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i have several hi powers. all browning hp. i have the same problem with all of them. i have even borrowed bhps and had the same problem.
it seems that when i fire them, they almst always fail to extract the case. it does not make any difference whose bhp it is or what ammo is in it. hence i do not think it is the guns' fault, but mine. i have huge hands, the biggest gloves you can buy will barely go on my hand. i have no problem with glocks, 1911's, h&k's, just bhps. i got to think my hands are rubbing the slide or something. we put soot on one and there was none on my hands after firing. i thought perhaps my guns were to dry, oiled 'em up really well, cleaned, etc., same thing. take one out of my hands, give it to a friend, works great. i am not limp wristing the gun.

anybody got an idea?

also, none of these guns have been modified;no tightening up, etc. they are all box stock and have been fired a lot by the rest of my family.
 

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Hello. Since it's always a failure to eject, it seems reasonable that the problem is with the slide's rearward speed, i.e.: it's too slow.

I suspect that somehow you are touching the slide with your large hands. I cannot explain the soot thing.

Anyone else have ideas?

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Maybe you just need some FAT grips. I have big hands and put a set of Pachmar wrap around signature grips on. Now I feel like I have something to grab a hold of.
 

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Bet you normally shoot 1911s.

Get someone to watch you shoot. My guess is that your thumb is riding up and pushing the slide release. You're probably not actually touching the slide at all, just placing enough drag on it by pushing the slide release.

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