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The guy testing the gun is a moron. It looks to me like the gun is short stroking, even when it is running without a jam with 15 in the mag. With a full load of 18 in the mag the extra spring tension is preventing the pistol from cycling. Different ammo or a lighter recoil spring might solve the problem. This performance does not bode well for the new Remington pistol, but the problem may be easy to solve.
More importantly, why would anyone build a gun that functions that unreliably?
Why would anybody buy a gun that functions that unreliably?
No kidding, especially in the internet age. One bad review or even a rumor of a recurring function problem could kill half your sales righ there.
They got it that far. How much extra investment would it take to make a gun that works? They clearly don't give a shit.
I suppose it might make a good malfunction trainer.
I think his point was that the factory should be doing the breaking in, like the CZ example he showed.
That was his point but if you have seen his other videos, you would know that he is a CZ fanboi.
Does S&W do breaking in, Sig, Ruger, Colt? How many major manufacturers break their guns in at the factory since you claim some expertise and appear knowledgeable regarding the subject. I got it that CZ does, but thank you for explaining it to me. Much appreciated.
When I toured S&W I never saw the break in room, must have missed that, same goes when I visited Colt too.
R9 was originally a Para Ordnance design. When Freedom Group acquired them and mercifully put them out of business, they turned the plans over to Remington to make a competitive polymer framed pistol as they wanted to put Remington back in the handgun business again.
BTW I disagree about break in periods, some guns especially high end 1911's DO require a break in. I'd like to see how the gun functions after 600 to 800 rounds.
It's a brand new, fresh out of the box pistol. It's inexcusable to expect to have to change out the recoil spring to get it to run.
I have seen more than a few 9mm pistols choke on 115 gr bulk pack (WW White Box) ammo. The problem is rather simple. Most manufacturers err on the side of caution when they set up a pistol for sale and use a heavy recoil spring to prevent damage. Some ammo works just fine some doesn't.
I'm not defending this pistol as it obviously has some problems, but the idiot doing the test wasn't giving the gun a fair chance. His final observation that the gun "didn't like "ball" ammo was absurd. Short stroking was the problem (low power ammo or too heavy recoil spring). If he had half a brain, he would have recognized this very common problem.
Remington didn't get the message that we are in the process of making America great again. Their handguns suck.