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I carry a Para Slim Hawg - basically a single stack 1911 with a 3" barrel.  No prior problems with the gun.

 

Dropped the magazine yesterday, and then racked the slide to clear it.  No go.  Round is still in the chamber; guide rod is sticking out about 1/4", slide is about the same distance short of full forward travel.  Hammer is back.  If I ease the slide back a bit, I can see the end of the round.  Multiple attempts to re-rack - no ejection.

 

How do I clear this without shooting my foot?

 

LL

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My first thought is to pull slide back till the take down notch lines up, then pull out the slide stop.   Slide off,  you can do whatever you need.    GW

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Lock it open, drop a pencil down the barrel eraser first and tap the end of the pencil against a wall or table lightly.  It sounds like a bad round that has stuck in the chamber short of battery.

 

You are going to be doing this with a loaded gun, so keep it pointed in a safe direction at all times and use as little force as possible to dislodge the cartridge.

 

While you could tear the gun down and remove it from the bare barrel, I do not like to take down a loaded gun-its bad ju ju

 

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Just a suggestion. Place a dowel or pencil in the loading well, this will prevent the firing pin contacting the primer IF this go badly.  I used to have a block that I could drop in when I used to shoot bullseye matches for those times extractor jumped the rim or round stuck in chamber.

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J. Mark is correct!  You will probably find a dent in the case when you get it out.

 

Be sure to lock the slide back!!!  Pull a corner of a towel or washcloth through the slide into the top of the mag well. 

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