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    Striker block assembly? Weak primer strikes sd9ve

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    So I have shot 1000 rounds through my smith and wesson sd9ve. This weekend went to shoot it and shot through 30 rounds of remington green and white box 115grain hollownpoints fine. Loaded in my reloads and back to back got 7 weak primer strikes. Tried other reloads and same thing. Went to my ruger ec9s loaded all
    the ammo and everything fired fine. Suspected striker issues.

    Disassembled when I got home and found it full of carbon and gun on it. Sprayed it down with hornady one shot and cleaned and dried up the striker block. Also sprayed and cleaned the striker hole and where the block sits and made sure its dry. Going to buy a couple boxes of factory ammo and test it before call smith and wesson

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    Would the gunk cause weak primer strikes?

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    Yes it can.
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    Yes a build up of "gunk" in the firing pin channel or at the inside of the breech face can cause incomplete or slow striker motion forward. Which can lead to light primer strikes and damage to the firing pin. The Op is on the right track. Weak striker spring can also cause issue. But with that said, also need to verify entire breech face inside and out is clean, the extractor is working properly, and the barrel chamber face has no dings or gunk causing a slightly out of battery condition. 1000 rounds is really not a death knell for the SD9VE. There are several reviewers that have exceeded 5K rounds with no issues.
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    Light strikes were chronic with my PT 145 SS when the FP channel got gunked up. You are probably good to go once cleaned...no lube.
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    Is there any specific cleaner I should use?maybe alcohol so no lube at all gets on the parts. Just used normal hornady one shot.

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    IIRC I used Hoppe's...just wiped it dry with q tips
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    On my comparable S&W SW9VE, I make a habit of cleaning out the Striker Channel about every 500 rounds or so.
    I could probably let it go more than that, but since I often carry it, I want it reliable.
    I use Ballistol, but any general solvent should work just fine.
    IF not in the mood for disassembly, flushing the Firing Pin area with CRC Electrical Connector Cleaner can suffice.


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    I will be the odd man out, you can put a little(and I mean a little)dry lube on a q-tip and run it down
    the firing pin channel, should not cause any issue and will provide a bit of lubrication...................
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    Quote Originally Posted by xiholdtruex View Post
    Is there any specific cleaner I should use?maybe alcohol so no lube at all gets on the parts. Just used normal hornady one shot.
    I use Birchwood Casey Synthetic Safe blast free cleaner, then with low pressure compressed air. Does a pretty good job actually.
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