- Sat Mar 18, 2023 6:15 pm #48606
Range day was a success 300 rounds of blazer, Winchester white box and a mixture of selfdefence ammo no issues. Really happy with the pistol easy to shoot
Max USCG Ret.
jlewis39 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:24 am UPDATE, as of 03/20:Load your MC9 mags completely full and let them sit that way at least over night.
Well, I'm actually very conflicted after getting the MC9 out to the range.
The GOOD: The MC9 feels just as good in hand while shooting as when I held it in the store. The curved METE beavertail is a little more comfortable and fits my hand a little better than the more square beavertail of the SFx. The white dot front sight is easily acquired. The size of the gun allows easy management of recoil.
The gun is very accurate, at least in my hands. I didn't have any issues keeping to the bullseye at 5-7yds, with some rounds entering through the same hole and other hits touching. So, accuracy is amazing for a little gun, particularly in close quarters, which is pretty much what I'd anticipate using a carry gun for.
The CONCERNING and PUZZLING: I have had 8 failures to fire (3 of which were light strikes) in 80 rounds of 124gr ammunition and 20 rounds of 115gr. I was using 5 different brands of ammunition: Blazer, MagTech, S&B, Fiocchi, and Federal (115g). The failures only occurred with the two magazines which came with the MC9. When I ran the same ammunition through the MC9 using one of my Rival mags, not a single failure. I also had several instances of the gun failing to fully enter battery. Yes, I had thoroughly cleaned and appropriately lubed the gun prior to that range outing.
I plan to retest (hopefully today) with some Rival and SFx magazines and most of the same ammunition brands. Unfortunately, I don't think I have any more Fiocchi remaining.
As of now, with this many failures, I cannot carry the MC9 as planned. Pretty disappointed, to say the least.
WxGuy wrote: ↑Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:02 pm Folks are having issues when the break in is not performed right. HOT NATO ammo is needed to set the recoil spring and get the gun loosened up. Also the gun must be cleaned properly, including the magazines, before hitting the range. I have not had one issue with my gun; now over 400 rounds.I'm glad that you apparently got a good one. Fantastic! I really am glad to know that they are out there and circulating.
I'm sorry for those having issues. I would suggest starting the break in/cleaning process over and try again.
BCC73 wrote: ↑Wed Mar 22, 2023 7:51 pm I've had the same issues not going fully into battery with Blazer 124gr during my first 100 rounds ... highly disappointed for sure ... this MC9 will have to perform next range session or it'll fail as my next EDC. I had mags fully loaded for a couple days and left the slide open as well. Some YouTubers have experienced the same issues so not sure what the culprit is but we'll see.....had high hopes for this one !!Completely agree. Talk about frustration!
BCC73 wrote: ↑Thu Mar 23, 2023 1:26 pm Quick update on second range session. MC9 ran WITHOUT a single issue this time !!! What a relief.I am very glad this is beginning to work out! I know each gun has it's own "personality" but damn!
So between sessions (3 days) I kept mags fully loaded and slide Open...did some light cleaning and oiled as I always do. Switched from Blazer Brass 124gr to American Eagle 124g....50 rounds of Winchester 147 JHP, and couple mags of SD Ammo HST. Not one fail to go into battery or fail to feed.
So it's a positive step forward towards my EDC. Waiting on a holster .....anyone know about a Tritium front sight that will fit ??? Hoping mags will be available soon.
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