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Failure to eject today with my 709 after several hundred trouble free rounds. The fired case was about halfway out of the chamber & the top round from the magazine was holding the slide open.
I was shooting Federal Champion 115 grain FMJ from Wal Mart, & it was only the third round.. I cleared the jam, shot the rest of the mag with a failure of the slide to lock open on the last round ( only the second time that has happened with this gun). I shot three more mags without another issue.
I bought several hundred rounds of these Federals from a local Wally World - they were the only 9mm that I have been able to find locally for the past several months. I have used WWB 115 FMJ & Blazer Brass 115 & 124 FMJ without any problems in my 709. I previously shot 30 or 40 of the Federals through my full size Beretta 92 FS without a problem.
I am hoping that the 709 just doesn't like the Federal ammo. It is a little lighter load than WWB or Blazer.
Anyone else have extraction or ejection problems with Federal Champions in a 709?
 

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Yes, in both 9 & .40 in several pistols (including 709/740). Finally used up and have avoided since. So far the only ammo I've had aggravating problems when using.
 

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That is the exact failure mode I experienced with my 709, also with 9mm Federal Champion from Walmart. My failures were more frequent. No more problems after I replaced the extractor with a new one bought from Taurus. But I need to say that I couldn't see (by eye) any difference between the old and new extractor.
 

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I've had problems with FTE on my 709 with both Federal and Winchester. It is currently in Miami on vacation to be repaired. Hope your problem is just the ammo!
 

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I've had problems with FTE on my 709 with both Federal and Winchester. It is currently in Miami on vacation to be repaired. Hope your problem is just the ammo!
I have used Winchester White box, Blazer Brass, & Independence FMJ without an issue. Unless a problem just developed with the extractor on the last range trip, the problem is with the Federal Champion ammo.
 
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