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Old June 18, 2013, 02:52 PM   #1
ShootingNut
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Beretta PX4 Compact Question

My question is for those who own a PX4 Storm Compact.
I own one in 9mm, that has maybe 800 rounds or so being shot.
Today at the range, after the slide locking back when empty, after inserting
a full mag the slide didn't want to return after dropping the slide release.
I didn't give it much thought, as after fiddling with both sides release, or inserting an empty mag it would then slide back.
When I cleaned the gun, I noticed something that maybe you could check on yours for me.
The "Extractor Spring Pin" (hole in top of slide) seems to be protruding into
the underside of my slide, and has been causing wear on the polymer frame below. I don't recall it protruding before, and I suspect this may be my problem. My pic attached is very blurred (sorry), but you can still see the protruding pin.
Maybe you would be kind enough to see if yours is "flush" on the underside of the slide.
Thanks so much!
SN
Note: The "pin" appears as a white dot on my poor photo.

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Old June 20, 2013, 07:56 PM   #2
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Just remembered this post. I just broke mine down and the pin does not protrude from the slide at all, it is completely recessed. Hope this helps.

*edit: mine probably only has around 200 rds thru it.
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Old June 21, 2013, 09:45 AM   #3
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Thanks, in the meantime I spoke with Beretta, and my pin was not
supposed to drop as it did. He told me to tap it back into place, and sand
off the polymer that got roughed up.
If it should happen again, Beretta will either send me another pin or replace the gun I was told. He said the hollow pin is made of spring steel, and is suppose to expand and stay in place when originally inserted in factory.
Happy for the response from Beretta, the gentleman seemed to care that I had a problem. Thanks to BerettaUSA.
SN
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