Originally posted by YukonCornelius: Who here feel the external extractors have been problematic?
I think for the most part these days external extractors 1911 are good to go.
What I don't like about external extractors there is no "standard" for 1911 external extractors they are proprietary.. each maker makes his own. This is a problem in the piston driven AR Carbines as well. Normally non proprietary parts is a positive about military weapons.
Own one on a Sig because the oddball caliber (357 Sig) was on clearance. No function issues, but I am wholly unimpressed with the aesthetic. 1911s should be slick slided, internal extractor as designed. Anything else is just meh...
I've never had any issues with external extractors, just that they're FUGLY. I have had a few very minor issues with internal extractors sending brass straight up in the air and at you.....but never a real issue.