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Beretta 92 owners...does yours do this?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by das_napeth, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    I expired one mag and when I went to change in a fresh mag and slammed it home...when the slide was open and put in the new one. The fresh mag closed the slide on its own. I have heard a few accounts of this but am not sure how common it is.
     
  2. nwo

    nwo Southern Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Mine has never done that.

    Perhaps "slamming" the magazine into the gun jarred the slide release, and closed the slide.
     
  3. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My M9 does not do this, you might have a weak slide catch spring. Part number 19 below.
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  4. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    I could do that with my glock, but never on the 92. Look for wear on the slide or slide stop, or possibly its the spring as the above post indicates.
     
  5. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    As I think about this more, it wouldn't be a weak spring on the slide catch because the spring is actually tensioning the slide catch down keeping it from inadvertently activating and causing slide lock. Had it backwards, need to get some sleep I guess. I think The Cheese nailed it with wear on the slide stop. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  6. CharlesAFerg

    CharlesAFerg Beaverton Active Member

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    I remember a range in Eugene that has an H&K USP .40 that does this every time you put in a new magazine, even gently. It's so old and abused, the slide stop is rounded off and much of the finish has polished itself clean. :laugh:
     
  7. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    The only time this does it is with a pretty forceful change. Just normal changes have never done it. It is a 92F if that may have been some cause? BTW the Jet Li slide removal in Lethal Weapon 4 is actually really easy to do
     
  8. 9MilMan

    9MilMan Milwaukie Active Member

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    Never happened to mine. Some have told me that if you constantly use the slide stop lever to let the slide come forward instead of pulling back on the slide and letting it go, you can "round off" the metal and this can happen. But it would have to be a very high round count gun, I'd think.
     
  9. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I did that on my CZ-75 a couple times. I know there is one IPSC shooter that uses this as part of his technique. D:
     
  10. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    No offense to your friend, but I'm gonna call BS on that one. I had a new slide stop in my CZ-75 due to the old one being really old and breaking (old pre-B, slide stop is a wear piece).
     
  11. gehrheart

    gehrheart fidalgo island Well-Known Member

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    I have had that happen with a couple of high round count 1911's, how ever a new magazine and the problem was gone forever. In other cases a worn out mag will not activate the slide stop. Does the problem occur with the same mag?
     
  12. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    My Star Super does this, in 9x23 largo as it is a military pistol, and is designed to do this, although with a 9xlugar barrel it will not, and with the same clip. I like it when it does this and gets ready to rock pronto...
     
  13. novamind

    novamind Hillsboro Active Member

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    Also my tarus 92 in 1989 did not do this FYI.
     
  14. LCspeedsteel

    LCspeedsteel hillsboro Member

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    put a little grease on your muffler bearings, should straighten it out
     
  15. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    After some more messing with it. I can get it to release without a mag being inserted (jarring it hard enough with my weak hand pretending to do a change) so its not mags. BTW, I got this pistol used but am sure it has less than 1000 rounds through it. There was no scuffing on the mags that came with it and it was extremely clean.
     
  16. Spray-n-pray

    Spray-n-pray Battle Ground Moderator Staff Member

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    I love it!

    I keep my muffler grease right next to the bubble fluid for my level. :laugh:
     
  17. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    When slamming the mags home, try to recognize if there is a difference between pushing straight upward, and pushing more at a 45 degree angle toward the front of the gun when driving the mag home. Its far more likely to occur when driving in a upward and foreward motion.
     
  18. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    A couple jobs ago, the firearms instruction I received stated that the glock manufacturer specifically states that you should never use the slide lock (or "slide release") to release the slide...ever. They said it was designed only for locking the slide back, and constant use (using it to replace a fresh mag during reload) would wear down the lever.

    They made us pull the slide back and release it to load it.
     
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    claypigeon Salem Member

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    If they didn't mean for it to be used they probably wouldn't have wasted the time an money to put the grooves in it. For that matter you would think they would have made it completely internal requiring the user to pull the slide back to release.
     
  20. boxer13

    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    My instructor said the same thing, he carries a glock just about all the time and he always pulls it back. Not only to not wear out the lock (not release) but to get more force to feed the round into the chamber.