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newer glocks breaking?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cajun47, Jul 25, 2008.

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  1. cajun47

    cajun47 member

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    my friend and i meet a "cop" at cabelas who said they had a bunch of glocks that would break.....or maybe lots of serious malfunctions. i don't remember his exact words.

    i bought a glock 19 about 6 months ago and my friend bought one a few weeks ago. should we be worried? if this is true there should be something about it on the net. links?
     
  2. Browns Fan

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    Dude! Dont tell me that, I just bought my first Glock! A 19, 200 rds at IDPA matches, and so far, it's been great!
     
  3. Nautilus

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    in the last 6-7 months I have bought a Glock 19 & 21SF. Both have over 1000 rounds through them without a single problem.
     
  4. Eric F

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    Just because no one else has done it yet!

    Should have bought a quality hicap 1911!:neener:
     
  5. CountGlockula

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    False report.

    Things to consider:
    Which generation Glocks were they issued or how old are their Glocks?
    Do they clean their Glocks?
    What ammo are they using?

    Both my G35 and G23 have gone through 7K+ rounds and they're not broken.
     
  6. Psywarrior13

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    [sarcasm]What? you mean taking care of your weapon helps it last longer and have fewer malfunctions???[/sarcasm]

    The questions that the Count brought up are definitely critical pieces of information that need to be taken into account.

    You take care of your weapon, it will take care of you
     
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    Maybe if they are dropping them from the SWAT teams rapelling tower a few times before they issue them. Barring that, I'd say BULL!
    Any item made by man can break, but for many new guns to be breaking is highly unlikely without Glock stepping up and pulling them off the shelves.
    My older 21 (1st gen) has over 20 thousand rounds without malfunction, 23 (3rd gen) has over 10 thousand rounds without malfunction. My new 21 (3rd gen) is still a baby, only 1000 rds through it so far, not even broken in.

    Jay
     
  8. jon_in_wv

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    I'm not a Glock fanboy and Glocks have problems and malfunctions like any other weapon BUT I would say the Glocks are the LEAST prone to problems and have proven themselves very reliable over the years. Cops are also a notoriously bad source for gun info. Most cops aren't gun nuts and I've known many over the years that couldn't even tell you anything about their own weapon. Unless you know he is a reputable source I wouldn't worry too much.
     
  9. Ltlabner

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    Are you normally worried by antidotal reports from one cop (who you apparently weren't even sure was a cop) you met at a store?

    You have access to the same interent and search feature here at THR we have. If there are mass stories of recient Glock issues you should be able to find them as easily as we can.

    Sorry to be such an ass about it, but you are able to find the answer to this "question" as well as we can.
     
  10. JDGray

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    Great point! A leo friend of mine can't remember the last time he cleaned his G22. Just because they carry guns, don't make them gun guys. Alot of cops could care less about their weapon, just as long as they can qualify with it.

    I've pumped many thousands of rounds through my Glocks over the years, and I've yet to have a failure.
     
  11. CountGlockula

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    One thing to consider also, that a good handful of LEOs treat their equipment as is....A JOB.

    The ones that are passionate about their weapon, like us here at THR, take time getting to know our guns. Some may see it as a "burden", rather than a joy or passion.
     
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    Not mine, my little 27 is running perfectly!
     
  13. thegoodfight

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    yeah that's BS
     
  14. BattleChimp Potemkin

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    You met a "cop" in Cabelas? What does "cop" mean?

    Maybe through misuse or poorly loaded ammunition (alot of PD use reloaded ammo like HSM or Ultramax for training) will a Glock get beat up bad, particularly in .40. Thats a high pressure cartridge anyway and immediantly raises my eyebrow when someone mentions manufacturer reloaded ammo for training (though not mentioned here). I think there is a lot of things are wrong with the statement, however, maybe there are alot of circumstances colliding to form this man's view of Glocks.

    Ask your friend what type of ammo are they using for practice AND carry (carry ammo does get used occasionally during practice).
     
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    My Glock 32 KB'd but it was due to ammo, (avoid Speer Lawman .357 Sig). Glock warranty covers zero! Shipping and repair cost me $339!
     
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    One time at a local shop a "cop" was going on about how SIG slides crack after a couple of mags. I asked what agency he worked for but it turns out he wasn't LEO but armored car security. When I asked his source of info he said he heard about it "on the internets." I make it a point of searching quality forums like THR whenever I want to get the real scoop.
     
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    You have said it all here my friend.
    THE INTERNET is never wrong, we must all believe what we read on the internet, for after all it is the internet it is never wrong..Seen a few trolls come over on other gun forums just to stir and negate that product.
     
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    here we ago again glocks breaking. geesh. it is a machine some break some don't. i know people with 3rd generation glocks with countless rounds through them.
     
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    If you do some research on the internet, you will find that the Indiana State Police rejected approximately 1200 Glock 22s that were to be issued to the troops. They suffered from repeated failure to feed malfunctions. They ended up trading the 22s for 17s. The 17s are working quite well. Other police departments subsequently reported similar results with the Glock 22 models.
     
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    I have purchased 2 Glocks over the past 8 months and the only problem they have is that ammo has gone up and they like to shoot. Around 2,500 thru both since purchased (G23-G27).:D
     
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    "my friend and i meet a "cop" at cabelas who said they had a bunch of glocks that would break.....or maybe lots of serious malfunctions. i don't remember his exact words."

    says the S&W salesman.
     
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    Alot of cops?

    Actually, I never had a problem qualifying, had to every six months. As far as "could care less", well I guess I could have, But I didn't, Thank God.
    The way I see it, I used to go out there 5 sometimes 6 days a week and put My life on the line, and if you think all I, or any other "cop" is worried about is qualifying, put on a badge and see where your priorities are.
    Don't get me wrong, I've been shot, and learning how to keep My Weapon clean is probably why I'm still here, besides, God has other plans for Me.
    Most Peace Officers are very dedicated and take pride in their job, however, it only takes one to spoil the Barrel.

    73'
    John C.
     
  23. Bartkowski

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    I don't know anything about glocks and changes that might have been made, but I call BS. Sounds like someone doesn't like glocks to me.
     
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    :scrutiny: :yawn:

    Seriously, I would want a little more corroboration than that.
     
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    Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops are **** magnets.
     
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