Won't go bang when I pull the trigger

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Howdy everyone. Just bought a new M9-A1. Couldn't wait to play with it and take it apart. It was very dirty inside as it came from the factory. So I removed the trigger group and dissasembled the slide including extracter and firing pin. I never touched the trigger group, just cleaned it. I did take the firing pin spring out and take the weight and spring off. Look for burrs, etc. Now while dry firing and practising trigger reset, occaisionally when I pull the trigger all the way back the firing pin is not releasing. And if I am not mistaken there is a double click as the trigger returns to the forward position. What did I do wrong?

    Follow up......I've experienced it quite a lot now and can describe a little better. I pull the trigger, the gun releases the striker,hold trigger back while racking the slide, then release to reset, pull the trigger again and it goes back but doesn't fire. I then have to either re-rack the slide or I can push forward on the trigger and I hear a loud click, then it will fire. Is it not resetting? not picking up the striker?

    Yes it was picking up the striker but it was not resetting. I dissasembled the trigger group and basically cleaned and polished everything. Had a lot of rust colored junk in the sear pocket where the trigger bar fits in. Put it all back together and it works better, but still fails to reset 1 out of 20 racks. Was 1 in 3-5 before. I did notice it works fine as long as I rack the slide all the way back and let it drop. I was racking 1/2" or so before. Can you not do that with a Steyr? My Glocks work just fine doing that. In fact you can just rack it a 1/4" until you hear it click and it works every time.
  2. ScottW

    ScottW Guest

    Just rack it all the way and let 'er go. Won't hurt anything. I just checked mine and it does reset all the time when racked only a minimal amount. However, the fact that yours won't reset 100% when only racked 1/2" is irrelevant, as long as it functions with live ammo.

    Sounds like you've got it cleaned up. Time to hit the range!

  3. madecov

    madecov Active Member

    Live fire is the real test.
    My M and A1 sometimes don't reset when hand cycling. I think it's because of the way I released the trigger (user error). But mine have never ever failed to go bang
  4. Thunderbear

    Thunderbear Member

    I hate to see that you're experiencing problems, as I read the thread on Glock Talk where you were talking about picking one up.

    I dryfire at the TV occasionally and have experiences a failure to reset a few times if I didn't pull the slide back far enough, but the pistol's never failed to go bang..

    Take it to the range, we want to hear about it!