Everyone, I am looking for some reloading guidance on how to solve an issue that is very irritating. I didn't put it under the reloading section because it is more generalized. Sorry but there are a lot of details.
To start with, my youngest son and I were shooting our P95 9mm pistols today and ran into some FTE's and FTF's.
1st - I shot 17 rounds of reloaded ammunition from my pistol using a mecgar magazine with the last round being an FTE. The reloaded ammunition was 115 FMJ using 4.9 gr. HP-38 powder.
2nd - we shot 5 new Winchester 115 FMJ's from my son's pistol using one of two ruger factory mag's (15rd) with no failures.
3rd - we shot 5 new Winchester 115 FMJ's from my son's pistol using the second ruger factory mag (15rd) with one FTF.
4th - we started shooting 17 rd's (reloaded) from my son's pistol using his mecgar 17 rd magazine. During firing of the first 5 cartridges we had two FTE's. We transferred the magazine to my pistol and fired 5 more cartridges with 3 FTE's. The, we transferred the cartridges from his mecgar to my mecgar 17 and using my pistol fired 3 rds with no issues. Finally we loaded my mecgar magazine into his pistol and fired the remaining 3 rds with two FTE's.
1. is this a pistol extraction issue/only?
2. is this a magazine spring/magazine body ?
3. is this reloaded ammunition issue? if so why start now with the additional pistol?
4. they talk about bending the extractor, and if so, bend which direction?
5. where to buy replacement springs/extractors?
I have been reloading ammunition for about 30 years and didn't have problems until we purchased this new/used P95 for my son. I have shot probably about 500-1000 rds from my P95 with occasional FTE's but not like this.
My reloading procedures:
1- resize, de-prime, clean primer pocket, uniform primer pocket using K&N primer uniforming tool, de-bur flash-hole from inside of case, drill out flash-hole with 0.080 drill bit. Tumble 2-3 times (prior to, and in between procedures) and wash cases to clean with heated vinegar/backing soda mix. Cases are hand-primed with a lee hand priming tool using either CCI or Wolf primers. Typical load is either 115 gr. FMJ with 4.9-5.0 gr. HP38 powder or 124 gr HP with 4.6 gr HP38 powder. I don't have problems shooting these loads in my Hi-Point 9 mm carbine. One of the pistols was new in 1995 (mine) and the other manufactured in the late 1990's. I use these same initial reloading procedures for spec'cing out 7.62x51 Nato cases for shooting M118LR.
thanks in advance