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Old 10-22-2013, 01:05 AM   #21
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I bought a used glock 21 yesterday. I didn't clean it before heading to the range. Didn't think I had to.

I went out to shoot with 2 boxes fracchi 230 grain. I had a misfire on my first mag.
Bullet had a strike mark but didn't fire.
I reloaded my mag and tried again. Same thing but this time it was on the last round.
Long story short, the problem continued for every subsequent magazine and on the last round.

Any idea what the problem is?
Glocks are easy to pull down and repair. If you don't feel comfortable with this, ship it to a qualified armorer for maintenance. Just cleaning it may fix the problems. If not, consider replacing the recoil and striker springs (the striker spring may be at issue but I change both at the same time). These can be had for about $10 or so.
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I mistyped. I cleaned out the firing pin chamber. I took the back off of the slide and took out the pin and swabbed it with some solvent, let it sit for a few minites and then swabbed until it came clean. After 10 qtips, Eventually it did. I dried it and did not oil it.
Herein lies the problem. It took 10 Q-tips to get the FP channel clean. Gunk will build up in the FP channel of most any self loading pistol. Regular maintenance is the key. Cleaning what you can see and never detail stripping the gun is akin to changing the oil in your car, but not the filter.

If you still have problems, try different ammo and then consider a new, factory firing pin spring. Given that you do not know the history of the gun (round count) just replace the FP spring and the recoil spring and start fresh. Cheap insurance.
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When I bought my 32C a month or so back the first thing i did was buy a new recoil spring and striker spring along with a good cleaning. Even though it looked almost unfired I wasn't taking the chance since I decided to carry it. Did the exact same when I picked up a G26 a few weeks ago. The 32c was a steal so I had to buy it
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Armory or gun smith
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Certified Glock Armorer. 1/2 the time, malfunctions trace back to ammo. The ammo mentioned is not on the Glock recommended list. Remington, federal, Speer, hornaday, a couple others that slip my mind. Try different ammo before you blame the gun.
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Good God It's a Glock! The one thing Glock fan-boys should agree on is the things are so simply built a precocious 12 year old should have no trouble fixing this problem.

Remove, clean, reassemble the striker assembly. There's about 2000 YouTube vids that show how to remove the back plate without popping the spring across the room or putting your eye out.

You bought a used dirty gun OP. It happens. Anyone that buys used guns runs into this. It seems many people that sell a gun love to leave it looking like a prom night dumpster baby. Unwanted and dirty as hell (yeah, I went there)
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Good God It's a Glock! The one thing Glock fan-boys should agree on is the things are so simply built a precocious 12 year old should have no trouble fixing this problem.

Remove, clean, reassemble the striker assembly. There's about 2000 YouTube vids that show how to remove the back plate without popping the spring across the room or putting your eye out.

You bought a used dirty gun OP. It happens. Anyone that buys used guns runs into this. It seems many people that sell a gun love to leave it looking like a prom night dumpster baby. Unwanted and dirty as hell (yeah, I went there)
I didn't just buy a used dirty gun. i bought a used dirty Glock. I thought there was a difference. I now understand that glock is like any other gun when it comes to being cleaned. As I said, I bought the mystique.
I bought it saturday and had plans to go shoot so I went without cleaning it first... Because its a glock. If it were a Taurus, I probably clean it first-ha.

I have since cleaned it and will go shoot this week with optimism that all is fine
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G21 3rd or 4th generation? And can I ask how much you paid??
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I didn't just buy a used dirty gun. i bought a used dirty Glock. I thought there was a difference. I now understand that glock is like any other gun when it comes to being cleaned. As I said, I bought the mystique. I bought it saturday and had plans to go shoot so I went without cleaning it first... Because its a glock. If it were a Taurus, I probably clean it first-ha. I have since cleaned it and will go shoot this week with optimism that all is fine
No gun on earth will work for very long without being cleaned. The Glock will arguably function longer than some others but not it the owner slathers it in oil.
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G21 3rd or 4th generation? And can I ask how much you paid??
I don't have specifics but I think its older than 3rd. Generation.
I paid $400
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