Glock jamming on newbies?


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S&W620
August 26, 2007, 02:43 AM
Here's the situation. I recently bought a G17 and have put 750 rounds down the pipe. When I go shooting I usually try to take someone with me that has never been shooting before in an effort to pass on our hobby/passion to others. While shooting these rounds I have experienced one FTE and one stovepipe (yeah, I didn't think Glocks were capable of jamming either;)). The catch is that both of these jams happened while the first time shooters were shooting.

The question I have is whether or not you think this issue may be gun related or is probably due to the inexperienced shooter. After each jam I instruct the shooter to grasp the gun firmly and neither of the newbies (or myself) experienced another malf.

What do you fellas think?

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glockman19
August 26, 2007, 03:25 AM
What do you fellas think?

Lymp wristing

gudel
August 26, 2007, 03:40 AM
What do you fellas think?

sissy grip.

kingpin008
August 26, 2007, 04:51 AM
+1. Newbies limp-wristing. Stovepipes are a pretty sure sign.

HM2PAC
August 26, 2007, 07:24 AM
Limp-wristing for sure. The frame is light and the slide needs a firm anchor to work against. The big tip-off is that you cleared the problem up on the line with a little grip education.

chipperi
August 26, 2007, 08:36 AM
yep if you limp wrist a glock it will fte/stovepipe every time. They are absorbing the recoil by letting their wrist flip back instead of letting the recoil spring do its job.

Onmilo
August 26, 2007, 09:36 AM
Limp wristed sissy grip??:D

JWarren
August 26, 2007, 10:25 AM
When I bought my Glock 19 years ago, I had never shot anything but revolvers.

I had heard all about the reliability of Glocks, etc. And then it would hang up on me at least once a magazine.

I was frustrated.

A friend of mine who is a LEO patiently explained to me how Glocks and a number of other Automatics will hang if you do not stiffen your wrist. I've never had to do that with revolvers.

Problem solved.


It's just a new skill-set when moving from revolvers to autos.



-- John

S&W620
August 26, 2007, 12:28 PM
Thanks for all the replies fellas. I was pretty sure that was the case but I was curious as to whether I overlooking anything.

mballai
August 26, 2007, 04:49 PM
Get the new guys to hold the gun as high up on the gun grip as possible and hold on tight. That should solve the problem.

Trope
August 26, 2007, 11:09 PM
Sorry if this is piling on, since the question has been answered. I have about 14k rounds through my G19. I have had zero problems with it for as long as I can remember. Two different new shooters have managed to get stovepipes with it recently, though. I told them to tighten the grip, and the problem went away.

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