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Have you ever had problems with your Glock?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hometheaterman, Feb 3, 2010.

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Have you ever had problems with your Glock?

  1. Yes

    75 vote(s)
    26.0%
  2. No

    213 vote(s)
    74.0%
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  1. hometheaterman

    hometheaterman Member

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    Have you ever had problems with your Glock?
     
  2. 27hand

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    Glock problem

    I have an E series Glock 23. This was one of the series which had rear rail failure problems.

    Sometime during a 700 to 800 round tactical pistol class, the rear rail of my G23 broke off.

    I might add that despite the failure, the gun never skipped a beat and finished the class.
    I didn't realize it till a week later when I was detail stripping the pistol.

    Glock took care if the problem and now it's a "1E "series.

    27hand
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    I voted yes, but the question is somewhat loaded. No mechanical device made by humans is perfect. I did have problems initially with feeding the last round of a hollowpoint bullet from the magazine, although functioning with FMJ was flawless. Glock replaced the followers in the supplied (at the time 10-round) magazines with ones of a different design and I've had no problems since. Since the demise of AWB I no longer use those mags anyway. I've also broken a slide lock tab retention spring, which caused the part to fall out of the frame and the slide, barrel and recoil spring to fly off into the dirt. This was only after pretty extensive shooting - if you've never broken a part on a gun, you haven't shot it enough. I've had a few sporadic failures to eject, but I blame this on feeble ammo, which the gun cannot be blamed for. Overall, this has been a very trouble-free gun for many thousands of rounds. (This is a G19 that I purchased in late 1998.)
     
  4. Geno
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    None so far. Keepin' my fingers, eyes, and toes crossed. :D
     
  5. rha600

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    i really had no mechnical problems and the gun has fired every time I have ever pulled the trigger but I have an old model 21 (which is about to be sold) and the gun has just never shot accurately. At 15-20 yards the gun is luck to pull off an 8" group. I recently rented a 9mm model at the local range and that gun at the same distance put three rounds in a 3" group thevery first time.

    I also think it's fair to mention that I bought the gun used sowho knows what the previous owner may have done to it.
     
  6. Fat Boy

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    I had a model 21 that continually tossed spent casings into my face. I tried lots of things to remedy the issue and never could get it fixed- I eventually traded the gun. In fairness to Glock, I never sent it to them, or asked a gunsmith to try and address the issue; this shouldn't be seen or read as an attempt to indict Glock's in general; I just decided I didn't want to deal with it anymore

    This isn't the best solution for everyone, it was my choice at the time.
     
  7. RP88

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    Glock 17 owner here.

    stoved my first round through it, then never again. No mechanical problems. It has eaten Wolf, Blazer, and PMC with no hiccups. HPs worked fine as well, although I have yet to put enough HPs of various loadings through it to pinpoint any possible problem.

    Although, I have had a few spent rounds end up in odd places. I'd blame that one the indoor wall they bounced off of, though.
     
  8. Dr_2_B

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    Have a G17 that I got in 1992. It jammed a lot. I sent it back and it's done great since.
     
  9. DougW

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    The only problem was caused by a so called "gunsmith" that broke the ejector on my G26 (2nd gen). I have a 1st gen G17, 3rd gen G17, and 2 2nd gen G19's that are all totally reliable.
     
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  10. W.E.G.

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    Mine depletes my wallet every time I go to the range.
     
  11. Isher

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    Zero problems, ever.

    This is because I own/run CZ's,

    Not Glocks.


    isher
     
  12. Taurus 617 CCW

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    I only had a problem with one magazine failing to lock the slide open after the last round. I sent it back to Glock and they promptly fixed it and had it back to me in less than a week. They also included one of their cool key chains. :rolleyes:
     
  13. PH/CIB

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    I was doing a side by side comparison of my Glock 36 and a buddies Sig 245 at the range both in 45ACP using Fiocchi ammo, both guns had a few failures to fire out of a box of 50 rounds. Switched to Winchester ammo, no problems, figured the problem was hard primers on the Fiocchi ammo.
     
  14. Mikhail Weiss

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    Aside from a few broken parts, or worn ones in need of replacing, no (other) problem. Here's what broke or needed replacing (after a bajillion uncounted rounds):

    1. Trigger spring
    2. Extractor
    3. Recoil spring
     
  15. NMGonzo

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    I traded my Glock 35 because i am a greedy imbecile.

    That thing was like a carbine.
     
  16. ckone

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    Glocks go bang. and besides have less parts to fix if they ever did F up (which they almost never do).
     
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    When I went to Gen3 Glocks my rounds stove piped. A little bit more powder fixed the problem.

    G17/G26/G22/G27/G30 and hundreds of thousands of rounds later ... and going ... and going .... and going ....:D
     
  18. Girodin

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    One time I didn't seat a magazine all the way. Tap rack bang took care of that and it is literally the only problem I have had with two different glocks.
     
  19. ByAnyMeans

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    No issue with my Glock 26 in over a year. Probably 3,000 rounds through it now.
     
  20. AcceptableUserName

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    shot at least 5k rounds through my Glock 30 before I sold it without a single problem. I loved that gun and would recommend it to anyone who likes the .45 as a carry gun.
     
  21. NWCP

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    Never owned a Glock... no problems with them either. :D
     
  22. chopper180

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    Never had a problem with a Glock. Never had a problem with a Taurus, Smith and Wesson, or XD either.
     
  23. five.five-six

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    no problems since I sold both of them... come to think of it.... those two glocks were the only handguns I have ever sold... go figure
     
  24. Oldnoob

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    None with my stock Glocks.

    G22: over 3K of any cheap range reload I can find. None malfunction of any kind. Even shot a 9mm out of 40 cal barrel once. Round fired, eject, next round chambered. Scare the crap out of me when I hear the weird pop sound.

    G23: over 2K of any cheap range reload to quality HP ammo. None malfunction.

    G17: Over 1K of any cheap range reload to quality HP ammo. None malfunction.

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    G22 + Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion with stock 9mm mag: Over 2K of any cheap 9mm range reload I can find. Total of 3 FTE. For range shooting, I can't ask for more.

    G23 + Lone Wolf 40-9 conversion with stock 9mm mag: Over 1K of any cheap 9mm range reload I can find. None malfunction of any kind.



    My Glocks might not be the most fancy gun in my small collection, nor best looking, nor highest value. They sure are my most trust pistols.
     
  25. 2ndAmFan

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    None so far.
     
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