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Old 09-13-2021, 05:11 PM
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The first day I shot my Victory was the most rounds I’ve fired in a day. It shot everything without issue. I’ve since put 4000-5000 rounds through it without issue except for a couple duds from a Remington “bucket of bullets”. My BIL shot it one day and liked it so he bought one. It wouldn’t run at all. I googled the issue. A screwdriver and a few minutes was all it took to fix it. AFAIK it still runs good. I have a 10” barreled Mark2, but never shoot it. The Victory is my most accurate pistol or I should say it’s the pistol I shoot most accurately.
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Old 09-13-2021, 06:41 PM
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I DID have to do this to mine. It took all of a few seconds after take-down and resolved the problem completely. It's now about 5-6k rounds later and it cycles perfectly with just routine cleaning every so often.

I used a large flat-blade screwdriver to pry the ejector a couple of mm inward - enough to reliably catch the extracted casing, but not contact the bolt during cycling - and that was that. Just a tiny tweak is all that's needed. It's unfortunate that so many of these pistols hit the shelves with this problem because the fix is so easy, and permanent.
I agree. I tweaked on mine and have had 8000 rounds fired with only a few jam/miss feed/fail to eject problems with Good low price ammo. Its unfortunate that S&W let so many guns out the door with this issue but I would focus on the good....great gun, barrel, trigger and sights for good price.
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Old 09-13-2021, 08:24 PM
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Apalachian2 and Camaro are right, once you get the Smith & Wesson Victory ejector adjusted, they run smooth as butter. I know, you shouldn't have to do that, but that's the way they are.
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Old 09-15-2021, 10:50 AM
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My son and I each bought one about 4 years ago.... if they had been golf clubs, they would have both gone into the water trap!! Did a little research, found out about the ejector issue, fixed it, and never looked back. easily 5,000 rounds thru mine and no issue.
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Old 09-18-2021, 12:55 PM
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Why did you take their offers as a personal insult? All one has to do is tell them "no thanks" & move along. It's not personal, it's strictly business, to quote Michael Corleone.

I've worked gun shops & gun shows for over 30 years. It still amazes me how people treat a trade offer as if someone was insulting their wife.

Dealers don't keep in business by giving people what their gun is worth, otherwise they'd never make a dime on them. Add in the guys (like me) who expect a dealer to come off his price a bit to make a sale.

Normally a gun is worth (retail) about 60-75% of its original price IF it's in 95%+ condition with the original box. Wholesale will be in the 50-60% value. No box drops 25% off the trade value on top of that. If a dealer has a 1/2 dozen of the same model sitting in brand new condition, then the price drops even further. Why would he give you $300 when he can buy a new one for $300 & make more on them?

Not trying to lecture you or insult you. But the whole "insulted me" thing has always baffled me to no end.

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We don’t allow cursing. We don’t allow symbols to substitute for curse words, what a dealer or dealer said to you is irrelevant to the issue of the pistol. Thread closed.

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