I have been looking at the internals of the PX4 compact and noticed it is extremely difficult for the shell to slide manually under the extractor when pushed up by the magazine, barrel removed. I have to physically push it under, (it freely slides under it in my 92FS) I believe this may be hindering the feeding into the chamber and causing FTF. I spoke to Baereet regarding it but they say it is because the PX4 has tighter tolerances than the 92, I can not doubt this but with such a tight fit it does hinder feeding. When looking at the FTF when it actually happens it is hindered by the extractor and when i assist it up and under it the action closes. I know this is way off track from other thoughts regarding FTF but i would really like someone else to look at this possibility and give some feedback. Please remove the slide from the gun when looking at this for safety reasons and if you are not comfortable doing this don,t.
Thank in advance for feedback.
Nothing to do w/ your observation. I'd leave the designing of pistols to Beretta. The PX4 is not a 92FS. The very early compacts were sent from italy w/ heavy recoil springs for use w/ nato rounds and were too heavy for the lighter stuff. Beretta addressed that issue w/ a new recoil spring about 2 years back. I've had mine for about 2 years and after the recoil spring change it shoots everything all the time.
Originally Posted by AETHERIA
Limp wristing is the major cause of semi-auto problems / issues.
People tend to think it's the ammo, spring issues, magazines, etc.
It's not. :watching: