New G17... Jam on discharge.?.?

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by Callawayken, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Callawayken

    Callawayken New Member

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    Hello All,
    I am brand new to this forum and fairly new to the hand gun world. Currently I own a S.A xdm .45, a PK 380 and just bought a brand new Glock 17. My question is on my new Glock.

    I took this gun to the range and loaded in the very first 10 round mag. Shot once and it jammed on the discharge of the empty casing! Ok... New gun, needs a break in. So I thought. All 10 rounds... same outcome. After the very first mag of 10 rounds I was so disgusted I just put it away.

    I am aware of "limp wristing" and tried several different grips. All resulting in the same thing. I bought the Glock for what I have always heard being the best reliable and 20,000 plus hand gun out there. Please help!! I do not wish to send 20,000 + rounds through this gun one at a time.

    Also, is it this typ of jamming thats commenly called "stove piping"?

    THANKS FOR THE HELP !!
     
  2. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Did you clean the firearm prior to shooting it, and did you try various types of ammunition? It could be just the ammunition or it not being cleaned well.
     

  3. Callawayken

    Callawayken New Member

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    Haven't cleaned it, but will due to your advise. Not to question you, but brand new out of the box require cleaning too??

    Also will try different ammo. Was using Federal 9mm.
     
  4. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    It's a good idea to clean any firearm after you purchase it, because that way you will get any dirt particles and alike off the firearm from being handle in the store, and you will be lubricating it which will help it function more effectively/properly.

    It would not suprise me if the ammunition was the cause of it, because Federal 9mm tends to be on the weaker side of 9mm ammunition which can cause the round to not cycle the slide properly.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Yes, always run a patch through barrel, just to be sure. Also make sure the gun has proper lubrication.

    Get some Winchester in the white box at Walmart & give it another go.

    I have had two different Glocks a 22 and a 17, both ran what I fed them. I use a lot of Federal shotgun and rifle, but have yet to use their pistol ammo for range use.
     
  6. Callawayken

    Callawayken New Member

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    Great!! I 'll be purchasing some new ammo tomorrow then! Any recomendations?
    Winchester in the white box it is! Thanks guys!!!
     
  7. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Winchester white box range ammo, Blazer, PMC.
     
  8. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    I would recommend Winchester White box, American Eagle, Fiocchi, or S&B.
     
  9. Callawayken

    Callawayken New Member

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    I've used Blazer Brass in the XDM .45 with no problems, so its good to hear you reccomend this as well. Thanks again!
     
  10. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    I have used the Blazer aluminum also, saves a few pennies per round.
     
  11. Righteous2U

    Righteous2U New Member

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    I had a Springfield XD that hated those federal shells in the black and maroon box. Would jam like your talking about. I shoot winchester white box in everything now and they do find and dont dirty up the gun as bad
     
  12. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Walmart's Federal Champion 9mm works great in all my 9mm pistols: Hi Power, FEG, Taurus and even a 1913 Luger. But I don't have a Glock in that caliber. Winchester white box works flawlessly too. Both brands work great in my two 40S&W Glocks.

    Is your G17 a Gen4? You might need a lighter RSA so contact Glock and they should get you one or on the waiting list for one.
     
  13. HKSlinger

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    This is Stove Piping. Upon ejecting, the empty case is trapped by the slide as it moves forward and sticks straight up or out. Is this whats happening to you?
     

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  14. utf59

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    I've personally never had a problem with the Federal ammo, but I haven't used it that frequently.

    If the ammo doesn't solve your problem, there are a couple of other quick things to try. 1) Try the other magazine. 2) Have someone else shoot it.

    If everyone, shooting different kinds of ammo, using every available magazine, has stovepipes, then it's the gun.
     
  15. coreyray7

    coreyray7 New Member

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    I have used federal champion from walmart in my glock 26, 19 and my lc9 and I haven't had a single problem since using them about a year and a half ago (10000 rnds)
     
  16. Callawayken

    Callawayken New Member

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    Slinger, Yes. That is exactly what is happening.
    Utf59, I have not tried the other mag, but did have another person shoot it. Same result.

    I haven't tried new ammo yet (won't be able till end of week), but, hypathetically, what if it is not the ammo or mag and does prove to be a gun issue??? How is a warranty handled on a gun only (by the end of this week) one week old??? Does the retailer take it back to send to Glock and I'm out of a gun till whenever?
     
  17. Double_tap

    Double_tap New Member

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    I have had this problem once with my Glock 17 but it wasnt as bad as what you had to deal with, my problem was cheap ammo I cant recall what it was but I bought it at a drug store on the way to the range because it was a last min trip to the range and the only ammo I had was two mag's of Hydroshock "my 17 is my ccw" aside from that never had a problem with the 17. Now my Glock 30 catches up on some hollow points. My best advice would be to clean your weapon and try a dif ammo.
     
  18. Quentin

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    Well definitely try another mag and different ammo first. If still a problem I'd talk to the dealer first but you'll probably have to call Glock. See below, you never acknowledged this...

     
  19. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Quentin's right. Also make sure you clean your firearm very well prior to firing it again to make sure that was not the issue either.
     
  20. Callawayken

    Callawayken New Member

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    Quentin, It is a Gen 3