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    Defender Personality Trait?

    I have a new Defender in 45ACP. Every once in awhile I get a live round stove pipe condition whenever I’m using 230gr ball ammo. All other weights (185gr, 200gr) work fine. This condition happens with all of my magazines. Is this a simply a personality trait? I can use any 185gr FMJ or JHP without a hitch. My carry load is the Speer Gold Dot and they work great.


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    Make sure you’re holding it tightly on the heavier bullet weights No limp wristing..Especially on the shorter barrel Defender.
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    Is it just one brand hardball ammunition that the malfunction occur with or other brands as well?
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    I use two different Defenders, one a standard and the other a plus. I use 185 and 200 grain exclusively because the 230 grain, while totally reliable in my other guns doesn't seem like it's got the performance in this short of a barrel. So I have not experienced that kind of a problem with a 45. I did experience that kind of a problem in a 40 cal Defender with 165 grain ammo but it wasn't with all magazines only a couple. In that instance I found the magazines were tending to release the rounds early due to the previous rounds recoil and the round didn't get fed properly under the extractor during the feeding cycle. The only solution I could think to try was to install heavier magazine springs from Wolff. I haven't been able to retry the gun because of the weather. You might try that. If you do, I would try one magazine and see what happens and also compare it to the others. That's just a suggestion. It is a rare type of malfunction and is not commonly seen.
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