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Beretta 92 96 M9 Troubleshooting Guide

Beretta 92 FSMost semi-automatic pistols operate using the same or in a similar method. However, each manufacturer has their own troubleshooting procedures. 

 

For this Beretta 92 96 M9 Troubleshooting Guide, I have compiled a list of the DOD recommended procedures for troubleshooting the most common issues in the following tables. This is by no means a complete list of troubleshooting steps but is a good starting point for the most common issues that you may encounter. 

 

To use the Beretta 92 96 M9 Troubleshooting Guide, locate your problem in the first column of the table, then try the causes starting from the top and working down. If you reach the bottom of the problem and your firearm is still not functioning correctly, you should seek the advice of the Manufacturer or an Armorer that is certified by the manufacturer for that model. 

 

Beretta 92 96 M9 Troubleshooting Guide Tables

 

Feeding, Extraction and Ejection Issues

ProblemCauseCorrection
Failure to Feed
1 - Check for dirty and/or damaged magazineClean with CLP, repalce if damaged.
2 - Damaged feed rampReplace barrel if damaged
3 - Check for cartridge noes jamming against feed rampMagazine lips are too tight - replace magazine
4 - check for cartridge nose jamming against upper chamberMagazine lips are too open - replace magazine
5 - Check slide for riding over cartridgeMagazine not seated properly - Check magazine catch assembly if not operator error
Ammunition does not chamber1 - Check for dirt or obstructions in chamberClean with CLP or remove obstruction
2 - Check for dirty or damaged ammuntionClean with a clean, dry cloth, or replace ammunition
3 - Check for damaged feed rampReplace barrel if damaged
4 - Recoil spring and/or guide rod are damaged or brokenReplace if damaged or broken
5 - Check for damaged magazine spring and/or followerReplace magazine if damaged
Failure to Extract1 - Extractor jammed by powder residue or dirtClean extractor and lubricate
2 - Check for defective extractor springReplace extractor spring if defective
3 - Check for broken or damaged extractorReplace Extractor if broken or damaged
4 - Check chamber for dirt or corrosionClean and lubricate
5 - Check for short recoil or defective cartridgeCartridge case or projectile my be lodged in chamber or bore - Inspect bore and remove any obstructions
Failure to Eject1 - Damaged ejectorReplace ejector
2 -Check for short recoil or defective cartridgeCartridge case or projectile my be lodged in chamber or bore - Inspect bore and remove any obstructions

 

Firing Issues

ProblemCauseCorrection
Failure to Fire
1 - Check safetyPlace safety in fire position
2 - Faulty ammunitionReplace corroded or dented ammuntion
3 - Check for broken firing pin block leverReplace
4 - Check for broken trigger barReplace
Hammer does not cock with the safety in the fire position1 - Operator errorOperator may have inadvertently turned the safety on when opening the slide
Pistol fails to fire in Double Action1 - Operator errorOperator may have inadvertently turned the safety on when opening the slide
2 - Check for missing or defective trigger bar springReplace trigger bar spring if defective
3 - Check for broken trigger barReplace

 

Slide Issues

ProblemCauseCorrection
Hammer does not decock with safety in the safe position
1 - Check for dirt or obstructions in receiver jamming hammerRemove dirt or obstructions
2 - Check for defective (worn or broken) hammer release leverReplace hammer release lever is defective
Slide does not unlock1 - Check for broken or damaged locking block and lugsReplace locking block
2 - Check for obstructed, broken or damaged slideRemove obstruction
3 - Faulty ammunition or short recoilInspect bore and remove any obstructions. Replace ammunition
Slide does not lock fully forward1 - Check for broken or damaged locking block and lugsReplace locking block
2 - Check for damaged or broken recoil springReplace recoil spring if damaged or broken
3 - Check for damaged slide groovesReplace slide

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