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Hello
I wish to thank everyone on this board for all the great info.
I bought a S&W ppk/s this summer. It was almost impossible to field strip until I had put a few hundred rounds through it. Now it comes apart as easily as my makarov. It has not had any jams while firing but it seems to get hung up when chambering a round. Is this another problem that will work itself out with some more shooting or should i get it looked at. It is still under warrenty but I dread the thought of mailing it out. I love this little gun and I don't want to give up on it. Any suggestions and advice is greatly appreciated.
 

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Welcome aboard, Sherpa.

Have you tried a different bullet profile and found the same difficulty? How about the other magazine?

Are you releasing the slide freely to chamber the round or are you holding it as it closes?
 

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FMJ/JHP seem to be the same. Same with the magazines. When I chamber a round and eject the magazine I have noticed that the top round in the mag comes forward a bit so it sticks when I take it out to top it off. If I insert an empty mag, lock the slide back, eject empty mag, insert a full mag, and release the slide forward it works fine. It only happens when I insert a full mag and pull the slide back to chamber.
 

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I've experienced the same problems with my PPK/S-1.

After inserting a full magazine in an empty gun, the problem is
getting the slide all the way to the rear before letting it go
forward to pick up a cartridge. It takes a lot of force to get the
slide all the way back!

You must find a technique that works for you!

I found the best way for me is to hold the gun in my right hand
with the barrel to the left and the palm of my left hand over the
ejection port. I grab the rear of the slide with left thumb and
forefinger. Then I quickly force the slide to the rignt and let my
left hand smap off of the slide to the right.

You should do this with the manual safety on, and your finger
off the trigger!

It is easier to do than to explain!

This gun needs an external slide release, like the 1911 Colt!

I too have noticed the first round in the magazine may
occassionally slip forward and make the magazine difficult to
remove. The way around that is to slap the rear of the grip
frame with a free hand before removing a magazine with any
rounds in it.

I found it took almost 900 rounds for my gun to loosen up
enough that it stopped malfunctioning.
Now I carry it as my CCW gun.

Good luck with yours!
 
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