Glock jamming on newbies?


August 26, 2007, 01:43 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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August 26, 2007, 02:25 AM
What do you fellas think?

Lymp wristing

August 26, 2007, 02:40 AM
What do you fellas think?

sissy grip.

August 26, 2007, 03:51 AM
+1. Newbies limp-wristing. Stovepipes are a pretty sure sign.

August 26, 2007, 06:24 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.

August 26, 2007, 07:36 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.

August 26, 2007, 08:36 AM
Limp wristed sissy grip??:D

August 26, 2007, 09:25 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

August 26, 2007, 11:28 AM
Thanks for all the replies fellas. I was pretty sure that was the case but I was curious as to whether I overlooking anything.

August 26, 2007, 03:49 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.

August 26, 2007, 10:09 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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