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Offline backupr9

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Bad experience at the range!
« on: November 08, 2018, 04:45:14 PM »
My EDC covert had not been fired since the last cleaning3 months back, but was well lubricated.  I loaded with Lawman 115.  I had a stove pipe the 2nd round fired.  Cleared it and intermittently had several more failures to eject, jamming up the gun...clearly a limp wrist, except I wasn’t limp wristing...decided there was something impeding the slide.  It also was intermittently catching when I racked the slide.  When I got home I found the slide retainer pin was broken.  Had a hard time getting the last piece out.

Now it is out.  I can pass the punch clear through without resistance.  However, the slide racks as if the pin was still in place, and I cannot get the slide off the pistol.  Suggestions?
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Re: Bad experience at the range!
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 05:26:24 PM »
That's a tough one. Perhaps Eric could offer a suggestion or two.

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Re: Bad experience at the range!
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2018, 03:06:03 PM »
Eric messaged me, but is tied up with the loss of a dear friend.  We’ll figure it out together when he gets back next week or two.  What a guy!
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Re: Bad experience at the range!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2018, 03:48:34 PM »
As a last resort you might try to contact Alex at Williams but you probably have already considered that option.

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Re: Bad experience at the range!
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2018, 08:07:37 PM »
Thanks Tracker.  Eric thinks he can talk me through a fix.  Since I have a spare, there is no real hurry.
My arthritic hands are becoming a problem on fast follow up shots...the G43, if I buy one, may end up as my EDC.
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Re: Bad experience at the range!
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2018, 11:07:25 AM »
The G43 is a winner, imo. As for arthritic hands I had a 5-6 level of pain in the two middle knuckles of my right hand. After I started taking Heal-n-Soothe for two weeks the pain has virtually disappeared. Here is a consumer link that discusses it but I am sold.
https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/joint-pain-product-reviews/heal-n-soothe.html