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I just bought a 709 last week and only had it out once so far, but I'm having a problem I wanted some help on.

When I chamber a round the next round in the magazine moves forward a bit, it is enough to notice. It is doing it with the Corbon ammo i have it in now. I don't remember if it happened with the FMJ stuff I was breaking it in with. I had one failure to feed that I figured was directly related to this. I notice it with both mags I have.

Is there anything I can do to stop it, do you think its the ammo, bum mags? Any help would be great I bought this gun as an EDC but if it won't feed reliably, I don't think it will win that title.

If you think its the Corbon ammo let me know what you guys use or what this gun is know to like.

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It's kind of normal for the next round to get dragged slightly...not with the 709 specifically but with semi-auto handguns in general. The round will move forward before getting tilted upwards anyway into the chamber. It's almost a head start...and is apparent on anything including glocks, 1911's, etc.

I doubt any malfs were due to this.
 

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I will try and post a pic tomorrow when I get a chance, there is a fairly large space. I have never seen this with any of my other guns.
 

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Please post the picture. However, the second round moving forward slightly is normal in any semi-auto handgun, and /or rifle. It is not a malfunction in and of itself.

I would recommend your putting a couple hundred rounds of FMJ through it before trying a stubby round like Cor-Bon. The break-in will allow the feed ramp to clean itself up. You may want to look at Remington Golden Saber JHPs, as they have a more rounded feed style.
 

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Please post the picture. However, the second round moving forward slightly is normal in any semi-auto handgun, and /or rifle. It is not a malfunction in and of itself.

I would recommend your putting a couple hundred rounds of FMJ through it before trying a stubby round like Cor-Bon. The break-in will allow the feed ramp to clean itself up. You may want to look at Remington Golden Saber JHPs, as they have a more rounded feed style.
Good advise on the Golden Sabers. I can also recommend Winchester Silvertips for the same reason. They are a little more rounded and usually feed without a hitch.
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, I know Cobon was a bit snappy to start out with but it was the only good carry ammo on the shelve that day. I did put over 100 round of Blazer 115gr. FMJ through it before attempting the Corbon. Here are 2 pics I took quick. Both ammos, Corbon and Blazer. The top round it the second round in the mag after one is chambered. It seems to be worse when I rack the slide by hand, it wasn't as bad with the slide locked back and letting it fly. Both of these pics are the slide being racked by hand.
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Looks normal to me. As top round is stripped it's going to drag the next round until the nose is stopped by the mag.
 

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Checked couple of my mags on the 709 same thing. I have over 3500 rd down range. I use federal, Remington green box, umc, pmc monarch and of course Hornady critical defense. When it was under 2 or 300rds a few FTF or FTE would occur. Once I got a good understanding of the trigger and grips the problem is non existant. If the wife tries (which she won't anymore) she would have FTF and FTE problems. She not a all fond of the little gun. It's in my pocket holster most every day. The 709 tend to grow on you the more rounds you feed it.
 
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Tow more questions for everyone
How many rounds do you think I should shoot to break it in? Second how many hollow points should I put through it to be sure its going to eat them all the time?

I was thinking 200 and 100. Should I expect 100% perfect for my 100 rounds of carry ammo to trust it, well I already do want it to give me 100% am I expecting too much?
 
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