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Old 02-25-2013, 12:38   #1
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Light primer strikes/misfires

I have a G35 that is giving me light primer strikes and the problem is getting progressively worse; 3 misfires yesterday, 2 last month, 1 the month before that. The only aftermarket items on this are sights and a magwell funnel; everything else is factory stock. I suspect that the problem is the striker itself; see the photos below comparing my G35, top, with my G22, bottom.

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It seems obvious to me that the tip of the G35 striker has been blunted/deformed, but I want to make sure I'm not overlooking some other possible culprit before I start changing out parts.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:42   #2
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Yep... I agree... time to get a new striker.. its short. Have you ever had issues with pierced primers? That might be what eroded the tip.

To be sure... next range trip try the g22 striker i nyour 35. Either way though, time to get a new striker.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:46   #3
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Time for a new firing pin. My Armorer's manual shows no listing for a "striker".
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:55   #4
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Striker... firing pin... whatever... the thingamajigger that hits the cahootinator and intitates the bang. Time for a new thingamajigger.
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Old 02-25-2013, 13:10   #5
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Looks like improper hardening on the firing pin tip.

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Old 02-25-2013, 14:29   #6
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Looks like the 35's striker tip is toast. Swap the strikers between the two guns, and see if the problem moves with the striker.

I've noticed some pretty substantial inconsistencies in wear on my 9mm striker tips.
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Old 02-25-2013, 15:15   #7
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Striker... firing pin... whatever... the thingamajigger that hits the cahootinator and intitates the bang. Time for a new thingamajigger.
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Old 02-25-2013, 16:02   #8
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badge315,
About how many rounds have you put through the G35?
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Old 02-25-2013, 16:03   #9
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badge315,
About how many rounds have you put through the G35?
I was wondering the same. Looks like a lot through both your 22 and 35 based on the slide peening from the locking block.

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Old 02-25-2013, 16:11   #10
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You need a new firing pin for the G35, you may as well step up to the Jager firing pin.
Do you shoot reloads?
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:01   #11
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Looks too short to me.

I would also clean out and inspect the firing pin channel. Needs to be clean and dry (no oil in there at all).


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Old 02-25-2013, 19:45   #12
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badge315,
About how many rounds have you put through the G35?
I'd estimate between 7 and 10k...probably closer to 10.

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I was wondering the same. Looks like a lot through both your 22 and 35 based on the slide peening from the locking block.
I noticed that too. I don't know that there's a whole lot I can do about and it doesn't seem to effect the performance of either gun. FWIW, my G34 has similar peening.

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You need a new firing pin for the G35, you may as well step up to the Jager firing pin.
Do you shoot reloads?
But I can probably get a new factory one for free.

Yeah, I shoot reloads...why do you ask? If you're suggesting that it's a primer issue, I find that unlikely. I use the same primers (WSP) in my 9mm and .38 Special loads as well, and the problem with light primer hits is specific to this gun.

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Looks too short to me.

I would also clean out and inspect the firing pin channel. Needs to be clean and dry (no oil in there at all).
That was the first thing I did.
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Old 02-25-2013, 19:50   #13
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You probably WILL NOT get a free firing pin from Glock when you tell them you shoot reloads.
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Old 02-25-2013, 22:14   #14
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I noticed that too. I don't know that there's a whole lot I can do about and it doesn't seem to effect the performance of either gun. FWIW, my G34 has similar peening.
Yep... Glocks stance on the peening is that it doesn't hurt anything. Supposeldy it is a self-limiting thing and only peens to a point. Glock wont replace the slide unless it cracks.

I doubt you will get Glock to replace the firing pin. You could sen them a pic... but dont tell them about the reloads.
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Yep...

I doubt you will get Glock to replace the firing pin. You could sen them a pic... but dont tell them about the reloads.

Glock should be able to inspect the firing pin and know.
Glock personnel can access Glock talk as well.

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Old 02-26-2013, 15:52   #16
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Glock should be able to inspect the firing pin and know.
Glock personnel can access Glock talk as well.
I'm sure that's true, but badge315 isn't my real name. I don't send in things for warranty work using my GT handle.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:26   #17
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Have you tried a new firing pin spring?

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