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I had a 1911 (My WC Classic) that from time to time wouldn't lock back on an empty mag. Turned out it was a gun issue and not a mag issue.
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Did it lock back on the stock magazine?

Where is your left thumb during the shot?
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Yes stock mag locked back several times. As did the other wilson mag. My thumbs ride ontop the safety
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Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

I had a 1911 (My WC Classic) that from time to time wouldn't lock back on an empty mag. Turned out it was a gun issue and not a mag issue.


What was the issue?
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Took them both out shooting last night.  80 more rounds out of the 9mm.  Still on those two mags slide closes.  After shooting them side by side, I need to get a mag well for the 9mm.  I'm looking at a nighthawk custom one with the rounded butt.  Looks real nice.

I have not shot the 45 much lately, forgot how much I love the 1911. 



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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Originally posted by Sparky Sparky wrote:

I had a 1911 (My WC Classic) that from time to time wouldn't lock back on an empty mag. Turned out it was a gun issue and not a mag issue.


What was the issue?
Sorry I don't remember what WC said they had to do to it. It was probably close to ten years ago.
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Last night I cleaned it up good and put on some fresh Lucas oil. 

Just got back from shooting another 150 rounds.  Initially I was only putting 5 in each mag and shot each one 3 times and the slide locked back just fine.  Next I loaded them full to 10 rounds and started again.  First mag each all was fine.  Then on one of the mags the next two full mags it did not lock back.  But the other two were fine.

Maybe things just need broke in.  The gun is running good with that exception.  I will keep shooting and see.  I shoot 3 or 4 times a week, so I will focus on this gun for a while and see how she breaks in. 
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Wilson told me to bend the follower a bit and see if that helps.  If not send them back.  That's what I wanted to do, but didn't want to void a warranty or something. 
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If you are counting your rounds, as you should be, it is less an issue.

Always count your rounds, takes your mind off the shooting, where thinking about a thing makes it worse.
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