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 Post subject: P95 Light Primer Strikes
PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:58 pm 

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Bought a used P95 today. Took it home and cleaned it good then shot 21 rounds of 9mm. Tried 3 different loads including home grown along with 3 different bullet :?: weights. Looking at the fired hulls I noticed some light primer strikes and some normal strikes. Only had 1 failed to fire. Looking for some expert opinions on the subject. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:35 am 
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Best I can suggest is shoot somemore....

possible, someone changed the spring in the grip to a lighter one....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:36 pm 
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You say you cleaned it. How far down did you take it? Remove firing pin?
I'd say clean again.
Double check firing pin.
Shoot more.
Some primers are harder than others.

PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:54 am 

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As above: firing pin or hammer spring sounds probable. As a last ditch fix attempt before disassembling, I'd suggest some pressurized dry-lube cleaner like Hornady One Shot Gun CLEANER (NOT the case lube) into the firing pin channel. You might flush out some gunk. At a minimum, the lube is pretty slick so might be just enough to lessen light strikes and being dry lube it won't gather debris.

IIRC disassembling slide to get the firing pin is not terrible, just extra work.

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