11-03-2016, 02:36 PM
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Houston Texas
Fresh From Yonkersville - Range Report
Range Report 11-3-16
Fresh off the UPS truck from Yonkersville, I had grandioso expectations that this little jewel was gonna come out a blazing without any issues. Began the session with some Monarch 95gr FMJ ammo. Shot two magazines without any issues at all. First mag (target pic attached) are the rounds in the head area. Second mag, I settled down and got a nice group in the “7” mark area just below neck on the target. That was all of the Monarch ammo that I had brought. Next I went to the Freedom Munitions ammo I just bought 100gr. Had a failure to feed on third round. Finished that mag (Kimber 7 rnd), and inserted the sig mag and went through without any issues. Next set, inserted mag (slide locked open) and when I cycled the slide the nose of the bullet went downward and would not feed. Locked slide removed the mag tapped mag in my palm to seat all the rounds, re-installed and same thing. Removed the mag, took 1 round out (now 7 rnd mag with 6 rounds) and tried again. Round fed. Acquired target, fired and slide partially locked open (FTF)…. DANGIT !!!! Cycled again, shot one more round, and same thing. I now had a single shot pistol experience as I was having to cycle the slide after firing each round. It would eject the spent casing fine, just not feed the new round. Getting pretty frustrated about then….. reloaded mags, and this time, I started with slide in normal closed position. Cycled in a slingshot motion and the round fed. Shot through that mag with no issues. Reloaded a fresh mag, cycled same as before and on the 5th round, I got a FTE (see pic). It seemed that every magazine at that point had some type of an issue. Other than the first two mags with the Monarch, I pretty much had some type of issue with each session of the two mags. Both mags were giving me problems, so I can't say its a mag issue (I think). I figure if it were me, limpwristing or something, the same issues would present themselves with my Micro 9 at least.
The one thing I noticed about the FM ammo is their fmj rounds had a squared end much like a hollowpoint, where the Monarch ammo did not and I had no issues with the Monarch.
According to the Repair Order, the following was done to it in Yonkersville:
- Replaced Extractor, Slide Stop and recoil spring
- Refinished Barrel
- Reamed and polished chamber
They test fired 3 mags of Pierce 100 Gr RNHB and 1 mag of Hornady 90 Gr JHP
I’m gonna buy some of the Pierce ammo like they used and see how that goes at next range trip. At this point, I’m not totally giving up, but certainly getting a bit frustrated at this experience. Will clean, lube up and try again next week.
FORTUNATELY, my experience today with my Micro 9mm and brand new Ultra Carry were stellar so not a total bad range trip. Those experiences will be logged in the appropriate areas on this forum.