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Just got a brand new Combat Commander and I attempted to disassemble it prior to first trip to the range. The slide stop was extremely difficult to get out and get back in. It would not clear the notch without a lot of effort. Anyone experience this problem? Should I just have the notch enlarged a little?
 

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Try using a punch to align the hole, the remove the punch and insert the slide stop. I wouldn't enlarge the notch.
 

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Modify the slide stop, not the slide if needed (less expensive to replace)...
 

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"Take a little off the top" of the slide stop. Either the notch is a little off or the slide stop is a little off, or both. As mentioned, alter the slide stop and not the slide.
 

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Before I altered anything I'd shoot 100 rounds through the gun.
Often odd problems go away with a little break in.
If the stop is still too hard to install or remove, then alter the stop slightly.
 

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Before I altered anything I'd shoot 100 rounds through the gun.
Often odd problems go away with a little break in.
If the stop is still too hard to install or remove, then alter the stop slightly.
Also you can push back on the plunger pin as long as you're carefull not to scratch the slide, use something plastic if possible. Often times after you fire it some the slide stop will pop right in.
 

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I would shoot, repeat, repeat and repeat before I started filing. It will loosen with time.
How will shooting reduce the height of the slide stop when the inside top area is not touched when the gun is shot? Taking a tiny bit off the inside top of the slide stop will solve the problem, and will not affect operation of the slide stop.
 

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I don't think there is enough info in the OP to judge what the problem is. Did he disassemble it without releasing the recoil spring plug, etc, before pulling out the slide stop? I've seen that done before. If the stop is tight shooting a few boxes of ammo will certainly burnish the surfaces and make it easier to reassemble. Assuming that the proper disassembly and reassembly sequence is followed.

Typically the little spring plunger that acts against the slide stop can be a bugger. I wouldn't start trimming on anything until I knew it was wrong, though.
 

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How will shooting reduce the height of the slide stop when the inside top area is not touched when the gun is shot? Taking a tiny bit off the inside top of the slide stop will solve the problem, and will not affect operation of the slide stop.
I would be wiling to bet that its the detent, not the stop. This should be tight when new and works it's way out over time every time you shoot, and take the pistol apart. I've never had a new 1911 that the slide stop just popped out without effort. This is usually the time when "most" people put an "idiot scratch" on it. Time and shooting/cleaning takes care of it. I guess I could have just said take apart, put together over and over but shooting is much more fun.
 

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I would be wiling to bet that its the detent, not the stop. This should be tight when new and works it's way out over time every time you shoot, and take the pistol apart. I've never had a new 1911 that the slide stop just popped out without effort. This is usually the time when "most" people put an "idiot scratch" on it. Time and shooting/cleaning takes care of it. I guess I could have just said take apart, put together over and over but shooting is much more fun.
That's what I was aiming at too, the detent.
 

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I have had a new Rail Gun and a new Combat Commander the last couple of years. I thought the slide stop was welded in both of them. Trouble getting them out and trouble getting them back in. The Rail gun eased up fairly quickly but after six months and a thousand or so rounds the CC is still very difficult to get back in. Liberally oiling the dent tunnel helped a great deal. I still, sometimes, have to use half of a wooden clothespin and a small brass hammer to help it out. And it usually takes at least a couple of tries to get it back in.
 
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