12-09-2016, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Aug 2013
If the slide fails to lock back after firing the last round, one or more of the following occurs:
Magazine spring too weak to get the follower up hard and or fast enough to pressure the lobe of the slide stop up into the slide's slide stop notch
The slide stop lever binds in the frame's hole due to fitment
The slide fails to come to the rear far enough for the slide stop notch to be engaged by the lobe of the slide stop lever. This due to either ammo that is too weak....OR shooter induced by failing to provide enough support for the slide to travel at speed (depriving of inertia). Hard to believe with a 380 but I have seen it.
Grip...small guns with big gun grips sometimes result in flesh contacting the slide and depriving it of energy, thus slowing it or stopping its travel.
slide forward, insert empty mag. sling shot slide hard and fast. If slide locks back that mag is okay. If lock back fails, replace mag spring.
Shoot gun with one hand ensuring that nothing touches slide. load one round mags to save ammo. if slide locks back consistently, then correct grip. if fails, repeat with two hands ensuring no contact on slide or slide stop lever. If slide locks back, correct shooting technique. If not, look to slide stop lever and power factor of ammo
Edit..I guess I should add recoil spring stacking but given that the spring and guide rod are factory issue it should not be a problem. I would hope....
Yea. Keep telling yourself that split times donít matter.
Last edited by Mike240; 12-09-2016 at 02:18 PM.