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 Post subject: C9 dropping the magazine.
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:49 pm 
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My C9, which has been nearly flawless for almost 10 years has started dropping the magazine after firing a couple rounds. I thought it might be me hitting the release, but I'm not having this problem with the 380. Just wondering if there's a tweek to the mag or something. I guess I should have tried a magazine now that I'm thinking about it. Speaking of flawless. My Tanfoglio Witness rocks. A novice shooting for his second time used it to shoot ketchup packages stapled to cardboard at 21ft.

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Try a different mag and if that doesn't fix the problem your mag release is worn.... you can either send the pistol back to mom for repair, or call mom and they will, I'm sure, be happy to send you a new mag release free of charge.

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 Post subject: Re: C9 dropping the magazine.
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Could also try a quick, down and dirty fix. Needle nose pliers in the retainer hole and bend slightly outward. If that doesn't work might file the leading edge of the mag retainer pin flat again. :dunno:

I try fixing things myself before giving my things to others so they can do the exact same thing for money. :whistle:

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Randy, I like the cut of your jib. Tweeking the magazine retaining hole lip did the trick. The retaining assembly is worn, but I also noticed a groove worn in the backside of the grip where the wire/spring is held in place. I have extra grips, I just gotta find em. In the meantime, I ripped off 2 mags without failure. It's not my best firearm but it's so reliable I keep it within arm's reach. I'll sleep well tonight knowing my C9 is ready and waiting.

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Popped open this thread and thought immediately of the spring wire. When I first got my C9 (and didn't yet know of this site), I was having same issue. Just TOUCH
that darned mag release button and it would drop free or just enough that next round would not chamber. Our own Mo spotted my question and replied telling me to "tweak" that spring a bit, and it solved the problem.

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When I 1st bought my beloved JHP, I told a friend of mine about it...

He launched into a tirade about what a POS a Hi-Point is because he had a C9 that dropped a mag all the time and he just "got rid of it."
Next time I see him I'll tell him it was a pretty simple fix and he shoulda stopped here and asked 1st. :cool:

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I don't even remember all the tweeks and mods I've done to the c9. It's my learning piece. But I've seldom had problems with it (so far). Knock on wood! Most of my mods I believe are cosmetic and designed to make the thing fit my hand. It's not really built for hands like mine. Fat fingers, beefy palms, things like that. I remember working on the slide spring chamber, the extractor, the mag and mag well, the sear, the safeties, the trigger group, etc. I just get bored and take it apart, study the way the parts work together and then play with those parts (within reason). :dunno: If I break it I throw it away. Hopefully my hands and eyes stay intact in the meantime. :wow:

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Only reason I knew about that quick-fix was I bought a well-used and abused C-9 Comp years ago, it was run hard and put away wet pretty much constantly. I called HP and replaced all the springs and firing pin and trigger assembly even before trying to shoot it and ran into the mag drop problem. I didn't have wear on the grips, the spring just wasn't quite up to the task so a little tweak and it ran fine after that.

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Only reason I knew about that quick-fix was I bought a well-used and abused C-9 Comp years ago, it was run hard and put away wet pretty much constantly. I called HP and replaced all the springs and firing pin and trigger assembly even before trying to shoot it and ran into the mag drop problem. I didn't have wear on the grips, the spring just wasn't quite up to the task so a little tweak and it ran fine after that.

:thumb: Maybe I'll tweek mine anyway just because I haven't.

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