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Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by jimbullet, May 14, 2011.

  1. isuzu

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    Use extra power mag springs maybe? www.gunsprings.com has a FAQ section that tells you if you need a light or heavy recoil spring.
     
  2. horge

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    You can certainly help things along by polishing the ramp and slightly
    dehorning the lower corner of the extractor claw... but these significant,
    easily overdone and (short of replacing the parts) irreversible alterations
    may yet be mere band-aids on a gaping chest wound of a problem.

    Based on your own experiments...
    Your ammo has non-ideal OAL and ogive (...the latter not surprising
    since it's SWC), and apparently less than ideal 'factory' crimp, since
    you're reporting significant setback after I wager fewer than 20 manual
    chamberings per round.

    Try other ammo first, and stick to truly factory-crimped ammo. Even a little
    setback in a .40 S&W cartridge can be VERY bad (overpressure) juju.
    Trying different factory ammo is often a lot cheaper than messing with the
    gun and then having to replace parts to restore it to original order, when
    messing around fails. Lots of good tips offered to you by others, nonetheless,
    and Master Jason B has given you valuable data re: OAL's that work for him.

    Good luck.
     

    Last edited: May 16, 2011

  3. I think each pistol will most measurably have its own particular ammo diet. I've been reading and correct me if I am wrong that the normal OAL for the 40cal is around 1.130 inches. If you look at the pic of my ammunitions, the round nose at the far right which had work very well with my Para appears to have an OAL of about 1.180 to 1.185 inches.

    The SWC round looks like it is around 1.1 to 1.2 inches.

    Anyone else reloading the 40 S&W? care to share the OAL that works on your pistols?
     
  4. liveandletlive

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    suspect #1

    To see if your extractor has a tad more tension than needed...
    Remove extractor...
    then hand cycle rounds into the chamber,
    you'll have to take the mag out then shake chambered round out each time
    insert mag to cycle the next round...

    if all rounds chamber smoothly without the extractor, it's the problem
    bend your extractor a bit to the right...
    ... a litte at a time until you get good feeding and extraction

    g'luck...
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  5. Allegra

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    yup, had the same problem before
    it was when I tuned the gun myself and nasobrahan ko tension ng extractor
    so i bought a new gun and the problem was solved
     
  6. horge

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    :whistling: :whistling: :whistling:





    :supergrin:
     
  7. Putok-Glock

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    I use 1.135" OAL in my STI, Para and Glock .40s and quite reliable on them
    Some claim their ParaO requires longer OAL. maybe, but mine dont
    Some claim, STIs requires OAL shorter than those in ParaO
    Glocks ammo OAL is limited by their mags.
    I arrived at this OAL after lots of tests for wanting to have a common setting in my reloader for my different brands of pistol. It saves a lot of time and very convenient.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  8. ahtsay

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    I use an OAL of about 1.180 also. Don't ask me how I got that number, because I really don't know. hehehe! I think I saw that people at a different forum was using that OAL so I just copied it. It works quite reliably with both my stock STi Edge and my current pistol that has a schuemann barrel. Hope this helps a bit.
     
  9. Chie

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    Papa PG, I think this is what you were talking about :supergrin:

    http://www.blindhogg.com/gunsmith/extractor.html
     
  10. Putok-Glock

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    thats it,
    and I remember now that part of the extractor is called the "strike":supergrin:
     
  11. Putok-Glock

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    I persevered to learn all about my pistol when I shifted to 1911,
    in glocks I rarely had that need to learn:supergrin:
     
  12. Allegra

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    when i had a 1911 , my gunsmith and I became so close we bought each other gifts pag monthsary namin teehee
     
  13. Chie

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    I'm glad hindi kami na develop ng gunsmith ko, otherwise ang gastos nun weekly trip to the gunsmith for some tinkering :rofl:
     
  14. atmarcella

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    overwatch....
    had same problem here with my 40 trojan......problem was bulged cases....solution is grx die.
     
  15. horge

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  16. atmarcella

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    overwatch....
    haha nangyari sakin last weekend lang H hehe