4 Glocks bite the dust - 1 Returns to fight

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    4 Glocks bite the dust - 1 Returns to fight

    I was getting ready for the BlackWater Shoot held yeaterday and today. I was practicing with my 23 and it started to fail to feed. I pulled the slide and noticed a small peice of metal fall out. It was the left rear frame rail - the metal broke - called Glock and they said send it back and we will replace the frame. Next up was my 17. Used it at our Monday night match to be sure it would work. The front sight disappeared! No replacement in hand so I went to the 34. Finished the match but at the practice range, the trigger was not returning - broken trigger spring - place it. Well Sat I choose to use my 19 - TFO's - easy handling for indoor shoot houses - etc. Well, on the practice plate rack it started to double on every shot. It was a kinked safety punger spring! I was very surprized. That is one spring that never failed me. Well I changed it and shot the match. The 2 steel stages killed me - clean but slow - shooting under them - must have been pull the triger. OK on the rest of the stages - got a dumb hostage but that's my lack of attention.
    In my wildest dreams - I would never have thought I would have 4 Glocks go down in less that 2 weeks.
    Good to have backups - even at the games!
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    Wow. And to think I was worried about getting another brand and giving up Glock's legendary reliability. It's apparent even the best of machines can fail.

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    That is unusual...how old/how many rounds through them?

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    The 23 was a "E" series from 2001 with about 14000 rounds. There have been "issues" with a small batch of frames in that group.
    The 17 is a 2006 with about 15000 rounds - all springs replaced 2 times - the front sight just took off! The 34 is a 2004 with about 19000 rounds - the springs have been replace at least 3 times - just a small trigger spring that I changed about 2000 rounds ago - it just broke.
    The 19 is only about a year old and has less that 2500 rounds. It's the original spring - it just got a KINK in it and the sfety plunger was not returning. That caused the doubling. The other 3 issues I have experienced before or expected (the 23 based on the serial #) but I have never experienced the safety spring failure nor have I read about it. Just another "learning" for the book! I currently have 10 Glocks and over 132 guns in total. I have had other Glocks with over 100,000 rounds. They are the best functioning guns I have ever owned. I like 1911's and HP's better but the Glocks work / shoot better for me. It just appears that the GUN GODS were against me last week.
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    That is kinda unheard of, but you do use your tools.
    Guess even a Glock can .............fail.
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    I've always said, that if it is mechanical, it can fail. I have seen the $2,500 guns fail, also.
    As far as the hostage goes, he was just in the right place at the wrong time.

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    i have an e-series G22 with original frame, no issues yet, but then i do not have 14000 rounds through it. i hope that it will hold up. it is said that a problem exist with "some" of the E frames. that would suggest that not all would fail?

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    Unfortunately you became the statistic we all dread. Hope you get things working again. john
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    Man what have you been feeding those things? Whatever it was this week, it obviously gave them the flu.

    Good news is, it'll go away after a few days of rest, and some chicken soup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul45 View Post
    I currently have 10 Glocks and over 132 guns in total.
    Great..., I only have 100 more guns to buy to catch up with you.
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    I've been at it for 62 years - all the kids are off the payroll - I'm spending their inheiritance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul45 View Post
    I've been at it for 62 years - all the kids are off the payroll - I'm spending their inheiritance.
    LOL! Yeah.....bummer on the Glocks giving out on you when needed. Sounds like you put them through the paces a lot. In my few matches, it's usually discussed and almost expected at one point to break a trigger spring no matter what model. Haven't heard of issues with the safety plunger ordeal until now. I don't keep "extra pistols" for emergencies like you, but I do keep many replacement parts for all of my Glocks. Glad you finished your stages without having to completely fold. That's being prepared! I'll have to start carrying my kits with me now. The steel always kicks my butt no matter what. Keeps me practicing. Good to know Glock is replacing your frame on the G23! They are good that way. I'm sure you'll be breaking it in in no time once you get it. Better luck in the future, and remember.......when it rains, it pours.

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    Buy SIG ! Shoot SIG !

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    I am not a Glock fanatic but, I just have to say you have probably just accomplished the impossible in getting four Glocks to play dead.

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