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the barrel...wiggles? I told him I was pretty sure this was normal, since I believe the 1911 is not a "fixed barrel" design..can anyone else offer any insight?
 

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I just bought one a few weeks ago and I cant say my barrel wiggles at all..
 

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To the best of my knowledge when the gun is battery, it shouldn't not wiggle much if at all. When the slide is locked back, it will wiggle quite a bit. The only weapons that do not wiggle when open is a blowback design where the barrel is fixed to the frame.
 

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The barrel on a Mil Spec may move a little in battery and a lot with the slide locked back. A Match grade 1911 has a tighter barrel collar and locking lugs.

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awesome, thanks guys, he was a little worried :)
 

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My Firestorm Mini 9 Pro is tight in battery and wiggles a little when locked open.
 

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Yep normal for it too be loose when the slide is back and tight when forward in battery!
 

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Yes 1911's are not fixed barrels, Whith the slide back the barrel will wigle a bit. I own and have built several (my wife says too many) 1911's. I carry one as my duty weapon and carry one as my off duty weapon. If it is a extreme wiggle or he is very worried about it take it to a competent gun smith.
 

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They didnt call the 1911 "old slabsides" for nothing!
I have a GI spec RIA 1911, and when slide is locked back: you get plenty of rattle!
 
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