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A Glutton For Punishment

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Twospot, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. Twospot

    Twospot

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    Hi all!
    So last week I bought a brand new G19 Gen 4. This thing feels so great in my hands. I have not shot it yet. I probably won't get to until this coming weekend. Today I got out to a local sporting goods store and picked up some ammo. I know it's junk and I am worried I will get frustrated at the range

    A local Dick's Sporting Goods store had 100 round value packs of Winchester 9mm Luger 115 gr for $25 a box so I bought 2. I'm worried I'm going to see the dreaded ejection issue.

    Can anyone give me their experience on shooting this ammo with their gen 4?

    Thanks,
    Eddie
     
  2. kodiakpb

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    I have no issues with that ammo in any of my Glocks.
     

  3. Two Guns

    Two Guns VIP MEMBER

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    Your 19 will do fine with that ammo.
     
  4. Twospot

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    Awesome! Thanks for the quick responses!
     
  5. Glock Junkie

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    It is a dirty ammo IMO
     
  6. rilkil23

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    I ran Tulaammo through mine with no problems so I can't see any issues with Winchester.
     
  7. GTS197

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    WWB is dirty, but it's good ammo.

    IF you have issues, it'll be due to other mechanical reasons (ejector, extractor, RSA, etc...search around, there's numerous threads about it).
     
  8. larson1122

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    :agree:
    A new gun should be able to function properly using any popular commercially manufactured ammunition, Glock is no exception. I can't understand why people automatically blame ammunition for the ejection issues new Glock pistols have been having when older Glocks and other quality pistols eat the same stuff like candy, and insist that the problem simply cannot be the gun. Just my $0.02. :wavey:
     
  9. MikeG36

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    I shoot that same ammo in my G19, as well as a couple other 9mm pistols and I've never had an issue. I'd worry more about grip, breathing and trigger control.
     
  10. samuse

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    WWB is fine.

    It's what Glock's sponsored shooters run matches. At least it was a few years ago.

    I watched a Gen4 19 eject about 7-8 consecutive cases straight over the left side of the slide. Shooter had a good solid grip and stance, ammo was fine.
     
  11. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    UMC, WWB & TulAmmo are fine.

    With my new G17, I got 100 rounds of 124 gr and used it before running lighter stuff. Don't be discouraged with a few malfunctions at the start. It gets better!

    You will notice a break-in period.
     
  12. Ranger45

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    No problems running that in my Gen4 G19.
     
  13. Twospot

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    I agree that it should fire the ammo with no problems. I guess I'm just worried about having a gun that WON'T shoot it because of spring/extractor/ejector problems after plunking down 6 bones on a gun that I wanted so bad.
     
  14. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    For the most part you are right.
    I would leave 9mm Federal Champion out of that equation though. Seriously underpowered. It would have occasional problems in a Gen3. With the Gen4's dual RSA? Doesn't have enough punch to get that slide moving fast enough.