What number of instances have you ever heard it earlier than? When you’re having feeding or different reliability issues together with your pistol, the primary place to verify — and the almost certainly wrongdoer — is your magazines. That applies for all the things from low-cost pocket mouse weapons to full-size obligation pistols. However it could particularly apply to 1911s.
Lovers of the 2011 platform have been thrilled on the announcement of the Springfield 1911 DS Prodigy final month. It’s a doublestack 9mm 1911 that provides you 17+1 or as many as 20+1 rounds of carry capability constructed on John Moses Browning’s much-loved design. And Springfield had priced the Prodigy 2011 pistol at $1500, virtually two grand below a few of its well-regarded competitors.
Nevertheless…in case you observe the forums, control the Gram or watch YouTube movies, you will have seen that early adopters of the Prodigy weren’t solely comfortable. Many had skilled feeding problems. These largely appear to be failures to feed or failures to go totally into battery.
That’s not what patrons wish to see of their new $1500 pistol.
Some individuals returned their weapons to their retailer. Others despatched their pistol again to Springfield for a repair. Nonetheless others went to work themselves sprucing rails, buffing feed ramps or buying new springs. And in any case that some still experienced problems.
After which at this time, we obtained this from Examine-Mate Industries. You might not know that identify, however Examine-Mate makes OEM magazines for many gun makers, a few of which you in all probability personal.
We talked to Examine-Mate they usually inform us the Prodigy within the video is a inventory, unmodified pistol. They are saying they fed it customary MagTech 115 grain range ammo in each the Duramag magazines Springfield packs with the Prodigy and Examine-Mate’s personal 2011 mags (which, by the way, they make for an additional outstanding maker of 2011 pistols situated right here within the nice state of Texas, not too removed from TTAG Central Command).
As you possibly can see, there’s a giant distinction in reliability proven within the video. The outcomes would lead you to conclude that there’s nothing in any respect mistaken with the Prodigy…nothing that higher magazines gained’t repair.
We’ve got a Prodigy and a few Examine-Mate mags on their strategy to us. We’ll give all of them a superb going over, see what we are able to see, and report again to you.