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Old 09-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a used Haskell model js-45 that jammed up every 2 to 3 rounds at the range. I used two different magazines but both looked pretty worn and accutrax rounds. Anybody else have this gun and issue? Anybody know the fix? Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the HPFF!

Is this a feed or an extraction jam? If it's a feed jam have you looked at the feed ramp to see if it's clean and free of burrs or other reason it may catch a new round?

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Old 09-30-2012, 01:41 AM   #3
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polishing the feed ramp and keeping it nice and oily usually cures misfeeds

the cotton polishing dremel tip is about $5 and i just use white rouge. it'll glow after about 60 seconds of polishing, i polish all the feed ramps in all my pistols about every few hundred rounds. dont use anything with grit, and you wont be removing any material

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Check you ammunition. If I shoot Federal FMJ 230 grain out of my 45JHP, I do not experience feed problems.

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low powered ammo will cause fte

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:55 AM   #6
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Also not having a firm grip will cause it to jam. Not only on Hi Points but any polymer frame pistol. Search you tube and you'll see bunch videos. They call it 'limp wristing'.

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Also not having a firm grip will cause it to jam. Not only on Hi Points but any polymer frame pistol. Search you tube and you'll see bunch videos. They call it 'limp wristing'.
This applies to any pistol, not just polymer, I have never had a single issue with my Romanian Tokarev, but when my 11yr old step brother shoots it it fails to eject every two or three rounds because he doesn't hold it tight enough.
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I'm a firearms instructor and if I may make one addition. Limp wristing - is not about grip. A good firm grip helps: but grip isn't the problem. It's the amount of upward force you allow your hand to travel instead of keeping your hand in the position it was. The key to reliability in this aspect is keeping your wrist straight: this allows the slide to fly straight backwards - impart it's energy at maximum rearward travel and then the recoil spring over powers the slide and pushes forward, stripping the round from the magazine and guiding it into the chamber, eventually reaching full battery. It's when you allow your wrist to bend and the gun to raise muzzle up that the slide will lose energy in it's rearward travel. Thus, you'll have failures to eject because the slide won't go back all the way, failures to feed because the movement of the slide was hindered, etc.

Grip is a good thing to start with: but limp wristing is literally about the wrist. If you keep it straight: you'll get consistent reliability and shot placement. It's when you allow the gun to flip real bad that the movement of the slide becomes impaired. I don't put this in there specifically to correct people or bust someone's chops: but to clarify because it's a common source of misconception.

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I don't put this in there specifically to correct people or bust someone's chops: but to clarify because it's a common source of misconception.
no thats a great post

my daughter is 5'2" and about a buck o' five

she has ZERO trouble shooting every gun i own except the .380's

for some reason THEY are the ones that scare her lol

.45 acp, .357 mag , no sweat
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she has ZERO trouble shooting every gun i own except the .380's

for some reason THEY are the ones that scare her lol
Took my mother shooting with me a couple times, she hates my .380 LCP, perhaps because they are so small and light so they have a very snappy recoil, not a problem for me, but can be for others.
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