Shot a fun match today with my Open gun. First time taking it out for a spin and picked a Northwest Challenge Series match at Paul Bunyan Rifle Club in Puyallup, WA.
Match was good, I ended up 9th overall, 1st Unclassified and won one Stage. I did have a TON of Failures to Eject. I’m not sure why, initially I thought it was the 8lb recoil spring. After the first stage, I switched to a 9lb spring and it still happens. I have a feeling that it’s caused by my thumb pressing on to the slide causing it to lose momentum and not reciprocate enough to eject the brass.
Here’s how the brass looked like after a FTE :
From the looks of it, the brass didn’t get ejected in time and the slide slammed forward making it to catch onto the side of the chamber causing those dents.
Here are some screen grabs I made from my hatcam video showing how the rounds ended up :
John (of JPLprecision.com) if you’re reading this, expect a call from me soon I need some help to resolve this problem. Perhaps I need a Swenson Safety and a slide racker.