Beretta 92FS slide not locking open

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      Beretta 92FS slide not locking open

      Recently, the slide on my Beretta 92FS has been intermittently NOT locking open after the last round. Has anyone experienced this problem?
      Any thoughts?

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      Are you sure you aren't inadvertently depressing the slide stop?

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      Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
      Are you sure you aren't inadvertently depressing the slide stop?

      -Jeff-
      +1

      I've got a bad habit of doing just that myself...
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      You mean like while I'm shooting - like my thumb placement may be near enough its bumping it? Hmm dunno - I can say that I am probably novice enough or undisciplined enough of a shooter to not have real good "muscle memory" when it comes to grip - I suppose I could be doing this - I'll keep an eye on it next time I get to the range.

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      i have that problem now and then after the first mag when i'm shooting the beretta after my glock because i rest my thumb against the slide stop. is there a slide stop made for the 92 without that lower lip?

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      Do a quick function check...insert an empty magazine (may need to try a couple of mags) then pull the slide back and see if it locks back.

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      Make sure you are using 9mm clips and not .40 clips. Using a 40 clip will cause that to happen.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Dynamik1 View Post
      Recently, the slide on my Beretta 92FS has been intermittently NOT locking open after the last round. Has anyone experienced this problem?
      Any thoughts?
      I had the same problem when I got my XD9SC and I found out the culprit was my thumb on the stop.

      Quote Originally Posted by jismail View Post
      Make sure you are using 9mm clips and not .40 clips. Using a 40 clip will cause that to happen.
      Repeat after me:

      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".
      "I will not refer to magazines as clips ever again".

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      Quote Originally Posted by jismail View Post
      Make sure you are using 9mm clips and not .40 clips. Using a 40 clip will cause that to happen.
      What are these??

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike_E View Post
      Do a quick function check...insert an empty magazine (may need to try a couple of mags) then pull the slide back and see if it locks back.
      Exactly! I passed up on a nice Inox 92FS because of a feed issue once in a while and the slide-lock issu.. I thought the gun had an issue (as a complete newb). The problem was just weak springs in his old mags. The owner showed me later he "fixed" just by giving the old tired springs a good stretch, which may not be good practice vs getting new mag springs, but cleared up the issue. Apparently the 92's are fairly mag-sensitive in this regard.

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      I've owned several 92s over the years. As long as ya deal with factory mags - I've NEVER had a mag issue.

      Many people use those crap checkmate mags or promag/usa mags, etc. Those suck.

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      Just for clarity - I am only using the factory-issued mags that came with the gun and it was purchased mid-2008 with approx 1000 rnds total through the barrel rotated equally among the mags.

      I think the guy who mentioned it happens to him after shooting his Glock may have been closest. It just started happening after I started shooting 200 rnds through my Kel-Tec Pf-9 each time I go to the range. I usually finish with the Beretta and I would be willing to bet its "User Error" on my part.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tekhead1219 View Post
      What are these??
      Clips are used to load magazines.

      Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post
      Exactly! I passed up on a nice Inox 92FS because of a feed issue once in a while and the slide-lock issu.. I thought the gun had an issue (as a complete newb). The problem was just weak springs in his old mags. The owner showed me later he "fixed" just by giving the old tired springs a good stretch, which may not be good practice vs getting new mag springs, but cleared up the issue. Apparently the 92's are fairly mag-sensitive in this regard.
      Most firearms with a bolt/slide release that lock open on the last round depend on the follower to push it up.

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      your spring in your mag could be getting weak. i had that problem, i took the spring out and stretched it a bit put it back in and slide stayed open on last round. ordered new spring . do you let all your mags set around loaded? constant load on your springs will get week overtime.

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      My guess would be weak mag springs or third party mags. If you arent pressing the slide release like you say, 95% of the time its the mags and usually the springs. Good luck.

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