Sean Russell
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Slide won't fully retract
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Hi,I have a Boberg XR9-L that I purchased a couple of months ago (L00489).  I’ve run a couple of magazines through it, and recently replaced the spring with a 6.5 LB spring.  Now, I have a round…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Cohee Apr 27, 2014.

 

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Sean Russell left a comment for GONRA;
"Hi Gonra Thanks for the comments; I have a lot of respect for my friend; he's older, has more experience, and is far more detail-oriented than myself.  I trust him a lot, too.  Given how sensitive the XR9 is to ammo, handloads was not…"
Apr 27, 2014
Bob Cohee replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Sean Russell said  "Those hand loads, by contrast, stop a few millimeters before they're fully seated, and it is consistent.  Whether it's the lead or the casing, something is just a hair too large for the chamber. …"
Apr 27, 2014
Sean Russell replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Epilogue For anybody else who encounters a similar situation, and those who are just curious: Arne was right.  It was the round dimensions. I checked it when cleaning the pistol today.  I have some Hornady Critical Defense, the PMC FMJ,…"
Apr 27, 2014
GONRA; left a comment for Sean Russell
"GONRA congrats Sean Russell on "doing the right thing". Continue on by NEVER shootin' some elses "handloads" again and carefully checking all other ammo you use for loose fit in chamber as everyoine suggested......"
Apr 27, 2014
bbrkc replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"A prevalent question in my head is "says who"  and answered is "what ifs are for kids" if it got in there it, it can go down there!"
Apr 27, 2014
Sean Russell replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"All's well that ends well.  Following Arne's advice, I took the XR9 to my range, aimed at a target, and -- with some trepidation -- pulled the trigger.  Unremarkably, it fired; I detected no extra kick or other anomaly.  I…"
Apr 26, 2014
Bob Cohee replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Sizing die and pistol chambers are vary uniform and I have never loaded a cartridge that won't fit in various pistols of the same caliber.  9mm is one of the calibers that takes the most care.  The case has an 11 degree taper which is…"
Apr 26, 2014
Paul Koning replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Yes, I see your point.  Good one.  I was thinking in terms of interchangeable parts and mechanical tolerances, but the real issue here is fit for a specific gun.  (I guess that assumes you're loading for just one gun of a…"
Apr 26, 2014
Bob Cohee replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Unless he only gave you one round, go ahead and check the others for size.  They all should be similar in OD from the same lot."
Apr 25, 2014
Sean Russell replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Oh, chicken and egg.  If only I could get my gun apart to test the cartridge and see if it is too large for the barrel and lock up the slide... :-) Hindsight is a wonderful thing."
Apr 25, 2014
Bob Cohee replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"If a person is loading for resale, maybe a gauge is the way to go.  I and most other reloaders load cartridges for specific guns.  I want to know how my ammunition fits in that particular pistol and using the barrel is the way to go. I…"
Apr 25, 2014
Paul Koning replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"That sounds like a fine makeshift.  A gauge has the advantage that it is (should be) sized to the limits of the chamber specs, minimum dimensions in this case. I found some listed by Brownells, but all the popular calibers are backordered.…"
Apr 25, 2014
Bob Cohee replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"I regularly just take the barrel off and use it as a chamber gauge."
Apr 25, 2014
Paul Koning replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"Sean, the "no reloads" rule is right in the owner manual (page 4, "Ammunition"). Arne and others, re brass size: aren't there gauges that essentially duplicate the chamber dimensions and serve as a quick go/nogo check?…"
Apr 25, 2014
Bob Cohee replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"The only reason I posted that is I have seen cast lead bullets that are way oversized and I know that you have tight chambers.  Also. old 9mm brass varied alot in wall thickness."
Apr 25, 2014
Arne Boberg replied to Sean Russell's discussion Slide won't fully retract
"I have had my own handloads get stuck in the chamber - the quality of re-used brass is too iffy.  Disclaimer - I only run handloads through factor tester guns to determine design limits of the gun (double-charges, etc).  Our handguns are…"
Apr 25, 2014

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At 1:15pm on April 27, 2014, GONRA; said…

GONRA congrats Sean Russell on "doing the right thing".

Continue on by NEVER shootin' some elses "handloads" again

and carefully checking all other ammo you use

for loose fit in chamber as everyoine suggested......

 
 
 

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