I've seen Larry post his personal cell phone number on a forum to help out a customer. I'd be extremely surprised if he didn't take an immediate, personal interest in your problems. I'd certainly give them a call.......Quote:
Not to rain on anyone's parade here, but the Seecamp .32 CA Edition I purchased some months ago is NOT reliable. It fails to feed occasionally, with the nose of the round jamming into the upper entrance of the chamber.
There was a thread late last year, I think, over on the Seecamp forum posted by someone experiencing the exact same problem as mine. That poster included pictures of the jams in addition to very clear verbal descriptions. I just tried to search for the thread with no success; I'll try harder later and post the link if I can.
Anyway, when I saw that thread, I thought, "This is good, now I'll just follow the course of this thread and when Larry Seecamp discovers the thread and chimes in with the quick fix, I'll know what to do to make mine reliable. Easy!"
Well, no such luck. Larry Seecamp did indeed post in that thread. But, to my utter shock, he didn't say, "Oh, yeah, yeah, that's due to a faulty X, Y or Z", or "Just send it in to the factory and we'll get it reliable in no time" or anything of the sort. As I recall (and when I find the thread, I'll check my facts - at the time, I followed the thread for several days until it seemed to have died, but maybe it got resurrected later on), he simply said that it sounded like a "timing issue", and chatted about several other generalities, and that was pretty much it. I had to read everything twice to make sure I hadn't missed the "miracle fix" that I had been sure would be forthcoming.
Needless to say, I was really demoralized. Prior to getting the Seecamp, I had heard nothing but glowing reviews of it. Excellent reliability was nearly always mentioned in connection with the Seecamp. "And," said the rave reviewers, "if anything isn't right, Seecamp will make it so. Just send it to them."
Well, it is true that I haven't send them the gun, but only because the head of the company apparently wasn't able to offer any relief to the other person who was having the same problem as I am. If Seecamp couldn't tell that poster on the company forum what to do to fix the gun, or at least say that it knew what the problem was and could remedy it if the person sent the gun to them, then it seems that there isn't much use in my sending mine to them until I have reason to believe that they can do something about it.
For anyone who's interested,
YES, I am using new manufacture Gold Dots. The jams have occurred with rounds from different lots. I have checked the ammunition for consistency. It is NOT the ammunition's fault.
NO, I am not limp-wristing (not that that is likely to cause the problem I described). I have very strong hands and grab that little sucker in a death grip. That has to be enough; if it weren't, the gun would be worthless for the many elderly or female shooters who can only grip with less force. I know of a number of elderly shooters who report perfect satisfaction with their Seecamp .32s.
I'll try to dig up that link later on.