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Old 03-22-2013, 01:50 AM   #1
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I have a Bodyguard 380 with a live round stuck in the chamber. The slide won't open or close, and I can't apply the safety. Gun has 7 rounds through it and the 8th failed to make it all the way into the chamber. It's steel-cased Tulammo. How should this be cleared?

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Old 03-22-2013, 01:58 AM   #2
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1. Remove the magazine... It may be partially grasping the back of the round, or blocking the back of the round from moving rearward. If it is partially hung up it will take some force to pull it free.

Once the mag is out... You should be ably to manipulate the slide and clear the weapon.

If the slide still won't budge with mag removed you might want to see a gunsmith.

Personally, I'd point it in a safe direction and with finger "off" trigger... Deliver a sharp blow to the rear of the slide with the palm of my off hand to fully seat the cartridge... But some may not be comfortable doing this.

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will the mag release?

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agreed, try to get the mag out, give it a good pull, then u should be able to work slide

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First of all keep it pointed in a safe direction. I take it you have tried with all your might to pull the slide back. I would take a plastic mallet and gently...I say again gently tap the slide backward. Do not put your hands in front of the barrel! It might not take much if you can tap on the rear edge of the ejection port. I would do it at a range if it was me...you know just in case.

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will the mag release?
Yes, the mag is completely free and falls out easily.
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1. Remove the magazine... It may be partially grasping the back of the round, or blocking the back of the round from moving rearward. If it is partially hung up it will take some force to pull it free.

Once the mag is out... You should be ably to manipulate the slide and clear the weapon.

If the slide still won't budge with mag removed you might want to see a gunsmith.

Personally, I'd point it in a safe direction and with finger "off" trigger... Deliver a sharp blow to the rear of the slide with the palm of my off hand to fully seat the cartridge... But some may not be comfortable doing this.

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I tried to fully-seat by hitting the back of the slide fairly forcefully. Cannot rack the slide. I will try a rubber mallet.

Is there a firing pin block on this gun that will prevent it from firing unless the round is fully-seated?
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pointed in safe direction n hands clear or barrel. look up the mag well see if u can identify the problem. a long screw drive mit help. but be care full. range, or equivalent would b best

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keep in mind this is a live round.

try the rubber mallet.

do you have a vice? try to place the firearm in the vice when using the mallet.

perhaps try to spray some wd-40 up into the slide rails. never know it may help and can also be cleaned off later.

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Looking closer at the 3rd pic, it appears as though the round is fully chambered but the extractor claw is behind the cartridge rim... Rather than locked over it.

I'm not that familiar with the Bodyguard so I don't know if the extractors position may be mechanically locking the slide?

I would refer to the owners manual before going with the rubber mallet.

If you have a dental pic you may be able to slide it under the extractor and pop it out so it properly grasps the cartridge and allows the slide to seat.

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