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  1. Well latest update on my 929 saga is I shipped it back to S&W today. I was going to have a red dot sight mounted on it and as I was cleaning it I noticed that the extractor was loose and moving back about an 1/8 of an inch when I just nudged the extractor rod, like it was loose. Then I messed with the extractor rod and it came out. So I think I have heard on one of these topics that the cylinder lockup could be caused by the extractor rod getting loose and backing out. That seems to have happened to mine. But when I tried to screw the extractor rod back together it would not thread pr
  2. Early on I tried Winchester brass, still have the 2 or 300 cases I bought, but came to the decision with the .40 moons I had that Federal worked better. I'll get some .035 moons from TK and try those with the Winchester brass and see if that fixes the intermittent sticking issue. Thanks for the suggestion.
  3. Thanks MWP. I've got a Lee Undersize 9mm die on back order. Seems many many more people discovered this remedy before me. I think the undersize die will fix the issue of the loaded moons not dropping easily into the Tk checker, but I'm not sure if that will fix the intermittent lockup issue. I was at the range yesterday and while running strings on steel stages, several times I had the cylinder lockup and I could not pull the trigger. I had to bump the cylinder to get it open. Something was hanging up. There were no extraction issues, the Federal brass just fell right out.
  4. OuterLimits - sorry just quoting what one of the distributors who buy millions of primers from Federal replied back to me. I hope you are right and this blows over after the election. My supply of Federals is running thin, but I do have a bunch of Winchester primers stocked up.
  5. A representative at Ballistic Products emailed me back the other day that Federal has informed them that there will be no primers arriving for 12-18 months. I'll keep checking the various sites. Its going to be a while before this normalizes.
  6. About 28 years ago I had just shot the 1992 Steel Challenge and was working up a light load for my wife's S&W 65 .38 special. I was shooting a 686. We both were shooting reduced power .38 special steel loads. I was loading on my Dillion 550 and I'm pretty sure I must have double charged because when I was testing the loads in my wife's revolver, I was startled when there was a much louder report and the cylinder cracked in two. Thank goodness for the billet aluminum Tasco pro point red dot sight mount or the top strap would have blown up as well. I stopped reload
  7. New to the forums and new to this topic. I have a 929 and am getting used to it. I really like the potential the 8 shot 9mm has since I've been shooting a 6 shot 686 for Steel matches and shot the Steel Challenge with it back in the early 90s. Two extra rounds are a nice bit of confidence to go a little faster. I'm about to get a C-More RTS2 installed next week and I have the Hogue Big Butt grip and love that. I have been using the TK .40 moon clips and have settled on Federal brass as with my load of 3.4gr of Red Dot, I have no extraction issues. I did run into the
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