Question on Glock 26/27 reliability


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rajb123
April 12, 2012, 07:51 PM
http://youtu.be/3wHUEwWmklE

This video is a review of the Glock 27 &26. The instructor has a misfire about half way throught the demonstration. When he extracts the unfired shell, a home-grown reloaded round, he says it was caused by a light primer strike.

I assume this would be a problem with the gun and not the primer/ammo.

Is this correct?

Is the misfire a rare bird with the Glocks, or do these guns have reliability issues that I should be concerned about? In the last 14 months I have fired thousands of rounds at my range and these included many hand-loads; ..and I have not had any misfires...

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atomd
April 12, 2012, 08:51 PM
It could be either but if it's a handload, the very first thing I would suspect is a primer that wasn't seated 100%. When you're loading ammo and you don't put enough pressure while seating or there is any gunk in the primer pocket, you may not seat the primer all the way. There could be an issue with the gun that would cause that to happen too but it's pretty easy to get a primer not 100% seated if you aren't paying enough attention while loading or inspecting every single round completely.

rajb123
April 13, 2012, 10:59 AM
Thanks...

the duck of death
April 13, 2012, 11:23 AM
I have a G26 and G27, they are both reliable. I shoot and carry the G27, it hits harder and is easy to shoot.

hardluk1
April 13, 2012, 04:59 PM
Do matter what firearm you buy you have to proof it to be sure there not issues with them. Even as good as glocks are . Rund 300 or 400 practice rounds thru it and hopefuly it will run 100% then pick a HP for defence us and try to fire a few bows of that. If no problems your good to go. My g17 has way to many rounds fire and never had a issue of any kind. Handloads allways have a chance to get you in trouble but if you will run some ammo recall searchs you will see it happens to many companies over time.

rcmodel
April 13, 2012, 05:13 PM
I assume this would be a problem with the gun and not the primer/ammo.
Is this correct?
No.
He said he was shooting reloads.

It is a problem with his reload & reloading procedure.
Primer not fully seated?
Primer contaminated with oil or whatever before he reloaded it?
Etc, etc, etc.

rc

Deaf Smith
April 13, 2012, 07:21 PM
It could be either but if it's a handload, the very first thing I would suspect is a primer that wasn't seated 100%. When you're loading ammo and you don't put enough pressure while seating or there is any gunk in the primer pocket, you may not seat the primer all the way. There could be an issue with the gun that would cause that to happen too but it's pretty easy to get a primer not 100% seated if you aren't paying enough attention while loading or inspecting every single round completely.
Correct answer. A few times my 26 won't fire and it is usually a high primer (not fully seated.)

Factory ammo never fails!

Deaf

Well Now
April 13, 2012, 09:35 PM
Never had a problem with my 27 and I only use factory ammo.

coalman
April 14, 2012, 03:40 PM
Whenever there is a "gun problem" the shooter should admit in the title if was a reload, and if so then delete the post, or better yet, never post to begin with.

ku4hx
April 14, 2012, 03:51 PM
What appeared to be a series of light strikes in a buddy's G20 was not really that at all. The "light strike" was not centered, but offset. This is a classic case of the slide not being 100% into battery and the firing pin thereby being a tad too "short" to do it's job. In this case, the gun was extremely dirty and the ultimate cure was a thorough cleaning paying special attention to removal of crud on the barrel and slide where they lockup. After this cleaning, the gun ran flawlessly. My buddy now cleans his Glocks a bit more often that once a decade.

Bovice
April 14, 2012, 04:29 PM
I make sure my primers are all seated flush or just below flush. Never had a problem with primer ignition.

I would blame the ammo first, for a diagnosis. Some people who reload are all about X00 rounds per hour, and that is where the mistakes happen. Sometimes they're just inconvenient, like a primer that didn't ignite. Other times it's a kaboom.

Depending on the round count of the gun and his cleaning habits, there might be some crud buildup in the striker channel too. It's pretty easy to clean that out, and might be good routine maintenance every 1,000 rounds or so.

Tinker
April 14, 2012, 06:59 PM
I also saw Hickok45 having trouble cycling a (G23, I think) .40sw that he'd converted down to 9mm with a Lone Wolf 40/9 conversion barrel. In that video he'd also admitted that he was using reloaded 9mm.

I wonder if both videos were made about the same time frame? Might have been the same batch.

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