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Old 12-18-2016, 07:57 PM
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I have a 22 compact and am have major feeding problems. Every mag there are a couple that will not chamber, I have to push the slide to get it into battery. I tried the same ammo in my wife 22c and 3 mags not one problem. I am using Remington Golden so thinking that was an issue I went to mini mags and same issue. It can happen 4 tor 5 times a mag, any help would be would be appreciated. Getting ready to call customer service. Thanks
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:40 PM
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Check for wax buildup on the front edge of the magazine (inside). I had a similar problem some time after I had used some CCI SV. There was a wax buildup thet needed to be cleaned out.

RGB should work fine if everything is clean and lubed.
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Old 12-18-2016, 08:54 PM
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Yep i would ensure the mag is clean (but not oiled) first to rule out any issues on the mag side
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Were you ever able to resolve this problem? I'm thinking about getting know if these.
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Old 01-25-2017, 08:48 PM
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I just sent it back to smith & wesson today. Can't wait to find out what it was. I took peoples advise and cleaned the mags, not very dirty and they ran fine in my wife's also sent all 3 mags with it to. So now I just wait. Really enjoy shooting it to.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:39 PM
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So I spoke to Smith&Wesson today and they polished the feed ramp and barrel and test fired it and said it is working properly. Can't wait to get it back and hit the range.
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Old 02-15-2017, 06:44 PM
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Glad to hear that. Too nice of a pistol to be having feeding problems.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:29 PM
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So I got my 22c back today and look at the feed ramp to see the polish job and it looks good, so I compare it to my wife 22c and my ramp groove looks wider than hers. Now I really can't wait to get to the range this weekend.
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Old 03-25-2018, 08:12 PM
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My wife is also having major issues with her M&P22 Compact. It absolutely hates Winchester and Remington hollow point ammo and still misfeeds LRN ammo. We've had too many misfires to count and she's had more than one instance where a round was not fully chambered but still fired, swelling the entire base of the round. We have about 250 rounds through it so far and I'm at the point that I don't trust it at all. What was the turn around time from S&W for the polish job? Did it work?

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:08 PM
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Dan,

Send it back with a detailed list of rounds fired, rounds failed, and ammo details. Call them to walk through it with CS, and get a shipping label.

But DO include a written explanation that covers the complaints in the box. There is not always a complete communication between the CS agent and the gunsmith. Gunsmith goes off the written list.

However, I would comment that my .22 Compact is picky. It is marginal with hollow point ammo, but runs great with CCI AR version.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:10 PM
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Dan,

Another comment - I've found recent Winchester and Federal .22 to be less than ideal.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:42 PM
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I've had horrible results with Winchester & Remington HP and quite poor results with Federal High Velocity LRN ammo. I was about ready to do some polishing myself but figured I'd ask here first. Thanks for the input!

I'll call S&W tomorrow.

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Old 03-25-2018, 09:46 PM
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Another comment - I've found recent Winchester and Federal .22 to be less than ideal.
In the past 50 years, I've never had a dud with 22 ammo. Recent ammo leaves me quite disappointed to say the least.
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Old 03-30-2018, 08:12 AM
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Were you ever able to resolve this problem? I'm thinking about getting one of these.
Odd that we are seeing some concerns about the .22c

Seems they have been "sewing machine reliable" in recent years and now a couple of complaints on reliability. Sounds like somethin changed on the line or somebody at the shop had a bad day.

Thats too bad because mine (and others here) have had great service out of the .22c, runs great and eats almost anything.
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:43 PM
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I picked up a 22c a few months ago, took it apart, cleaned all the grease out of it, then treated all the metal parts with Militec, heat cycling the recommended 3 times, added Williams sights, a Houge grip, a threaded barrel adapter, along with a Carolina Crusher muzzle compensator.
So far about 500 rounds thru it, it has ate everything I fed it, including 25-30 year old bulk ammo, but it LOVES Remington Wildcats.
It is my favorite plinking pistol, but I think my Colt Targetsman is more accurate, but far pickier on ammo!
The Militec and the feedramp polish I think made it run like it does, after the heat treating of all the metal parts, it feels like butter when you pull back on the slide!
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Old 04-08-2018, 09:57 PM
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And I wonder how often folks clean their pistols. My 22 Compact demands a field strip after every trip to the range. Otherwise lead starts building up, and problems start, sooner with some ammo than others.
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Old 04-08-2018, 10:35 PM
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When was the last time the pistol was cleaned? I mean, you have to field strip it after each trip to the range and run a brush dipped in Hoppes #9 and scrub the chamber & barrel real good if you want the pistol to run reliably. To me it sounds like carbon buildup in the chamber. Clean that thing.
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Old 04-09-2018, 09:58 AM
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Polishing the feed ramp helps with hollow points. I also polish the chamber area. Remington's have a very waxy coating. Many tight tolerance guns have trouble feeding them. I use Hoppe's bore solvent to remove any residue.
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To me it sounds like carbon buildup in the chamber. Clean that thing.
Agreed 100%. Last time out with mine I ran 20 mags or so of Remington GB when it started hanging OOB on every other round. I could easily see a residue ring inside the chamber. A quick clean with Hoppes and a brush got it running flawless again.
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:31 PM
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So I got my 22c back today and look at the feed ramp to see the polish job and it looks good, so I compare it to my wife 22c and my ramp groove looks wider than hers. Now I really can't wait to get to the range this weekend.
Over a year and no followup from the OP on whether the issue was resolved... ugh
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Old 04-13-2018, 09:53 AM
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Never had a problem with my 22 compact with any type of 22 LR, but I strip it and clean it each and every time I shoot it, which is every Monday at our local range. Keeping a 22 clean is very important.
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I would include pictures or a sample of the expanded case if you have them.

That will really get their attention and make them take notice.
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