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Old 03-22-2013, 03:01 AM   #11
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Good eyes & idea Tack.

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i wouldnt rubber mallet it. you can damage the gun that way if the case is over long.

steel cased ammo like tula can stick solid in non-chromed chambers.

what i would do is put the slide against the edge of something wood but not blocking the barrel or guide rod and give the grip a sharp knock forward trying to cycle the slide to the rear.

if you can get it rearwad use a wood stick to tap the round out if it wont come out. dont pry from the rim.

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Old 03-22-2013, 07:49 AM   #13
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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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The extractor claw is sitting in the grove at the base of the cartridge, where it should be, I think.
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From what I can see, the cartridge is not fully seated. Tula is very dirty and it is probably jammed up on crud in the chamber. Tapping it with a mallet could make the situation worse. I would leave the mag out and clamp the pistol with the barrel straight up. Pour a solvent down the barrel to break up the crud. The barrel is probably pretty well sealed at this point and when it starts draining off the round should release.

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If you are asking us what to do, then you are playing with fire doing it on your own. Carefully put the gun in it's case and take it to a gunsmith. Do not mess around with live ammo. What a cluster .... though. Geez.

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That happened to my 1911 one time With tula i was able to pull the trigger and fire the round cycling it out. Hope it works out for you.

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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?
Even if there was a firing pin block you still need to point it in a safe direction. Safety is important.
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I think that should go with out saying that's one of 10 rules but I guess there's nothing wrong with reminding people SAFTEY FIRST:cool

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The extractor claw is sitting in the grove at the base of the cartridge, where it should be, I think.
If the claw is in the groove then and the magazine is out the remaining options are...

1. This round of Tula has an improper case length or the round is not seated deeply enough to allow the chamber to close.

2. Gunk is preventing the round from fully seating... but I though you said this was the last round of the 1st mag? Doubt 7 rounds... even 7 rounds of Tula would "dirty" it up that quickly.

3. The "last" round you fired before the malfunction was a "squib" round and it's lodged in the barrels entrance eliminating enough head space to prevent the 8th round from fully chambering.

Squibs occur when the powder charge is too light or is not there in a specific cartridge. The expanding gas from the detonation of the primer alone is often "enough" pressure to lodge the round in the barrel "and" cycle the weapon. In military jargon this in knows as a "pop no kick" due to the lack of muzzle report and lighter than normal recoil. Soldiers are trained to watch for it and it is the cause of MANY catastrophic failures. If this happened, you are very luck that the round did not lodge deep "enough" to allow the 8th round to fully seat because pulling the trigger again would have resulted in a Ka-Boom.

Test this with a wooden dowel. First lay it along side the barrel and mark the barrels length from the crown to the end of the chamber. Then insert it into the barrel "keeping hand clear of the muzzle".

If the rod does not insert fully to the chamber mark, you have a squib lodged in the barrel and "definitely" need a gun smith to go any further.

If there is no squib, lube the crap out of it, wedge the slide against a wooded table or work bench "keeping the muzzle and guide rod clear" and shove down hard.

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The only time I've ever seen anything like that ,"The Ejector out of sync". is when manually loading one round directly into the chamber without feeding from mag...? Unless ejector is jammed it should release..?

As mentioned , possible "squib" , with a live round behind it ..? Gun smith..!

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