Beretta 92 96 M9 Troubleshooting Guide
Most 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
Problem Cause Correction Failure to Feed 1 - Check for dirty and/or damaged magazine Clean with CLP, repalce if damaged. 2 - Damaged feed ramp Replace barrel if damaged 3 - Check for cartridge noes jamming against feed ramp Magazine lips are too tight - replace magazine 4 - check for cartridge nose jamming against upper chamber Magazine lips are too open - replace magazine 5 - Check slide for riding over cartridge Magazine not seated properly - Check magazine catch assembly if not operator error Ammunition does not chamber 1 - Check for dirt or obstructions in chamber Clean with CLP or remove obstruction 2 - Check for dirty or damaged ammuntion Clean with a clean, dry cloth, or replace ammunition 3 - Check for damaged feed ramp Replace barrel if damaged 4 - Recoil spring and/or guide rod are damaged or broken Replace if damaged or broken 5 - Check for damaged magazine spring and/or follower Replace magazine if damaged Failure to Extract 1 - Extractor jammed by powder residue or dirt Clean extractor and lubricate 2 - Check for defective extractor spring Replace extractor spring if defective 3 - Check for broken or damaged extractor Replace Extractor if broken or damaged 4 - Check chamber for dirt or corrosion Clean and lubricate 5 - Check for short recoil or defective cartridge Cartridge case or projectile my be lodged in chamber or bore - Inspect bore and remove any obstructions Failure to Eject 1 - Damaged ejector Replace ejector 2 -Check for short recoil or defective cartridge Cartridge case or projectile my be lodged in chamber or bore - Inspect bore and remove any obstructions
Problem Cause Correction Failure to Fire 1 - Check safety Place safety in fire position 2 - Faulty ammunition Replace corroded or dented ammuntion 3 - Check for broken firing pin block lever Replace 4 - Check for broken trigger bar Replace Hammer does not cock with the safety in the fire position 1 - Operator error Operator may have inadvertently turned the safety on when opening the slide Pistol fails to fire in Double Action 1 - Operator error Operator may have inadvertently turned the safety on when opening the slide 2 - Check for missing or defective trigger bar spring Replace trigger bar spring if defective 3 - Check for broken trigger bar Replace
Problem Cause Correction Hammer does not decock with safety in the safe position 1 - Check for dirt or obstructions in receiver jamming hammer Remove dirt or obstructions 2 - Check for defective (worn or broken) hammer release lever Replace hammer release lever is defective Slide does not unlock 1 - Check for broken or damaged locking block and lugs Replace locking block 2 - Check for obstructed, broken or damaged slide Remove obstruction 3 - Faulty ammunition or short recoil Inspect bore and remove any obstructions. Replace ammunition Slide does not lock fully forward 1 - Check for broken or damaged locking block and lugs Replace locking block 2 - Check for damaged or broken recoil spring Replace recoil spring if damaged or broken 3 - Check for damaged slide grooves Replace slide