Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    jcorey is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3

    New Handgun Question.

    Hello everyone. Im new to this forum and new to handguns. I bought a new CZ 75B stainless. I have taken to the range twice. Both times I had an issue with the slide not returning all the way. Several time after loading, when I release the slide, it does not close all the way. Causing the first round not to chamber. It doesn't happen every time but enough to cause me concern. Does anyone know why this happens or have suggestion on how to correct it. Thanx.

  2. #2
    PhilR. is offline Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    982
    What kind of ammo are you using? What are you using to lube with, and how are you doing it? Have you stripped it and made sure that the recoil spring is good? Are you making sure that the mag is securely locked in place, and that the mag springs are good?

    PhilR.

  3. #3
    jcorey is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    3
    Remington UMC 9mm. The gun is brand new. I really dont know how to tell if the springs are good or not.

  4. #4
    Baldy's Avatar
    Baldy is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Port St.John,FL.
    Posts
    6,741

    Thumbs up

    You need to pull the slide all the way back and release it fast. Just like it fired a round.
    Welcome to the forum and enjoy.

  5. #5
    BeefyBeefo's Avatar
    BeefyBeefo is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    CO
    Posts
    2,873
    First I've heard of that problem on one of those guns. Sexy gun though. Hope you figure it out

    -Jeff-

  6. #6
    Dsig1's Avatar
    Dsig1 is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Lancaster, PA
    Posts
    687
    Did you clean and lube it before your first range session? Have you cleaned it since? Oil it up and rack the slide a few times. Feel for any catching or grinding. Hold the slide all the way back and release. Also check your ejector and your spent casings. You may have an ejector problem especially if the casings are coming out misshaped, slowing the ejection process an causing a return delay.

  7. #7
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    You need to pull the slide all the way back and release it fast. Just like it fired a round.
    Welcome to the forum and enjoy.
    I'm thinking along with Baldy. Either not releasing fast enough or riding the slide a bit.

  8. #8
    submoa is offline Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    784
    CZs are notorious for weak springs new out of the box. Contact CZ USA about your RTB failure and they will ship you a new recoil spring.

    I know of folks who have replaced all springs in their CZs: recoil, mainspring, extractor, slide stop, firing pin, mag springs (usually with Wolff kits), and others who have had no problems straight from the factory.

    Springs are the most common customization for CZ75Bs. Those who have replaced with Wolff kits usually suggest upgrade the recoil spring from 14#to 15-16# and upgrade the mainspring from 14# to 15#. I have shot one of these tuned guns and it handles in SA like an accurized Browning HP with a trigger job, better grips and safety. The DA trigger still feels a little heavy. According to the owner, after a spring job, these guns are bulletproof reliable. And it is one of the few DA/SA 9mm that you can carry condition one.

  9. #9
    Patient_Zero's Avatar
    Patient_Zero is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    52
    Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
    I'm thinking along with Baldy. Either not releasing fast enough or riding the slide a bit.
    I'm going to have to disagree with both. If the recoil spring isn't heavy enough, that could cause a fail to return to battery. As Submoa
    said, upgrade the recoil spring. If you're not sure if that's the problem, take a look at how far spent casings are ejected from the pistol. 3 to 6 feet means its roughly correct. Less, you want a heavier spring, more, and go lighter.
    Last edited by Patient_Zero; 03-25-2008 at 03:35 AM. Reason: I've apparently lost my mind?

  10. #10
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Patient_Zero View Post
    Its also a good idea to control the slide after a reload. I don't recommend letting it slap forward after a reload. That can cause the gun to fail to return to battery.
    I fail to see the difference between letting the slide slam home after a reload and letting the slide "do it's thing" while shooting. It's the same mechanical action. When you fire, the slide goes back full speed then slams forward full speed, to strip a new round off the mag. Why do you feel is it OK when the gun is firing and not OK when reloading?

    The spring makes sense to me, riding the slide does not.

  11. #11
    Patient_Zero's Avatar
    Patient_Zero is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    52
    Todd:
    I went back and read my previous post again. I've deleted the statement in question because after trying for an entire day to figure it out, I have NO idea what the hell I was thinking about. I'll be over here in my corner wearing my pointy hat if anyone needs me.

  12. #12
    Todd is offline Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Patient_Zero View Post
    I have NO idea what the hell I was thinking about. I'll be over here in my corner wearing my pointy hat if anyone needs me.
    Good, 'cause that makes two of us.

    Make sure you use your own hat and not mine (it has a big "T" on it). I'm sure I'll need it eventually.

  13. #13
    va browning man is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    17
    I will tell you that i have a para 45 auto and if you do not pull the slide all the way back then it will jam a shell like you are talking about. basically if the slide is all the way back it will chamber. Just keep one in the pipe when you are carrying. I always do and have never had any problems except sometimes like you say.

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

upgrade spring cz75bstainless

Click on a term to search for related topics.