- Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Just looking at the grips, it appears it may be an earlier serial number. I do not know very much about the history but do know at some point they stopped using the grips with just a round dot (Para logo removed?) and started using ones with the RIA cannon logo.
That leads me to this which could possibly be an issue: They also originally provided both a TCM and a 9mm extractor which required change out, however now the extractor is a multicaliber one (out of stock of course at Advanced Tactical). My 2xxxx SN standard HC uses the single extractor and had crossed cannon grips. Here are a couple of threads with some info extractor issues that can arise:https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=448833
" As you are probably aware, the 5" TCM's came with two extractors; one for the .22 TCM cartridge and one specifically for 9mm. As I and several others discovered, the 9mm extractor would not reliably pull the TCM shells from the chamber, resulting in the failures you described. However, the hook marked "TCM" would yank both cartridges without hesitation. My measurements indicated that the base rim of the TCM case was thicker than a standard 9mm case at the same point. At some date last year Armscor ceased shipping TCM combo's with the 9mm extractor, only the TCM version. I have had no trouble with this extractor, my only stoppage was the result of a fired case swelling itself to tightly in the chamber to be pulled by anything (a brass rod down the barrel and few solid taps with a mallet finally got it out). I will be very interested in what Armscor says about your problem and the remedy they propose."https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=456909
"Our 5" TCM Standard and Target combo models should come with the 9MM barrel, recoil spring, and extractor.
We strongly recommend switching out extractors between the calibers as the extractor tension is different between the 9MM and TCM. If you run a steady diet of 9 MM through the TCM extractor the tension for the TCM will change and lead to feeding issues."
*Note: I have read somewhere about someone "retuning" their extractor after some issues, i.e. bending it.