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    StorminNorman is offline Junior Member
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    Hello from Long Island

    Hey All,

    Proud new owner of a 9mm PX4 here. Took it out to the range for the first time today. Shot very well...and very accurately. Pistol feels great in the hand. One problem occurred 3 times however: the pistol failed to fire after reinserting a new mag (I had left the slide open from previous set, reinserted mag, then pressed slide release). Not sure if I have a lemon of if the gun needs to loosen a bit. Some recommendations on an appropriate place to post this situation would be welcomed.

    Best,
    Norman S.
    (LI, NY)

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    Whats Up,

    Glad to be here. Proud owner a a brand new Sig Sauer 229 E2. Fires like a champ.....

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    Welcome to the site!
    Quote Originally Posted by StorminNorman View Post
    Hey All,

    Proud new owner of a 9mm PX4 here. Took it out to the range for the first time today. Shot very well...and very accurately. Pistol feels great in the hand. One problem occurred 3 times however: the pistol failed to fire after reinserting a new mag (I had left the slide open from previous set, reinserted mag, then pressed slide release). Not sure if I have a lemon of if the gun needs to loosen a bit. Some recommendations on an appropriate place to post this situation would be welcomed.

    Best,
    Norman S.
    (LI, NY)
    My guess is that it is still a bit stiff because it's new. Until the weapon is worn-in a bit, may I suggest loading from a locked slide by pulling the slide to the rear with the non-shooting hand, and releasing it to snap forward from the full rearward position. It will give the slide a bit more velocity and momentum due to a more highly compressed action spring, and may help fully chamber that first shot more reliably. If it happened mostly near the end of a shooting session, when the gun may have been fouled with firing residue, then perhaps adding a drop of lube to critical areas part-way through the shooting session may also help the reliability; the need for this will also go away once the gun is smoothed-out/broken-in a bit.

    You could ask for more suggestions in the General Semi-Auto sub-forum, where many of the auto shooters hang out.
    "Placement is power" -- seen in an article by Stephen A. Camp
    (RIP, Mr. Camp; you will be remembered, and missed)

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