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Old 12-12-2022, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by SharedShots View Post
Before doing anything else, first determine where the failure occurs. There are many individual parts to the cycling process so it's imperative to determine which one is affected.

If the slide isn't moving back far enough or too slow, putting attention on the feeding ramp (if there is on) isn't going to do much. On the other hand, if the slide does go back far enough and fast enough but then moves forward slowly, is it at the point it starts to feed or before that? A slide that binds as it moves forward won't be helped even if the feeding ramp is polished and properly angled.

A lot of guns are sold off or said to be this or that without those saying it understanding why the problems exist and thus they just use catch-all phrases like "It's a POS" or "It's junk".

It can pay huge dividends to examine why a pistol doesn't function properly and sometimes it's systemic, many of the same model have the same issue but it's easily remedied after which the pistol is as reliable as any other.

For certain pistols, how me the owner who says it's a POS only because the Internet said so and I'll show you a bargain that with little more than minor effort is the deal people ask "where did you find that?"

Many guns that are labeled as a "POS" or "Junk" aren't really that, it's the owner who says something like "if it doesn't work with X then it's junk".

The number of pistols called junk for no reason other than a burr on the slide or something not much more is amazing.

Agreed. Knowing/learning how the machine works and it's particular sequence of movements required to function properly is key.

I have gotten many cheap deals from owners of "problem guns" over the years. Many only required a proper clean/lube, good magazine and decent ammo. Broken roll pins or firing pins, spring swaps etc. Easy peasy for the most part.
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Old 12-12-2022, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by mattt View Post
22/250 joking ,you said fastest 22.
Too slow - The . 220 Swift remains the fastest commercial cartridge in the world, with a published velocity of 4,665 ft/s.
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Old 12-12-2022, 1:57 PM
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That may be the case with some Firearms, they had neglect or abuse by the previous owner..But most of those cases are on good Firearms of known reliability out of the starting gate. You knew with some luvin they could be returned to their former glory...The SIG does not have a known out of the gate reliability, nor has it ever been of known quality..The SIGs are just well documented as original made lemons..

I myself have saved many good quality Remingtons, Marlins, and such after neglect..But they were salvageable,and of known original build quality.. Big difference between neglected Firearms, and ones made as junk from the start..Buy a Jennings, Hi Point, and so on, and you get what you paid for..Nothing will save them...LOL
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Old 12-12-2022, 3:21 PM
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Another vote for CCI Mini mags.
I believe the manual actually mentions them. I have had the Mosquito for years. The ergonomics are great for me. It's like a 7/8 scale P228 or P226. It's not a bad looking gun in two-tone, the trigger is flat out lousy and the ammo....well...Mini mags just work well in them like they do in any other .22LR I have. The only other ammo I have used is Remington golden turds and I probably get a failure every 10 or 20 rounds.
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Old 12-22-2022, 7:15 PM
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Mini Mags
Looking for an early Beretta 92 Step Slide
and Factory Nickel Sig P228 and P220
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