First Failure with Glock 19; UPDATE, ammo issue afterall
Today the Pinklady and I went and shot the G19 to adjust the new night sights (see my other post about that). After doing that, we had some other errands to run and things to take care of, then we decided to go back up to the range and shoot some more. Two reasons for this: First we just wanted to shoot some more. Second, I wanted to take my camera up and try to get some shots of the muzzle blast (fire ball) at night time.
Two things about this trip.
One: I set up my camera on a tripod and used the timer (so neither of us would be anywhere near the front of the firearm). I tried different exposure lengths, with and without flash, just couldn't seem to get a decent shot like I wanted to get. So...so much for that.
Two: We had our first failure with the G19. I was firing in front of the camera. Pulled trigger, round went off, then the trigger did not reset was the first thing I noticed. Looked at the gun and the slide was not all the way forward. I could see about 1/4 inch worth of brass through the top of the slide opening.
It took every bit of strength I had to pull the slide back and eject the "unfired" round that did not feed. What happened? When I fired, it ejected the spent casing, and stripped the next round (WWB ammo) from the magazine and for some reason the casing mouth got bent as it entered the chamber. The mouth of the casing kinda got push back on the bottom edge of the chamber after going up the feed ramp. The now deformed casing would not fully seat into the chamber. Don't know how I would have ever gotten it out if it had gone in further/tighter.
This was within the first 220 rounds through the gun. Somewhere around the 210th round.