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Old 11-07-2010, 09:55 PM   #11
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the proper procedure is to attempt to re-fire if the weapon is a double action or has an exposed hammer. on a revolver you should never open the cylinder or attempt to refire without waiting a minute or two in case of hangfire. life and death situation is different.

if the round is a no-go keep the gun pointed downrange safety off as to not damage the weapon in case of a delayed hangfire. keep it pointed for at least 1 minute before clearing the failed round.

this will keep others on the range safe and your liability 0.
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http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f55/misfire-procedure-32974/
this may help...
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A 3# trigger pull on a Glock? Good luck with that. Messing with springs on a gun meant for self defense is a REALLY bad idea IMHO. Unless of course you are not fond of winning gun fights. The #1 concern in a fighting handgun is reliability. If it cannot be counted on to go bang every time, 100% of the time, it should not be trusted with your life.
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Old 11-11-2010, 04:55 AM   #14
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Changing to a lighter spring makes the trigger pull lighter and actually makes the firing pin hit HARDER! Look at the exploded view of a GLOCK and you will see how it works. As for FTF's...happens every now and then. You should see how much we find in turn in brass and range brass we collect! A lot of times a second hit will set them off. If you have an FTF' first make sure the gun is pointed down range. Next, wait a bit and then unload the round or if you have second strike capability, whack it again and see if she goes. Notice I say wait a bit and not give a definite time.....depends how patient you are!
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Changing to a lighter spring makes the trigger pull lighter and actually makes the firing pin hit HARDER! Look at the exploded view of a GLOCK and you will see how it works. As for FTF's...happens every now and then. You should see how much we find in turn in brass and range brass we collect! A lot of times a second hit will set them off. If you have an FTF' first make sure the gun is pointed down range. Next, wait a bit and then unload the round or if you have second strike capability, whack it again and see if she goes. Notice I say wait a bit and not give a definite time.....depends how patient you are!
Wrong. Changing to a lighter striker/firing pin spring in a Glock makes the striker/firing pin hit lighter.
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