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My C9 is the first handgun I have owned. When I bought it I followed the advice of loading the mag and letting it sit for a while. When I went to the range I shot 150 rounds of Blazer, Blazer brass and Independence ammo through it. The only problem I had was that slide would fail to lock back about 1/3 of the time.

Since I didnt have FTF issues I decided to try the WWB. Before going to the range to try the ammo I racked my slide one day. I noticed that it was catching on the first round out of the magazine. I played with it some and when it had a full mag the slide would catch or even fail to fall forward and I would have to bang the back of the slide to get it to close. This happened both with the Blazer and WWB ammo. On the next round and subsequent rounds it would cycle normally. If I load 7 rnds into the mag it cycles fine with maybe a barely discernable catch. The problem seems to be with a fully loaded mag. The wierd thing is that this issue just seems to have popped up.

OK, while I was writing this it occurred to me what the problem might be. I was reading about slam fires about the same time I first noticed this "problem". I realize now that when I was racking the slide I was babying it. I was kind of guiding the slide back instead of just pulling it back and letting it slam shut. If I baby it I can feel it catch every time but if I just let it slam shut it works just fine. At the risk of looking like an idiot I am going to post this anyway in case some other noob comes along some day with the same problem. 10 points for you if you diagnosed the problem in the first 2 paragraphs.

In case you were wondering, I had 3 nose up FTF in 64 rounds of the WWB. They all occurred in the 6th or 7th round. I am going to buff the feed ramp and see if the problem goes away. However, no matter how hard I try I am still shooting low. I think I am going to have to find an experienced shooter to see if they can diagnose my problem.
 

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I had the same trouble when I shot my C9 the first time at the range.

I gently slid the slide back and eased it shut while watching the bullet try to load. It would not load.

I asked the attendent to help me. He pulled the slide back hard and let it go, several times, and told me this C9 was working fine. Did I feel like a fool.
 

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yea temcon i did the exact same thing when i first bought my 45 hp except me and my dad were shooting on the farm (thank god otherwise i would have felt like an even bigger idiot) i would ever so lightly pull the slide back and slowley let it forward making the bullet ketch i did this 3 times befor my dad called me a big baby and told me to pull the slide back and let her fly then it worked fine
 
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