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1. Is the gun new
2. Are all of those cases +P
3. Is it jamming or malfunctioning in anyway other than destroying the cases
 

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No it is not new, I have had it for quite a few years. No those are not +P cases. The cases are partially ejected but catch as they are on their way out. They are not stove piped but are caught lenthwise between the slide and the barrel.
 

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P238 about every 5th round will jam the case between the slide and the barrel end causing this distruction of the case. Happens with +P and any other rounds. Have changed the springs. The ejector is not damaged in anyway that I can see.
 

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I'd pull the slide off & slide a new cartridge under the extractor to check tension & spring. Also check the chamber & maybe give a good clean & polish. Other than checking that the ejector is function correctly I can't think of anything else if it happens with different rounds & magazines.
 

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Has this issue developed recently?
Which springs have you replaced?
What is the build date on this pistol?
What is the round count?
Is the sear spring stock/un-modified?
 

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Lets speculate this: The slide is already closing when the case is at that point of ejecting and it stops the case bending it.

A number of different things could be making it do that: Low power ammo causing the slide to "short cycle," ie not run back fully on the rails; a stiff recoil spring not being fully compressed; rough chamber wall and slow extraction; dry slide rails with high friction; soft brass which doesn't release well, a sharp extractor hanging onto the brass, weak ejector action, any combination.

This leads to trying it with higher power ammo - maybe even up to +P to see if a different cycle speed changes it. If a stock recoil spring is available, switch to that while using the same ammo used previously. Checking the chamber wall for roughness, using a different rail lube, and using a completely different ammo that would have reputedly harder brass.

The trick is to only change one thing at a time.
 

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I'm having same issue, hopefully i can be helped here .
I have the same questions for you;

Has this issue developed recently?
Which springs have you replaced?
What is the build date on this pistol?
What is the round count?
Is the sear spring stock/un-modified?
 

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Someone else had this exact sake issue - I thought it was these forums that the person showed the same brass deformation... I could be wrong.

People had a bunch of theories as to what caused it... I'll link it if I find it again.
 

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P238.....Happens with all ammunition including +P. Changed the springs and the ejector is fine and in adjustment.
I found the thread from 7 months ago, where the person's P238 was jamming and denting the brass just like yours:
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