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Old 04-06-2012, 02:42 AM   #1
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Been reloading 40 s&w for a few month now. Last time I went to range I noticed that the slide wasn't closing correctly because of the bulge in the bottom of the case. I bought the redding sizing die that is suppose to correct this. Ran 100 cases through this, reloaded them, put one in a mag and racked the slide and now it's completed jammed and will not budge! I literally cannot get the round out cuz nothing will move. Anybody make a dumb of a mistake as me? How do
U fix it? And y is it still doing this?! Thanks guys

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Old 04-06-2012, 03:47 AM   #2
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Honestly, I'd find a Glock armorer that's close to you, and have him deal with it.

I'd also make damn certain that your using everything correctly when doing your own reloads. Either you aren't, or you don't have the correct casings (or other parts). For this, I would seek out another that reloads for the same model you use.


On a side note, got a pic of it in it's current state?

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Go to Hobby Lobby, get a wooded dowel, and knock the cartridge back out. Gently of course.

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Is there a live round in the chamber? Is it in full battery?

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If the slide is forward and will not pull back, you might have to pry the extractor away from the cartridge to move the slide. Then gently knock the cartridge back out of the chamber.

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Thanks for the replies. It was live. I managed to get it racked back my turning it upside down n jiggling it. I went they my whole reloading process again n discovered the bullet seater/crimping die was not working by turning it only by another 1/4 turn after it touches the case. I set the seating portion of the die all the way up and kept pushing the crimping die further down on the round and tested it in my barrel alone (which I should done the first time) until I had the round going in smoothly..that was nerve racking...

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Well there's your problem, crimping and seating should not be done in the same die. Should be two separate operations.

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I will start using a different die now. Guess its part of the learning process. Y would they sell a 2 in 1 die if it's not suppose to be used?

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I will start using a different die now. Guess its part of the learning process. Y would they sell a 2 in 1 die if it's not suppose to be used?
Cause it's cheap but you don't get proper crimps with the 2 in 1 dies.
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Put the gun in the freezer over night and try it again.

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