Glock Feeding Issue!!

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    Glock Feeding Issue!!

    I took my new G23 to the local indoor range today. I had already put 150 rds through it, in it's first session. I went through 50 rounds without flaw(and to be honest, its a glock... should I really have to say that?!), but during the next 100 rds of ammo, I had 3 FTF issues.

    I was shooting BVAC ammo, 180gr factory reloads... simply because they're cheap. I didn't manage to get a pic of the FTF, as the range is poorly lit, and I knew my cell phone would be just about worthless for it.

    Each of the 3 failures looked exactly the same. The slide would stop about 1/2" from battery, and the round would be pointing straight up at the ejection port. There was no particular rhythm to the issue, as it would happen at a different place in the mag(it wasn't always the first or the last round in a given mag). I am not new to handguns, in the least, and after it happened the first time, I was dead set on recreating it. I held the gun with strong muzzle control, and eliminated any question of shooter error... but I didn't have to wait long. As stated, it occured 3 times in all, and I may have gotten a longer pattern, had I been there longer and with more ammo.

    I know the usual.... bad mag, bad ammo, bad shooter. What else could the issue be?!

    I'm not trying to bad mouth the brand, but so far, this glock has been far less reliable than my govt., commander, and officer 1911s... and for that matter, every other gun I've owned!

    what say you, Glock afficani... aficcianad... affici... Glock gurus?
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    In addition to the possibility of bad ammo, it may be shooter related. You may have been getting fatigued and started limp-wristing it. It happens sometimes to shooters who are new to Glocks.

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    In a word, no.

    I wasn't becoming fatigued after less than 100 rds, you're just gonna have to trust me on that.
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    I'd pick up 100 rounds of decent factory new ammo & try that before I blamed the gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadsiderob View Post
    I'd pick up 100 rounds of decent factory new ammo & try that before I blamed the gun.
    its just a little disappointing that it could be an ammo issue. Its a glock, shouldn't it eat anything?! My CBOB does
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    it's the reloads.

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    Should eat anything, but not always... try some other ammo, pref not Winchester USA's, which recently have been noted to have light primer strikes... Especially noted in GLOCKs.

    New gun, or new used...? Did you clean it...?

    Also check the pic, and make sure the slide is lubed here with something similar to the factory lube... This can resolve some out of battery issues/failure to fires...
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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    its just a little disappointing that it could be an ammo issue. Its a glock, shouldn't it eat anything?! My CBOB does
    You have no control and no recourse with reloaded ammo. I don't know of a gun manufacturer in business today who will stand by the gun functioning properly with anything but new factory ammo.

    If you must use reloads, try some from Black Hills. Their quality control is tops in the biz.
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    Using reloads (mine), my G30 wouldn't feed a 200 grn SWC to save its life but gobbles up 230 LRNs, even with mild target loads. The SWCs are the only thing to ever cause a problem. And I shoot mainly reloads.

    I'd say stick with factory loads. If they work okay, then it must be the reloads (of dubious nature).
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    The Glock manual specifically states NOT to use reloaded ammo. (sorry, but I had to put that there!)

    If it works with other FACTORY NEW ammo, I'd say it's an ammo issue.

    Good luck, and enjoy your Glock.
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    Another possibility with the ammo in question is how hot (or not hot) it is loaded. Glocks like ammo on the warmer to hot side. If the velocity is too low then there will not be enough energy produced to overcome the recoil spring tension. Basic physics. Some people have reported FTF's with factory loaded wally world ammo too. FWIW, I have never had a problem with Remington or Winchester ammo. The only failure I have had is due to a magazine spring wearing out. I have also never had a single FTF with Speer lawman ammo but that stuff is pretty hot.
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    Interresting. I have put thousands of rounds through my G23 flawlessly. The only time it had a FTF was when my very petite wife shot it. I would probably check the grip first and ammo second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Glock View Post
    it's the reloads.
    I agree! Do some research on Glocks and Reloads and you will find that not all but some don t respond to it.
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    I had a few FTE with my G 23 when i first got it. I seem to recall it taking me a little while to adjust to the grip on the glock.

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    Reloads/improper grip="unreliable" Glock.
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