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Good morning all
My first post, I have a Les Baer Premier11 for some reason after the last round is fired the slide will not lock back.
The factory told me I was using to weak a load so I tried Factory Ammo Federal Premium 230 Grain hydra shok jacketed hollow point. same results
any help will be greatly appreciated
THANKS
 

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you may have the same trouble I did, depending on the magazine. On my Chip McCormicks, I had to grip the follower with a pair of pliers and twist so the follower pushes the slide stop upward after the last shell.
 

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Thanks for the help I'll try a new search.
Les Baer has a different follower they cannot be bent.
I tried a colt Magazine same results
 

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With an empty magazine in the gun, pull back the slide. Does the slide stay open ? Are you using a buffer ?
 

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Yes to both , it does stay open, & I do use a buffer
I also tried a Colt 7round Magazine
 

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I had the same problem with mine. Different ammo and magazines made no difference. I sent it back to Baer and they fixed it and returned it with a new free mag. It has worked just fine for about 3000 rounds now. I would send it back.
 

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I had the same problem with a Springfield milspec.

After I got every tiny thing fixed, and there simply were no more reasons, a friend of mine watched me fire to slide lock, and pointed out that my thumb was very, very close to the slide lock. He hypothesized that I was touching the slide lock during the cycle, and the springs in my magazines simply wasn't strong enough to overcome the weight of my thumb.

I changed my grip, and made a conscious effort to keep my thumb away from the slide lock, by locking it down with my weak hand thumb. The problem went away, instantly.

Now, when it comes back, I remember, make the effort all over again, and it goes away.

Operator error. :grumble:

Good luck.
 

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Thanks to all
Very good information, I didn't think it was ok to shoot without a buffer . Any way I sent it back to Les Baer
I'll keep the group posted when I get it back
again THANKS
 
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