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I have cleaned up and broken in the action really well. There was some rubbing of the inside plastic on the mag tubes, adding a lot of "sticktion" to it, making it not smooth and requiring more effort to rack the slide back...

I got it so now it is damned near as effortless and smooth as a well broken in Remmy 870...

But one thing that I have never been able to get rid of, is the stiction going forward as you are chambering a round. If you are shotting clay birds or something where you might rack it fast to get a second shot when you miss... sometimes it gets stuck halfway forward, requiring you to stop, almost make it up a quarter inch and then push it forward again.

Is it just a simply case of the gun not liking fast racking of the slide? Is there perhaps a timing issue with the feeding system where if you go too fast the shell is crooked and you have to almost re-rack it?

I am not talking about how some people go all Rambo and just try to fire it like a maniac as fast as they can... But trying to get a fast follow up shot seems to have about a 30% "miss" on my gun...

I am not short stroking it, as it is ejecting the old round and it is feeding a new one... it just gets "stuck" about halfway through chambering that round. When I have to back it up and "re-try", it isn't much... I am not going all the way back and grabbing a round that I missed or anything like that...

Any ideas?

I do have a Magul pistol grip on the front. Could that be "torquing" the slide at an angle or something and causing an issue?
 

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Two things I can say, just to try....

First is, shoot it barefoot. Take the forward grip off, just as an experiment.

Second, if a round is stuck "halfway", don't try to clear it right away. Take a picture or two... clear ones at that... then examine things SAFELY.

You've not really given enough to totally go on, but... maybe with a picture, things can be more easily diagnosed.
 
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