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Old 02-11-2020, 02:27 PM
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extractor tension 10mm bobtail

Hello Everyone:
I have a question , I have a D/W 10m Valor bobtail 4.25" bbl.
I have about 250 rounds fired since new. About every magazine or 8 rounds or so I have a FTF. The slide is about a 1/4" out of battery, I hit it with my palm and 90% of the time it will go all the way into battery.
My brass is flying approx. 15' away from me.
Is my extractor too tight??
All new ammo being used.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:00 PM
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In my limited experience with tighter tolerance pistols it seems that 250 rounds isn't quite enough to really loosen the slide fit. On my ECP it took 300-400 rounds before the scenario you are describing really subsided. If I were you I'd get 700+ rounds through it before I monkeyed around with parts. I have about 600 through my ECP, and plan to hit 1000 through it on Friday. Each time I've shot it the return to battery issue has gotten less prevalent. When I first started shooting it my experience was almost exactly what you are describing.
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:53 PM
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OK, Thanks for the info.
Yes the FTF is getting a little better with round count, onward I go.
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Old 02-11-2020, 05:56 PM
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My Valor full size 10 mm did the same thing a few times early on. Keep shooting it, and it'll quit.

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Old 02-11-2020, 06:02 PM
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What ammo are you using? I find that if you use a little hotter ammo the FTF's will go away. I think the reason for this is that the slide will go rearward to a greater extent and therefore will have more forward momentum to bring the next round into battery.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:02 PM
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I'm using Armscor 180 grain with a muzzle velocity of 1,008 FPS.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:25 AM
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That is low for 10mm, more like .40 cal stuff. Agreed, try something that is really 10mm. However if your brass is flying 15 feet hmmm..... clean lube and keep shooting.
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:01 PM
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I'm using Armscor 180 grain with a muzzle velocity of 1,008 FPS.
I get FTF with S&B, Magtech, etc. because my recoil springs are set up for stouter loads. Try Fiocci, [email protected], no FTF's when I shoot that ammo.
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:51 AM
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Pretty easy to check your tension, do it.

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