Intermittent FTF

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Intermittent FTF

Postby El Guapo » Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:15 pm

First time pistol owner, have had my CPX-2 for about 6 months. 350 rounds into my experience, I am mostly satisfied with my gun. Early on, Hornday CDR's and hollow points would not feed, but now they feed fine. Now I'm getting intermittent fail-to-feed. Today I shot 100 rounds, and had four (4) FTF's. They cleared quickly and easily. With a pull of the slide they chambered and fired fine. Always happened mid-clip.

As a first time owner, I simply don't know ... is a 4% FTF rate excessive? On the range, it's a nuisance. Heaven forbid, if I should have to use it for self defense, it could be deadly. I need the gun to go 'bang' every time I pull the trigger.

I disassemble and clean my gun after every range trip. I welcome your thoughts.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby economod » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:48 am

4/100 of what ammo?
Please be specific.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby arcus10mm » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:04 pm

El Guapo wrote:
is a 4% FTF rate excessive?
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby wrench459 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:10 pm

Every once in a blue moon I get a failed-to-feed.
It's so rare that I had to stage this picture.... :mrgreen:

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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby arcus10mm » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:28 pm

never let a "jam" go to waste practice tap-rack-bang.............
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby wrench459 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:42 pm

arcus10mm wrote:never let a "jam" go to waste practice tap-rack-bang.............


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I had to re-rack the slide with a mild lift to expel the fault.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby wrench459 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:47 pm

wrench459 wrote:
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Brings up a hole new meaning to nose-up ...don't ya think...:-)
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby wrench459 » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:05 pm

Oh heck yes break out your side arm.
This will give you time to get to your main battle armament.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby sccytoter » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:08 pm

El Guapo wrote:First time pistol owner, have had my CPX-2 for about 6 months. 350 rounds into my experience, I am mostly satisfied with my gun. Early on, Hornday CDR's and hollow points would not feed, but now they feed fine. Now I'm getting intermittent fail-to-feed. Today I shot 100 rounds, and had four (4) FTF's. They cleared quickly and easily. With a pull of the slide they chambered and fired fine. Always happened mid-clip.

As a first time owner, I simply don't know ... is a 4% FTF rate excessive? On the range, it's a nuisance. Heaven forbid, if I should have to use it for self defense, it could be deadly. I need the gun to go 'bang' every time I pull the trigger.

I disassemble and clean my gun after every range trip. I welcome your thoughts.

Well, even though I like my SCCY's, I do have to admit that they are kinda ammo sensitive. I have even had issues with certain "ball" ammo, let alone JHP's. I have found that mine like basically any JHP, with a smaller hole in the nose of the bullet. I have scored on some Independence 115 grain JHP ammo lately, at one of the LGS's, and it seems to run well in both of my pistols.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby economod » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:38 pm

Disassemble, clean & lube the magazines.
Try some Remington UMC 115gr FMJ - it's shorter than most others.

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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby wrench459 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 8:04 pm

sccytoter wrote: I have scored on some Independence 115 grain JHP ammo lately, at one of the LGS's, and it seems to run well in both of my pistols.


Yepper I'm with 'toter on this one.
For general fun..plinkin with JHP'S.. Independence is a fairly good round.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby sccytoter » Sun Dec 25, 2016 5:00 pm

Shot both my CPX-2's yesterday, and I can say this. Both of mine do not like 147 grain JHP's. I had three boxes of Speer 147 grainers on hand, and decided to see if they would cycle in the two pistols...they did not. Every round was a FTF. Well, I'll just keep them for the Hi Points, the one Glock, and my Hi Point carbine.

On the up side though, I ran 30 rounds through the older one and 30 rounds through the newer one, all without a hitch...they were 115's and 124's though. I bought a box of the Aguila 124 ball rounds, and they did just fine. I ran 10 rounds of that, through each gun without any hangups. :wink:
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby Whitebear620 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:59 pm

I think I'm at 150 rounds now through mine, only FTF has been due to limp wristing by the other person that's shooting or riding the slide when loading a mag, while firing in my hand my SCCY has not malfunctioned yet. So far I've only used:
115grn American Eagle FMJ brass
115grn Remington UMC JHP
I carry the UMC in it daily.
I know a lot of people are all the rage about the 147grn JHPs, but from what I've read it seems the SCCYs can be picky about these.
My brother in-law's Hi Point C9 won't stop choking up on the same rounds, FTF where the round doesn't go into the barrel and instead is stuck inside the pistol, you need three hands and pair of pliers to remove it; I keep telling him to send it back in for warranty but he's not really a gun guy and just likes shooting my SCCY instead.
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby wrench459 » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:00 pm

Whitebear620 wrote:I know a lot of people are all the rage about the 147grn JHPs, but from what I've read it seems the SCCYs can be picky about these.


My Sky will eat 147 gr for breakfast,lunch and dinner ..if I let it.:-)
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Re: Intermittent FTF

Postby sccytoter » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:22 pm

wrench459 wrote:
Whitebear620 wrote:I know a lot of people are all the rage about the 147grn JHPs, but from what I've read it seems the SCCYs can be picky about these.


My Sky will eat 147 gr for breakfast,lunch and dinner ..if I let it.:-)

Lol, consider yourself lucky! Mine will run just about every bullet profile, even my Remington Golden Sabres, as long as they are 124 grain or less. I think the bullet profile, on the 147's, are too long for mine to cycle correctly. That's no biggy for me though, because with the 995 carbine and it's 16" barrel, those 147's run a little faster anyways...I like them in the carbine.
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