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Old 02-02-2014, 12:12 PM   #11
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my suggestion: practice taking apart and reassembling your gun. it will not be that complicated. possible problem sounds like the magazine itself or perhaps it is not inserted all the way? (there should be a 'click' when it is fully seated). a lot of magazines say they accept 15 (or whatever) rounds but, especially when new, not easy to do. Try loading 5 rds in the mag and try

If you do all that, making sure the chamber is clear, any 9mm that won't take the Hornady JHP has an issue. It's basic stuff. send it back.
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Some guns are harder to chamber! The Springfield I just bought takes more force than other guns I own! But nevertheless you can see the gun trying to chamber on every pull! Is it trying to chamber or not at all? That's probably the difference in the gun being faulty or the person not using enough force!
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This may sound dumb and get me run out of here, but I will ask anyway: When you release the slide are you still holding on to the slide? I have seen people hold the slide so as to gently load the chamber, especially when handling a new gun. As you know, if you throw off the timing in the loading cycle the gun may have a failure to feed and/or other cycle related failures.
Not dumb and a fair comment since OP said it was his 2nd gun. We don't run people out of here for valid comments. Welcome to the forum!

OP: If you can strip the gun down, try simply putting a round in the chamber with just the barrel in hand. If the round fits reasonably, problem is probably feeding.

Also, if the gun is brand spanking new, it could have grease in it. Clean thoroughly and retest.
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Round will not fit in barrel. Tip goes in but not fully. Itll try and feed the round but wont fit down barrel. It also comes cleaned from factory. Also not grannying the slide. Im taking ammo and gun to lgs now. Ill keep you guys posted. Thanks everyone.

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Round will not fit in barrel. Tip goes in but not fully. Itll try and feed the round but wont fit down barrel. It also comes cleaned from factory. Also not grannying the slide. Im taking ammo and gun to lgs now. Ill keep you guys posted. Thanks everyone.

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The oils used in the factory are preservatives not lubricants. Guns might sit on the shelf for years before someone buys it. Other things happen that slow the delivery of guns. Manufacturers are aware of these issues and they do all they can to make sure the gun you buy is not rusted or corroded in any way.
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When you field strip and remove the barrel can you drop a round in the chamber?

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Round will not fit in barrel. Tip goes in but not fully. Itll try and feed the round but wont fit down barrel. It also comes cleaned from factory. Also not grannying the slide. Im taking ammo and gun to lgs now. Ill keep you guys posted. Thanks everyone...
If the round won't freely drop in the chamber while you're holding the barrel (chamber up) then there's something wrong with the 9mm ammo or 9mm chamber. Maybe a split case that got stuck in the chamber.

Anyway, your LGS can figure it out if it's obvious. It could be an out of spec chamber but you'd hope that would be caught before it left the factory.
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Did the gun come with a fired round? Usually in a little envelope. It is sent to show the gun was test fired. If it was not test fired at the factory you may have a bad chamber and the company has very poor quality control.
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The oils used in the factory are preservatives not lubricants. Guns might sit on the shelf for years before someone buys it. Other things happen that slow the delivery of guns. Manufacturers are aware of these issues and they do all they can to make sure the gun you buy is not rusted or corroded in any way.
This gun came from the manufacture fully prepped and cleaned with froglube.

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best most of us have come up with Froglube isn't a preservative oil or lube. meaning it doesn't protect against rust. i hardly think they would use Froglube from the factory for a gun that could sit on the shelf for months before being sold.
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best most of us have come up with Froglube isn't a preservative oil or lube. meaning it doesn't protect against rust. i hardly think they would use Froglube from the factory for a gun that could sit on the shelf for months before being sold.
Well...it does so not really sure what to tell you. And how exactly do you support that claim?

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