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I just received my 9c, and although I have not had a chance to fire it, I have loaded a full magazine into the pistol. When I rack the slide, the round wants to hang up and not load into the chamber, unless I tap the rear of the slide with my hand. I've never had a pistol do this, so any thoughts on this would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

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What ammo are you using? How do you release the slide? I release my slide by pulling it back to release the slide stop and then just let it go. If you try to ease the slide to close it will cause the round to hang up on the feed ramp.
 

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I load it just like you and never release the slide stop. I'm using Speer Gold Dot. However, I just tried it with some Blazer Aluminum cased ammo and it did not do that. I guess I will just have to see how it shoots.
 

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I lock the slide back, put the clip in gently, and when Im ready, I release the slide by only flipping the lock release. Dont let the slide down manually, thats not how the gun was intended to work. When you fire a round, that slide comes back grabs another shell, and slams home. I wouldnt be tripping the slide lever on an empty mag though.

This is how I do it, others may do it differently.

Ken
 

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Kenn1320 said:
I lock the slide back, put the clip in gently, and when Im ready, I release the slide by only flipping the lock release. Dont let the slide down manually, thats not how the gun was intended to work. When you fire a round, that slide comes back grabs another shell, and slams home. I wouldnt be tripping the slide lever on an empty mag though.

This is how I do it, others may do it differently.

Ken


Ken, just some friendly advice, but I would never load it that way. First, it is a slide stop, not a slide release. By using the stop to chamber a round, you risk not having the slide going fully into battery, and that could definitely present a problem should you ever need to reload quickly. By pulling the slide back after loading a mag and "slingshooting" it, you use the full force of the spring to chamber a round. Plus, you can actually "peen" the slide by using the slide stop, something that will happen with a 1911 and likely an M&P over time.
 

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BMR, good point. Yes I supose over time you could damage the lock or slide by rounding it a bit. I dont see that happening over night. The slide can be pulled back maybe 1/8" farther then when its on its stop. If your going to pull it back and then release the slide as you stated(also whats in the user manual)new users need to "let it go" and not ride it down. Id rather see a complaint that the lock got peened after 10k rounds, then a complaint that "I have to push the slide forward" as its not fully going into battery.

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I had a similiar problem with my fullsized 9, and the thing that really helped was to polish the feed ramp. When I got it the rounds had a tendency to hang up when I racked the slide myself; now most of this was caused from me riding the slide as I now know not to do. I took some 800 grit paper and wet sanded the ramp slightly to get a nice polish on there, not enough to change any angles. Now I cannot get a round to hang up, even if I try to ride the slide forward.
 

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jb, yes, except mine does that without ever letting the slide ride forward, as I always slingshot it.
 
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