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Shooting my carry gun...PPQ Sub compact tonight. After about 70 rounds,I pulled trigger and it didn't go bang. The slide was not quite all the way forward - I hit back of slide with heel of my hand, and it went forward. It then fired just fine, and continued to fire perfectly for the rest of the time.


What's going on? Never had this or any other problem with any of my 3 Walther guns
 

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Hello Katie Joe.... :D Sometimes chit happens. Its hard to say what may have happened, but limp wristing will contribute to the slide not returning fully to battery.
 

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Hello Katie Joe.... :D Sometimes chit happens. Its hard to say what may have happened, but limp wristing will contribute to the slide not returning fully to battery.
I agree with the mature flatulent one. Chit happens when shooting. Not often but it happens. If you have access to YouTube there are some videos out there giving instruction on how to clear semi auto malfunctions. A little bit if knowledge in that area will give you some confidence you can deal with stuff like that.

As Imaoldfart mentioned, it could have been from limp wristing. It could happen when when a gun gets really dirty. If could happen if the round you are shooting is out of spec. It should be a rare occurrence but it will happen eventually to all of us.

Knowing how to deal with this sort of thing is part of shooting. Knowing how to deal with it safely is really important.

Once again, if you watch a video on it, it's not hard. It just not something your going to know without a little instruction.

Take care. Good luck and stay safe.
 

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It could have been caused by any number of things, or any combination of any number of things.

How many rounds have you put through the pistol? What type of ammunition were you shooting? How strong was your grip? Did it happen when the mag was closer to being full, or closer to being empty? Were you getting fatigued at this point in the shooting session?
 

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If the pistol cycled well enough to seat the cartridge almost completely in the chamber, and bumping the back of the slide restored function, and in further shooting it did not happen again, it's very unlikely to have been limp-writing.

Most probably a slightly deformed cartridge.

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Katie 5805. If you get a chance, go to YouTube and search for "tap rack bang Clint Smith". Clint Smith is a nationally known and respected instructor. In the video, Clint demonstrates how to clear the most common semiauto malfunctions. Its pretty simple once its shown and explained to you. You want to turn that "tap rack bang" concept into an instinctual response to a malfunction.

Clint can explain it far better than I. I highly recommend you check it out.
 
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