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Old December 27, 2022, 04:38 PM   #1
L. Boscoe
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Tanfoglio firing pin

I have been shooting my Limited Master 45 with hand loads for most of the year, maybe 1500 rounds. Today I have had three failures to fire, all showing off center tiny pricks in the primer. I was unable to get one of them to retire, so I quit.
This was in Berry's hollow point 185 if that matters, but out of 50 rounds these three failed.
I can find nothing in the seating of the primer or anything else that would indicate a poor loading job, so I am thinking firing pin/spring? I had this trouble with a 1911 and the titanium firing pin, which corrected with a steel pin and new spring.
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Old December 27, 2022, 05:03 PM   #2
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Check with a case gauge to see if they are within specs. Off center means your gun is not fully in battery. You can do the plunk test. If it not fully locked up the pin wont hit hard enough and it will be off center.
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Old December 27, 2022, 08:47 PM   #3
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good idea-I did have a few that were difficult to chamber.
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