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I tried to chamber a round through the slide (to carry 8+1) the other day. When I released the slide (with slide release), the slide slammed forward but stopped about .3" from its normal (forward) position. Now it only moves rearward of that position by about .2".

Other than hiring a gorilla to rack the slide for me, how can I fix this?
 

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Assuming that Jake successfully covered the offending round's removal for you, here's a follow-up suggestion:  Not all commercial ammunition will fit in a P5, due to the rifling extending closer to the chamber than on most other pistols.  I personally found Cor-Bon to be troublesome in this regard; I personally have settled on standard-pressure Federal Classic 115gr #9BP hollowpoints for my carry load.  An easy way to check is to field-strip the gun, and then see how the ammunition will fit in the chamber; it's kind of a cheap sizing tool (although given that we're talking Walther P5, it's anything but cheap!)

Best, Jon
 

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I could make a joke here ... but I think I better not...
 

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Sorry bout' that... I've been extremely busy over the last week.
I have not even had time yet to remove the cartridge. I'll try to get to it a bit later tonight.
 

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I got it out this morning.

I stuck a fresh pencil in the bore and rammed the gun into the side of a sturdy metal table, which loosened it up and allowed me to retract the slide. However, when I picked the jammed cartridge up off the floor, I noticed something funny about it; it was a 9x18 Makarov.

I have no idea how I mixed it up, or how I did not notice the difference when I was chambering the round, but that's the whole cause of the jam; my stupidity. At least that returned my confidence to the P5 (I now just have somewhat lesser confidence in my own intelligence).

I have never had any problems with it up to this point and it by far has to be my favorite 9x19 pistol. I love the ergonomics, style, design, mag release, single stack mag, DA/SA trigger, everything.

I'm sure glad I sold off my plastic Glock 17 in order to trade up to this.

Zach
 

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Well I am glad it all worked out for you......
and yea it sure was a trade up from a Glock
 

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I really like my P99's, I have three...but I too just adore the fit & finish and the feel of the P5. Plus the natural warmth and beauty of the Nill grips makes me feel like I am holding a classic Colt SAA revolver. Yeah, the P5 is the SAA of automatics...
 

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You are lucky that the P5 has a tight chamber. If you could have shot, the Makarov bullet would have struck in the barrel, with high pressure issues.

Time to light a candle!

Bye.
 
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