- Aug 7, 2018
Hello ! Been lurking and salivating over the nice 1911 on this forum. Bought a brand new Colt Combat Elite in 2018 from GrabAGun and brought it to the range last year when I was on leave back stateside. Low and behold, fed it with regular 230 reloads and no luck to ignite a primer to send a projectile down range. Ordered extended firing spring from Wilson. Installed it. Still no bang. Left the pistol with son, since I can not ship it back to Colt due to time constraints to return back to Saudi. He ordered another super extended firing pin from Fusion, but one out of six dry fires on a snap cap will hit the primer on the snap cap. He is at his wits end, I am not sure if the problem is beyond the firing pin length or something to do with the hammer. I won't be able to trouble shoot the problem until Oct. when I return back on leave. Never had a Colt straight out of the box to be a lemon. I'm all open to suggestions and recommendations. Thanks in advance.