Click, click, no bang

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Click, click, no bang

Post by Lgaam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:02 pm

Last range trip was January. With COVID closures, I've only been able to dry fire practice, 25-50 trigger pulls/session, 1-2 sessions/week. With all the peace and tranquility in the world, if I'm not going to, at, or coming from work, I've been carrying the Elite (15+1 and 18) for anything my Ford truck couldn't get me out of.

Today, I managed to get on a lane with just a 1 hour wait. Eyes, ears, target, magazine, slide, sight picture, squeeze, CLICK. Lock the slide back, pick up the round, pristine. Try again. Same result. Field strip in the stall, depress the firing pin plunger, slide the assembly forward, no firing pin protruding. I said several colorful words as I packed it in and went for Plan B.

The XDs ran flawlessly. I blasted. I slow fired before blasting some more.

Email and picture sent to Century as soon as I got home. Cleaning up the XDs and running it as my primary until this gets resolved.

I also had 2 .223 cases bounce off the wall and into my collar. I haven't done that dance in a while.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by GlennSFX » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:14 pm

Probably have a MIM firing pin and the tip broke off. The new ones are machined. I bought a two pack of the machines pins and didn't wait to swap it out. Pull the FP out and see what it looks like!

Did you dry fire with a dummy round? If not, that's probably what did the FP in.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by Lgaam » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:29 pm

It's a '17 model, so it's probably MIM. Almost always use the Barrel Blok inserts unless I'm doing failure drills, then it's snap caps. I guess all it takes is once....

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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by BentAero » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:18 pm

Been there, done that. Broke the tip off when my SFx was fairly new, Century replaced it. Then a year or so later, i started having a weird intermittent light-strike, and the striker was acting funny; didn't feel right when trigger was pulled.

As i pulled it apart to diagnose the problem, the tip fell off. On examination under magnification, i could see that the tip had been bent ever so slightly which was causing it to drag/hang up some of the time but not consistently.

The replacement Century sent the second time was the new machined version.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by Lgaam » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:39 am

I figure I'll give it about a week for a reply from Century. The website has a disclaimer that they are slammed and will respond, just not as fast as usual.

I've gone back to my XDs for daily duty and I've got a Concealment Express holster for my SD9VE getting delivered today.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by Lgaam » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:08 pm

I got my reply! Firing pin assembly has been entered with a reference number!
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by Lgaam » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:54 pm

I received my shipping confirmation yesterday, and got home today to find a FedEx envelope in the table. I was very surprised and relieved to see it was a whole striker assembly. I've fought with the spring cups on my SD9, and was not looking forward to that battle with the Canik.

Kudos to Century Arms, though she won't go back into carry duty until after at least one range session.

Could I keep the old striker for dry fire? They are simple to swap out.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by BentAero » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:12 pm

Of course, keep it, but If you look closely I'll bet Century sent you one of the newer machined striker assembles. If so, dry-fire to your hearts content; you're not going to hurt it any.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by Lgaam » Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:15 am

BentAero wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:12 pm
Of course, keep it, but If you look closely I'll bet Century sent you one of the newer machined striker assembles. If so, dry-fire to your hearts content; you're not going to hurt it any.
Absolutely a machined piece. It's pretty. The cocking indicator is also brighter. If it's possible, the trigger seems a bit more crisp. I don't perceive it being lighter or heavier, but just breaking a little cleaner, I guess. Hopefully, the ranges don't shut down again during the newest wave of panic so I can actually test it out.
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Re: Click, click, no bang

Post by BentAero » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:18 pm

Lgaam wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 7:15 am
BentAero wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:12 pm
Of course, keep it, but If you look closely I'll bet Century sent you one of the newer machined striker assembles. If so, dry-fire to your hearts content; you're not going to hurt it any.
Absolutely a machined piece. It's pretty. The cocking indicator is also brighter. If it's possible, the trigger seems a bit more crisp. I don't perceive it being lighter or heavier, but just breaking a little cleaner, I guess...
Funny you say that... I was pawing through a bag of spare parts a few weeks ago looking for a striker spring, and stumbled onto the machined striker assy that Century sent me a long time ago. I had forgotten about it and never put in in.
I installed it with the stiffer 31n spring that i needed, and instantly the mushyness that i had been doing my best to deny was there -was gone. I thought it must be my imagination, but it is definitely smoother/crisper. The machined version might have less drag/be slippery-er-er, or be a tenth of a millimeter smaller in diameter. Whatever it is, it slides easier.
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