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This is a headscratcher for me. Mrs Twigg has a new S&W 1911PD with the 4.25" barrel. Here's the problem:

At times the slide stop pin will work it's way out of the r/h side (As you hold it.) of the gun, at times the safety will do the same thing. This only happens when she shoots it, I have put a lot more rounds through this pistol than she has (Somebody has to break it in. [smile] ) and I have never experienced either problem.

This only happens when she shoots it. Anybody have any ideas ?
 
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I think its made it's decision. Enjoy your new Commander and bring her shopping for her new carry gun. I know where she can get a real nice P99.40 fullsize real reasonably![smile]
 
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My guess is she's not holding as tightly as you do during recoil, but it still shouldn't do that... should it?

How many rounds before it does it to her?
 

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I found myself sometimes resting my trigger finger across the slide stop pin and over time it would work it's way out some on the left side. I stopped doing that and it stopped doing that!

Watch how she holds the gun and where her fingers are wrt those controls.
 

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I found myself sometimes resting my trigger finger across the slide stop pin and over time it would work it's way out some on the left side. I stopped doing that and it stopped doing that!

Watch how she holds the gun and where her fingers are wrt those controls.
LenS, this may be the cause ! She does tend to position her trigger finger high on the frame. I'll keep an eye on her next time we go to the range.

Thanks.
 
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