SR22 Pistol FTF

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catalina

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I am wondering if any others have this issue. My SR22 pistol is about 8 moths old, with about 800 rounds through it.
The only issue I have is that I get FTF about once or twice per 100 rounds. It extracts fine, but fails to strip off a new round from the mag. Happens with both factory magazines. Mags are well seated.
If I rack the slide, the new round loads fine. Gun is always cleaned after shooting.

I shoot mostly Federal bulk, and a little Blazer when I have it. I don't recall it happening with the Blazer, but I don't shoot it that much.

I don't think that I am "limp wristing" but maybe this pistol is sensitive to that as it is very small and light.
 

Jwp721

Single-Sixer
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I have that issue with 3 brands out of the 13 different ones I have tried. One brand has issues with almost every single round and the other two maybe 1 or 2 to failure to feeds per magazine or so. The other 10 brands are flawless with maybe 1 or 2 rounds that have required a second strike to fire. This is after over 1,300 rounds.

I have always figured that failure to feeds were due to weak loads not pushing the slide backwards far enough to cycle a new round.

Keep trying different ammo as every SR seems to have specific likes and dislikes.
 

Ianthin

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My wife's does the same things. Shot it today with both Federal and Remington and both gave me a couple of ftl, 1 ftf, and 1 fte. One ftl even jammed the round enough to tweak the bullet loose in the casing. One thing I did notice later is that the both factory magazines seem to hold the ammo tight, not allowing it to slide easily into the chamber. The magazine for my Marlin .22 let's the round slide right out. Hers is just a couple of months old with 500 now put through it. Been a common problem from the beginning. Bought the gun after running 200 rounds through a rental at my local range. I may try tweaking the mag a bit and see if it fixes it. Will post results.

BTW, no issues with accuracy on mine. Had a couple of rotten eggs I was able to pop with it at 20 yards.
 

macduff

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catalina said:
I am wondering if any others have this issue. My SR22 pistol is about 8 moths old, with about 800 rounds through it.
The only issue I have is that I get FTF about once or twice per 100 rounds. It extracts fine, but fails to strip off a new round from the mag. Happens with both factory magazines. Mags are well seated.
If I rack the slide, the new round loads fine. Gun is always cleaned after shooting.

I shoot mostly Federal bulk, and a little Blazer when I have it. I don't recall it happening with the Blazer, but I don't shoot it that much.

I don't think that I am "limp wristing" but maybe this pistol is sensitive to that as it is very small and light.
The use of a good gun grease on the slide rails seemed to help mine.
 

Darine

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I shot mine for the first time this morning, putting 150 rounds thru it and had about 6 FTL. Mine also ejected fine it just didn't load any thing in the chamber. I was using Whinchester Super X 36 grain hollow points.
 

Darine

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I really put this pistol thru its paces the past three weeks and I still had a lot of FTL with standard velocity. When I switched from standard velocity to high and even hyper velocity the FTL problems disappeared.
The only problems with the high and hyper velocity was a stovepipe once in a while. I'm feeling a lot better about this pistol now than I had.
 
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I think the only failure to feed I have had have been with Federal bulk - and in most cases the report sounded off - such as would be expected if the powder load was light - and subsequently did not have enough recoil energy to fully cycle the slide. And a couple of cases where the stacking of the rounds in the mag might have caused the third round or so to have its rim catch on the cut out in the side of the magazine to hang up the rear end of the round just enough that it failed to load but the closing of the slide jarred it enough to pop up and be ready to load when the slide was manually racked.
 
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