Feed issues

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by forever27, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. forever27

    forever27 New Member

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    First of all I know a lot of people have issues with Hi Point firearms, but this is a serious question, please don't just tell me how awful they are. This past weekend a friend and I went out to shoot some rounds for fun, I have a Glock 23 and he had a Hi Point 9mm. As the day went on his pistol was having trouble chambering the first round when he released the slide. The gun would fire fine and chamber each successive round without issue after he/we got the first round to chamber. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Commocarl

    Commocarl New Member

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    Is the Hi Point new?
    I had a little trouble the first round with my CZ 75 the first few times manually pulling the slide. I am pretty certain that it was because it was new. I would think that he needs to make sure he is not riding the action. Just pull the slide to the rear and keep going, the slide will come out of his hand and load the first round.
    I have noticed women still have trouble loading the first round in my CZ, wrist? not sure.

    Just my 2cents
     

  3. roscoguy

    roscoguy New Member

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    Many guns don't like to chamber the first round if you 'slingshot' the slide. If he's doing this, have him use the slide release instead & see if that fixes the problem.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    if you have several hundred rounds through it and its still happening contact hipoint their customer service is stellar.
     
  5. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    My advice is just the opposite. I've fired several guns that would not feed the first round if you use the slide stop/release. But worked fine if you " slingshot" them. So Op, what method were you using?
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Have him NOT stuff the mag with every round that fits. Stop one round short and try that.

    Sometimes the spring goes into bind and just doesn't have the poop to push the first round out. :eek:
     
  7. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    Springs poop? Lol
     
  8. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    He called the sh$t poop. Haha. Sorry I watched Billy Madison yesterday. :)
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Better than projectile diarrhea! [​IMG]
     
  10. forever27

    forever27 New Member

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    Thanks for the info, he just informed me he was also using a new 10 rd magazine rather then the 8 rd one that came with the pistol. Maybe that was the issue? Anyway, I will post an update after we get out to shoot again.
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I vote for mag issues also-
    I always vote that way on feeding issues-
    BTW- I'm right 9 out of 10 times :p
     
  12. PlasticGunner

    PlasticGunner New Member

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    You may want to look at the hi point forums. Like said, it is most likely the mag. I had a problem like that with my taurus, was an easy fix.
     

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  13. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Do as Cane suggests & try it with one less round. If that stops it, tell him to load the mag up full & let it set for a week or so then try it again.
     
  14. kiabe1

    kiabe1 New Member

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    u know hipoints come with a lifetime warranty right just send it in and tell em the problem
     
  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have to agree with jj on his assessment of this comment.

    What does the owners manual say to do?