Help! Bad day with my Glock!

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by spenc, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    Firing my G22 today I had several failure to feeds. I fired 1 15 rd magazine with no issues, loaded the second mag and would not fire more than one round at a time. The gun was super clean and I have fired 400-500 rds through it. I have fired Federal, Hornady, and American Eagle through it with no issues. Today I was using Fiocchi. Is this a Glock issue, Fiocchi issue or a .40 issue? Please help as this is my primary home defense weapon!

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  2. vincent

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    I'm far from an expert but seems to me it'd be an ammo thing if all the other brands fed well but I've never known Glocks to be picky eaters, at least not mine. How's that feed ramp look? I know you said it was clean but sometimes it doesn't take much to cause a problem.
     

  3. daveboyd

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    Is it a gen 4? If so, contact Glock about their voluntary replacement of the receiver spring assembly.
     
  4. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    It's a gen 3, and the ramp looks fine to me. I'm not a gunsmith but I cant see anything obviously wrong with the weapon itself.

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  5. Chainfire

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    You say you loaded the second mag. Was it a different magazine, or a reload of the same one. A heck of a lot failures on any semi-auto pistol are mags.

    Then again, sometimes plastic melts..........
    You might want to consider a all steel gun, like a 1911...........
     
  6. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    It was a different mag. Same problem in both mags that I have. Believe me I was ready to put the gun on a block and use it for target practice with my 25-06.

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  7. rdk45

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    Far from an expert here but the pics you have look like your extractor isnt removing spent casings, hopefully one of the guys that actually know what they are talking about can help you.
     
  8. trip286

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    have you fired any cast lead rounds through it? If so, clean the hell out of the chamber and bore, then stick to jacketed rounds, as per manufacturer's recommendation.

    If that's not the case, switch ammo and try again. If it still functions fine with other ammo, then just stay away from the problem (that particular ammo).
     
  9. rdk45

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    Before I just assume I guess I should ask are those spent casings or live rounds?
     
  10. orangello

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    Was the other ammo that worked fine of the flat-nosed, trunctuated cone type shape/design (like the Fiochi)?
     
  11. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    No what you see in the pics are a new round getting stuck while feeding. The rounds eject fine so it's not an extractor problem. The ammo I used today was mostly jacketed except for the nose(see pic). I also noticed the bullet itself looked a lot more squared off than my Hornadys. I did not have other ammo with me to try but I will def get some soon and try that. Like I said I never had a problem with it until today, I was under the impression that you could feed glocks anything and they would eat it up but I guess not.

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  12. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    No it was more rounded fmj and critical defense

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  13. orangello

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    Perhaps baby has burped?

    Your feedramp may not like the flat nosed stuff. I would consider that when picking home defense or carry ammo. Try some FMJ for target and break-in, IMO.
     
  14. trip286

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    Once the bullet is lined up in the chamber (like in pic 1) can you pull the slide back, release it, and seat the round? If so, I would just switch to a more rounded bullet type. If you can't do that (pull and release slide to seat bullet fully), then there may be an obstruction in your chamber.

    An observation. Your fairly new to this gun right? Not many rounds through it, right? That ammo box looks a bit worn, like it's been handled quite a bit. Did you by any chance get the ammo at a gun show?

    Gun show ammo is usually legit, high quality factory stuff just like you would find on a store's shelves; However, there are some crooked people in the world who will sell "new production ammo" that in all actuality is reloaded ammo. If you happen to have gotten your hands on some shade tree reloadin' Joes ammo, someone who may have cut corners and has no care in the world for quality control, who is just out to rip someone off, then that could also be a culprit.

    I'm not knocking reloaded ammo, or reloaders at all. Many people produce ammo better than factory stuff, while working on it in their garage. But rip off artists are a totally different story.
     
  15. cswann1

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    I have just the fix for you ;)
     
  16. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    Bingo! The ammo is from a gun show! And no when the round was stuck in the chamber I could not make it feed by racking the slide, the round was just to wedged in the chamber at a weird angle to move. I had to physically remove it with my fingers. I've had this gun for about 1 1/2 and I am by no means new to guns, this is my first Glock. Most of my experience is with the Beretta m9 from the military and as a DoD contractor, and of course my hunting weapons.

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  17. spenc

    spenc New Member

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    Please do tell!

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  18. trip286

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    Ditch the ammo, make sure your chamber is nice and clean.

    I'd place a bet that some Bubba reloaded that ammo one too many times and then tried to sell it off at a discounted price claiming it as new. I've come across this many times. I will not buy ammo at a gun show unless the box looks like it's in very good condition. I know it can be hard to keep a box in good condition if a person is vending at gun shows, because it gets packed up, unpacked, and handled by many looky lou's all over the country, but, a responsible vendor, in my opinion, should keep "display" ammo, and "sell" ammo. One box for folks to look at and handle, examine, decide if they like that style of hollowpoint or just whatever. And then keep the rest of it all under the table and out of sight, to keep folks from putting their hands all over it.

    I've turned my nose up at many spectacular looking deals on ammo because the boxes looked too worn and the casings and jacketings looked way too well handled.
     
  19. Jpyle

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    ^^^what he said...ditch the truncated ammo for full cone FMJ or JHP and see what happens.
     
  20. Jpyle

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    The truncated come ammo may be hitting the feed ramp at a weird angle and getting wedged into the chamber...switch to a more traditional FMJ or JHP ammo...