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Old 12-18-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Has anyone else shot this combination? I'm having a lot of misfires. But if I use a different 9mm they shoot fine. On the other hand my EMP shoots any other ammo I put in it. Sounds like my main spring is a little weak but maybe the ammo is borderline too.



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Hard primers in that ammo. Sounds like that gun and that ammo don't mix.



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Ya. I thought the ammo had gone bad in storage but I got some new boxes and it's the same. Mostly just curious if this is normal for the EMP or if a new spring would help.

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Has anyone else shot this combination? I'm having a lot of misfires. But if I use a different 9mm they shoot fine. On the other hand my EMP shoots any other ammo I put in it. Sounds like my main spring is a little weak but maybe the ammo is borderline too.
I bought some herters ammo a while back because it was on sale. My father in law and I went shooting and he was using his Lc9 and he had a few that wouldn't ignite the primers. I'm sure the primers are "harder" but I looked like the firing pin wasn't hitting hard enough. I striped the slide and found junk around the firing pin. Cleaned everything oiled where I normally do on my wife's Lc9 and it shot everything after that. How many rounds do you have through your EMP? Maby it just needs a good cleaning.
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Ya. I thought the ammo had gone bad in storage but I got some new boxes and it's the same. Mostly just curious if this is normal for the EMP or if a new spring would help.
On micro 1911s, it is normally recommended that recoil and firing pin springs be changed more frequently than a full sized 1911. Some companies recommend change be made at 800-1000 round count. Also periodic cleaning of the extractor and firing pin area.
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On micro 1911s, it is normally recommended that recoil and firing pin springs be changed more frequently than a full sized 1911. Some companies recommend change be made at 800-1000 round count. Also periodic cleaning of the extractor and firing pin area.
I'm sure I'm over 1,000 rounds by now. I'd be surprised if a 9mm needs new springs that early, but it's certainly worth looking into. Thanks.


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