My Hellcat has gone to Hades (striker broken)

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by DaBurna, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Good luck getting Springfield to send you a new striker.

    I needed new magazine springs for my XDM and they told me I would have to send the gun in. No more Springfield products for me thank you very much (except possibly one of their 1911's).

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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  2. 835mag

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    Pretty sure post #110 is pictures of the new striker already in his hand. But I hear what your sayin about SA always wanting the gun sent back to them.
     
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  3. Lt. Donn

    Lt. Donn PSO Survivor. currently in NW Georgia

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    Say it ain't so...keep us informed about SA's response
     
  4. Terry G

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  5. bac1023

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    I’m going to wait a bit before getting one.
     
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  6. rock_castle

    rock_castle Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

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    Mine still hasn't broken.....
     
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  7. Retiredguns

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    Another from dry firing. Has there been an instance of a broken striker during firing? I'm at about 600rds which isn't a lot, but it has never even malfunctioned let alone broke. I have dry fired maybe 5 times and I won't make it a habit. If SA feels the need for a replacement, then I'll take part for sure.
     
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  8. 45caldan

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    The only 9mm ammo that's ever given me problems has been cheap/low powered 115 grn "target" ammo...
     
  9. J_Rico

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    Wow! Most shocking comment in the thread to me. Been shooting 147s because I stocked up in anticipation of a suppressor.

    Shooting 147gr through 2 Shields, 2 M&P full sized, 1 G19, 2 Star BMs, 2 AR9s, 1 G2C. Zero failures. A few thousand rounds.

    AE and Blazer Brass.

    If you dont mind a question; what brands of ammo were you using?
     
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  10. glockguns

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    Sounds like dry firing might be contributing to this striker problem. I've got about 700 rounds through mine and probably 100 dry fires. No issues so far. I've stopped dry firing until this issue gets sorted out.
     
  11. Damn_Yankee

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    Does the owners manual state anything about dry firing? Whether a snap cap is recommended? I use snap caps for dry fire practice regardless. Cheap insurance. imo.
     
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  12. Retiredguns

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    Yes it does. What "extensive" is may be opinion.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. mitchrapp

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    I think Springfield will get this sorted out pretty quick and this will be another one in this category that will end up being a great choice.
     
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  14. Chui

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    Their 1911 service is top notch from my experiences.

    Well... let me explain.

    I purchased a used TRP from an ass clown who did not divulge that it shot low left.

    Took photos, put them into a PowerPoint presentation, called them, sent both in with the RMA.

    Got pistol back and it looked like a chimp had been gnawing on the barrel and lugs - still have the pictures.

    Did another PowerPoint presentation and emailed it to them.

    Sent me another RMA.

    Now get this:the peened the rails, fit another barrel, lug and bushing and sent a test target.

    Then that called me to inform me that what had now was a Professional.

    That pistol is a treasure to me know.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  15. Bradley T

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    Dude, "you shoulda got a 43," but you already mention your 365. Hellcat is alright, just don't dry-fire it.
     
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    I can't help but wonder why dry firing would cause this failure.
     
  17. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

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    Snap caps are your dry firing friends.

    Regards,
    happyguy :)
     
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    God Bless America! If it's a bad part, someone will make a better one to replace it. Be patient.
     
  19. ether

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    Springfield can afford to machine this one critical part in Croatia. This is bull****.
     
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