I have a brand new Colt .38 Super 1911 Government Model. I purchased a compensated barrel to put on it. From the very first round, I had to rack each and every round by hand to get it to function. I started with Armscor ammo, and then switched to Buffalo Bore with no change. I took it to my gunsmith who told me to install the original barrel in it, that he thought that the weight of the compensator was fouling up the cycling; that he could tinker with it like he has had to do with others or just go back to the stock barrel. I did, and it cycled like a charm from the first to the last. Here is the problem: I really liked the way it fired with the compensator, but of course I will not cycle it by hand each and every time. Has anybody encountered this before and if so, found a remedy? Of note, the seller of the compensated barrel clear up in Kenai Alaska promptly refunded every penny to me.