M9 Failure to Extract?

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What are the top 3 reasons for an M9 Failure to Extract?

I have an old (25 plus years) M9 and it has FTE'd on the last two range trips.
Cleaned and lubed it good, but if that doesn't do the trick; then what direction should I go?
 

JBS

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I have the same problem when I use cheap ammo- particularly this cheap stuff I bought 1,000 rounds of for target practice. FTE constantly, about 3 out of every 10 rounds or so.

The bad ammo- for me- is Remington UMC "Mega Pack":

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I keep all my weapons impeccably clean and serviceable, and the FTE never happens for me with good ammo. My 2 cents before you do anything, check if it is your ammo, and rule that out first.
 

Diamondback 2/2

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Check the extractor, the ejector and the ammo.

Make sure the extractor is clean, not broken and I would replace the spring.

Make sure the ejector is not bent or broken.

Try 3 or 4 different types of ammo, I have always used Federal and Winchester in my M9.
 
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