Failure To Feed PX4 Storm Compact 9MM
I’ve had Berettas in the past and found them to be accurate and reliable. I recently purchased a Beretta 9MM PX4 Storm Compact. There were failure to feed issues right off the bat. I’ve tried several types of ammo and there were still several failures to feed. I brought the gun to the dealer (Cabelas) and they shipped it to Beretta. I got the gun back a couple of weeks later and was told the spring was replaced and the failure to feed issue was solved. I went to the range the next morning and the gun fired the first few rounds with no issue and the problem returned. Any suggestions?
Had same issue- then shot heavier
I had the same issue. Let my wife shoot PX4 first time after buying, she had some stovepipes, assumed she was limp-wristed. Few weeks later i shot it first time, outside in cold weather (about +5 F) with insulated leather driving gloves. Had REPEATED Failure to Load issues using 115 grn. Could not make it thru a half mag with less than 2 FTL's. Tried different ammo, all of which was 115 grn. Fiochi and Blazer. The blazer (aluminum case) was the worst. Would jam nearly every other shot, with round angled up into chamber. Also consistently could not leave slide locked open on last round. Really seemed like the rounds weren't pushing slide back hard enough.
Brought me here via google search in a panic- WTF?!...haha
I'm not gonna polish my feed, or gunsmith, etc...but i can certainly try heavier shot. Bought some 147 grn Win3Gun, and 124 grn American Eagle, headed to range (ASAP!) worried that I've been carrying lemon.
Didn't even clean the gun, just took off my gloves, and fired the heavy grains....ZERO issues. The heavy grn cycled perfectly everytime. After consistent success, tried the 124 grn Amer Eagle- ZERO issues. Then the 115 grn Blazers again....BINGO. FTL. Only roughly 1 out of 4, but definitely enough to isolate the issue.
It seems that the lighter grains can't cycle the slide back far enough to clear the back of case, only the bullet front pops up. This gun can handle +P rounds, so i'm guessing that engineering for the high end messes with the light end function?
I was worried for a day or so, but now LOVE this gun again. Very good EDC, love the features, great shooting gun. I'll just fill it with minimum 147 Grn JHP's and walk softly. :-D