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Gents,


I posted this in customer service forum but I wanted to post here to get all of your expert advice on this issue. After much research I just purchased a VP9 FDE LE model. After shooting on the range for the first time today using 124gr ammo x 300 and taking it home to break down and clean the first issue was the slide no longer slides off the top of the frame without pulling the trigger. When I first purchased and inspected the weapon, I was able to remove the slide by just pushing forward without pulling the trigger.

The bigger issue is when cleaning the slide I noticed what appears to be jagged edges that don't seem to be intentional on the small protrusion in front of the firing pin hole. Attached are some pictures, if they are not clear I can take some more. Please let me know if I need to be concerned! Thanks for all your help in advance.
 

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Gents,

Forgot to mention after thorough cleaning and performing a function check, I still cannot remove the slide without pulling the trigger, thanks again.
 

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Is someone willing to look inside their slide near the firing pin to compare what they have in their VP9 please?
 

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It looks like none of your pictures focused on the extrusion, so it's a little blurry and I can't see anything jagged. Also try taking a couple in a well-lit room with the flash off to eliminate glare. That aside, it's definitely not right to have to pull the trigger to remove the slide.
 

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I don't see anything that looks out of the ordinary.
Can you circle the exact area you're talking about in the pics? It all looked fine to me. Clean the slide better and then use a graphics or paint program to circle the area in question.
 

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When you lock the slide back and turn the take down lever and then release the slide you will have to push it a little(for lack of a better description). I asked the same question when I first got my VP9. Both my standard and FDE LE are like this.
 

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Does the recoil assembly tension angle the slide down in front after disengaging the takedown lever? Try pushing down on the rear of the slide to get the slide off without pulling the trigger.
 

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Is someone willing to look inside their slide near the firing pin to compare what they have in their VP9 please?
Hold your horses. You started the thread after midnight and wanted an answer in less than an hour?

It is normal. Push down on the rear of the slide and it will slide off. If it doesn't want to come off easily, pull the trigger, then slide it off. Then go shoot it. Then shoot it some more.
 

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Gents, my apologies often forget im on hawaii time. i took the suggesstion of applying downward pressure on the rear of the slide while pushing forward and it works like a charm, just a bit surprised a little you have to change the method just after one firing. Im going to take some better pictures later on about the protrusion and post here. Thanks for everyones help!
 

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Ok gents, attached are some better pictures that are circled and arrowed. The pics marked zoomed in and out are the circled areas of what I am talking about, that lipped/curved protrusion near the firing pin hole. The 3rd pic labeled areas are pointing to the very roughed out areas (they are not linear, smooth or clean lines, they seem cracked or uneven). Let me know what you think, thanks again all. For the 3rd pic you may have to open up photo gallery and zoom in manually, I could not zoom in and save as. Rim Material property Hand Tire Rim Strap Bumper Metal Wood Steel Rim
 

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Ok got it, thanks. My question is should it be that rough looking? Compared to the rest of the weapon, which is smooth, very angular and flat. The area of the extractor I am looking at seems so rough to be almost out of place to the rest of the weapon.

Yes, I plan on shooting more but since I just received the weapon yesterday I got to work on that!
 

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Gents, my apologies often forget im on hawaii time. i took the suggesstion of applying downward pressure on the rear of the slide while pushing forward and it works like a charm, just a bit surprised a little you have to change the method just after one firing. Im going to take some better pictures later on about the protrusion and post here. Thanks for everyones help!
aloha ahc
are you on oahu?
are you on 2ahawaii.com?
going to the gun show today?
i'll be in the hawaii defense foundation booth in the back by the airsoft tent all day
stop by and ask for steve/macsak
if i am not there, have them call me and i'll come back there

aloha

steve
 

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Yes, the extractor is supposed to be sharp. It has to grab on to the rim of the case and yank it out of the chamber. Also some of the roughness you are seeing is likely carbon and dirt. That area is a trap and pretty much impossible to clean without dentist picks.
 
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