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Old 04-19-2018, 1:07 AM
edrrt edrrt is offline
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Default Springfield EMP is this normal (video)

So I just picked up an EMP 9 today and the slide does not move forward into battery easily. It catches up on a hard stop and requires a good amount of effort to break free.

The gentleman at the shop assured me that the gun is just prone to limp wristing and that it's not something I should worry about as long as it's being sent home with force it shouldn't be an issue. I haven't shot it yet but it appears abnormal to me like the fitment is not right.


None of the other emps I have handled catches like this on the slide.

Does anyone know what's causing this and if it's something that should go back?
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Old 04-19-2018, 1:16 AM
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Before endless speculation, oil the gun and take it to the range with at least two types of good factory ammo---shoot a couple hundred rounds and report back...
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Old 04-19-2018, 2:36 AM
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Default Springfield EMP is this normal (video)

I say if the slide is able to slingshot closed into battery from a fully open position, then what he ^ said. Might just need to be broken in.

If not, then call Springfield and have them look at it.
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