SW40VE FTFs

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    SW40VE FTFs

    OK, it's finally happened. After 1100 flawless rounds of practice ammo my dependable 40VE failed me. I decided it was time to shoot a substantial quantity of my chosen carry ammo today, Speer GDHPs. I expended 80 rounds and experienced 3 glitches, 2 FTFs and a failure to go completely into battery. Pistol was clean and lubed before the range session. Very disappointing. So now I'm looking for a new SD ammo to try. Any suggestions what I should try next?

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    Golden sabers or powerball power ball by corbon will feed in just about anything

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    In addition to Bud's suggestions, I've had good success with the Federal Hydra-Shok bullet profile. Good luck!

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    Plastic SW40ve

    A fellow brought me one of them, said it was giving him lots of issues. FTF, SP, FTX. It took some time but it doesn't do any of that now. My point is, it is fixable, except for ALL the PLASTIC they used inside of it. Most of the fire control components are PLASTIC. Too cheap for my liking. Smith makes some good stuff, but my opinion of the 40ve isn't high. Good luck.

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    I use STXs in my 40VE and Winchester JHPs.
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    Ammo

    I find the Golden Saber load to feed in most anything. Nice rounded JHP and very hard jacket. The 165gr has enough momentum to ensure your slide cycles, too. If you want to use a particular load, send some of it to the gunsmith with your gun. Should not be too expensive to have a relaibility job done. Probably cost you about $30 to $40 here. Make sure you take all your magazines in too.

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I ordered some Golden Sabres yesterday. I'll see how those work. Best deal was at Cheaper Than Dirt. $55 for a hundred with shipping.

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