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If the gun is functioning, and the primer strikes are nice and healthy--I would be just fine with it. I have never had a pencil in my barrel.
Two failures? What kind of jamming?Been to the range three times with a total of about 400 rounds through. There have thus far only been two failures but they were jamming issues, not misfires.
Which end of the pencil went in first? My HK45C only jumps the pencil about the same inch you describe if I load the eraser first - but the rubber of the eraser absorbs a lot of the impact. If I load an unsharpened pencil end in first it flies out and goes several feet. I can't test the decocking function as I've converted to light LEM so there is no decocker - and that's where I think this test is most meaningful.Ayoob is where I originally heard about the test. I was researching it further with videos online and my only concern is that for the videos I've seen, the pencil jumps a few feet out of the barrel or across a room. With my P2000 it is merely jumping about an inch or two.
Although, your additional comment about lack of any ignition problem indicate otherwise. The pencil jumping about an inch is not sufficient. I'm just wondering if you are using a "Standard" wooden pencil that is loose in your barrel ?? And is it sufficiently centered that it's being hit properly ??~~found that the pencil only jumped about an inch or so, not even coming all the way out of the barrel. Is this indicative of a faulty/weak firing pin?~~