What Happened to My Glock???


February 22, 2012, 11:49 PM
Well... I have a problem and really trying to understand what happened!

I was shooting my Gen 4 Glock 17 yesterday and all of a sudden the slide locks up partially out of battery. There was a round that did not feed so I cleared it out, made sure the chamber was empty, and when I dropped the mag... the EJECTOR came out as well! After this happened, the slide was unstuck and returned to battery.

I have no idea how this happened, but when I took the gun down to put the ejector back in the trigger housing mechanism, I noticed a bulge in the frame right under where the ejector would rest - the frame was pushed very hard forward and looks like it has a "lip" where is should be flat and also has a clear indentation from the ejector.

It looks as though: Shot fired with the ejector slightly out of alignment, slide caught the ejector on way back into battery and slammed it into the frame causing the plastic to bulge and bow out, on next shot the ejector came out after the slide hit it again when returning to battery.

I reinstalled the ejector and even with the little indentation, bowing to the frame and some play in the ejector, it shot fine and slide operated as it should, but the ejection was clearly off and sending 95% of the casings right at my head or just plopping out - but, not ONE failure to eject.

Pics are at the bottom from a few angles - look at the area DIRECTLY under the ejector where it rest on the frame. That should be flat, but it is bent outward. The first pic is a picture of another Glock of mine to show you how it should look: nice and flat.

What would cause this to happen???

I spoke to Glock and am waiting for the label to come in the mail to send it in. I'm worried about the crack getting bigger and leading to a total failure... The RSA spring and ejector needed to be updated anyway, so I guess I'm killing two birds with one stone

This was still just so bizarre. Any explanations or have you heard of this happening before?

Here are the pics:

How it should look (look where ejector rests on top of frame):


How it looks (look right under the ejector where the frame is bent forward and dented by the ejector)


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February 23, 2012, 02:40 AM
Return it to your dealer w/ empty brass and ammo samples you were using! If it was a bad gun they will fix it. One of my Agts brought me a "blown-up" G22 issue weapon claiming faulty issue ammo. Glock fixed it w/o question due it being a large LE Contract. A couple months later he came up with another G22, his brothers, allegedly bought from the same major LE supplier the agency used-NOT! They traced thatG22 to a small town dealer in S. AL that was selling Fed 155gr Hydra-Shok 40cal ammo from a 1st Gen lot recalled 10 yrs ago as too hot! My Agt was in deep CaCa as was the dealer. Beware of good deals! The 2nd gun was fixed by Glock-@ a price! Extractor issue was similar.

February 25, 2012, 03:26 PM
Was it fired without the rear (plastic) pin in place?

It is the thing that holds the Trigger Mechanism Housing in place.

Or did the Ejector come out of the (plastic) housing altogether?

February 25, 2012, 03:50 PM
The pin was in, but it has had a history of drifting quite a bit, but has never come out.

The ejector came entirely out of the trigger housing altogether.

I think that my G17 was such an early Gen 4 model, that the trigger housing mech that was used, was later replaced with a new design... There is a significant difference. There is a clear difference in the trig housing on my G4 G26 and this G4 G17 - here is the pic:

My G4 Glock 17 with bulged frame LEFT vs. G4 Glock 26 RIGHT

Here are a few threads I found on the topic:



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