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Join Date: May 2007
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Weird events at the range on Saturday
I took all of my handguns to the range Saturday to get in some MUCH needed trigger time. The Glocks were perfect as usual, the S&W 642-2 was fine (once I adjusted my grip).
It ran perfectly, except for one little issue. I had purchased a couple Wilson Combat magazines since Kimber is too cheap to include more than one. This was the first range trip with these new mags. I loaded them up with 8 rounds and proceeded to fire through them. The slide would lock back after ejecting the 7th spent case and the 8th unfired round would follow the spent 7th case out the ejection port. It did this with both Wilson mags, but was perfect with the Kimber mag and when I loaded the Wilsons with 7 rounds or less.
Strange issue indeed. So this morning, I called Kimber and told them what it was doing. She asked if it did that with the Kimber mag, I said no. She said it was not an issue with the gun, call Wilson.
So, I call Wilson. I eventually speak with Scott Fisher and he says he has never heard of this before. Asked if the magazines were tested in another gun, I said no, but the range master (Mark at Bullet Trap) fired a few magazines through it and it was perfect. Proceeded to tell him that Mark had me put a magazine through it so he could see my grip, which he said was fine except he said I should rest my right thumb on the thumb safety. He did not say a word about my left thumb.
Continuing, Scott (@ WC) asked where my left thumb was. I told him I was resting it against the frame right in front of the slide stop. He said to move it up to the slide, let it ride there, and that he is willing to bet that would fix this issue. He sent me to the Wilson Combat blog and showed me a few pictures showing the shooter's grip so I could visualize it. He even showed me a grip that was wrong (which had the left hand exactly how mine was).
I have not made it back to the range to test his theory as I just got off the phone with Wilson Combat. I do want to give a thumbs up to Scott at Wilson Combat as he was a LOT more helpful than the bitch at Kimber. Also want to thank Mark at Bullet Trap for attempting to help me track down the issue.