Glock-a-boom

This is a discussion on Glock-a-boom within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by azchevy Glock perfection and reliability. "Tough gun" LOL You know, when I have read threads about this in other forums, it has ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Glock perfection and reliability. "Tough gun" LOL
    You know, when I have read threads about this in other forums, it has been pointed out by various people that this type of thing happens with ALL gun makes and models.

    To try to characterize it as a GLOCK problem, as though they're the only guns that have catastrophic failures, is pretty ignorant.



    I'd like to know what is diagnosed to have been the cause of this one.
    I have a GLOCK 22 -- but I don't worry that this is something intrinsic to the GLOCK or to this model. They say don't shoot lead bullets, and don't shoot reloads, and so I don't. Where's the problem? Is someone gonna say that I should be expecting this to happen to my gun?

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    I think it gets reported more for Glocks - not because of the gun being bad at all - but due to folks using after-market/conventionally rifled barrels - so they can reload and shoot lead.

    Add to that the the Glock has been among the most popular .40's for some time now and, there is that extra effect from the unsupported case area.

    Of course, live after squib will about wreck any gun but the Glock type barrel whether original or after market - is IMO more likely to peel in this spectacular way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnimalKracker View Post
    LOL, you shouldn't be showing me those kind of pictures just as I'm trying to wean myself away from my 1911s a little and I have a Glock riding on my hip.
    FWIW, I seriously have no urge to own a .40 Glock, Beretta, Sig, etc.. The only pistol I'm aware of that was designed intitally for the .40 was the USP. Everyone else has had troubles with 9mm platforms being "beefed" to contain the hotter, heavier round......and maybe not quite getting there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    I think it gets reported more for Glocks - not because of the gun being bad at all - but due to folks using after-market/conventionally rifled barrels - so they can reload and shoot lead.

    Add to that the the Glock has been among the most popular .40's for some time now and, there is that extra effect from the unsupported case area.

    Of course, live after squib will about wreck any gun but the Glock type barrel whether original or after market - is IMO more likely to peel in this spectacular way.
    I will say this I saw a Squib at the range the other day that BLEW my mind away. Guy had just bought a old S&W 1076 or 1066 (whatever the 10mm is) and he had fired a squib and put one right behind it. I don't know how the gun stayed together. He also had old Win Silvertip which I haven't seen in a while on any shelf, I wish I had taken a picture. There was NO noticeable damage. The RSO's at the range where dumbfounded as well. He definelty had an angel on his shoulder. and there was a definite 2 bullets stacked in the barrel.
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    That seems remarkable - but am wondering even so if a micrometer on barrel might not indicate some increase in dia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob99VMI04 View Post
    ...and there was a definite 2 bullets stacked in the barrel.
    Two squibs?!? Terribly unlikely, but still possible.
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    I don't think I will be purchasing a Glock .40. I have seen quite a few pictures of .40 caliber Glocks breaking on The Gun Zone, and I think maybe I've seen a total of two instances of 9mm Glocks going boom. I'm fully confident in the Glock's ability to handle 9mm, and I don't worry at all about mine. My Glock 19 has been around since 1993 and I've only had to replace the trigger spring and the extractor. Other than that, you can't tell the gun is 14 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OfClanMcnab View Post
    I don't think I will be purchasing a Glock .40. I have seen quite a few pictures of .40 caliber Glocks breaking on The Gun Zone, and I think maybe I've seen a total of two instances of 9mm Glocks going boom. I'm fully confident in the Glock's ability to handle 9mm, and I don't worry at all about mine. My Glock 19 has been around since 1993 and I've only had to replace the trigger spring and the extractor. Other than that, you can't tell the gun is 14 years old.

    Why I hate glocks? My experiences with my glock 27 .40

    Never again. Just my personal opinion. I am sure they work great for a lot of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Glock perfection and reliability. "Tough gun" LOL
    Note that it wasn't a GLOCK barrel.
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    fired out of battery ?

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    Ouch!

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    Even after multiple people have mentioned that it wasn't even a stock Glock barrel, people are still blaming this incident on the bad design of a glock .40. Interesting.

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    did i miss the part where the type of ammo was mentioned?

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    Any gun can go boom. I was shooting my father's Ruger (think it was a Blackhawk) years ago and had the thing blow up in my hand. Everyone knows those Ruger's are so fragile.

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    Since I carry a Glock 23, also a .40 cal, this is one of the things that worries me in the back of my mind. I am very aware of the KaBoom! problem so I have a system that might cut down on this happening to me.

    If I have a fail to feed or a round that does not cycle the slide fully I will not simply clear the malfunction as you might with a lot of other guns. I will clear it, drop the mag, lock the slide open and make 100% sure that there is nothing obstructing the tube.

    I say "I will" because so far, I have had exactly no problems of any kind with this gun functioning. None, zip, zilch, nada.

    The only "problem" this gun has ever exhibited is its decided dislike for having the magazines fully loaded with all 13 rounds. With 13 in the mag it is very hard to get the mag to seat all the way and for the mag release to click into place. So, I just down load by one round. I don't mind that much.
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