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Glock 17 Odd Looking Primer Dimple

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by SDShooter, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. SDShooter

    SDShooter Member

    I'm a new Glock owner. Today I picked up a spent cartridge for the first time and noticed the dimple from the striker looks different than what I'm used to seeing in other guns. There is a rectangular area surrounding the circular dimple where the primer metal is pushed outward and slightly upward. Does this look typical for Glocks? Thanks!

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  2. atomd

    atomd Well-Known Member

    Yep, that's how they are all gonna look.
  3. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    I would've bet this was the case when I read the thread title. :D

    This is how Glock indentations look.
  4. SDShooter

    SDShooter Member

    Thanks a lot. I feel better now. :)
  5. Autolycus

    Autolycus Well-Known Member

    Actually it is defective. I will give you $20 for it and take it off of your hands.:neener:

    All in all you will find the Glock is a great gun.
  6. John Wayne

    John Wayne Well-Known Member

    That's the way the striker is shaped. If you take the slide off, remove the barrel and recoil spring, then depress the firing pin block while pushing the striker forward with your finger, you can see it protrude from the firing pin channel.
  7. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    Glock uses a spear point firing pin to increase its effectiveness.

  8. shootinxd

    shootinxd Well-Known Member

    Is this a Federal primer in a reload?My XD is the same way when using fed primers,not as bad as yours.
  9. sonick808

    sonick808 Well-Known Member

    that;s the standard look :)
  10. your glock is broken :what:

    kidding, totally normal, my friend :)
  11. SDShooter

    SDShooter Member

    Again thanks for all the responses. The round is a Federal American Eagle factory load 124 gr jacketed. I've only shot about 250 rds so far, but I like it a lot. I bought a box of Speer Gold Dot 124 gr/+P for defensive use.

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