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Glock jamming on newbies?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by S&W620, Aug 26, 2007.

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  1. S&W620

    S&W620 Member

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    Here's the situation. I recently bought a G17 and have put 750 rounds down the pipe. When I go shooting I usually try to take someone with me that has never been shooting before in an effort to pass on our hobby/passion to others. While shooting these rounds I have experienced one FTE and one stovepipe (yeah, I didn't think Glocks were capable of jamming either;)). The catch is that both of these jams happened while the first time shooters were shooting.

    The question I have is whether or not you think this issue may be gun related or is probably due to the inexperienced shooter. After each jam I instruct the shooter to grasp the gun firmly and neither of the newbies (or myself) experienced another malf.

    What do you fellas think?
     
  2. glockman19

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    Lymp wristing
     
  3. gudel

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    sissy grip.
     
  4. kingpin008

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    +1. Newbies limp-wristing. Stovepipes are a pretty sure sign.
     
  5. HM2PAC

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    Limp-wristing for sure. The frame is light and the slide needs a firm anchor to work against. The big tip-off is that you cleared the problem up on the line with a little grip education.
     
  6. chipperi

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    yep if you limp wrist a glock it will fte/stovepipe every time. They are absorbing the recoil by letting their wrist flip back instead of letting the recoil spring do its job.
     
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    Limp wristed sissy grip??:D
     
  8. JWarren

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    When I bought my Glock 19 years ago, I had never shot anything but revolvers.

    I had heard all about the reliability of Glocks, etc. And then it would hang up on me at least once a magazine.

    I was frustrated.

    A friend of mine who is a LEO patiently explained to me how Glocks and a number of other Automatics will hang if you do not stiffen your wrist. I've never had to do that with revolvers.

    Problem solved.


    It's just a new skill-set when moving from revolvers to autos.



    -- John
     
  9. S&W620

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    Thanks for all the replies fellas. I was pretty sure that was the case but I was curious as to whether I overlooking anything.
     
  10. mballai

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    Get the new guys to hold the gun as high up on the gun grip as possible and hold on tight. That should solve the problem.
     
  11. Trope

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    Sorry if this is piling on, since the question has been answered. I have about 14k rounds through my G19. I have had zero problems with it for as long as I can remember. Two different new shooters have managed to get stovepipes with it recently, though. I told them to tighten the grip, and the problem went away.
     
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