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I've been informed that loading the magazines oh the Hi Point should be done in a very particular way as to avoid jamming issues. Hence, when loading my mags with HP ammo, I discovered that you can either leave the round naturally diagonal or kind of tip its nose upwards as you load them. Additionally, you can leave the round up to where it naturally goes in or push it all the way back. So I'm wondering, should I move the round's nose upwards or leave it straight, and should I leave the round up to where it normally goes it or shove it all the way back?
 

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The failures that I've been having is double feeds and the round going in too angled up and it causes the slide to stop halfway. At first I thought perhaps it was the fact that the ammo wasn't hot enough like you mentioned, but the weird part is that if I only load 4 rounds it works really well. With 5 rounds it doesn't have so many issues but it doesn't run flawless either. But with 6 or more rounds there's a failure every 2 or 3 rounds. Another funny thing is that hollow points actually have worked really well, but at the shooting ranges here it's only jacketed rounds so I could only shoot 3 mags of HP, so I haven't tested it as extensively as the FMJ.
 

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This sounds like a couple issues happening. First the magazine spring needs broken in. Load your magazine(s) up and let sit for a few days/week for the spring to create what is called a set. All springs need a set and people contribute it to also getting broken in just like the pistol needs to wear things in to work correctly.

The next issue sounds with the ammo nose riding up at a steep angle is some tweaking of the front of the magazine lips being too far open and the round is being pushed up and out of that lip from the next round from the pressure of the spring. You need to get some needle nose pliers and bring the mag lips closer together to better get hold of the round and not let it pop out of the lips easily.

There's HP videos online that show you this procedure better than how I can explain. This is a visual to see how to do it. Just look for Hi-Point 9mm magazine lip tweaks and the videos should come up, along with other explanation videos. Be careful, while the videos can help, DO NOT try to do all the problem solvers at once. You need to start with the easiest and eliminate each problem before moving on.

You've already done one elimination. That was using different ammos. BUT after each correction, go back to each manufacturer's ammo to see if that will keep working correctly. Sometimes correcting one problem, will bring on a problem that didn't happen the first time and there needs to be a balance of what correction to keep and what problem to overlook and not go back to because it worked before.
It might be a combination of weak ammo with the magazine spring not being set yet. That was a few months ago, I haven't tried it recently. But I've kept the mag fully loaded, so it should work now if it was that.
 
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