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Glock 30 ejected some brass in my face

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BehindTheIronCurtain, May 11, 2012.

  1. BehindTheIronCurtain

    BehindTheIronCurtain New Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    Is that really something I should be concerned about? I'd rather not have to go through sending it in, getting a new one, etc etc. ESP. Because I would need to go through a big process I assume with NYS police with my registered sn.

    It hit me on the head, maybe 4 or 5 rounds, thought nothing of it until I read a few posts about it and some videos.
  2. col_temp

    col_temp Member

    Mar 14, 2012
    Seattle Metro Area, WA
    That means you are limp wristing the gun.
    Make sure you have a better grip with your off hand. Make sure you don't have the thumbs sticking out. I was doing that some and got shells hitting me.

    With the polymer guns this is a problem because they are so light weight.

    Additionally you may need to take a look at the extractor arm. Did it get bent the last time you cleaned it?
    Anyway hope it's one of those two and you get it solved.

    An occasional shell is one things but a bunch tells me either you are doing something wrong or something with the extractor is wrong.
  3. ku4hx

    ku4hx Senior Member

    Nov 8, 2009
    In 50+ years of shooting, ever one of my center fire pistols has ejected an empty over my head at one time or another. That includes Browning, Ruger, Glock, Colt, Smith, Beretta and others. There are just too many variable to always feel the gun is at fault.

    I do a considerable amount of load development on many center fire cartridges and depending on the bullet weight and type, powder type and charge, primer type, spring rates, and etc., I get them pitched in various trajectories. Over the head is just one of many possible variations.

    I wear a hat and eye protection.
  4. atomd

    atomd Participating Member

    Jul 7, 2006
    Glock has changed the ejector a few times in the last few years. If you have an older one, try buying the newest version of their ejector online (they are around $10) and see if that helps. It's easy to install and you won't have to send your gun out. The part # for the new one is 30274 I believe.

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