My M9 hates WWB 100 packs.

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Zaire, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. Zaire

    Zaire New Member

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    I took my M9 out last Sunday(7/3) to the range for the first time. I hadn't done the extractor cleaning or anything. Just lubed her up. On round 952 she was dirty and had one FTE with the old style WWB with the brass colored bullet. I had put 200 Rangers, PMC, PMP, and the WWB through her and she jammed when she got dirty. I attributed this to being dirty since the extractor wouldnt move. I took a small screwdriver and moved the extractor a bit and then fired the remaining rounds(48) with no problem. I cleaned her Tuesday, including firing pin, extractor, et...
    I put the extractor back in like the tutorial said with the bevel out. Took her to the range, 50 rounds UMC 147gr., no problem except the muzzle flash. 50 rounds PMC 115gr. no problems. 50 rounds WWB 115gr JHP no problems. 50 rounds WWB Winclean no problems. 100 rounds WWB new style value packs, 4 FTE. Bought a box of CCI Blazer from the range no problems. 100 more rounds of WWB new style 8 FTE. What gives. My gun hates the best value in ammo. The ammo gave my Ruger P89 no problems, but then again, it is a Ruger. Any advice fellas
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Your description of the "old style" WWB ammo is interesting...because the stuff I get in the boxes that are now marked "Improved Accuracy Ammunition" look exactly the same. They are brass casings with a brass-colored bullet. What do your "new" rounds look like, if not like the old ones?

    I put 130 rounds of the improved accuracy ammo through my M9 yesterday without a problem. For reference, I haven't fired the gun in about a month, hadn't lube'd it since the last time I cleaned and have never done the extractor cleaning. I've probably got about 1000 rounds total through it.

    I know that doesn't help -- it's just another data point.

    Jim
     

  3. Matches

    Matches New Member

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    Finicke eater

    The obvious advice is dont shoot em. But I am sure that is not what you want to hear. I am currently looking for a cheap alternative to Walmart WWB since I cant stand giving my money to that fascist empire. I just got a few different brands and hope to try them this week.

    Matches
     
  4. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    were both boxes of the "new" stuff bought at the same time from the same place? Bad run kinda thing maybe?

    otherwise it's not unheard of for same model guns to dislike different ammos :?
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Please correct me if I'm wrong guys, but in the tutorial it says:

    "When it comes time to reassemble, it’s important to note the orientation of the extractor pin. Its end is beveled, and getting the bevel facing the correct direction is critical. The “small” bevel should be to the outside of the slide, as shown here:"

    ..which IMHO implies that the "large" bevel should be to the inside of the slide. This allows the pin to make surface-to-surface sliding contact with the extractor. If the pin is installed with the large bevel outwards, the spring will be be more compressed, and there will be more of a line contact (as opposed to surface contact) between the pin and the extractor.

    Zaire, could it be that the bevel may be facing the wrong way on the extractor pin?
     
  6. Zaire

    Zaire New Member

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    The bad WWB was all bought at the same time, yes. I'm pretty sure I got the bevel right on the extractor cuz it looks just like the tutorial. Like I said, the WWB was the only thing that FTE, nothing else.