P22- First round hangs up and needs help chambering...any advice?
picked up a new slick little P22 to tote to the range...but I am having some trouble chambering the first round. when i insert a full mag, and the slide is back, when i release the slide forward, it doesn't seem to have enough "Umph" to chamber the first round and it hangs up. I have to give it a little coaxing with my thumb on the back of the slide, and that little extra push will bring the slide forward and chamber the first round. After firing the first round, everything cycles nicely, but that first round always seems to hang. Is this a common problem with p22's? i've oiled the hell out of the rails and even the mags, probably over-oiled, and it doesn't seem to help. i'd say that this happens 70-80% of the time. i've used all different brands of ammo, and no change. i've resorted to bringing the slide forward prior to inserting the mag and then fully racking the slide to chamber that first round.
thanks all. happy plinking