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Click, No Bang

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Zoltan, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Zoltan

    Zoltan Salem Member

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    I had an odd experience this weekend and was hoping someone might have some insight. I took my Glock 30 out to the range. After several successful shots, I pulled the trigger and it went "click" but did not fire. The trigger stayed in the back position. There was no break on the pull, just the click.

    I was able to unchamber the round (I don't recall seeing a strike), then reloaded it in the magazine, rechambered the round and it shot fine. This happened to me three separate times during the course of shooting 40 rounds or so.

    Any ideas what might cause this? More importantly, how can I prevent this from happening?

    I appreciate any input.
     
  2. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    Might be a weak striker spring or an ammo issue. I once had a G21 that simply did not like wolf ammo at all. I would get very light dimples in the primers on the Wolf. Most worked fine but 2-3 out of every mag needed an extra hit to go off.
     
  3. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm going to guess that your trigger spring is broken. It's the little
    coil spring tha goes between the trigger bar and trigger housing.
    I've got several if you need one.

    OR

    If you are getting a light hit on the round but no bang, it might be
    trying to fire slightly out of battery. Glocks will do that. Check your
    recoil spring, do the muzzle up Glock "test".
     
  4. Zoltan

    Zoltan Salem Member

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    Thanks for the help. What is the "muzzle up Glock test"?
     
  5. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    One version:

    To check the recoil spring do the following:
    1. Remove magazine
    2. Clear the weapon
    3. Pull the trigger and hold it back
    4. While holding trigger back, tip up the gun so that the muzzle is pointing straight up
    5. Keep holding the trigger back while you pull back the slide and ease it forward SLOWLY. When the gun is almost in battery release your grip on the slide and see if it will close by itself.

    If the recoil spring is weak the slide will fail to lock closed while the muzzle is pointing up.