reply to post by thisguyrighthere
Are you saying a shell casing is stuck in the barrel? If so take a rifle ramrod and force it from the muzzle end.
Trust me the brass will not damage the steel.
And then get a licensed Gunsmith to set the barrel.
reply to post by Jkd Up
Revolvers I only ever carried and owned Smith& Wesson they were great but others are Ruger, very beefy frame, can handle +P+ rounds all day long.
Colt, they were an industry standard for a long time but I’m not even sure if they still make revolvers.
Bottom line on revolvers make sure the cylinder locks in tight and has no play in any direction until you advance the cylinder.
Open the cylinder and spin it to visually inspect for bent ejector rod, cylinder should spin a few times, and NEVER but NEVER slam the cylinder shut.
Always use your hand to close it as you may bend the ejector rod by slamming it shut Elliot Ness style.
Look at the front of the cylinder to look for gas expansion spots where the gas escapes from in between the barrel and cylinder. Get a gap and use a
feeler gauge if needed for gap space.
Check the cylinder advance pin for wear. That is the little lever at the back part of the frame inside the cylinder “hole” where the cylinder
sits. Check the barrel, if the dealer says it just needs to be cleaned say cool just clean it and we’ll see.
These are just off of the top of my head, there are more things to look for but if there is that much of a question new may be the better idea.
Now semi auto pistols
There are so many things that can be wrong with many different brands of guns.
First things first stay away from crap brands as they tend to anger your attacker when they fail to function no Jennings, Raven Etc. there are more
crappy pistols but those two I can personally speak for.
Guns I would suggest Heckler&Koch SigSauer, any US mod 1911 mil. spec. Taurus makes some good weaponry nowadays, Beretta is good.
I have found problems with Smith & Wesson semi auto pistols and ruger semi autos.
I have heard there are some good Soviet block era guns that are excellent but as I have never had to compromise I don’t.
Functioning of semi autos make sure the slide sets forward and the recoil spring is not weak or worn, check the barrel, field strip the pistol (most
are easily done, if not onto the next pistol and forget it.) check inside the slide rails for excessive wear, look at contact points where metals meet
for excessive wear or deformation, The only problem you may have is functioning not all weapons will function happily and this is why I say stick to
the good name brand weapons.
For instance I have a SigSauer P220 45ACP that will fire any ammo all day long with not as much of a peep of a problem. However, I reloaded some Speer
Gold Dot bullets and they would jam every cycle. It was not a reloading problem as I have reloaded easily more than most people will ever shoot, plus
they functioned fine in my dads 1911.
Jerk got himself 200 rounds free LOL.
All in all there are plenty of good weapons out there and the technology is where even crappy old companies have started to put out fairly respectable
Stick to the big names though I say, err buy German Machinery.