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Old 08-02-2016, 08:44 AM   #1
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The Schwartz may not be with me

I was doing One Box drills with my Ultra II at the local range Sunday when on two separate occasions, I pulled the trigger and the round did not discharge. I recocked and the pistol fired normally with that round. I was using the same ammo in my Custom II and never had an issue. I'm wondering if the Schwartz safety is a little sticky. The Ultra is very new, so I figure after a few hundred more rounds, it'll be okay.

It seemed a little odd that the Ultra did this, but not the Custom.

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With the smaller gun, it may be possible you are not fully engaging the grip safety.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:02 AM   #3
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Aside from cleaning it my only other suggestion would be to read this: Tuning the Kimber style Swartz Safety
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
With the smaller gun, it may be possible you are not fully engaging the grip safety.
That's what I am thinking. Chuck43's link is great. I may need to see about tweaking it.
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Old 08-02-2016, 09:22 AM   #5
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Aside from cleaning it my only other suggestion would be to read this: Tuning the Kimber style Swartz Safety
It has less than 50 rounds through it since the last cleaning. I'll see if it's the Schwartz.
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Great advice from Chuck and Gary. How many rounds have you got through it since you cleaned the firing pin?
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When you cleaned it did you also remove and clean the firing pin and spring?
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:27 AM   #8
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Only being two rounds that failed to fire I would be leaning towards hard primers. You didn't say if the rounds had dimples where the pin struck before re-chambering. Not all hammers strike with the same force. A buddy of mine can't fire my reloads because I use CCI primers. He's had a trigger job and lighter springs installed and can only fire Federal or other light primers.


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Old 08-02-2016, 12:22 PM   #9
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As I noted, the pistol is very, very new (<300 rounds). There has not been enough rounds through it yet to warrant a total disassembly for cleaning. I am more concerned about getting a potential issue on the radar at this point. I need to run several hundred more rounds through it before I will take any steps. I'd rather err on the side of caution and keep an eye on things until I am certain it's not just growing pains. I did find it interesting that I did not have this issue with the Custom at this same point, that's why I posted the question. I'm confident it's not the ammo.

I'll fire it some more and see how it plays out. Definitely too early to take action, yet.

Thanks, y'all.
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
Only being two rounds that failed to fire I would be leaning towards hard primers. You didn't say if the rounds had dimples where the pin struck before re-chambering. Not all hammers strike with the same force. A buddy of mine can't fire my reloads because I use CCI primers. He's had a trigger job and lighter springs installed and can only fire Federal or other light primers.


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I checked the ammo. No dimples at all.
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