Problem G33 Glock .357 Sig.
From time to time I've mentioned a few problems with my G33. Looking over a few things I keep track of, I realised I have not shot the firearm since 7/3/09. I have gone to the range 5 times, and had a problem 3 of those 5 times. A total of 5 FTC, however each time was with a G31 mag (mags that work fine in my G31). One of the selling points of Glock is that you should be able to use the larger mag in the smaller frame. 275 rounds have be fired with this firearm. I'm planing to put 100+ rounds through it tomorrow, to see if I can gain additional confidence.
That is not the problem G33.
Today, my brother took his G33 to the range. He is a Glock fan, and also owns a G32 (along with several other firearms). He is more experienced with firearms then I am. Using G33 mags, his G33 failed to chamber several times (more than 40 out of 100 rounds). Since we were at the same range that we purchased the firearms at, he went out, bought 50 rounds, and had the range master and a few other of the range personnel watch him, try it themselves. Everyone who tried had the same problems.
It was also observed that the .357 Sig rounds that failed to fire were losing their crimp (allowing for bullet setback). Several different methods were used to chamber the first round, but over and over, say 50% of the time, a round would fail to chamber. 10% of the time set back would result (and not because the same round was chambered several times).
Many took a look at the firearm, all with different levels of experience, many deticated Glock fans who at first assumed in was limp wrist, etc. Everything looks correct, no one can figure out why. The only guess offered was there may be a problem with the barrel.
Tomorrow, we are headed back out. Given his problems with his G33, and my minor issues with mine, I've lost confidence. Then again, maybe he simply needs to accept that the gun needs to be sent back, and mine needs a little more break in.
Would not mind any thoughts. Thanks.