Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 1KPerDay, Jul 7, 2017.
On the up side, trigger pull weight and trigger discipline become irrelevant when you're trying to shoot with a hook hand.
Your off hand shooting will also excell! However you better stick a wine bottle cork or a rubber stopper on the end of the hook or your new shooting hand will get torn to crap.
"Who's that guy shooting with a hook hand?"
"That's 1Kperday. Yeah, he quit shooting +p a few years ago."
Cute, but I'd be more concerned about losing eyesight than a hand. When a gun explodes, there will be high-speed metal fragments & the shooter doesn't get to decide where they go or what they hit. Beginning shooters don't realize that a gun is basically a bomb that you set off a few inches from your face. A firearm is designed to handle a certain amount of pressure, depending on the caliber; when you go above that, it becomes a pipe bomb. A case that is bulged that bad is a warning of excess pressure or pressure that is not being completely contained. When the case ruptures, the firearm will be forced to handle the extra pressure that the case should have contained. There is a variation in strength from case to case, even with the same brand & lot. A combination of a weaker case & an overload can ruin your day....and your life. A face full of metal fragments is hardly worth a bit of extra power.
One range I attended had a gun on display that exploded, along with a sign: "This shooter lost three fingers and an eye."
I would try getting a third-party barrel for these rather than buying a new pistol. Other brands have barrels with traditional rifling and full case support. I think both will improve your experience. Worth a shot for the price.
Either way, stop shooting it as-is. You are very lucky...don't push it.
Holy buckets man. You just made a technical correction to an obvious joke geared towards a comment the OP made. I recommend you go drink a beer right now.
Not that I can tell. Looks stock. And it was clean.
I use a 3ed Gen Glock 22, .40 S&W, with 20 lb recoil spring (17 is standard.) The 22 does have the chamber very well supported but with max loads I still want that 20 lb spring. No jams, no malfunctions, even shooting left handed (simulated limp-wrist.)
Extra heavy recoil spring and clean that barrel up so there is no lead buildup. Try that (but wear a glove just in case!)
A gun maybe, but not that gun. I’m not sure I see the reasoning behind a 255 grain hard cast bullet in a 45 acp.
To me there seems like much better hunting (woods carry) rounds out there than 45 acp.
If you want to shoot heavy hard cast bullets you might want to look at picking up a 44 magnum.
I like that solution (obviously since i modded out my XD lol). But i would also suggest getting some heavier recoil springs if your going to be using much +P, or for all intensive purposes +p+ ammo.
Well, I have two Gen 3 Glock 45's. I stopped keeping track after 4,600 rounds. Never had a bulged case or a malfunction. I only fire standard 45 ACP's & my standard-pressure handloads, along with a few boxes of +P's for testing - no bullets heavier than 230 gr. I haven't changed springs or feel any need to. I don't care whether or not the chamber is supported. I also have a Gen 3 Mod. 22 that I bought new 15 years ago - 2,700 rounds. Never a bulged case or a malfunction & only changed the sights. When something works, I don't believe in modifying it.
Looks like you found your issue, if you still want to use that gun as a trail pistol, probably best to get a fully supported barrel. They are only bout 100-120 bucks unless you get a threaded one.
They are known to have unsupported chambers.. not bulged cases. But with heavy leading (as the poster mentioned) and maybe worn recoil springs, it would get those bulges.
And you are supposed to change the mainspring approximately every 3000-4000 rounds.
That's something else I've never understood. Several years ago when I started hearing that Glocks can fire out of battery, I've tried unsuccessfully to do that. On all six of my Glocks, when I move the slide back slightly, the trigger doesn't work.
A Glock rep. told me 5,000 rounds, but they're so cheap, I guess I'll change mine now.
Here is how. See once I had a Glock 17 kaboom. Blew the mag out and stung my hand but no other problems. The case had a hole in the bottom near the web. Well I measured the case. Instead of 19 mm it was 21! Yes the case was a bit longer, just a bit, and it was enough to have the slide come back and leave some of the web unsupported while the pressure in the barrel was still high.
Just needs a millimeter or two and when the slide comes back it will expose some of the case while the pressure is still excessive.
And THAT is why I went to the 20 lb recoil spring. Delay the opening of the slide a bit so the pressure will come down before unlocking.
time to ditch them sissy pistols...
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