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Hello everyone. I'm new here and this is my first post. Im a new gun owner. I bought my JCP 40 new. I put about 800 rounds through it and cleaned it. After I put it back together I can hear the firing spring move back and forth in it. I know its not the drop saftey. I can see it through the mag well. Is this normal? I don't think it did that before I took it apart. If I rack the slide it stops of course and it dry fires fine. Can anyone shed some light on this for me please?
 

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Uncocked = Normal
Cocked = You forgot to install the firing pin
 
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Uncocked = Normal
Cocked = You forgot to install the firing pin
I cant say I understand sir. The firing pin and both spring are in it. Its just that if it's the gun back and forth I can hear the spring and everything sliding back and forth. Im just wandering if it's normal?
 

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I cant say I understand sir. The firing pin and both spring are in it. Its just that if it's the gun back and forth I can hear the spring and everything sliding back and forth. Im just wandering if it's normal?
First off, welcome to the zoo.
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Second, You've now met Cic. He knows as much or more about Hi Points as anyone on the forum. He is, however, a man of few words. He's telling you that the if the rattle you're hearing happens whe the gun is uncocked (after dryfiring, for example), it's perfectly normal. My JHP will do the same thing. If, however, you hear teh rattle AFTER cocking the gun BUT before firing, you forgot to install the firing pin.
@cicpup - if I misquoted you, please forgive and correct
 
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First off, welcome to the zoo.
View attachment 64041 Second, You've now met Cic. He knows as much or more about Hi Points as anyone on the forum. He is, however, a man of few words. He's telling you that the if the rattle you're hearing happens whe the gun is uncocked (after dryfiring, for example), it's perfectly normal. My JHP will do the same thing. If, however, you hear teh rattle AFTER cocking the gun BUT before firing, you forgot to install the firing pin.
@cicpup - if I misquoted you, please forgive and correct
Ok now I understand. Thank you all for the wonderful help. Then yes I did it correctly. I just don't remember hearing it before. Im probably was just nervous i did something wrong.
 

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First off, welcome to the zoo.
View attachment 64041 Second, You've now met Cic. He knows as much or more about Hi Points as anyone on the forum. He is, however, a man of few words. He's telling you that the if the rattle you're hearing happens whe the gun is uncocked (after dryfiring, for example), it's perfectly normal. My JHP will do the same thing. If, however, you hear teh rattle AFTER cocking the gun BUT before firing, you forgot to install the firing pin.
@cicpup - if I misquoted you, please forgive and correct
 
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Ok now I understand. Thank you all for the wonderful help. Then yes I did it correctly. I just don't remember hearing it before. Im probably was just nervous i did something wrong.
They are not the easiest gun to tear down and put back together. Do it oftern enough, you'll get good at it. Plenty of people here to help, too. One more thing - when you have a problem, take pictures. It's easier to help if we can see what's going on. Some guys here are short on words, some are rather blunt, but 98% are trying to help a new guy out (unless he proves to be a....Richard Cranium).
 

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You tore it down and put it back together. Your ahead of the curve.
@Zachary Stewart And you didn't put the sear in backwards. Your doubly ahead of the curve.
 

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You tore it down and put it back together. Your ahead of the curve.
Yea lol. I cant lie i watch YouTube haha. But yea it wasn't to bad. I had a little trouble with that darn recoil spring. Also the first time I forgot to connect the sear arm to the sear. But I'm learning my weapon pretty good. I'm planning on getting something different. Maybe a 1911. I have $350 now. Im gonna keep saving. Plus I need to pay for some good training.
 

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JMO I would look for a double stack carry pistol probably in 9mm. Especially if you can get a carry permit in your state. 1911, and the JCP aren't the best carry choice.
 

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I never noticed before, but I just checked mine and my firing pin spring does the same. Which proves what cicpup said cause mine shoots like a dream.
 

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I shot a guy in the pinkie finger with a .45. He fell like a sack of potatoes...............or was that the pinkie toe? Anyways slow and fat is where it's at?

I'll take 4-Tee for the win Alex.............
 
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