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cml1 02-18-2013 04:02 AM

S&W sd40
 
I have just recently bought a new sd40 and I've only put about 50 rounds through it but I've had a few problems with it. It will partially load the bullet into the chamber but then it hangs. With a little force on the slide it goes right in. My local gunsmith only said to put more rounds through it to "break it in". Any better advice?

95sniper 02-18-2013 04:51 AM

Typically guns do need to be broken in. Some say put 200 rounds through, others say more.

Ruger_Nut 02-18-2013 02:57 PM

Call these people. They will give you the best advice, period!

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757826_-1_757814_757812_image

mountainman13 02-18-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 95sniper (Post 1142432)
Typically guns do need to be broken in. Some say put 200 rounds through, others say more.

I'll add try different ammo to this good advice. Your gunsmith sounds like he knows what he is talking about.

cml1 02-18-2013 03:32 PM

Thanks for the link ill check that out. I have also tried different ammo. From high grain JHP to the average .40 cal FMJ it all seems to do the same thing. The only problem with "breaking it in" is that ammo is so rare to come by around here.

95sniper 02-18-2013 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by cml1 (Post 1142758)
Thanks for the link ill check that out. I have also tried different ammo. From high grain JHP to the average .40 cal FMJ it all seems to do the same thing. The only problem with "breaking it in" is that ammo is so rare to come by around here.

Amen to that. Its difficult finding any ammo but the only ammo I can find around here is 40s&w, and even that can be hard to come by.

Ruger_Nut 02-18-2013 03:38 PM

I'm a member on a S&W forum and see this subject come up there every now and then. S&W asks the owner to send it to them. They pay for shipping, there and back through FEDX.

cml1 02-18-2013 03:41 PM

True! I try to buy and hold onto what little ammo I can find. Also the casings seem to be getting gouged or scratched very badly. I noticed this when I was cycling the gun to try to diagnose the issue. The scratches go all the way down the casing and are very bad around the lip of the primer... Not sure if this is an issue it's just something that I noticed.

95sniper 02-18-2013 03:47 PM

Ruger nut is probably correct. I'm sure s&w will take care of it.

mountainman13 02-18-2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by cml1 (Post 1142776)
True! I try to buy and hold onto what little ammo I can find. Also the casings seem to be getting gouged or scratched very badly. I noticed this when I was cycling the gun to try to diagnose the issue. The scratches go all the way down the casing and are very bad around the lip of the primer... Not sure if this is an issue it's just something that I noticed.

Now that sounds like good cause for sending it in. Just keep in mind you may not see your gun again for weeks.


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