Is something broken?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Feral, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Feral

    Feral New Member

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    So I was getting my M9A1 ready for work. I slammed the magazine into the pistol (overly hard, but not softly), and the slide released by itself and chambered a round.

    1) Do other peoples M9A1 exhibit this behavior?

    2) Is something broke (if so, what), and does it pose a hazard of any kind.
     
  2. ChillyWilly

    ChillyWilly New Member

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    Nope nothing broken....this phenom has been posted on numerous times. Its happened to me once, I would actually like it to happen all the time but whatever....luck of the draw...
     

  3. 7nthson

    7nthson Guest

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    This sometimes happens on my M40-A1 also. It definitely surprised me the first time it happened.

    I'm not sure it's a good thing as I'm sure this isn't by design.
     
  4. Netfotoj

    Netfotoj Premium Member

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    As they say at Microsoft, it's not a bug, it's a feature! This has been reported by several users of not only Steyr but other auto pistols. Never happened to me, but then I don't slam my mags in hard. It certainly speeds up the reload process, taking out one complete step, having to trip the slide release. If you're shooting in competition, it's definitely a feature! :mrgreen:
     
  5. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Not a problem, that happens to me on occassion with all three M's.....9 and 40.....not always a bad thing when you need a round in the chamber, but can be a little disquieting if you don't expect it.....always keep you finger off the trigger and the muzzle pointed in the appropriate direction.....until youre ready to :wink:
     
  6. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    I've seen many handguns do this. Beretta, Glock and a few others. Smith and Wesson even has a note about it in the M&P manual.

    Steyr seems to be a bit more prone to this.