GLOCK 26 firing issue with reloads

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by jrz_dad, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    Hi - I'm new to the forum and the glock world. I'm hoping some of the experts here can help with a small issue I'm having with my glock.

    first, I reload all my own ammo - been doing that for years - never had any issues with them (until now)...

    my glock 26 will fire the first round normally, but the second round will not fire - I can repeat this issue consistently. the primer on the second round has not been struck in each instance.

    the reloaded rounds are range brass cases that have been resized - bullet is a RN hard lead cast 115gn, winchester primers, 4.3 grains of UNIQUE powder. OAL ranged from 1.098" to 1.2" - anything outside those parameters was removed from service. These same rounds function normally in any of my other 9mm weapons.

    I purchased a box of factory winchester 9mm ammo and it functions flawlessly in my GLOCK.

    anyone care to offer opinions on why the reloaded ammo does not function correctly?
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    First, Glock specifically states not to use cast bullets, because if the polygonal rifling. It will build up lead faster which can lead to excessive pressures.

    The 26 with its heavy dual recoil spring also may not like light loads. It sounds like the slide may not go all the way to the rear and reset the striker.

    I've had a 26 for over 10 years. I feed it reloads occasionally but use jacketed bullets only and run a slightly hotter load.
     

  3. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    Thanks for the response Doc - I was thinking the same thing too. I am still working up hotter loads (and with jacketed bullets as well). I get that "click" on the second round (when I pull the trigger) that tells me the hammer strikes the firing pin - with that, isnt the striker being 'reset' still? This is very confusing and annoying to say the least...lol.

    Again, THANK YOU for the input - I look forward to any info and advice you care to offer - its greatly appreciated too...

    J

    PS. this is my first GLOCK so I have to plead some ignorance on the functionality of these guns.... :)
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Doc nailed it- not enough power to FULLY cycle the action. And, as he said, if you have polygonal rifling standard to a Glock, lose the lead bullets.
     
  5. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    Thanks guys - I'll work up some different loads and give it another go... :)
     
  6. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    just an update - you were dead-on guys! not enough power to fully cycle the pistol...loaded up more shells with 115RN FMJ; 5.5gn unique and voila!! works like a hose!! Thanks for the help!!
     
  7. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Not that anybody cares, but I actually read the manual on the G30 Gen4 I bought last week. It actually says do not shoot reloads or remanufactured ammo through the gun. What? A Glock? I've put a bunch of this ammo down the pipe with my other Glocks and never had a problem. My M&P.... Yes. My Glocks....never.
     
  8. Kraj

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    Glock says that so if you screw it up with bad reloads it's not their fault. Guess what all the pros that shoot on team glock use.. Reloads
     
  9. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    I'd be willing to bet that almost every manufacturer doesnt want you to shoot reloads...probably a warrenty issue...to each his own - I'll continue to shoot my reloads...and take my chances :)
     
  10. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Could I offer a humble suggestion?


    DO NOT USE RELOADS IN A GLOCK. PERIOD. YOU ARE JUST ASKING FOR TROUBLE.

    On every single gun forum I've been on, I've read repeated stories of "problems with reloads" ... and the silly thing it is always asked with a note of shock. Hey, my Glock doesn't do well with my "do it yourself" ammo, even though I'm using Great-Grandpappy-Bobby Joe's recipes!
     
  11. msup752

    msup752 New Member

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    My G21 blew up in my hand after using lead reloads. Glocks were new at that time so the message of no lead was not as well spoken as it is now.
    I have loaded 40, 45, 9, and 357 sig in my various Glocks with no problems for almost 10 years now. No issues with the brass or function after I ditched the lead.
    I can't see why reloads are any more of an issue in a Glock over any other pistol even with the less supported chamber.
     
  12. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Just get a Lone Wolf or Storm Lake drop-in barrel and then you can shoot all the lead reloads you want.
     
  13. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A lot of mfgs say no reloads. It is a safety issue and legal disclaimer. If your gun blows up it is your fault.
     
  14. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    Thank you all - I will consider myself "forewarned"...but I will continue to use MY reloads and accept all responsibility for any consequences....

    On a side note (and I'm NOT calling anyone out on here) - I find it rather odd that a lot of folks keep spouting off the "don't use reloads" and they will absolutely trust a high dollar set of machines that pump out thousands of factory rounds hourly/daily and with minimal human input/observation...and yet, they cannot put any trust in someone who sits at a MUCH LESS expensive machine that does the same processes ONE ROUND at a time BUT has a human intently involved/focused in EVERY step - the ONLY difference between the two processes is that the case used in mass production is new - reloads typically are not...I'd trust MY reloads over any factory round simply because I have checked everything in every step before that round gets put into any of my guns...my point? I think its simply a disclaimer by the companies to keep them from having to repair a gun that has had a bad reload damage it. it is possible to get a bad factory round - its probably more likely to get one from a reload but i'd wager that most reloads that 'blow up' a weapon were due to the reloader attempting to get MAX performance from that round and pushed (or exceeded) the limits...something I have NEVER done. Safety first for me cuz its my body parts that are holding this potential "mini-bomb" ...lol...lastly, everyone have a SAFE and Wonderful Holiday today!!
     
  15. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf New Member

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    Let us know where to send sympathy cards for your funeral.
     
  16. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    LOL...don't wait up for the news then...
     
  17. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Yeah. Another member has already made that statement. Just look a couple comments above.
     
  18. Amsdorf

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    I've been reading Glock related discussions on a wide variety of gun forums and, FWIW, the vast majority of the cases of some sort of catastrophic failure or significant malfunction is a result of using reloads. Perhaps everyone reporting problem is just an idiot who does not do a good job of reloading, or ... perhaps it is not a good to use reloads in Glocks.

    YMMV.
     
  19. jrz_dad

    jrz_dad New Member

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    perhaps idiots shouldn't reload then....and by the same token, they shouldn't use Glocks (or any other weapon) either :)