Art,The 391 is a great gun. As for the noise, keep shooting it, after a while you won't notice any noise.
As someone else noted, the 391 end cap is a more critical component than people give it credit for. I always take mine off, and put it face down, press it down and make sure it has some "spring" to it. If it does not move at all, I would not shoot it that way.
Replace both the magazine tube spring and rear recoil spring on an annual basis is imperative to keeping it running (and cycling) as it should.
Just replace both springs and establish some type of baseline with the gun to find out what's wrong.....or what's right. We are talking about $20 in spring parts here and they are easily replaced.Art,
I think that it is either the magazine or rear recoil spring that is making the noise. Since this is a relatively new gun, is it likely that either of these is defective?
I have though about shipping the gun back to Beretta to have them take a look at it as they have already replaced another defective part that was bad.
Thank you for your response...
Art,Just replace both springs and establish some type of baseline with the gun to find out what's wrong.....or what's right. We are talking about $20 in spring parts here and they are easily replaced.
Also, check the connecting rod that plunges into the stock. Sometimes debris can get in the plunger assembly, could be a source of noise. Check it when you replace the springs and compress it manually, check for noise.
I would send the gun to Rich Cole first before sending back to Beretta. These guns are fairly simplistic and with a little bit of elbow grease, you should be able to ferret out the root cause of the problem. Hope this helps?