hey everyone. I'm new to the forum and 1911s in general and recently bought a compact citadel 1911.
first day at the range i put 120 rounds through the gun and only one mag went through without a hiccup, the main problem was that the slide wouldn't come all the way back and hence the shell wouldn't chamber completely. sometimes i would have ftfs and ftes but the are less common than the slide not coming to battery.
i am no expert by any means but i have shot a springer champion without the problems mentioned above but then again it was a loose range gun so feeding wasn't a problem and the barrel/slide was longer so the slide travel wasn't as fast as the 3.5 compact that i own.
bear in mind that i am only 120 pounds @ 5' nothing so this gun might not favor me as the shooter, or is it a normal problem for new guns of this kind? before i get the "limp wristing" explanation i wish you could shoot the gun and see that unless you have some considerable strength the same problem would occur to you.
i was using the mags that came with the gun and magtech 230 grain ball ammo. any advice?