Fastbolt, what lube are you using? I ask as many people use crap such as Remoil or Breakfree, the latter dropped by the Military as the formula has been changed more times than Joan Rivers' face. I have had superb luck with the both regular old G96 & their new CLP. MPRO7 LPX works great as does Weapon Shield. These newer synthetic ester lubes work like a dream.