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MDS
September 17, 2005, 12:32 PM
I have a 45 cal. S&W 99 auto. And I have a problem. When the last round has been expended and ejected the slide should stay back but it doesn't. Also if you go ahead and manually lock the slide back, when you load a fresh magazine the slide spings forward chambering a round (this is what concerns me most). Initially I thought it was because I had weakened the magazine spring by leaving it loaded all the time. However I have a second clip and it does it on this one as well. Any ideas???

9mmepiphany
September 17, 2005, 06:22 PM
the slide springing forward when you slam home a full mag is an added-value feature ;)

actually this isn't all that unusual. it happens with many different make and models of handguns...it has to do with the engagement of the slide stop and the slide.

my first thought on you slide not locking open on an emputy mag is that youo might be riding the slide release with your thumb.