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    45 acp ammo in an Uzi

    I got a full auto Uzi in .45 acp. At the first test firing, it would not fire (in semi or full auto) when there were more than 6 rounds in the magazine. The unfired rounds that were manually ejected all had light primer strikes. I was thinking it would be a magazine issue.
    So I got a 22 round aftermarket magazine which arrived today which I haven't test fired yet. However loading .45 FMJ round nose into it I noticed that it was a tight fit for the overall length of the cartridge, and sometimes the rounds would get stuck in the magazine. These are Federal 230 grain round nose and the OAL is measured at 32.12 mm (1.265 in). The inside of the magazine measures 32.56 mm (1.282 in).

    I am wondering if the problem is that the 45 Uzi isn't designed to handle round nose ammunition. The hollowpoints or flat nose would be a bit shorter. Or is there another brand of Round Nose that runs a bit shorter?

    I haven't yet been able to test fit the same ammo in the magazine that came with the gun since the FFL is still holding it pending Class III approval.

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    I have not any problem shooting regular, round nose 230 gr. .45 ACP ammo from Federal or Remington with the Vector .45 ACP setup I have. The firearm is a Vector full size Uzi. The mags I have are 16 round IMI mags. I've never tried any other ammo profile.

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    thanks. I have an IMI 16 round mag on the way and will test fire it with several different 45 acps when it arrives.

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    All I have is semi-auto, but the promag magazine works fine.

    Since you are full auto and light bolt strike......
    Fixed firing pin OK?

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    I have a IMI UZI in .45, never a issue. Light primer strike, make sure your barrel is in right and the barrel nut is tight! I don't know if your firearm is original or not but on the non NFA UZI's have the last three numbers of the SN#stamped on the barrel. Head spacing maybe be off. That would let the round go to deep into the bore and not hold the case against the bolt face

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    Make sure the area behind the extractor is clean and free of carbon.
    Class 3 shooters blow thier loads faster and with only 1 pull of the trigger

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    When Vector sold the .45 SMG kits for 200 I should have got one
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    somewhat related question : is there a source for new magazine springs for the action arms 16rnd 45acp magazines?

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    You want ball type bullets. I have trouble with anything but. I have a conversion I use in my Vector with a grease gun mag converted lower. Runs 100%. Maybe its the mags you're using. I have a couple grease gun mags that don't work well -- the rest of the pile is perfect. First time I shot in in 45, I realized why a Thompson is so heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmf View Post
    You want ball type bullets. I have trouble with anything but. I have a conversion I use in my Vector with a grease gun mag converted lower. Runs 100%. Maybe its the mags you're using. I have a couple grease gun mags that don't work well -- the rest of the pile is perfect. First time I shot in in 45, I realized why a Thompson is so heavy.
    I would argue that the Thompsonís weight has much more to do with the fact that it was first manufactured 100 years ago using machined steel and wood as opposed to stamped sheet metal and plastic hand guard. .

    That being said, the Thompson is my favorite 45 SMG and the Uzi is my favorite 9mm SMG to shoot, even if there are better options out there in modern times.

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