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Old 01-29-2011, 12:16   #1
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Issues with recoil rod Glock 17L

I have had a Glock 17L for a year now and sometimes the slide will fail to come all the way back and stovepipe a round. When I cleaned my gun I reassembled it and pulled the slide back and encountered some resistance when the recoil rod got stuck in a notch on the slide.

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I have sent the Glock back with the rod set so that it would get stuck and they sent it back saying there was no issue. I am putting the recoil rod back in the proper notch on the barrel. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 02-08-2011, 23:34   #2
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This is a weak ammo issue. Shoot 124 or 147 gr ammo and you will avoid any further FTF. If you insist on shooting weak 115 gr ammo I recommend you pick up an 11 lb recoil spring http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.a...=783&TERM=ism-
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:42   #3
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I shoot Doubletap 115 grain and 147 grain and reload with 115 grain Hornady XTP on top of 7.8 - 8 grains of Bluedot powder. None of those are considered weak.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:59   #4
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The funny thing is that the guy at Glock said that it was an issue with Doubletap ammo, so then I bought Corbon 115 grain. Then I had the same issue. I didn't tell them that I shot reloads otherwise that would have been the next excuse they used maybe after accusing me of limp wristing. Well it doesn't matter because I love all of my Glocks and the 17L is still my favorite even if it is a 90% gun. Kind of dissappointing though.
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Old 02-09-2011, 22:21   #5
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I recommend you reduce the recoil spring weight to 11 lbs and give the 115 gr stuff another run
See the guide rods choices here http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Search.aspx?TERM=lwd-gr
See the 11 lb spring here http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.a...=783&TERM=ism-
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:13   #6
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I recommend you reduce the recoil spring weight to 11 lbs and give the 115 gr stuff another run
See the guide rods choices here http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Search.aspx?TERM=lwd-gr
See the 11 lb spring here http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.a...=783&TERM=ism-

The only 115 grain stuff I will run now is my reloads (I ran out of Doubletap 115 and I'm saving the Corbon 115) and since they are kind of hot I do not believe an 11 lb spring is necessary. I just wondered if anyone knew why the tip of the recoil rod gets stuck in a cutout at the end of the slide. This is what causes the slide not to fully go all of the way back and sharpens the end of the guide rod like a pencil. I am now looking for a full length guide rod. I never did trust the recessed guide rod. Thank you for your help.

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Old 02-10-2011, 07:40   #7
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If I were to use the metal guide rod wouldn't it get stuck in the hole in the recess of the slide potentially causing damage to the slide? At least the plastic guide rod will chip. My thinking is full length is the only way to go.
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Old 02-10-2011, 20:33   #8
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The spring got stuck because it poped over the end cap.
A metal GR will not get stuck in the recessed portion of the guide ring
An 11lb spring will resolve 99% of FTF issues with 115 gr ammunition
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Old 02-11-2011, 06:56   #9
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Thank you for you time JR. Have a good rest of the winter in Idaho. Spent 10 years in Moscow Idaho. Miss it alot.
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