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Identify the cause of my problem....please?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by eastwood44mag, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. eastwood44mag

    eastwood44mag Well-Known Member

    So I was at the range today, and my pistol jammed--never happened before.


    P90 Ruger, 15 round Pro-Mag magazine, 230 gr. FMJ Wolf

    Every second or third shot, the round refused to strip from the magazine (nose went down instead of up, chamber couldn't close since round wouldn't feed).

    Now, I've used those magazines (even last week) with brass cased ammo, and had no problems. I loaded the Wolf into factory magazines, and it fed fine.

    Anyone care to tell me what the cause of my problem is, and how to rectify it (I'm giving up shooting Wolf in there, that's a given).

  2. Jamie C.

    Jamie C. Well-Known Member

    I'm thinkin' "Pro-Mag magazine" is most likely the source of your problem. They have a reputation for being... problematic.

  3. panzermk2

    panzermk2 Well-Known Member

    DITTO sounds like a weak magazine spring. I bought some along time ago for an astra I think and they never worked.
    Bet the round is being pushed foreward into the ramp and the mag spring does not have what it takes to keep the round pushed up on the correct angle to keep the round going into the chamber mouth.
    What happened when you tried your factory mags?
  4. psychophipps

    psychophipps Well-Known Member

    90% of feeding issues are caused by the magazine from what I've heard. Those 15-rounders are great for the range if you're a lazy git like me (except for your callus from loading the magazines again ;) ) but the reliability is much that I definitely wouldn't try them in a defensive application.
    Wolf ammo? I realise that there isn't a real reason not to shoot it but I just can't. I twitch at the thought of the CCI I use sometimes and just couldn't put that other stinky, dirty Wolf stuff through my beloved Ruger P976DC. I tried it once and two magazines had covered the front 2-inches of my slide in sticky black gunk.

    Yes, I do love you...Boo-boo Doo-doo... *pets his Ruger lovingly*

    Still typing! DOH! :uhoh:
    Mark(psycho)Phipps( HAHAHA! )

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