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Old 03-25-2013, 02:02 AM   #41
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Over the years, I have had a few primer problems with factory ammo. I have a Winchester White Box 223 on my bench with a dead primer. I had a primer back out on a factory 44 mag and that will lock up a revolver pretty tight. Also had a hot loaded round that wrecked a pistol. The percentage is really pretty small.

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S&W wants me to take it to the local police station and have them clear the jam.
It's logical from their point of view, but I wouldn't do it. If nothing else, how many laws would you be breaking by taking it into a police station?

Did you check the laser screws to see if they backed out enough to lock the slide?
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I just enlarged the third photo and it does not look like the case is fully seated, or as some have mentioned it may be too long. Another consideration is the steel case has a small dent causing it to bind.
Either way point it in a safe direction grab it like a man and pull till it backs out, a little lube down the barrel might help. I would not bring it to the PD! Many officers are not gun people and you may open a can of worms going there!

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I would not bring it to the PD, either. I would bring it to a gun smith.

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Old 03-25-2013, 09:51 PM   #45
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Perhaps this video by Clint Smith will answer some aspects of your problem:

http://www.youtube.com/Watch?v=BfyULpEhmug&feature=youtube
Yeah this video is great but the slide on this gun is just too small. I would imagine that if it is racked hard enough it will come out, but it's so small that it becomes dangerous to get a good enough grip.
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I just enlarged the third photo and it does not look like the case is fully seated, or as some have mentioned it may be too long. Another consideration is the steel case has a small dent causing it to bind.
Either way point it in a safe direction grab it like a man and pull till it backs out, a little lube down the barrel might help. I would not bring it to the PD! Many officers are not gun people and you may open a can of worms going there!
I do have a carry permit so transport would not be illegal. I would obviously ask for permission and they would tell me what to do while the gun is still in my trunk, but I think a gunsmith is probably the best plan.
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So load the barrel with lubricant and let it sit upright overnight. See if you can break it free in the morning...

Note: When you do clear it please take a pic of the jammed round next to an "never chambered" round and post it.

I'm betting the jammed round is seated much shallower than it should be.

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Here is the round after removal next to an unfired Tula and an unfired Hornady. Seems like it is normal and it was removed by racking the slide with a large amount of force. I haven't tried loading another Tula for fear the same will happen. Any ideas on why this happened?

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I would mic it to check its measurements against a round that chambers fine. You could also just chamber some rounds and see if they fit. I would do this with the barrel removed and just drop the round in. If it fits, it will go in just fine and come out just as easily. If it doesn't. Don't force it. Check it's oal, as well and several lateral positions to see if it has a minor bulge in it. If not, I would take the pistol to a smith and have him inspect the crap out of, just in case there is something going on inside the mouth of barrel. I wouldn't think there would be, but with something like this a better safe than sorry attitude can save your wife from opening your ketchup bottles the rest of your life.

And then not use that ammo ever again lol.

Glad you got it out safely with no other major problems.

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Here is the round after removal next to an unfired Tula and an unfired Hornady. Seems like it is normal and it was removed by racking the slide with a large amount of force. I haven't tried loading another Tula for fear the same will happen. Any ideas on why this happened?

If I remember correctly, the round that jammed was the first Tula you had tried to fire but your gun shot other ammo just fine. Correct?

If so, I would get a micrometer and check the outside dimension where the casing meets the bullet.

It's hard to tell with the naked eye, but I would assume the Tula is slightly larger around than your "other" functional ammo which prevented it from fully seating in the gun.

It's still really weird though. I've known Tula to have many issues in regards to reliability but being unable to simply chamber one is a first for me.

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Was the Tula the lacquer coated or polymer coated? You may just have a tight chamber and it wont accept the coated steel rounds. From my limited experience with Tula, their quality sucks. I would not buy any more that is why my experience is limited.

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