Jamming...Should I be concerned?

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by dave43, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. dave43

    dave43 New Member

    Dec 7, 2008
    Just got back from the range. Shot about 70 rounds and had 4 jams. They were towards the end or the last round I think in each case. The round was jammed nose up and the only way to clear was pull out the mag. Is this common? Is there anything I can do or will it break in? I shot winchester, Sellier Beloit and federal AE. 3 of the jams were Fed AE and one was Win. Thanks.
  2. TxCajun

    TxCajun Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Supporter

    Sep 7, 2004
    Since you mention "breakin" I assume this was the maiden voyage.  If so, I wouldn't worry too much about a few FTE/FTF in the first 200 rounds.  Make sure the gun is cleaned and properly lubed next time out.  Also, be mindful of limpwristing.  You mentioned that the issues were toward the end of the mag.  That is when the gun is at it's lightest making limpwristing more of a possibility.  Also, it could be the mag.  It too may breakin.  If you don't have a spare mag, get one, to rule out a mag problem if nothing else.  You need it anyway.  Another possibility is ammo-selectivity on the part of the gun.  That too is generally more prominent during the breakin period.  I see you brought along 3 different rounds.  That's good.  3 of the failures were with one particular round.  Maybe try something different next time if you can.



  3. Possumgravy

    Possumgravy Guest

    The only thing I would add is that I think if you plan to go over 50 rounds you should stop and do a light cleaning [especially the chamber] and relube.