gose Posted December 30, 2011 Share Posted December 30, 2011 (edited) Shot the Gold Elite for the first time today and had a bunch of FTEs. In pretty much all cases, the spent brass was caught between the slide and the barrel with a fresh round partially in the chamber. Also, the last round in each mag were usually not ejected and just rattling around loosely on top of the empty mag. The previous owner said that the gun was back to EAA for a tune-up just before he sold it, and all springs should be all new and shiny. One thing I did notice was that the hammer spring seemed extremely heavy, way heavier than on any of my other guns (or any of the mix of guns I compared with on the range). My suspicion is that EAA tunes these guns for running major and that together with the heavy hammer spring just wasnt enough to get reliable ejection with the loads I tried. I'm mostly shooting 3-gun and dont really need to run major, so the loads I had were up to maybe 155-160 in factor The first thing I was going to try is a lighter recoil and hammer spring. Any other ideas? Replace the extractor spring while I'm at it as well? ETA: this is a 9x19... Edited December 30, 2011 by gose Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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