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    Failure to feed

    Im about 1200 rounds in on my g2c and when i went this last weekend to range, i had 4 failure to feed. They only happened when i rack slide after putting fresh clip in after it was empty. Im npt sure why, maybe my recoil spring is wearing out, or maybe the clip springs are dirty or wearing out. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Also, i was going range after not going for konth and did not oil it. And one time while owning it it slipped out my hand and fell from hip height. These are the factors and im hoping that someone can help me with some good advice. Thank you in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrioroftruth View Post
    Im about 1200 rounds in on my g2c and when i went this last weekend to range, i had 4 failure to feed. They only happened when i rack slide after putting fresh clip in after it was empty. Im npt sure why, maybe my recoil spring is wearing out, or maybe the clip springs are dirty or wearing out. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated. Also, i was going range after not going for konth and did not oil it. And one time while owning it it slipped out my hand and fell from hip height. These are the factors and im hoping that someone can help me with some good advice. Thank you in advance!
    First off, clean the firearm well, and use a little gun grease on the rails that your slide attaches to.
    Next, take your magazines apart and clean them, after that use a Dry lube on a q-tip and rub it on
    the inside of your mags(not to much dry lube) and put them back together.
    Using a brush(old tooth brush works great) clean between the breach face and extractor claw (carbon buildup) then
    go shoot it and let us know how it went!.............
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    I have read many times that 80% of all FTF are caused by friction. So yea, clean and inspect.
    I do not use oil inn or on my "magazine" . Find a real dry lube for cleaning them (mag slick, militec1).
    If you dropped it, look and feel the feed lips on the magazine for burs, waves or uneven gaps. If you have used oil on the magazine the oil gathers dirt and grit. It can hang up enough to just to cause one hic up. Use a different magazine and see if that's it.
    A full magazine issue would be the feed lips or follower not the magazine spring. It the FTF is going on with the use of other magazines as well, look at dirty extractor,slide op rod spring....

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    I have used cleaning solution then oil on the magazines and inside the yellow follower area some. I think maybe it developed some grit buildup. Im going check everything tonight after work.
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    Also, u mentioned checking feed part on magazines. Is that the metal on the clip that stops the yellow follower from coming out?

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    Clean between breech face and extractor claw? What exactly does that look like.

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    Also, i dont have dry lube. I just bought some clp. What could i use as dry lube?

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    ahh- OK-- when you drop the slide are you allowing it to sling forward with full force or are you gently letting it move forward?
    don't baby a semi automatic!!!
    have you changed the type pf ammo that you are using?
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    Don't use oil in magazines.

    Oil is a dirt attractant and holds it inside the mag. I've never lubed a magazine. Disassemble, clean, wipe dry, reassemble.
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    Can't add much more to the above, except that the interior of a magazine and the spring/follower action there are not high speed or pressure and really don't require lube of any kind. When cleaning, which I don't do very often unless there is an issue, inspect for any burrs that might cause the action of feeding rounds to slow or cease. A dry lube protectant might be indicated if you are in a high humidity environment to help slow corrosion. An RSA shouldn't wear out that early, but it's not unheard of. My PT 1911 had FTF after some 5,000 rounds and a new spring fixed it up. Taurus might send you a new one if you let them know...other than that the aftermarket from Lakeline is excellent and is installed in my G2.

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