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Help me out with my Glock 17 KaBoom

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by wou42, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    I went shooting with my dad this last weekend and his Glock 17 had a case blow-out inside the barrel and it was extremely difficult to remove. The case blew out right near the bottom. I tried snapping pics, but my camera couldn't get it in focus that close. It wasn't a complete explosion, but the case cracked inside the barrel and we couldn't get it out. This was not a reload or anything, it was a Federal 9mm 115 gr. factory loaded brand new bullet. You can see where the case blew out inside the barrel (I think it is just powder, but I am not cleaning it yet in case somebody needs to look at it).

    This is definitely not a Glock thrashing post or anything, I am just hoping to get some help in what to do moving forward. Do I need to take this in to get it looked at? Was this a freak accident and I should be ok moving forward. It is my dads gun and I told him I would help him out trying to get it fixed. Any help/suggestions would be great. Thanks.

    Jon
     
  2. arjunki

    arjunki Beaverton Active Member

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    Are you by any chance good at taking macro (close up) pictures. That would greatly help the Glock gurus out in diagnosing your problem.
     
  3. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    PM sent.
     
  4. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    Here are a couple pics of the shell that I removed. I hope it helps. I guess I need to know if this gun is safe to continue shooting or if I need to take it in and have someone look at it or send it in. Thanks.

    Jon
     
  5. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Post some picture of the barrel if you can. Here is pic of the symbol that will indicate the macro setting on your camera. Don't mind the sarcasm on the picture it's just a linked picture.

    bottwiglab-009_full.jpg
     
  6. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    So here is the barrel. As stated before, there doesn't appear to be any damage to the barrel. The only thing I can see appears to be powder residue inside the barrel on the bottom (where the case blew out). The gun appears to be fine.
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    I would contact Glock first thing tomorrow and leave it in there court.
     
  8. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    This is frustrating. I've never seen an auto pistol with a "fully supported" chamber. Just eyeballing, the 45 ACP is the worst!

    Glock did tighten up the tolerances on Gen 3 I've been told, but look at the pics in this thread here: Link

    I agree with Trismn. Ask Glock first.
     
  9. PinoBoy

    PinoBoy Oak Grove Member

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    Get it checked before using it again. You don't want to risk any injury as a result of that.
     
  10. PinoBoy

    PinoBoy Oak Grove Member

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    How may rounds fired through it before that happened?
     
  11. wou42

    wou42 Portland Active Member

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    It's my dad's gun, so it is a rough guess (he doesn't keep real accurate records), but around 1000. He has had it for about 10 years now, but he only shoots it a couple times a year.
     
  12. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I had a case head rupture in a Glock 19 about 16 years ago. It felt like someone had slapped the inside of my palm really hard. It didn't blow the magazine out as I have heard about but it was quite the surprise. The casing was blown out far more than yours but there was no damage. Main thing I was concerned about was a bullet being lodged in the barrel. Once I verified that there wasn't I went back to shooting. If it looks normal, cycles and chambers and extracts normal, I wouldn't worry about it as they are pretty tough guns. Glock 17's have even been fired underwater so it has to be pretty tough to survive that kind of pressure spike.

    I am not a paid representative of Glock, just owned 8 of them over the years... :)
     
  13. NK777

    NK777 West of Portland Member

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    Mmmm... Get it checked! Older glock 17 have been known to blow up.