Hi, Iīm new here, hope someone can guide me with this problem.
I bought a new Glock 23 .40. Iīm new to Glock, choose it for its known reliability. Fired 4 boxes of different ammo and had 15 failures to fire with a light, off centered, primer strike. Everything looks good, pulled the tiger, no boom. Failures happened also in the first round, manually cycled.
Magtech (factory) 180 grs failures: 8/50
Gunsmith told me this was very strange and gave 3 boxes to try with a different lot ammo:
Magtech hollow point 180 grs failures: 0/50
Magtech 180 grs: 1/50
Reloaded ammo: 6/50
Thatīs a 7.5 % failures, way too much, something is wrong. It doesnīt look like an ammo problem, it must be me or the gun. I invited a friend to shoot and have the same problem, but he is not used to firing glocks. Itīs my first glock, I havenīt had any problem with other pistols.
Glock Armorers Manual says this could be because a tight extractor, a slide lock reversed or not beveled, an unlocked wrist or a slide slightly out of battery.
I most likely would have to send the G23 back for a repair, but before doing so I would like to be certain that is not a user related problem.
Someone has any idea of what could be wrong with this new glock? How can I know if the problem is with my shooting or with the gun? Thanks.
Some pics of the primer strike (left one fired, the one on the riht didnīt):