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Old 12-03-2012, 01:34   #1
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Glock 23 Gen 4 Accidental Discharge??!!

Had an extremely dangerous and scary experience today.. I cant even describe how upset I am over this. Do not know how to completely explain how this just happened but here goes.

I came home from my daily errands today. I have my CCW and carry on a daily basis. Well after I walk into the house and put groceries etc down, I take my NEW G23 gen 4 in the holster off of my belt, and set it down on my kitchen table....as I sent it down THE PISTOL FIRES!! Right into my living room wall!!! I truly do not know how it was even able to?! MY finger was no where near the trigger...It was in a Serpa Holster so I was totally unable to pull the trigger even if I wanted too!! I did not throw the $@%$ pistol down hard onto the table or anything....I literally set it down like I always do... Thank God the GF wasnt home, the bullet did not go through the outer wall of my home, and myself nor neighbors were injured or worse....

I am just completely in shock over this..I have never in my life had this happen, I wouldnt think it was remotely possible... especially with a Glock(and I have owned many glocks as well as other pistols over the past 10 years now with no AD/ND or anything ever) I have since put the now unloaded pistol in its case and I am going to be calling Glock tomorrow morning....

Does anyone know how this is possible?! Or have they had this happen before?! I truly am just shocked and amazed over this. I checked the Glocks function and it seemed normal, the ejected casing had a normal firing pin strike on the primer (obviously since the pistol fired, but I wanted to make sure the round somehow didnt fire of its own accord)

I just truly do not trust this weapon at all now and am just very upset and didnt know where else to put this.



UPDATE 12/12/2012
Ok, talked to a Glock rep today. Glock replaced multiple parts. They informed me that it looked as if their was a trigger job done to it at some point in time. No other info from them on the issue though. I definitely did not do this...so it is for sure used. They said I should have my pistol back in 2 days though! So that is a plus.

So at this point in time I think I need to begin dealing with Fin Feather Fur in Ashland about selling me a used weapon as new.

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Old 12-03-2012, 01:55   #2
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What did the bullet go through/hit?

I would be more weary of the holster than the gun. Anyone have pictures of how the retention system works and where it engages the gun? The gun can't fire without the trigger being pulled. The firing pin safety would keep the firing pin from moving forward. So unless something is wrong with your firing pin safety and something crazy happened, something had to pull the trigger.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:22   #3
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What did the bullet go through/hit?

I would be more weary of the holster than the gun. Anyone have pictures of how the retention system works and where it engages the gun? The gun can't fire without the trigger being pulled. The firing pin safety would keep the firing pin from moving forward. So unless something is wrong with your firing pin safety and something crazy happened, something had to pull the trigger.

Went through the ONLY bare part of my living room wall, plaster, and wood mainly, didnt make it to through the siding on the outside. The pistol was approx 15 feet from table to wall.
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Yeah man you had something in your holster against that trigger or something is going on with that holster. Photograph everything and thoroughly investigate this. If there is a problem with these holster the manufacturer needs to know ASAP.

I'm glad no one was injured and that there wasn't any serious damage done.

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Yes PLEASE contact Blackhawk about it.
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I looked and couldnt find anything out of the ordinary in the holster, it is a blackhawk cqc holster with the finger button. I will have to check again. That was my second suspect.
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I looked and couldnt find anything out of the ordinary in the holster, it is a blackhawk cqc holster with the finger button. I will have to check again. That was my second suspect.
The holster would have been my FIRST thought. Serpa holsters engage the trigger guard area for retention. Any movement or loose fit can cause this to happen. SERPA holster are probably the second most unsafe holster on market. Right next to old generic fit Uncle Mikes.
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The holster would have been my FIRST thought. Serpa holsters engage the trigger guard area for retention. Any movement or loose fit can cause this to happen. SERPA holster are probably the second most unsafe holster on market. Right next to old generic fit Uncle Mikes.
You didn't read very far into this thread, did ya?
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Will contact them asap tomorrow as well and let you all know the results!
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Cool deal. Yeah, I would definitely play around with the gun and the holster a little bit and see what, if anything, could have touched the trigger.

And if they offer you something, make sure they throw in some spackle.

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Old 12-03-2012, 02:27   #11
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Scary! Glad everything was OK.
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Got pics of holster?
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Got pics of holster?
I do not have pics of it yet, will take some later today though! Here is the link to the exact holster I have though.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/49651
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I do not have pics of it yet, will take some later today though! Here is the link to the exact holster I have though.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/49651
Well that sucks. I have the same holster and love it. Going to do some serious playing with it tonight.
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I do not have pics of it yet, will take some later today though! Here is the link to the exact holster I have though.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/49651
Have you had a chance to get some pictures? I'm wanting to see what damage it caused to your holster.
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I do not have pics of it yet, will take some later today though! Here is the link to the exact holster I have though.

http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/49651
OK, I have looked at the image, and a question comes to mind - what is the lever-looking device on the holster in the trigger area?
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OK, I have looked at the image, and a question comes to mind - what is the lever-looking device on the holster in the trigger area?
That's the lever that you put your index/trigger finger up against to release the gun and also the lever that gets this holster banned in some competitions and the lever that gets clogged up with dirt and becomes inoperable in hostile environments.

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That's the lever that you put your index/trigger finger up against to release the gun and also the lever that gets this holster banned in some competitions and the lever that gets clogged up with dirt and becomes inoperable in hostile environments.
So how does that lever hold the pistol in the holster? It looks suspiciously close to the trigger.
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