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I had the bolt freeze up in the fully forward position yesterday.

I have a magazine of Buffalo Bore Outdoorsman 9mm +P that I had slipped into the gun for a woods walk. I loaded the first round in the magazine prior to the walk. Back at the truck I pulled the magazine and intended to shuck the round out of the chamber to put back in the magazine. I could not get the bolt to move.

I tried a few different positions to operate the bolt, the last step was putting the bolt handle on the edge of the pickup tailgate and pushing against that. I did not want to put any more force than that, figuring I was at risk of snapping off the bolt handle.

I thought about it a bit and reasoned that since the bolt was fully forward I had nothing to loose by just sending the round down range and see if that freed things up. That worked.

I could see no damage and afterwards the gun worked flawlessly with the plinking loads I had on hand.

My theory is that since the Buffalo Bore is a hard cast, unjacketed bullet with a flat nose it is possible that a bit of bullet was shaved as the top round was stripped from the magazine. That shaving was swaged against the cartridge case in the chamber as the bolt closed.

Does that sound likely? Any thing else I should be considering as a cause?
 

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Its almost brand new, Kel-Tec sent me a Gen 2 replacing a Gen 1 I had sent in for service. It probably has 300 rounds down the tube.
So, being fairly new & not really broken-in yet ~ my guess would be to stay away from the BB+P. Search for some other plated or jacketed ammo that gives what you want; I handload for mine. Let us know how things work-out :cool:
 

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This is a common problem with unjacketed lead projectiles. It is even more common in 40 cal. It is so common with 40 cal that I refuse to use bare lead any more, despite that fact that I case gauge all my reloads and I also use a special bulge buster resizing die that the brass passes all the way through. You handeled it right, just shoot the round out. Funny thing is, you only know about this problem if it happens on a round you try to.unchamber, so it happens a lot more than you think.
 
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