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I learned something new today...glocks

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by drewp, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So i learned a few things about glocks today
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    I was shooting my G17 gen 2

    They like to through brass all around me, on me and at my face.

    But most interesting is that they do malfunction!!!

    So what say you glock lovers...whats wrong with me or my gun

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  2. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    A guess...limp wrist? That will cause stovepipes like that.
     
  3. x2ndxall

    x2ndxall WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Hmm, I'm no Glock boi but that brass looks pretty smoked.. a classic indicator of low pressure.
    What ammunition were you using?
     
  5. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Im typically not limpy but maybe maybe it can happen. I thought glocks are suppose to just work...i had a Remington 1911 that wouldn't shoot limp wristed but my Springfield 1911 doesnt care how its shot
     
  6. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    So maybe the ammo....i was using s&b 115gr
     
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  7. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No gun is 100% fool proof.
    However, as mentioned above limp wristing will through brass at you as well as cause
    malfunctions. It seems like Glocks are particularly sensitive to limp wristing.
     
  8. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    I have three Glocks with five barrels between them (a threaded KKM for my G21, a 9mm conversion for my G23 from Lone Wolf with threads). In the thousands of rounds through the G21, the G23, and the G26, I've never had a malfunction like you had. Nada. S&B is decent enough, but ammo could certainly be the cause. Got to admit I have shot some sketchy reloads in my guns, never an issue. Hope you sort it out.....
     
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  9. Bill Siegle

    Bill Siegle Oregon Active Member

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    Could also be an issue with a weak recoil spring being a Gen2 gun. If it is original equipment, might be time for a replacement.
     
  10. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Interesting. So i guess for casual shooting i will grab my 1911.

    Btw im 6ft 185lbs and all muscle. I swing a hammer for a living so i didnt think i would be a limp wrister
     
  11. drewp

    drewp 503pdx Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Im liking the sound of that. Ya its an all original 1989 g17

    Time for a refresh i guess
     
  12. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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    I'd get a new recoil spring, just for the sake of completeness, clean 'er up real good, and give it a go again. Springs aren't expensive, eliminate things one variable at a time. As they say, one man's opinion.....
     
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  13. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Interesting. The S&B seems to run hotter than Rem and Win range ammo.. and the heavier brass probably explains the smoke/lack of obturation. odd
     
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    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

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  15. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    sounds like u need a new recoil spring and/ or sounds like limp wristing. my glock piles brass right at 4 oclock. round count around 4k. all original.
     
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  16. Kruejl

    Kruejl Hillsboro Moderator of the Coriolis effect Staff Member Gold Supporter Silver Supporter

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    S & B is not great ammo. Yes I like Glocks. I hated them for years until the Gen3 dropped. I've never had a failure with my G19 NibX Gen 3. I'd change ammo and the spring as others have mentioned.
     
  17. Flopsweat

    Flopsweat Slightly right of center Well-Known Member

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    I've had quality issues with S&B.
     
  18. ConcreteJungle

    ConcreteJungle Eugene Well-Known Member

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    I never understood why the Glock fanboys love to blame the limb wrist method.
    The handgun has a flaw...a flaw most other handguns don't have. A known flaw, A MAJOR FLAW!
    Every firearm has a flaw, regardless what it is or how much it costs. Just own it!
    You've allowed the manufacturer put this in your head and you've accepted the fact that you're doing something wrong. In my line of work, we call that a "characteristic of the model" but that's just a fancy way of saying we know it's a problem but won't do anything about it.

    I'm not a Glock hater, just never got around to buying one but have shot many of them over the years. (either borrowed a friends, rented one from a range or during training sessions) I've shot hundreds of rounds through various models/calibers.
     
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    U201494 Well-Known Member

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    A loose, worn, bent, ejector will also do exactly what you are seeing, especially spraying the spent casings all around.
     
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  20. NWGlockgal

    NWGlockgal Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My husband was 6' 3", 210 lbs of solid muscle. He could limp wrist with the best of them.
    It isn't necessarily all about brawn, lol. :)