G31 Locked up tighter than a drum.
Yesterday during the range portion of a private CHL class, one of the guys G31 locked up tighter than a drum. Before anyone gets their shorts in knots over this, I am not blaming this on the Glock.
The gun had a LoneWolf 9mm barrel in it along with what I think was a Lasermax guiderod laser. I think he was also using reloaded ammo.
When I was checking guns before we headed to the range, I looked at this guys gun and ammo. The gun said .357. the barrel didn't have a caliber stamped into it. So I took the gun apart, pulled out the barrel, took one of his 9mm rounds and dropped it in the chamber. It was a pretty snug fit. The round didn't simply drop out of the barrel when I turned it up. I had to pull the round out of the chamber. It wasn't tough, but didn't drop out like it should.
Looking through his bag I found the .357 barrel and that eased my mind a bit. So I put the gun back together with the LoneWolf barrel, (BTW, Note to LoneWolf, stamp your darn barrel with the caliber) and we headed to the range.
Well this gun didn't run for crap. FTF, FTE whatever every round. We didn't make it through 10 rounds before the gun locked up tight. I could not get the slide back no matter how hard I tried. After about a minute I simply told the wife to go put the gun on the bench behind us, with the barrel pointed to the berm at 90 degrees from where were were shooting, and get me one of my guns out of the bag for the fellow to use.
After we finished qualification, I tried everything I could the get the slide back and eject what I believe is a live round in the chamber. No such luck. I got the slide into battery and walked by myself to the corner of the range, and pulled the trigger, all I got was a click and then tried to work the slide again with no luck. I at least felt a bit better sending him to a gunsmith with the gun which didn't have the trigger set.
Anyone had any similar experience with LoneWolf barrels, or Lasermax lasers causing the gun to lock up like that.