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Old 01-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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Well I'll probably contact FN then, but what's nagging me is that I have put around 300 rounds through it since I purchased it...50 of them being target rounds...and never had a problem! I mean it's a GREAT pistol, just jerking me around now.

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Now that you mention it, I did notice after my last attempt to fire it, during the afterward cleaning there was a noticeable amount of brass deposits, like something's shaving the casings. Would this only require a filing-down then?

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I'm not a gun smith and don't know if your parts are forgings or MIM so I would check with a smith, but yes, if the slide lock is draging enough to produce metal shavings then there would be enough contact to activate it and cause the problem you describe.

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Well I'll probably contact FN then, but what's nagging me is that I have put around 300 rounds through it since I purchased it...50 of them being target rounds...and never had a problem! I mean it's a GREAT pistol, just jerking me around now.

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What is the recommended round count for recoil spring replacement? It could be that initially the spring was stout enough to overpower the dragging but it's now weakened to the point that it no longer can. Regarded a well fit pistol should not generate substantial brass shavings.
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Old 01-05-2012, 05:28 PM   #14
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Okay...hopefully any repairs I need to get aren't too costly, this pistol wasn't cheap in the first place- let alone the ammunition.

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Id call fn and get them to fix it if its still under warranty. If i payed that much for a firearm it better work everytime no questions asked.

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How are the ergonomics, and accuracy on your FiveseveN, I'm personally thinking of grabbing one up soon.

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How are the ergonomics, and accuracy on your FiveseveN, I'm personally thinking of grabbing one up soon.

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It's phenomenal, but it isn't for everybody. The accuracy is VERY exceptional...and the recoil is surprisingly low, so get used to the grips and 40 rounds later you can maintain accuracy as fast as you can pull the trigger.

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I'm assuming you've taken the pistol down as far you're comfortable with and scrubbed out any deposits. Beyond that, call FN before you take it to a gunsmith. FN might know of the issue and you don't want to pay a dime if its something simple you can do yourself. Don't take a file to anything until you talk to FN though.

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I'm assuming you've taken the pistol down as far you're comfortable with and scrubbed out any deposits. Beyond that, call FN before you take it to a gunsmith. FN might know of the issue and you don't want to pay a dime if its something simple you can do yourself. Don't take a file to anything until you talk to FN though.
You're correct, it'll take a bit more experience to disassemble this thing further than removing the slide...but I do a light oiling before a day of shooting and a thorough cleaning with a bit of CLP after I'm done, as with all my other firearms. I'll be calling FN today, and believe me, I wouldn't dare work with any parts of this handgun until I knew exactly what I was doing.

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