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Question for the glock guys..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Spawn91, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. Spawn91

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    My buddy has a g22 gen4. He claims the ejected casings are flying back behind him and sometimes hit him in the face.. I'm not sure if he is exaggerating about the contact with his head but my question is.. What direction should the casings be flying out, behind him or to the right like say my hk's do.. He swears the gun is faulty and needs to be sent back to glock.. It's hasn't even been broken in yet I tell him. But he is bullheaded and thinks he knows everything
     
  2. distra

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    My G22 (gen 3) ejects the casings to the right, not at my head. It is likely the extractor or ejector may need adjustment. I would call Glock, they will likely fix it.
     
  3. wildehond

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    He must just make sure he has the right ejector installed in the gun. There is a number stamped on the ejector. He should be able to confirm that with one of the Glock armourors in his area. Glocks do not really need braking-in.
     
  4. hentown

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    The ejector should have 30274 stamped on it. If not, then it should be replaced.
     
  5. Hunter125

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    Not sure about the Gen 4, but my dad has a Gen 1 or 2 G17 that often ejects brass straight up or straight back. He has never done any work to it and bought it new, so I'm fairly certain it is the factory ejector.
     
  6. Fotno

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    Generally the Gen4 Glocks exhibiting this problem are 9mm not 40S&W models, although I'm sure it could happen with the G22. I'm fairly certain that the new 30274 9mm ejector won't fit the G22.
     
  7. 9mmepiphany

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    It is an ongoing problem with the Gen4 9mm Glocks, but this is the first I've heard about it with a .40 one.

    Glock's CS response has ranged from denial, to sending out replacement parts to asking that the gun be sent in.

    There is an after market fix (extractor) in the works which is in beta testing

    For the OP, I'd contact Glock first...it is definitely not an unknown issue
     
  8. Fotno

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    I'll be keeping an eye out for this...
     
  9. Spawn91

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    Well I had him check the ejector numbers.. 28926.. Does that mean anything to anyone?
     
  10. Fotno

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    28926 should be the correct Gen4 ejector for your buddy's pistol.
     
  11. Spawn91

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    Lol I'm sure glad I shoot h&ks, never ever an issue since day one
     
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    I could conjecture all day long, but without seeing the gun and running it through the diagnostic list, I can't really tell you. You should have him take it to an armorer. I know my friend's 9mm does this, and I'll be working on it soon, as well as my own Glock (an early Gen4 23), which still has some of the first gen parts in it.
     
  13. Spawn91

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    So if the ejector is correct , what is causing it to fly straight back .. He said not all of them but half or more come back at him and the dirtier the gun gets the more it's doin it and he says out of a box of 50, an average of 1-2 hitting him in the forehead.. I know that I would not like that
     
  14. Fotno

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    Since these 'erratic extractions' began (coinciding the introduction of the Gen4 models according to most people), there have been a lot of theories. You could spend a week over on the Glock Talk forums just reading the conjecture threads, and still not be done.

    Some say it's the ejector, some the new MIM extractor, some the RSA; and some say that it's a combination of all those factors. Personally, I think Glock made too many changes too soon, and the result has been unpredictable performance.

    I have a Gen3 G30 that is as reliable as the sunrise, that practically stacks empties up in a tidy little pile; and a Gen4 G26 that will randomly fling a case back at my head about once every third magazine. Guess which one I shoot more? The G26 has never failed to feed or eject, it's just a little unpredictable when it comes to where that empty is headed.
     
  15. kingkeoni

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    I'm left handed, so I've often felt the cruel sting of hot brass to the forehead.

    It happens.
     
  16. 9mmepiphany

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    Refer to post #7.

    Here is a more in-depth explanation
     
  17. Trent

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    I've had to replace the RSA on my 2nd gen glock after ~40k rounds.

    Getting hit in the forehead with hot brass became my signal to get a new spring. :)

    Shame to hear it's happening on brand NEW guns though. That's not right.
     
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    I found that when I shot 124 gr NATO (hotter than regular 124gr) in rapid fire I would sometimes catch a few in the head. That is why I wear a hat when I go shooting :)
     
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    Both my Gen4 22 and my Gen4 17 eject brass at around 4-4:30 reliably. They both came with the most recent ejectors in them. When shooting extremely light reloads with the factory rsa, they might eject straight up sometimes (not the fault of gun though).
     
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    Hmmmm, from what i have heard from all the Glock guys, Glocks don't have any issues ever.
     
  21. Trent

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    Every time I shoot mine I run myself clean out of ammo. I consider that a big issue.

    ;)
     
  22. GLOOB

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    They don't. The OP is obviously limpwristing. :p
     
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    I had a G17 RTF2 that did this no matter what I had done to it. I finally got sick of it
     
  24. Spawn91

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    Well here's my update.. Somehow this g22 was put together with the wrong extractor .. We compared it to 2 other brand new g22's and the one and it was different then the 2 new ones.. The one my buddy has is only 2 months old.it got sent it back to glock
     
  25. M1key

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    Good information. Hope it will fix the problem.

    M
     
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