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    If you had a bullet lodged in the barrel, that would be a "squib" load. There is either no powder or not enough powder to propel the bullet out of the barrel. It's rare with factory ammo, but it does happen. Unfortunately, most people rack the slide and load another round. Then you have a potential disaster on your hands. If the case was stuck in the chamber, you had an overpressure situation which can be equally dangerous. You definitely had an ammo problem. Gun dealers are notorious for not providing info regarding malfunctions. I doubt there was anything wrong with the case itself. You probably could not have chambered the round if it was dented or not properly sized. Sometimes a malfuntion remains a mystery. I've experienced them myself and am fortunate that no one was injured. The best thing you did when you heard the "click" is to stop shooting and inspect the gun.

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    Hud,

    Thanks for your comments! I've never had an issue like this before. I just spoke with the local gunsmith that the dealer brought the gun to initially to inpsect my gun. He only had the gun for about 15:00, and he said that he didn't remember exactly what might have caused it, but saw no issue wih the gun. He said it could have just been a freak thing. He did say that the primer was NOT struck, since the slide was not completely closed.
    Ironically, his shop is less than 5:00 from my house, so if I have another issue, I'll just deal with him directly.
    He said to just shoot it again and see what happens.
    If the primer was not struck, it seems to me that the casing was on it's way into the chamber, and didn't make it all the way, and jammed. Why...seems to be the question.

    Oh well, we're planning a trip to the range on the 17th, so we'll see what happens.

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    I suspect the ammo, as I have witnessed this more than once. I cannot be sure without seeing the round, but it sounds like a case rim that was defective or damaged when the bullet was seated. The ammo companies are having production pushed as much as possible, and the problem is not limited to just one manufacturer. Wal-Mart has nothing to do with the problem.

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    If the round was "jammed" in the barrel, highly likely it was an issue with the round and not the pistol. Defective casing, case rim, bullet not seated properly in the case, would probably be the main culprit. If you've had beretta and gunsmiths check it out without a satisfactory explanation it sounds like a case for CSI.

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    Exactly same issue happened to me yesterday with Federal 165gr fmj. Bad ammo caused it but I don't like the fact that gun locked up the way it did. Eventually the whole slide came off okay after some struggles, then I needed to use tools and hammer to get the barrel out safely without damaging the gun. Strongly recommend to stay away from Federal fmj for .40 cal.

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    Many people at the Beretta Forum have had various issues with the Federal FMJ sold at Walmart. I personally won't use it anymore. Granted, I don't have any 40s, but have had a handful of issues with the 9mm Federal. Quit using it - never a problem again

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    The cheap ammo is just that,cheap.Rem and WWB have issues at times also.It's a PITA but inspect every round as you load it,weird crap happens.I've heard of 2 cases recently where there was no rim on brand new brass and passed the QC station.Bulges,OAL,powder charges,it happens.You also have to remember this is box store stuff.I never investigated ammo,but here's how Wally and the other discount stores work with electronics,etc.Buy a Flatscreen tv at Wally's,it's a good brand and the price is right,then bites the bone in 2 years.Look up the model number at the manufacturer's site,you have that tv but not the same model number.It is the "same" tv,but built with crap components to sell at that price.Ask any electronics repairman and he can show you the guts of the real McCoy and the discount version,different parts and they'll usually say trash it and start over,it isn't worth fixing.We've all heard the bulk 22 boxes are floor scrapings,kind of the same gig.

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    I prefer WWB over the other bulk ammo options from Wally World. It runs slightly hotter and cleaner in my experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LanceORYGUN View Post
    Danny:

    DPM Systems Advanced Recoil System ( $75 from theshootersbox.com ).
    Have you bought and installed this yet? How are you liking it so far?

    and is this this same item? apparently it's not available to the public and will only work with type G px4's....but I guess not since you've done it..I WANT!
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    Triple7:

    Here is a photo showing the low profile safety lever installed on a PX4:

    [IMG]http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm154/bigdogbro1/BerettaPx4storm_dett3.jpg[IMG]

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    I try to stay away from any Federal ammo.......been using WWB and Blazer brass for years...nary a problem.......

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    Federal ammo has been good to me and my px4 it's just my shooting at 25yrds ain't so great.. Lol

    I'll be trying out blazer aluminum on the weekend so we'll see how that goes.

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