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Old 02-06-2013, 08:49   #21
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I have put about 5k+ through my gen one 22. I bought it used back in 99. I have had a trigger return spring break and replaced and wore out an ejector. I have not had to replace the barrel though as I have only ever run a wire brush down it once the entire time.
I had returned home from Iraq for convalescence leave for a few days and went to the indoor range and put about 500 rounds through it that day. It was a good day.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:04   #22
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Neat story, but I doubt Glock will do anything for him. Their product worked as advertised.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:32   #23
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Truly awesome!
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:38   #24
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I do not understand the 4 barrel thing as a 9mm Glock barrel should be good for more than 100,000 rounds. I have fired over 42,000 flawless rounds with a Gen 4 G17 and replaced springs every 10,000 rounds.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:53   #25
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My best guess is if he carries it for personal protection he figures its worth spending the money to ensure his firearm is in absolute top-notch condition at all times. I know some car guys who replace their synthetic oil every three thousand miles even though its rates for 10k-15k


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Old 02-06-2013, 09:54   #26
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^to clarify: no I don't think it's something I'd do either, but to each their own.


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Old 02-06-2013, 10:21   #27
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The real question is: Does he qualify for an ammo discount at your store yet???
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:50   #28
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We have model 17 range guns that have over 200,000 rounds and a few that have over 300,000. Since they are used for a CHL class, it's easier to track rounds through the guns.

A couple of the very,very early models got hairline cracks at the ~5:30 position at the ejection ports. Overall a good business decision for us. Rarely have to change parts as it is and it's an inexpensive fix.

Occasionally will bench shoot high quality ammo through them and they still shoot good groups. Wish I could buy/retire one from the owners for a trophy. Didn't care for Glocks at all at first but have learned they are very robust guns. Interesting how many SF and SOF professionals carry them as their personal weapons ( Paul Howe, et al. ).

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Old 02-06-2013, 11:13   #29
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I think there is a Shelby county in NC
There's Shelby, the town... it's in Cleveland County.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:22   #30
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One of my very steady customers came into today, as he was buying more ammo of course, and told me that he hit the big 100K level on Tuesday

He asked if Glock gives any award of letter or anything for it haha, seriously though. I told him I would ask, nobody in the shop had any clue.

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He bought a Gen 1 G17 back in 2002. Now get this, he got it USED. It was a LEO trade in, on the slide it says Shelby County with a star next to it. I think there is a Shelby county in NC Now how many rds went thru before he got it who knows.

He is a long time CPA,and is also an Actuary so the man knows math and is extremely detailed orientated to say the least. He has kept every ammo receipt he ever got. I tracked his acct back to 2006 thru my store company wide data base and counted up roughly 70K rds. He always gets the 250 rd yellow bulk boxes of UMC 115 Gr.

He generally gets 1-2K at a time, more if it is on sale. He will go thru that amt every month. He has the WM receipts from 2002-2006 to acct for the other 30K rounds. So it is well documented, if he needs to prove it to Glock HQ.

The best part is the gun has been FLAWLESS !!!!! 100 % FLAWLESS. Un F'en real. He has swapped out 4 RSA and been thru 4 barrels. He has done some trigger work and some mag release stuff as preventive maint, other than that just routine cleaning, never did a detail strip btw.

The gun looks great as well, esp for a Gen 1 w/ a100K miles on her. He plans on going for 200K now. I can get the SN possibly if Glock HQ needs it.
Very cool story
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Old 02-06-2013, 12:59   #31
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We have model 17 range guns that have over 200,000 rounds and a few that have over 300,000. Since they are used for a CHL class, it's easier to track rounds through the guns.

A couple of the very,very early models got hairline cracks at the ~5:30 position at the ejection ports. Overall a good business decision for us. Rarely have to change parts as it is and it's an inexpensive fix.

Occasionally will bench shoot high quality ammo through them and they still shoot good groups. Wish I could buy/retire one from the owners for a trophy. Didn't care for Glocks at all at first but have learned they are very robust guns. Interesting how many SF and SOF professionals carry them as their personal weapons ( Paul Howe, et al. ).
Our range guns have 100k+ and most likely part we replace is the slide lock or a spring. They just keep on working. On a weekend the G-17 & G-30 run i-2 k each. Followed by G-21 & G-36. Amazing guns. I'm a 1911 guy but don't think our range 1911 are run as hard or as much as the Glocks without maintenance.

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Old 02-06-2013, 13:15   #32
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Maybe Shelby County Tennessee? No Shelby County NC.
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Old 02-06-2013, 15:51   #33
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That is such a cool story. I recently picked up a Glock 36 and have only put a measly 500 round through it in a month. I have however been documenting all my range trips since I got it. Keeping track of rounds shot, any issues with misfire and shot groups. It's in my range book so hopefully one day I'll hit that mark.
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Old 02-06-2013, 15:58   #34
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Wow! This is a tough audience. 100K rounds downrange is impressive to me. My Gen 2 G21 has about 20k downrange with NO changes at all other than field strip cleaned. Still runs smooth as silk.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:03   #35
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Wow! This is a tough audience. 100K rounds downrange is impressive to me. .
I am more impressed him being able to afford 100K and have the time and motivation to shoot it in one gun.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:10   #36
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I am more impressed him being able to afford 100K and have the time and motivation to shoot it in one gun.

That's the truth! I get bored with the same gun so I'm constantly trying different ones. Good luck shooting 100k rounds now. Good luck FINDING 100k rounds!
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:10   #37
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I agree. That is 100 cases. At $.25 per round that would be $25,000.
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Old 02-06-2013, 16:40   #38
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He should reload his ammo. Im a cpa too.
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Old 02-06-2013, 19:38   #39
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Buying 70k rounds in a little over 6 years is not terribly difficult for a person with a decent income. OP says his guy buys the UMC 250 round pack. Say that's $0.25/round... He paid a total of $17,500, for all 70k rounds. If we assume he started in January 2006, and finished in February of this year, then he's had 74 months to pay for it. 17500/74 is right a 236.49. So $236.49/month. That seems quite doable.
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