40 S&W Magazine problem
After reading all of the good posts for Hi-Point pistols, thought I'd give one a try again(didn't have much use for the one I bought several years ago and was a happy camper when I finally found a sucker to buy it). I bought a new 40 S&W JCP last week end for a local gun shop. Didn't have a chance to fire it until this morning. Gun was pretty accurate and had no problem with the first mag load of ammo. Since then I haven't been able to get it to strip a round from the mag. Tried 4 different brands of ammo none of which would load a single round. Loaded different load numbers thinking maybe it didn't like a fully loaded mag to no avail. Here's my procedure that I've followed for many years with any of my Colt 45, Brownig Hi Power, AR15 and othe mag fed pistols and rifles I own. Load mag, palm whack mag, slide into weapon, pull back slide and bang away. This magazine (fired first mag without a problem) strips the round forward about 1/4" at which point it noses down into the front of the magazine itself. I started looking at the site last Saturday after buying the pistol and noticed a post about the magazine needing some tweeking at the feed lip. Does this sound like whats going on here? If so, I hope some of you that are pros with this pistol or have had the same problem can help me out. With the 10 rds I was able to send down range to the target, this pistol seemed to be alot more capable than the Ruger my friend has. Thanks for any help.