GLOCK problems

This thread is a place for you to discuss mechanical issues with Glock pistols. For example, the brass-to-face problem.

Perhaps you would like to start a thread to discuss a topic instead of hijacking another thread.

I have 20,000 rounds through my G19 Gen 4. Replaced the recoil spring once and that’s it. My Glock runs just fine thank you.

So does my Sig, my Colt and my Ruger.

Maybe it’s shooter error with improper grip. Find yourself a certified USCCA Instructor and get some input.

Stay safe out there Mike.

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My Glocks multiply on their own. I swear! I don’t know where that little baby Glock came from honey…I mean it is dark in that safe

Only problem I’ve had in my 17 years as a Glock owner…steel case ammo doesn’t feel well in Magpul brand magazines. But then that’s the fault of the Magpul brand mag (no metal lining, too much friction with the steel).

That said, I have at times been plunked in the forehead with brass. Depending on your exact pistol, it’s unavoidable I think. Doesn’t hit my eyes though (wearing glasses but still)…hits forehead…I can handle that

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I never said I had a problem.

I doubt there will be a lot of feedback here. Glocks may be expensive for what they are, but they are reliable!

I’ve had zero problems with my 19x (only a few hundred rounds through it).

My father had an issue with his 43 chambering some cheap hollowpoints. The hollowpoints had a very sharp and jagged shape. I also wonder if that would have continued after a good break in period.

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I currently have a Glock 30 Gen 4. The only issue I have had with mine was when I used some reloaded ammo from a local shooting range. I found out, from a reliable source, that their ammo was reloaded poorly and caused the malfunctions.

Instead of being upset, I continued to use the ammo to get more training on clearing malfunctions, which helped a lot because at least 40% of the bag was bad ammo.

Aside from that, I did have to change out my slide lock for an extended one.

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My Kimber and my Springfield both had the exact same problem a few times when new so I doubt it’s exclusively a “GLOCK problem”.

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I have had a Glock 26 for over 10 years & put thousands of rounds thru it. Recently it is failing to eject too often. I guess it’s time for a new spring. Ya know, 10 years is a long time with no issues. Great pistol

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Maybe a good cleaning is all that is needed.

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I’ve put about 2500 rounds through my Glock 48 with no issues. I only shoot new brass (usually Federal red box) and am a fanatic about cleaning my guns after every trip to the range, so that may be the factors with my Glock operating without issues. They are indeed a reliable manufacturer of fine pistols IMO.

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Glocks are pretty reliable. Not quite “perfection” though. This guy’s Glock did not have a good day. He has been in contact with Glock, pretty sure they will replace the slide and whatever it takes to fix the gun.

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That’s a nasty problem to have!

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It is clean. It’s just had thousands of rounds run thru it.

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Any idea what could have caused that? I reckon it’s probably just a defect. Any idea how many rounds it took for that to show? And is that a little rust on the slide rails?

I’m guessing that was a major factory defect that came up right away, and/or it was somehow done with overcharged rounds.

I say that because the ‘rust’ coloring you see looks like the anti-seize grease Glocks come with from the factory. As a general rule, when you can so easily see that grease, it means the pistol doesn’t have very many rounds (or very much thorough cleaning) in its life yet

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@Scoutbob All I know is he only shoots factory ammo, not sure of the round count, but he has had the gun for years. The ejector was also damaged, don’t have a picture of that. I will update when Glock decides what to do.

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With a brand new Glock 43, in the first few hundred rounds about once or twice per mag i’d get a case launched back at my face. Either the pistol broke in, or I learned how to better grip the pistol during recoil. Otherwise I haven’t had any issues.

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Sounds like you solved your issue.

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Well, looks like Glock sent him a new frame and barrel, replaced a lot of parts, and either refinished the frame or put his old serial number on a new frame.

I would say pretty good turn around, and good customer service.

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In my experience Glock does have good customer service. I have had more than my share of Glocks over the years (several still), and I did have one problem child. A G30SF that would FTRTB (fail to return to battery) on JHP. Good, premium JHP. I sent it to them, it came back…still had failures. So I sent it back again, with magazines, and requested an entirely new and different gun instead, a G21SF…they sent me a brand new G21SF (this was before Gen4 was out), they swapped my 3 G30 mags for 3 G21 mags, and even moved my aftermarket night sights from the 30 to the new 21. And that gun was a champ like the rest of my Glocks.

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