ss197 jamming

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ss197 jamming

Post by sco78 » 14 Mar 2010, 15:01

i'v only shot 8 clips through my 5.7 . the last three iv used all jammed up once with 197 ammo. all about in the middle of the clip. i was shooting slow, trying to sight in my laser. is this common? whats my problem? thanks

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by f3rr37 » 14 Mar 2010, 15:14

What do you mean by "jam"?

Failure to eject?
Failure to feed?
Double feed?
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Post by Esteves » 14 Mar 2010, 15:39

The other obvious question is "Did you clean it before you went to the range?"
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by blueorison » 14 Mar 2010, 15:58

darn. too slow. Darn you fuzzy.

sco78, welcome to the forum :) Yeah, what IS your problem?! :p

It's not uncommon, just part of the break-in. It'll go away after a while.
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by sco78 » 14 Mar 2010, 18:49

was clean. failed to load. just pulled the slide back a little, and it loaded. i shot it today, and no problems with two clips. or mags or what ever.
the laser seems like its finally on. it was moving every once in a while. i just dont like the front sight. seems too wide. i guess i could have adjusted it to make the target above the sight, but im set in my ways of lining up the dots. doh

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by 2ndAMVa » 14 Mar 2010, 20:51

Fired more than 50 SS197 rounds through my fairly new FN 5.7 today. Slow fire, rapid fire, doubles, triples. No jam. Just kept on going. Fun!!!

Yes, I did clean the gun and removed any grease/lube when I first took it out of the box, and lubed it well after cleaning.

1. Maybe it needs more break-in period, as another poster mentioned earlier.
2. Is it possible to "limp-wrist" an FN 5.7? Has anybody experienced that? I have tried limp-wristing a Glock 17 (9mm) and it jammed.
3. Have you tried shooting with the other two magazines? Sometimes, a magazine could be defective.

Good luck! I hope you're jamming gets resolved soon.

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by blueorison » 14 Mar 2010, 22:43

sco78 wrote:was clean. failed to load. just pulled the slide back a little, and it loaded. i shot it today, and no problems with two clips. or mags or what ever.
the laser seems like its finally on. it was moving every once in a while. i just dont like the front sight. seems too wide. i guess i could have adjusted it to make the target above the sight, but im set in my ways of lining up the dots. doh
This is barely readable and hardly makes sense to me;
1. how did it fail to load? Did the slide not ride home all the way? Make sure you're pulling back all the way and releasing and not pushing the slide forward.
2. As the Admin said, it's called a mag. Clips are not used in this pistol. It just helps people understand you better.
3. I don't understand how the front sight is wide; it's actually thinner than many sights...
4. If you line up the dots, I don't understand how this stops you from changing your hold from a 12 o'clock (right on target) to a 6 o' clock (sunset/lollipop/below target) hold.

1. Maybe it needs more break-in period, as another poster mentioned earlier.
Yeap. Just like any other factory gun.
2. Is it possible to "limp-wrist" an FN 5.7? Has anybody experienced that? I have tried limp-wristing a Glock 17 (9mm) and it jammed.
It's hard to limp wrist a 5.7. Furthermore it's a light gun, the slide usually does the work it's supposed to.
3. Have you tried shooting with the other two magazines? Sometimes, a magazine could be defective.
Uh.. everyone's pretty much used the other magazines... why wouldn't you...? :ponder:
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by murphies_finest » 15 Mar 2010, 08:18

satellitedr3ams wrote:sounds like hes got a dud. box that thing up and ship it to me and ill take care of it. lol
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by Reverend Herc » 15 Mar 2010, 09:56

Yesterday I ran about 250 rounds threw my 5.7 and not one jam or fail to fire. I actually have never had a fail to fire or a jam and I have shot over 1500 rds...
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by 03clyde » 15 Mar 2010, 12:02

Bad ammo - I can convert all of it for you into once fired brass and return the casings to you. I'll even pay your UPS costs to get those bad rounds to me.

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by blueorison » 15 Mar 2010, 14:02

:facepalm:
You bunch of trolls, shame on you, I for one would never confuse a newbie this badly :p
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by sco78 » 17 Mar 2010, 13:35

if i say clip, who doesnt know what i mean?

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by panzermk2 » 17 Mar 2010, 14:19

sco78 wrote:if i say clip, who doesnt know what i mean?

I can think of about 10 people on this forum alone........... :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall: :wall:
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by sco78 » 17 Mar 2010, 15:29

well, i guess it might have just been a bad box?? all three came from the same one. i should have looked at the casings. i just went through 4 boxes and they worked perfectly.

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by fatherfoof » 17 Mar 2010, 17:42

At my age I get a clip about every couple months--usually while enjoying a magazine. Just smile, we're friends here and if the guys didn't like you, they wouldn't clown with you.
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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by Augustus » 17 Mar 2010, 18:57

sco78 wrote:if i say clip, who doesnt know what i mean?
Clip? I thought those were done away with long ago - The likes of Mosin Nagants and M1 Garands....

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by Hebs » 18 Mar 2010, 04:09

So... I haven't seen anyone else post this, so I figured I'd chime in...

When loading the magazine, make sure all of the rounds are as far back as possible. I have heard of feeding issues, if they're not. (happens with M16's/ARs as well, especially if the slide is slowed down by anything else. e.g.: Limp wrist, dirt, carbon, excessive lube, etc)

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Here you go

Post by Wolfpuppies3 » 18 Mar 2010, 13:05

magazine fed weapons do not use clips. They use removable magazines. Clip fed weapons like the M1 Garrand do.

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by PainKillaX » 18 Mar 2010, 17:47

The way I learned to tell the difference was that a magazine has a spring, a clip does not. I do not know if there are exceptions, but this has served me well.

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Re: ss197 jamming

Post by Higgs666 » 18 Mar 2010, 19:33

I went out saturday and got my first problems with the pistol. 3 magazines in a row with failure to load. Turned out the problem was I didn't seat the magazine hard enough. I really have to pop that thing to get it to seat correctly.

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