Wilson 47D's, I would like to try some of the newer ETM's also.
I had three FTF's today with McCormick 10 rounders today. Two nosedives and this one on the last round, kind of looks like it was being ejected. I'm getting a few Vicker's Wilson 8 rounders pretty soon, conceptually they look great.
From his picture and description, "FTF" means "Failure To Feed" as used.
Jake. Thanks of that catch.
FTF failure to feed. i thought about that for a bit. But I discounted it based on the picture as the casing was angled in a way that it looked like it was during ejection. I should have asked if it was a failure to feed just to cover the bases. As Benny Hill said about assume.
Is the casing/brass in the photo still intact with a solid projectile and unfired primer? If so I recommend the checking the following;
Check the specs of the feedlots on the mag. Are they damaged or spread out off spec causing an disorderly exit from the magazine. Use calipers to measure or a tale-tale clue is that the magazine does not drop free from the lower receiver.
Next check your feed ramp on the 1911. 1911 feed ramps are on the lower receiver versus most modern handguns have the feed ramp as part of the barrel assembly. On the 1911 the feed ramp and throat of the barrel are two parts and can be troublesome for getting the round to seamlessly feed into the barrel chamber. Regardless I would find a pro that knows how to work with metal to polish the feed ramp and also ream the throat of the chamber in the barrel to ensure more reliable feeding.
If you want to get a better idea of how much of a climb the ammo has to make to get out of the magazine and into the chamber compared to a more modern handgun do this. Remove slide and grab the lower receiver. insert a magazine in the lower receiver with at least one or more live rounds of ammunition. Now grab your barrel, not the slide. and lay the barrel in its orientation where the locking lugs, barrel link and chamber would be in normal operation of a properly assembled m1911. From there you can see how the bullet would be stripped past the feed lips and the spring pressure forces the bullet tip award to contact the feed ramp and continued to the chamber of the barrel. It is quite an angle of attack for all of that to happen.
Lastly, any change in the ammo that you have been shooting. The original m1911 design was designed for round nose ball ammo, so some blaster can be finicky with wad cutters or hollow points.