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Old February 18, 2013, 09:55 PM   #1
varmintpopper
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Browning-380 auto, hard to pull Slide

The slide on this auto is very hard to pull back. I have stoned the hammer
face and this helped some, I have assembled the gun without the recoil
spring and found the slide works freely without the hammer spring installed.
Is there a replacement spring that would help with this situation ?
or, Any suggestion ?

Good shooting

Lindy
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Old February 19, 2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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Before going to all the trouble of changing the gun, and maybe risking a loss of reliability, make sure you are using the best of techniques for racking the slide.
Most folks I see at the range don't, and struggle with their smaller autos.
Do a web search and youtube search on the subject to find out how.
Like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbayNc6D9HY
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Old February 19, 2013, 09:40 AM   #3
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There is probably noting the matter with your gun. I've shot my neighbors Browning and the slide is not easy to rack back. I have a Beretta that is essentially the same gun and it's a bit difficult too. It's just the design. Gwillikers advice is right on.
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Old February 19, 2013, 12:33 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. Never thought about looking for a Youtube vid on
this subject, but now I can teach the young lady who owns this gun the
method shown on Youtube. perhaps it will make it easier for Her.

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