light primer strikes

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  1. Danf

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    Any ideas on fixing an old TITAN 380 that makes light primer strikes. I put in a stronger hammer spring ,`no help`. Appreciate any help...
     
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    No idea what your pistol looks like or how it's built so this is sort of generic. Firing pin not broke or damaged? Firing pin free to move? Cartridge fully in chamber? Primer fully seated? Run a softer primer.
     
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    Sounds like a firing pin might need to be replaced, not unusual with inexpensive imports like those.
     
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    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    Some primers hit easier than others. You can change ammo and maybe make the situation better.
     
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    Thanks for the idea about the chamber. I will polish it, then see if that helps. Thanks
     
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    What I meant with chamber is if the round isn't fully seated in the chamber and firing pin hits primer some of the energy will be spent seating the round in the chamber. Same thing happens with a high primer.
     
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    Also, can the firing pin channel be cleaned, and kept dry from oil? Dirt and oil slow a firing pin down.