Originally Posted by khoward
Just joined the forum and have been reading for the last hour. Great group here! I purchased and SD9VE a little over a week ago. Cleaned and lubricated it and headed to the range. First magazine was flawless. The next 4 mags I went through the slide failed to lock back after the last round. This is with Monarch 115 gr ammo. Came home and cleaned and oiled again. Went to the ranch yesterday and put about 50 rounds through it. Had 3 rounds that failed to eject and the slide failed to lock back all 3 times. Thoughts? I'd really like to avoid sending it back to S&W but will if y'all think it's a manufacturing issue. The Monarch ammo is cheap, but I don't feel that I should be having this many issues. Thanks for the help guys.
I feel you I have as of now have shipped mine back about almost 2 weeks now to S&W for the 2nd time. The first time had the same lock back issues, stove pipes FTF, FTE put it this way the kitchen sink of issues.
This time, would put 6-8 rounds out of each mag, all 4 that is on target hitting center mass. The rest of the mag with nothing changed in stance or POA, all the other rounds hitting low, high put it this way everywhere.
I had on both occasions have several other people at my local range shoot it with the same results. Well at least now I don't feel like I'm the only one that got a lemon anymore.
I am hoping that this time it's fixed or it's getting sold or used for AK target practice.