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Jamming Issues
« on: March 14, 2023, 09:21:00 PM »
I managed to spend some time at the range on the weekend and went through a 50 cnt box of ammo.

I experienced several jams, and they appeared to fall into two categories.

  • Not feeding correctly when inserting the magazine due to cartridge misalignment
  • Not feeding correctly when inserting the magazine due to binding

I believe the cartridge misalignment issue may be related to the upper lip of the magazine, and I believe the other feeding issue was caused by the slide binding.

I believe loading 8 rounds instead of 9 might help with the misalignment issue, and the binding issue seemed to only happen after I got more than half way through the box. I think there might have just been a bit more carbon buildup causing more friction in the action than there should be.

I've given the slide a good clean, and although it was smooth before, it seems to move a little more freely than it did before. Perhaps that's all it takes.

Are there any tips on exactly tuning the lips on the magazine? Maybe some critical dimensions? I'm not sure how much of a possibility obtaining a replacement would be, especially given the recent moves by the Canadian government.