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Thread: We need a new category... Blunders and miscues?

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    couple years ago had a customer bring me a Chippa 22 Beretta M9 copy .. Said it would slam fire

    did the normal things .. made sure the firing pin was clean clear and functioning properly ..
    for the next 4 days several, times each day, I would load a mag go outside and cycle the action
    cock, drop the side, eject the rd, recock slide and repeat thru the whole mag
    not once did it slam fire ..
    just before calling the customer to pick up I loaded one rd in the mag . Did not go outside .. standing by the phone on the counter I dropped the slide and shot the credit card machine
    now keep in mind at this point I had cycled at least 100 rds thru the gun without a single slam fire
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    One round? If the slide contacts and presses down the round after the one it is chambering, it may soften its forward movement. Next step, if you think it rates a next step, would be to remove or tie back the hammer, and see if it slamfires due to poor control of the firing-pin's inertia.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check