Bad jam

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by JolietGunner, May 22, 2013.

  1. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    I was just at the range and my gun jammed.I have a S&W 22a.What happend was I pit a mag in and cocked it and the gun wouldnt fire our let me pull the rack back to clear.A worker at the range was nice enough to help.He took the gun into the shop and cleared it then brought it back to me. my question is what did he do so I know for next time?
     
  2. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Thought it was a food recall for a minute there.

    I wonder if he didn't just apply more force than would be pleasing to watch using a rubber mallet?
     

  3. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    Ya im asking whats safe to do with a live round in it?
     
  4. fa35jsf

    fa35jsf New Member

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    Anything you have to do to get it out. Just keep it pointed down range and keep everything away from the muzzle and eyes and ears on. Basically, use common sense and be aware of every finger and where it is in relation to the muzzle. I have had some pretty bad jams before too, some that just require a few strong hits.
     
  5. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    I couldnt pull the rack back at all it was in the closed position
     
  6. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Did you drop the mag? Honestly that's the first thing you should do, not only is it safest, but it's also most productive in clearing a jam. Other than that, force is key!
     
  7. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    yes I drop the mag as soon as a gun jams.Is it safe to disassemble if the rack wont move?
     
  8. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    That just doesn't make sense to me. Did you shine a light into the mag well? You can keep the muzzle pointed down range, just flip upside down and take a peak... having eyes on the problem helps to understand what is needed to correct it.

    Stupid question, are you sure your safety was off? Many safeties are a slide lock function.
     
  9. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    Ya the safety was off
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Hmmmm.. very odd m'man, you've got me.
     
  11. JW357

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    I'm sure it depends on your gun, but I do it all the time for my Bersa .22. Well maybe not ALL the time, but it seems like lately everytime I go to the range I've had to disassemble it in order to get something unstuck. It's always just a spent casing... I think my extractor is broke...
     
  12. BeyondTheBox

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    Or Chamber needs polishing. Or extractor spring is weak and simply needs replacing. Maybe the extractor simply needs reshaping or replacing. Is easier than you may think.
     
  13. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    May be easier than I think, but I'm still gonna just send it into Bersa. Lifetime warranty is there for a reason. Plus I don't know the first thing about any of that stuff, and am pretty clumsy. I'd hate to make it worse.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Lol, no doubt.
     
  15. Kraj

    Kraj New Member

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    I find that it is easier to hold the slide and hit the frame of the gun forward than pull the slide back when it's really stuck. I just ram my hand forward like I'm coming in to grip the gun. Just watch your trigger finger
     
  16. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    Thanks Ill try that if it happends again
     
  17. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    With a 22a you have to have the slide back in order to disassemble.
     
  18. JolietGunner

    JolietGunner New Member

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    Yes I know IDK wha I was thinking when I said that :)
     
  19. JohnJak

    JohnJak New Member

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    Just a safety side note.
    Never look down in the barrel to see the problem that has occurred.