Weird thing happened while shooting

Weird thing happened while shooting

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    Weird thing happened while shooting

    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I'm new to this..

    I fired one today and it felt normal. I went for the next pull and nothing happened. I checked the chamber and it was empty, as was the magazine. So it appears that my last round fired didn't lock back the slide. Did I fire a squib round or something? Or did something else cause that?


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    What brand mag?

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    What kind of gun was it a reload

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    If you get a little more indepth about what kind of gun and what kind of ammo it would be helpful, could be as simple as resting your thumb on the slide release while shooting, Please give a little more info so the masses can help you.
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    Were there rounds left in your magazine? If so, it's a feeding problem.

    If not, then you may have a worn slide stop spring, a worn magazine follower, a weak magazine spring, or somehow your hand is bumping the slide stop lever under recoil.

    What is the gun?
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    Well, what were you shooting? Chances are you emptied the gun and your thumb was riding the stop. I do that all the time because I shoot thumbs high and forward.
    Or maybe you have a junk mag? Either that or you have one of those ammo eating tape worms living in the bottom of your mag
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    More info is needed.

    What kind of gun, ammo, mag?

    If there was an empty case in your chamber that wasn't ejected, it is possible there was a squib. Check your barrel, make sure it isn't obstructed.

    There are a number of reasons a slide won't lock back on the last round, it could be a manufacturing error in the magazine follower or it could be user error, if your thumbs are on the slide release latch.
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    I had a new Sig P229 that intermittently would not hold open on the last shot until I disassemble the factory mags, cleaned them and oiled them. Then all was fine.

    Another person with whom I shoot also acquired the same model, and sure enough, we had to clean his mags and the problem was solved.

    I'd say if it's a new gun it is either the mags or your are riding the slide release when shooting.

    If it is a new gun, did you clean it before shooting?
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    What gun is key for that matter is the gun suppsoe to lock the slide open not all do and not all mags esp if not factory or such might not


    Also if you think it was a weak round pull the barrel and look down it is there a round in it (Ie squbi
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    I had the same problem (I think). Cleaned the mags and it disappeared. Cleaned the new ones before use and no problem.
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    Not all guns lock back on last round. What gun were you shooting?

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    I opened this thread and a weird thing happened - the OP wasn't there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Well, what were you shooting?
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    Got a new SW Shield 9mm. The pawn shop guy told me to dry fire it a couple hundred times. Is that actually necessary? I'm shooting for the first time tomorrow.

    Looks like he's got a S&W Shield. Would presume it's using the standard S&W magazines, though that's a guess.
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    I would bet its a problem with the magazine
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