Glocks don't supposed to have failures

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by tace, Sep 24, 2007.

  1. tace

    tace New Member

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    I was at the range and the guy next to me was shooting a 10mm Glock. He was having light primer strikes every few rounds. He mentioned that this happened even more with the stock springs.

    One of the ejected casings fell on my neck and went down into the back of my shirt. Ouch :(
     
  2. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter Active Member

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    I have experienced this twice with my G23. These were within the past few months. To date, I've put 2-3K rounds thru the weapon w/out failure, in 1 year's time... was verrrrry chilling when it happened.
     

  3. viper32cm

    viper32cm New Member

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    I've had it happen once. Shooting wolf ammo in my G21, I chock it up to hard primers.

    (Not saying that's the case here though)
     
  4. LonelyMachines

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    Weird. I've seen trigger-return springs and ejectors break on (poorly maintained) Glocks, but light primer strikes are something different.

    What ammo are you using?
     
  5. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Did you happen to check his ammo? You can get light ammo strikes if you attempt to shoot .40 S&W in a 10mm.

    If he is getting light strikes I would send the gun back to Glock.
     
  6. AeroShooter

    AeroShooter Active Member

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    I shoot Winchester 165gr FMJ (100 count packs, Wal Mart) for target.

    For defense (and the occasional box for training) I use Cor Bon 135gr JHP.

    Both failurs were light strikes on the primer... both with the Winchester rounds.
     
  7. tace

    tace New Member

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    He was shooting JHP 10mms, not .40 S&Ws. He said he tried different ammo.
     
  8. Guest

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    Why is everyone so surprised? Just confirms that Plastic is not cool ;-)
     
  9. jp233

    jp233 hu huh, you said "Member"

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    hell, if worried just take it to Smyrna and have them look at it.

    While-U-Wait Service at the Glock HQ. Totally sweet.

    I stopped counting the rounds through my Glock fo'ty at around 2500 ,and that was even before I got the 9mm barrel and the 33 rd mags..... its gotta be near 4000 now easily. Never a problem, except a few cases that get stuck on ejection but its a 40sw gun shooting 9mm, so i figure that should be expected every once and a while.