1911: Remove And Replace A 1911 Ejector




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swjslj: I just put a Swenson pre-drilled extended ejector from MidwayUSA in my Springfield GI this evening. Thanks for this video, doctruptwn. It was very helpful. Now my .45 lofts the brass way out there.

CaFFeineSouLja: Thanks, this is one thing I forgot to remove before melonite treatment so I might be replacing this soon.

Max Fountaine: Great video.Thanks

John Fernald: It is confusing when you refer to the ejector as an extractor. I know the difference, but some novices might appreciate you fixing the video.

chemoautotroph: As usual excellent video, very informative. Thank you.

Marcelino2435: Very good Doc, was looking for this (Ejector) information. Have a 1911 .45 APC from Wilson and a conversion 22; no problem here. But on another 1911 in 9mm; the .22 conversion will not enter. Ejector( longer) blocks it. There are two or three commercially ejectors out there. Question: will the shorter ejector affect shooting 9 mil or do I have to swap back to the original longer version?

TinyFoe Bang: Hi, I am new to 1911 and was wondering if you can help me out. I just bought a Cimarron 1911 and I found out that when I chamber a live round and want to eject it back out it doesn't eject the round like most other handguns. The extractor will pull out the round from the chamber but the round won't pop out. The slide will not go all the way back and the round will just hang on the extractor and I will have to play around with the slide to get the live round out through the mag well or tilt it to the side to make the round come out. Is this just a 1911 thing or is there a way I can fix this problem by replacing a part or so? Your answer will be appreciated. Thanks.

235brady: Thanks! Great video by the way!

235brady: I have a Kimber pro custom CDP 11 . The brass is hitting me in the face every 3-5 shots. Do you feel that this should fix the problem?

doctruptwn: @TheHiddenPart Does look pretty nasty doesn't it. I'm keeping my eyes open for a wide spur replacement. Have several Wilson Combat Commaders but wouldn't look right on this one.

Yarnie55: I am guessing the casing pushes against the ejector while the slide is moving back, causing it to eject from the side? My stock ejector has the same "extention" that the one you installed has, and it looks pretty boogered up. Also, there is somewhere around a millimeter of play on the back side of it...I just noticed this after watching this video, I had thought that was just a part of the frame, glad it is replaceable. Thanks for any insights you may have :)

doctruptwn: Sent you a PM, The tension on the extractor is a bit loose

doctruptwn: No Problem, Odd they have always stated a lifetime warranty in the past. I have even sent in guns that I was the second owner in for work.

deathmetal44: which para do you have? i just bought a gi expert "used in excellent condition" has no scratches looks brand new. took it home too it apart to clean it and the ejector falls out. the front leg is broken off wtf???

REDMANKLAN: Doctruptwn im getting hit in the forehead with hot casings and I feel the problem is the ejector! Now do I need to order the ejector from ati for my titan or can I use a different manufacture?

AJ Huey: So, my buds over at SA said these particular extractors (Pro Carry II) are troublesome for Kimber. Mine is not a solid piece as yours appears to be in your extractor video. It's hinged. At any rate, first spent cartridge lands right on tip of my head. :-(

AndyCinDallas: Thanks for a useful tips - but why do you keep calling the ejector "the extractor" throughout your video?

doctruptwn: Try adjusting the extractor tension. That usually solves the brass to the head issue. I have a vid on how to do it. Let me know how it goes.

doctruptwn: The advantage of the extended ejectors is they can be tuned if you have a lot of time. basically you just fill a bit off if it isn't throwing the brass where you want it. it is just a major Pain to do it and you burn a bunch of ammo.

Bob Drake: Thanks Doc. Armscor is sending me an RMA and FedEx label. As you suggest, I'll leave it with the pros. Thanks for getting back to me so fast. My warranty says 1 year - I guess they have extended it like the other manufacturers do. Bob

TheHiddenPart: new video from doctruptwn=automatic thumbs up. Man, I can say that cast hammer looks awful.

AJ Huey: Yeah, my Kimber launches them right on top of my head!! Is that a loose ejector?

Wes Jacobs: I recently bought the Kahr Auto Ordance 1911 with the Massachusetts stamping. Anyway, I was shooting it last evening and I was having some brass hit me in the face. This was only the second time to the range and I shot 100 rounds. Should I worry about fixing the extractor & where do I go to get one? Also, I was shooting .45 Auto 230 grain that I got from Walmart seemed to work fine, but is that Ammo ok to shoot, I shoot just for fun and recreation mostly.

Wes Jacobs: @doctruptwn Hello. I don't know all the workings of You Tube. What is PM and how do I do it. Also, I don't have any drill bits, so I didn't know if there is other tools I can use to work on the extractor. I'm glad I found you on here, you are very knowledgeable on the 1911. I'm not dumb to guns, just new to the 1911 since this is the first one I bought.

doctruptwn: @kingklabe Yeah that would be the Ejector, It was an early movie of mine and I'm sure I was half alseep when I made it.

doctruptwn: @Fishoman33 I'll PM you (Personal Message) you goto My channel and then hit "Send Message"

doctruptwn: @RETIREINARIZONA I hate it when they do that. IF there is a slight gap under the ejector then you have to use a small bladed screw driver then pry the ejector, out often when applying some heat to melt the locktite. READ: If you are not having any problems with the ejector then DON"T mess with it. It is a pain to get out and a bigger one to get back in. In this case your better off taking it to a gunsmith and make it his problem.

edad martin: my springfield loaded tosses 1 out of 5 casings at my face. Id say I need to tune it some .How do you tune it so it tosses it behind me some?

Brock Howard: my plunger tube sometimes prevents me from lowering down my slide lock lever, it keeps popping out underneath the slide lock lever, do you have any clue why its doing this?

Bob Drake: Dear Dr, My RI 1911A1 ejector fell out when I was cleaning it. The front pin was sheared off. I managed to remove the pin that holds the extractor in, but the ejector will not fall out. Should I drill a small hole in the piece that is sheared, turn in a small screw, and pull the pin out? I don't want to do something stupid. Do you sell RI ejectors? Bob Drake, Charlottesville, VA

Scott Forster: I have the GI Expert

kingklabe: Extractor or Ejector?

Alexn1067: @RETIREINARIZONA thx for the video, because every now and then my 1911 will stovepipe, those are the only kind of stoppages it has, I narrowed it down to the ejector and have been thinking that the ejector could be a little extended but didn't know if such parts for it existed

MrRustytrombone: Another great video. I use you instead of good now whenever I have a 1911 question. BTW I'm getting ready to send my frame to Harrison. He is going to replace my BoMar and ION bond the slide in mat black. He told me to send the Ejector so now i know what an ejector is :)

pontiacmaniac2: What would be involved in taking a 1911 chambered for .45 and converting it for 9mm?

doctruptwn: Is there a lot of rust in the hole with the pin?? There is nothing to hold that pin in if you got the small pin out. Try using a punch and lightly tapping on the pin to see if it will fall loose. If that fails I would send it to Advanced Tactical in Nevada and have then fix it. That what the Lifetime warranty is for. I fear that the ejector may have been glued in with thread locker. not common but it happens.

Alexn1067: yeah, I'll take a live cartridge with the slide off, and I'll insert it into the extractor claw, it'll hold until I start shaking the slide. I haven't completely ruled out the extractor, however, I noticed a buddy of mine, he had a 1911 that would launch his spent casing out while mine just spits them out and the noticeable difference was the ejector, as you know, AO's ejector is just a nub while other 1911s have some slight extension arm.

doctruptwn: @Fishoman33 The AO's are kinda notorious for having the tension set too light on the extractor. It should be fine if you tighten it up some. Because your pistol is a series 80 the proceedure is slightly different than in my video but the princple is the same and the same test can be used to check the tension. Theammo your shooting is fine and shouldn;t cause any problems. If you need me to talk you through the tension adjustment PM me.

RETIREINARIZONA: Hello Doc, Took my stainless 1911 apart and found no roll pin at all! Called Brownells, The pistol smith told me it could be a press fit with loctite from the factory. Ejector will Not Move, I am afraid to brake off the pins or damage the frame. Any suggestions how to remove it? P.S.the gun is a 1995 Mitchell gold series 95 in 45acp Thanks,Scott

doctruptwn: @AndyCinDallas Because I'm usually filming these on the day's after I get off work, Have had no sleep, I usually don't use a script, and don't notice until after I've already filmed it, and started to edit it.

AndyCinDallas: @doctruptwn - gotcha ;)

Scott Forster: On my Para, the front leg of the ejector sheared off and I cannot remove it...without sending it to a gunsmith, how do I get it out???

doctruptwn: If you look on the side of the frame in the grooves for the slide there is a very tiny pin that holds the front leg of the ejector inplace. remove that pin and the leg should fall out. If there is no pin then the ejector was held in place with lock tite and a whole new world of pain in the ass has been opened up. you'll need an easy out and heat to remove it.

Alexn1067: @RETIREINARIZONA Is that 1911 made by Auto Ordnance?

AJ Huey: I meant loose extractor

doctruptwn: @AndyCinDallas You had me at Hello LOL

AJ Huey: Top not tip...

doctruptwn: @kingklabe That's the best way to learn about building one is to study all you, can first. My first build took about a month to complete, But when you done you'll be able to assemble and dis-assemble blind-folded.

kingklabe: @doctruptwn It's fine. I was just making sure. I'm pretty new to all this myself. I'm gonna build mine from the ground up. Right now I'm just studying as much as I can about 1911 assembly and maintenance. I want to pay for as little gunsmithing as I can. Good vid. Thanks. =)

RETIREINARIZONA: @Alexn1067 It was made by Mitchell Arms in 1995 & 1996, Frame and slide are caspian,Mitchell only assembled the guns. Did not make any of the parts from what i have been able to find out. Thanks for asking.
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