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Old 04-05-2013, 05:12 PM   #1
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I have a browning 9mm+p. I just shot it at the range yesterday i go to clean it today and I cant pull the hammer back to move the slide and break it down. Any advice would be incredibly helpful. It was passed down from my uncle and it would mean a lot if I fixed this right away. I cant see anything that would be jamming it up. It just does not want to let the hammer go all the way back and the slide itself wont even move to distance the hammer does. Please help.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #2
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Did you have any issues while shooting it?
Were you shooting +p ammo? That's not usually recommended for HP's. The only useful advice I have is to take to a gunsmith, I hope it's nothing serious!

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Look at the cam area and see if that is messed up.

Remove the grips and you should be able to see the strut that is connected to the hammer.

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Hey guys thanks for the advice. I was using regularly loaded and over the counter shells. I honestly dont know why the hammer wouldn't move but I went back and tried moving the slide and finally the hammer slid back and allowed the slide to move. I stripped it and cleaned it and haven't had a problem since. It really is just unexplainable to me I have no idea since I was the only one to handle it all day. One minute jammed a couple hours later it's working as should. Just wanted to let you know. Thanks for the advice and the tip about +p ammo.

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If it happens again. Take the grips off and push the top of the leaf spring

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Will do. Thank you. So far it hasnt happened. But I dont want to get ahead of myself.

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I have always felt the slide spring was a little light. Whilst that helps assure functioning it beats the heck outta the slide and the shooter a tad. I replaced mine with the same weight Wolff. A slide slamming into battery with a lot more energy isn't much better than dampening heavy recoil. So, whaddayou guys think about putting in a little heavier weight (like one pound) recoil spring if you're gonna shoot NATO and/or +P primarily?

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I have always felt the slide spring was a little light. Whilst that helps assure functioning it beats the heck outta the slide and the shooter a tad. I replaced mine with the same weight Wolff. A slide slamming into battery with a lot more energy isn't much better than dampening heavy recoil. So, whaddayou guys think about putting in a little heavier weight (like one pound) recoil spring if you're gonna shoot NATO and/or +P primarily?
The recoil spring's main job is to return the slide to battery. The main spring and recoil spring do the job together of reducing (absorbing) the slide movement to the rear.
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Shooting +Ps and NATO will wear the lugs sooner than later. Shoot SAMI 9s

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I'm thinking an 18-1/2 lb. recoil spring vs. factory 17 lb., a 34 lb. hammer spring vs. 32, and an extra power firing pin spring upgrade are in order. I replaced the original with a factory replacement of the same weight feeling it was too light but it was the same. Given my ammo is basically 147 gr. Win. Silvertip HP and 124 gr. NATO out of a 6" barrel it would seem adviseable...

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