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Glock gen 5 short throated Barrel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TheProf, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. TheProf

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    Have you guys heard anything about the Gen 5 new Barrel having a shorter throat length so that 147 grain HST cannot feed properly?

    some are reporting feeding issues with regards to the 147 grain HST that the overall length of the cartridge is too long to feed properly with the new Barrel is this true? That depending on the lot of ammo, some 147 grain is good to go...others not so.

    The main advantage of Glocks that I admire so much is there reliability regardless of ammo. Is this no longer true with a Gen 5 Glock 19 Barrel?

    Some have suggested that the "plunk" test is necessary when using 147 grain ammo in order to ensure reliability.
     
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  2. Bat Rastard

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    My wife got a g5 17.
    I had to shorten up the OAL on 147 grain bullets to accommodate her gun. I had been seating 1.15 oal in all my earlier Glocks. I now seat to 1.13 for everything.
    Plunk testing will give you your answer.
     
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  3. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Moderator Staff Member

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    Had not heard of 147gr bullets not chambering. HOWEVER, I have witnessed dummy rounds that would chamber in other Gen glocks not chambering in a Gen 5--it does seem to have a different (shorter?) chamber.
     
  4. JR24

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    My 19X runs perfect with HST in my testing, 147 grain.

    However, my flat nose 147 grain RMR reloads loaded to 1.13 do occasionally choke it. I have debated reducing OAL but it's very infrequent (maybe 1 or 2 in 100), it's just range ammo, and is useful for malf drills.

    The same ammo/load gives my 17.4 no issue.
     
  5. TheProf

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    Will using only 124 grain ensure that I can avoid this rare problem? I know that there's no guarantees . But I want to reduce possibilities of failure if I can.
     
  6. Browning

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    I did the plunk test on a box of Winchester 147 gr. JHP last night as a result of this thread and it passes. That's the only 147 gr. load that I have currently (I mostly shoot 115 and 124 grain loads) and there's no way of telling if a load with a slightly greater overall length would have failed.

    Also checked several 115 and 124 grain JHP and one 115 gr. FMJ, passed.

    Checked my calipers and they're dead.

    Any chance Glock could have quietly taken care of this issue?
     
  7. blue32

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    Some reloads that pass on my gen 3 dont pass on the gen 5 so it would appear to be shorter.
     
  8. rhweb32

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    147gr HST works perfectly in my Glock 19 gen 5. It’s an issued duty load.
     
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