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If you think flakes of powder are jamming things up try flushing with HOS. It will wash out lot of dirt, just squirt in any opening you can find.
 

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I'm thinking may powder is lodged in the cylinder latch. I am going to take another look before I send it back.
Loosening up a bit, but Davidson's got back to me and said to return the gun to my retailer and they will either repair or replace at my discretion. It now locks up every 8th or so round.
 

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I have about 1000 rounds of the aluminum cased ammo. I'm tempted to run it through my taper crimp die to make sure they are good to go. Shooting in the Davis (Woodland) GSSF match this weekend using this ammo.
 

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I got it because of my good luck with the Pro Series revolvers I purchased. I hope Davidson's stays by their promise. Never had to return a gun to them before.
FYI I got an email from Davidson's and they said to return the gun to the retailer and say whether I want a new one or have it repaired. Great news.
 
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I've shot thousands of rounds of that aluminum Federal through my semi-autos with no problem. Weird.
 

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FYI I got an email from Davidson's and they said to return the gun to the retailer and say whether I want a new one or have it repaired. Great news.
Yep, Davidson's has a pretty good warranty.

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I've shot thousands of rounds of that aluminum Federal through my semi-autos with no problem. Weird.
As do I for the past four years. I use Federal aluminum in 45 and 40 as well a 9mm in matches because they don't let you pick up your brass. Its kind of funny that I practice with brass but shoot aluminum in matches. Too bad you can't get it in 380.
 

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It is very disappointing that a gun from S&W's performance center has issues right out of the box.At the price of their PC guns one would expect that it would at least live up to the PC moniker.It seems that the customer has become the quality control person.I thought these guns were given more attention to workmanship and finish but i've also seen a friends PC gun have issues out of the box.Unacceptable.
I just sold a 929 Saturday. Had it about 8 months. Never a problem with ammo, trigger or accuracy. Loved shooting it. BUT!

The compensator is the most absurd thing to put on a gun like this. One trip to the range, shoot 50 to 100 rounds and it is a mess to clean. The shoot through is no better. I let it go once for several hundred rounds. The carbon ring was so thick it was affecting the accuracy. Nothing I did with chemicals or sonic cleaning would remove it. I finally used a light Dremal sandpaper disk to get it out. Then polished the comp.

Watch the crown. Carbon will build there very fast.

Personally, I hate ported or comped pistols or revolvers. Ironically, it did nothing for muzzle flip. With a gun like this muzzle flip isn't an issue.

Good luck - I hope you have better luck than I did. Incidentally, this is the second Performance Center gun I've had to sell. First was a 9mm pistol with a seriously defective trigger.
 

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I have both a GM Model 25 in 45ACP, and a S&W Performance Center Large frame 357/38spl, both designed for use with moon clips. It took me a while with both revolvers to optimize the right ammo/moon clip combination to achieve reliable performance. Once I established the correct recipe, both functioned perfectly and proved to be exceptionally smooth, reliable, and accurate. Cartridge components, ammo brands, and the different brands of moon clips are NOT equal and selection makes a big difference! In feeding and ignition reliability.

The specifics factors that need consideration are:
-brand of brass case(rim thickness, and in the case of the 38/357, the case head groove width varies between brands)
-brand of moon clip(thickness and cartridge holding tension varies)
-brand of primer(hardness varies)
-with rimless cartridge handloads, degree of taper crimp)
-for the best feeding, use of round nose plated or hard ball bullets
-if the springs are modified, pay careful attention to hammer force. Don't go too light.

You will be exceptionally lucky if you take your new revolver, moon clips, and ammo to the range for the first time and get perfect feeding and ignition in high speed shooting scenarios. IMO
 

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Okay, here is the final on this story:

I had some time so I took it to my shop where I had my tools and bright lights and most importantly time.

I could cock and fire four times then it would hang where it would hang when trying to pull the hammer back and I could move the trigger at all. It was always four times. Looking at the cylinder, rachet, and cylinder lock I could see nothing. Looking at the extractor it was flush and looking under the extractor I could see nothing.

I took Gun Scrub used it everywhere. I shot the rachet, the extractor and under the extractor, and the cylinder lock. I took a towel wiped everything down and cleaned everything up. Then I took CLP and lubed the yoke, cylinder, lock, extractor, and rachet.

It works now. The only thing I could figure was while I was wiping it down, I found one flake of unburned powder. It couldn't have been more or I would have seen it. Funny thing is was the extractor was flush.

Must be some tight tolerences.
 

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The best 10mm are revolvers. No worries about chamber supports like in the sissy ass bottom feeders.
I had wanted one, but 10mm is not a available or as cheap as 9mm or 45. Also, I don't believe anyone makes 10mm revolvers anymore.
 

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Just received an email from Federal. They have asked that I call them. I will do so today.
 

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I had wanted one, but 10mm is not a available or as cheap as 9mm or 45. Also, I don't believe anyone makes 10mm revolvers anymore.
I don't know of any current 10mm revolvers. When the 610 first came out and then disappeared I kicked myself for not getting one. Once S&W re-issued it, I jumped on one. I can't figure out why they quit making it again.

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