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The last time I had a failure of any sort in this gun was 2 stovepipe ftf's the day after I did a detailed cleaning of the gun. Over the weekend, I did another detailed cleaning and at last nights IPSC practice match, I had 3 stovepipe feeds, 1 stovepipe FTE, and 2 times where it didn't strip a round, the first of which I will claim as user error since I can verify the mag was not seated fully as evidenced by the loud click during the tap/rack/bang drill.

This all happened in 3 stages about 25 rds each stage. I tore it down, after the second stage and everything looked ok. During the 3rd stage is when I had the FTE. After that, shot 2 more stages and 2 speed drills and didn't have another problem during any of it. All I can figure is my gun is a fan of the John Browning school of thought where he built all of his combat weaponry to withstand being slogged through the mud/sand/dirt/whatever and they would tend to shoot a little better w/ a little grime on them.
 

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You are correct. Tac 9 is very similar to a glock and they are made to be a dry gun. To much oil and that baby wont shoot! I use teflon spray on a rag and wipe it down. Very rarely do I give it a good bath!
 

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I don't see how any gun would prefer to "run dry". I'm putting lubrication on any metal to metal contact.

aiformula, do you have your mags labeled, and have you been able to rule out one of them is not working as well?
 

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I am not saying lube is bad, but over lubing can be worse. It is very easy to gum up the firing pin and that could be the problem with a miss firing weapon.
 

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flyerscaptain said:
I am not saying lube is bad, but over lubing can be worse. It is very easy to gum up the firing pin and that could be the problem with a miss firing weapon.
I have found that if the slide rails run dry, you have problems. Hold the pistol muzzle down and mag well facing your face, put one drop of oil in each slide slot at the rear of the slide, let the drop go all the way down to the muzzle end. Work the slide a few times. That should do it.
 
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