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I received hI-point 380 acp from my FFL today. I can't seem to pull the slide back and then squeeze the trigger. I tried this several times, and now I have the slide open, but I can't get it to return.
Should I return the pistol and order a replacement?
 

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Remove the empty mag, pull the slide back and release.

Wizard.
 

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OK. Here is my original problem:
I received hI-point 380 acp from my FFL today. I can't seem to pull the slide back, release and then squeeze the trigger. It works OK 1 time out of 10. I do not have the safety engaged.
Should I return the pistol and order a replacement?
 

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No. You need to learn your firearm.
 

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OK. Here is my original problem:
I received hI-point 380 acp from my FFL today. I can't seem to pull the slide back, release and then squeeze the trigger. It works OK 1 time out of 10. I do not have the safety engaged.
Should I return the pistol and order a replacement?
Well, at least you didn't take it apart and put it back together wrong, yet.:p

Are you you experienced with guns?

Are you certain that you are racking it back all the way? That's what cocks it, so if you aren't, then...it does what you say its doing.

Really, honestly, truthfully...get some ammo, take it to the woods, and try it out. :)

If you REALLY just wanna tear things upo, you could take the right side grip off and see if the trigger and sear mechanism is lined up right...but since its a new gun, that probably isn't it, unless the grip is loose.

Please, please...get some ammo, load it and shoot it.;)
 

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We are going to need a little more info than that. Is this the first semi auto pistol you've owned? Is the mag inserted? Pictures?
And Cicpup is not Wizard. He was calling you wizard. You had to be there...
 

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We are going to need a little more info than that. Is this the first semi auto pistol you've owned? Is the mag inserted? Pictures?
And Cicpup is not Wizard. He was calling you wizard. You had to be there...
No, he was just SAYING wizard, not calling anyone a wizard.

It's like saying viola, in French.
 

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I thought he was saying this guy was Wizard. Trying a different handle to get back on HPFF again. ha ha
 

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I thought he was saying this guy was Wizard. Trying a different handle to get back on HPFF again. ha ha
3 posts = 3 new threads. What can I say? I saw a correlation.
 

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No, this is not the first semi-auto pistol I have owned. I do NOT need to learn my firearm. I'm telling you I simply cannot get a trigger pull. The FFL guy who handled it for me had the same problem, but he did get it to work. I can get it to work 1 time out of 10, as I said. I also do not want to put some shells in it and try. I am convinced I need to return it and get another.
 

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No, this is not the first semi-auto pistol I have owned. I do NOT need to learn my firearm. I'm telling you I simply cannot get a trigger pull. The FFL guy who handled it for me had the same problem, but he did get it to work. I can get it to work 1 time out of 10, as I said. I also do not want to put some shells in it and try. I am convinced I need to return it and get another.
If he was a good FFL he would have never let you take possession and send it back then.

Giving it to you like that and letting you handle it is kinda a d!ck move on his part.
 

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If he was a good FFL he would have never let you take possession and send it back then.

Giving it to you like that and letting you handle it is kinda a d!ck move on his part.
+1 on this! If it had those issues at the shop, you should not have taken possession of it/bought it in the first place!
 

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Sounds like the mag is not seated properly or maybe your depressing the mag release when holding in fireing position? When I got my c9 I sometimes would lightly depress the mag release when fireing the gun.
 

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Sounds like the mag is not seated properly or maybe your depressing the mag release when holding in fireing position? When I got my c9 I sometimes would lightly depress the mag release when fireing the gun.
What does the mag release have to do with trigger reset or cocking the striker?:confused:
 

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No, this is not the first semi-auto pistol I have owned. I do NOT need to learn my firearm. I'm telling you I simply cannot get a trigger pull. The FFL guy who handled it for me had the same problem, but he did get it to work. I can get it to work 1 time out of 10, as I said. I also do not want to put some shells in it and try. I am convinced I need to return it and get another.
I'd still like to see inside the right grip. Chances are things aren't lined up in there. If so, it's an easy fix.
 
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