There was some discussion on the forums as to what was actually happening during such failures. This prompted me to break out the 1000 frame per second slow motion camera to see what exactly does happen during a "limp wrist" malfunction.
None of those guns would have worked if you rode the slide with your finger. So the analogy breaks down somewhat... A pistol should shoot regardless how you hold it IMO.
If the slide were cycling fully the gun would pick up the next round in the magazine. Since it's not picking up the next round and the slide is riding over that round, it's safe to conclude the slide isn't traveling fully rearward.I had no idea Sturmgewehre was a member here! That's friggin sweeeeeet! I subscribe, along with the 10000000000000 other people in the world.
Anywho, saw this video and it looks like the slide cycles completely. I'm wondering if it isn't the slide, but the backwards inertia causing the forward slide motion to be too weak to completely cycle the round, or the round being expended is moving back fast enough for the slide to catch it again mid extraction. Probably overthinking it, but I'm a newbie in the handgun world, and we tend to do such things.
It's only an issue with the glocks that are too heavy with the slide, too light in the grip frame, and the cartridge isn't strong enough to move the slide all the way to the rear despite the loose grip. I know the 17 and 19 have this problem along with most of the compensated models.It was mentioned during the video that this is an issue with the 9mm Glocks. Has this been identified as an issue with the .40 Glocks as well or less likely to occur? Just curious of others experiences.