Returning to battery

Discussion in 'Hi-Point Pistols' started by DaveB61, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. DaveB61

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    Hi, just bought a Hi Point c9 last month and have to say it is a very accurate pistol! I grouped them better with my c9 than with my ruger p89. Had a question about the slide failing to return to full battery on occasion. Sometimes the slide fails to return to full battery leaving a 3/16 gap between slide and breech. I bump the back of the slide and it will return to battery. My question is is there a fix to this problem? New to the forum and would appreciate any help.
     
  2. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    Welcome daveb, Probably just a break in thing. How many rds have you put down range? Does it do it every time? I'm sure someone here will have some good advice for you.
     

  3. DaveB61

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    Ive only put 150 rnds through it and no it doesn't do it every time. Just worried That I might be gouging the surface of the barrel or the surface underneath the extractor when I bump it closed.
     
  4. panoz77

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    Take the slide off and check for any burrs machine defects on the bottom of the slide and check the receiver also then lube both surfaces. Sounds like it just may need some break in to smooth out, not normally the case but try above and see if it helps.
     
  5. DaveB61

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    slide has been polished, feed ramp polished, follower in magazine polished. everything seems to move very freely. what happens is as the round is most of the way chambered the end with the primer is not seated flush against the wall behind the extractor, its tweaked just a bit and when you bump the slide, the round seats fine and slide closes. Just wondering if this common during break in period or should I be contacting MOM and by the way I appreciate the replies.
     
  6. panoz77

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    Chamber might be out of spec, no this is not a common problem.
     
  7. sdshipoint

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    Make sure your hand isn't rubbing against the slide and slowing it down. Also make sure you are not "limp wristing" it!


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  8. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    What ammo are you using? Try some different ammo.
     
  9. DaveB61

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    I wondered about hand making contact with the slide and the limp wristing. It seems to happen when my son shoots the gun, but it did happen to me once too but more frequently when he shoots it, at least once during each mag fired it seems like.
     
  10. DaveB61

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    In answer to the question, what ammo I'm using? we were shooting reloads I purchased at the last gun show. So i'm loading all different kinds of manufacture casings. I will look at the casing next time it jams and see if its a particular manufactures casing is getting stuck behind the extractor.
     
  11. cicpup

    cicpup Resident PITA Supporting Member

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    I bet we have a winner. Try some full power factory ammo before you start worrying.
     
  12. MachoMelvin

    MachoMelvin Well-Known Member

    You beat me to it!!!

    I won't tell MoM, if you don't?

    I never shoot reloads, probably because I don't reload & I don't trust somebody else's reloads.
     
  13. panoz77

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    Agreed, try some factory ammo. Who knows what the hell is in those "reloads", seller could have laced the powder with mouse poop
     
  14. DaveB61

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    Thanks! Ill be getting some this weekend.
     
  15. I had the same problem with both my C9's. Just lube the rails on both sides of the slide. Worked for me.
     
  16. glassham

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    If you don't know the person who did the reload, I wouldn't use those rounds. If you're going to use reloads, make sure you know they have all been loaded using the same brass, bullets and powder charge. In other words, know what you're buying.