December 8th, 2007 10:09 AM
Racking it wrong?
I have a new S&W 915 (9mm, 15 rounds), and the theory is to:
- Insert a magazine;
- Rack the slide;
- Decock the hammer;
- Pop out the magazine;
- Add another cartridge to the magazine;
- Reinsert the magazine; and
- Ride off to protect the world (joke).
Problem is, when I pop out the magazine, as often as not a loose cartridge falls out after the magazine is dropped, or the magazine is removed with the top cartidge about halfway slid forward. In use, the weapon performs flawlessly (though I only have a box or two through it).
What am I doing wrong?
December 8th, 2007 10:14 AM
Same mag every time? Just a guess, sounds as if the mag lips may be worn or too wide. At any rate you should not be getting a loose round.
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December 8th, 2007 10:27 AM
My CZ75 would do this all the time too. I'm not sure I figured out the cure. It was annoying because, when loaded at full 15+1, every time you'd do a chamber check, the top round in the mag got pulled a little more forward, and a time came when it ended up loose inside the gun.
Originally Posted by Paymeister
However one way around it: don't load the mag all the way and insert and rack. Load one round only, then insert and rack. Then remove now-empty mag and load all the way and insert.
Even so, do a few chamber checks and then remove the mag to make sure the top round stays in place.
Cheap insurance is get a new mag.
If this is a CCW weapon, this must be understood and debugged before relying on it. If your gun gets a double feed after one round, it could be most unfortunate.
December 8th, 2007 10:39 AM
The next cartridge might be pushed slightly foward in the magazine, but it should not be loose. Unless the 915 has some weird quirk I dont know about.
It sounds like a mag problem to me.
December 8th, 2007 02:06 PM
i had this problem for a little while. here was my solution
i have 1 full mag, and 1 mag with only 1 round in it.
insert 2nd mag, rack slide, eject, insert 1st mag, done
no probs then.
also saves you the hassle of reloading the last round if u have a tough mag spring
December 8th, 2007 05:53 PM
I wouldn't carry it with a problem that can cause a failure to feed. Change mags to start with to see if it goes away.
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