Wtf?

Brand new gun, pulled it out of the retail box off the shelf... Fed it this Remington UMC, and literally what you see. Those are some god damned dimples, man.
Fixin to take this fun apart clean and lube the fuck out of it.
Is Remington UMC trash like the range fuds said?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Federal Premium ran slightly better through it, but still had issues...

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If they're ALL doing that its a problem with the gun. Contact Smith and tell them about it (and specifically how many rounds its doing it with, and the fact its different types too). They'll probably give you a shipping label and have you send it back to them and they'll fix it for free.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Remington UMC isn't like deluxe or anything, but their centerfire ammo is adequate.

      Those are some pretty damn light primer strikes. Definitely something up with the gun, you have to look around for old army surplus stuff to find really hard primers, like old IDF 9mm tracers, or antique M1887 Ball.

      well, that sucks lads...
      with my good ole revolver, light primer strikes are a simple matter of tensioning the main spring. there's no way to do that with the striker control group, is there? i need some kind of punch to remove it?

      Well, if the breech face was to be off on a revolver, the same thing could happen, if that's the problem you're looking at.
      Could be that the firing-pin is broken in two (in which case do not shoot it until it's fixed, it might detonate a primer before the gun is in battery, which can send shards of brass all kinds of directions, including your eyes), but it could also be dirt or gunk in the firing-pin channel which slows down the pin and leaves less energy for the primer. Could also be that the tip of the firing-pin is chipped off, or that it was erroneously made too short at the factory.

      Hell, if the gun and ammo weren't brand new, something like this could be caused by like accumulated pocket lint from carrying it way long but never maintaining it; cleaning the gun or changing out the ammo. Pocket lint can gather in places, and primers can actually draw in humidity from your sweat if carried for a very long time, carry ammo ought to be replaced once a year.
      There's really a lot of different things which can cause something like this, so first thing to do is to unload the gun and then start disassembling it to see if there's anything which looks obviously fucked up.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You're getting light primer strikes. Something's up with the gun.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        thank you. i was hoping not, but it seems very likely

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      those are all light strikes. your gun is fucked up

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    light primer strikes? hard ass primers? send it back to S&W?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Something is wrong with the gun for sure. Probably gay or a chud.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's the gun? some turkshit?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What gun

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Remington UMC by itself
    Just the ammo
    >Another box of a different ammo brand with results only slightly better
    Definitely your gun
    Could be anything, if it's older and has shot well in the past but it has been a minute since you shot, it is a lubricant issue. If it just happened between boxes, consider your firing pin being jacked up.
    If it's brand new then just send it back if lube doesn't fix it

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      thanks

      Something is wrong with the gun for sure. Probably gay or a chud.

      oh no!

      What gun

      shield plus

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    did you try turning it off then back on again?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i'll try a roll. that's a neat trick

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had light strikes with a 9mm handgun earlier this year OP. Turned out they'd cut the fucking chamber too deep, straight up manufacturing fuckup. Try to find a go/no-go gauge and check that if lube and such doesn't work. They're cheap and a lot of gunsmiths have them, or even LGS. If it chambers a no-go gauge it's fucked and you need to get it back to the manufacturer for repair.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    well, that sucks lads...
    with my good ole revolver, light primer strikes are a simple matter of tensioning the main spring. there's no way to do that with the striker control group, is there? i need some kind of punch to remove it?

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I had the same, it is an easy fix you just have to take out the firing pin and sharpen the point so it protrudes further.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Two different brands and it's not the ammo, it's your pistol. Also, just my personal opinion, but ditch the UMC for green and white.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Winchester ammo is definitely better.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    UMC is garbage ammo but it's definitely your gun. UMC had like 4 light primer strikes out for 20rd on my SR. Crazy how they can sell such bad ammo bro. Switched to the good stuff from IWI and haven't had any issues since then man.

    In your case I'd ship it back and see what they say. They've got a reputation for being good dudes so it should be gtg fast.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    much obliged to you all. i'm very glad to see PrepHole talk about guns. i'm gonna go ahead and contact S&W

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