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Damn! Failure to feed 3 times !

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by tucojuanramirez, May 9, 2012.

  1. Gooooood morning dear Glock friends! Yesterday I went to the range with my G19 gen4. She has the RSA marked "0 - 4", and I used Fiocchi ammo (124 grains). Yesterday were her second 100 ammo pack shooted in her life. OK. After the first mag the pistol is open, I release the mag, I insert onother one mag, I push the hold open button and... incredible! The cartridge stay blocked in the zone of the ramp of the barrel... I solve the problem and with a lot of angry words I shoot some more. After 10 minutes another FTF! And after shooting some more ammo the third FTF of the day! I went home very very very depressed. I had never seen this problem with the previous 100 ammo pack. I return home, I try for half an hour to insert magazines, releqase them, release the slide with the hold open button, manually, strongly enough and... no problems at home... May be that at the range I have used too sweety manner with the inserting of the magazines? Or one of the two magazines ( 15 rounds ) , numbered with a strange number 6, is a little problematic? Or the ammo?... I don't know, but I'm in love with my Glock and I don't want to hate her...


    Greetings from Italy!

    - UPDATE - : 6/7/2012 - - - NOW THE PISTOL IS OK: new ejector 30274, new RSA 0-4-3, and she works well, no brass in face, no ftf, no fte! I know that some people can't resolve the problem until the new extractor but in my story it's no more a neverendingstory!!

    go U S A and thankyou to all of you for your helps!
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2012
  2. DocWills


    Mar 11, 2012
    Try loadin only a few cartridges in the magazine and see if that helps. Mags are very tight when new. Are you shooting 9x19 or 9x21. If 9x21 then thats another factor.

  3. 9x21 ... italian rapsody ... !
  4. In itlay is only permitted put 5 ammo in the mag when you are at the range ... it's because we have the Pope in Rome, he decided the politic, the votes and may be these strange decisions...
  5. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY
    Should have bought a Beretta 92. At least you could also use it to pound in tomato stakes...

    Only advice I can give you is to drive north on the Strada with your Glock until people start speaking German. Ask if anyone knows Gaston Glock and if you can find him shove it up his arse...

    Hah hah hah hah hah.....
  6. bam1131


    Apr 14, 2012
    When using words like "the hold open button", I'm wondering if you are limp wristing the hell out of the gun. I have never heard the slide lock called a "hold open button". :rofl: <-- this is a joke
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  7. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    It has become very common for factory ammo to be out of spec.

    When you buy ammo:

    1. remove the barrel from your pistol
    2. Barrel check every round in the box. Each round should drop in freely, all the way, and drop out freely.
    3. rebox the ammo until you are ready to use it.
  8. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

    Aug 7, 2003
    Louisville KY

    Use some common sense. The guy is posting from Italy.

    What's slide lock translate to in Italian smart guy?

    How many languages can you type a coherent message in?
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  9. voyager4520

    voyager4520 -----

    Apr 25, 2009
    SE Colorado
    Do the failures to feed only happen when chambering the first round in a magazine? If so, I'd try pulling the slide back then releasing it instead of pushing the slide stop button.

    The 0-4 RSA should work fine, but the latest RSA for the Gen4 G19 is 0-4-3.

    The 0-4 RSA may have deformed slightly at the muzzle end which can cause failures to feed. The 0-4-3 has a thicker metal sleeve which will not deform. In the post below, the 02-1 has the same features as the 0-4 and may deform in the same way. The 02-4 in the picture below has the same features as the 0-4-3 and it's much more durable.
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
  10. TomAiello


    Jan 8, 2012
    Twin Falls, ID
    I far prefer his passable English to my grade school level Italian.
  11. bam1131


    Apr 14, 2012
    Umm its a joke. Calm down big man.

    Hör auf so ein engen Arsch
  12. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    Why are people continuing to buy Gen 4 Glocks:dunno: I will never buy a gun with a track record of hit or miss.
  13. WinterWizard


    Jan 17, 2012
    Another Gen4 G19 problem. What a shocker...
  14. kodiakpb


    Jan 12, 2012
    Since its not clear if this is occurring on the first round. I'm leaning towards not fully pulling and releasing the slide, or out of spec ammo.
  15. ahahahahahah thank you guys ! you are very funny expecially big bird (deutsche- wagram, Glock's factory placement is not far from the north of Italy, may be I go to eat a pizza with gaston and his new wife, a very very veery blonde girl ) !!!
  16. I'm sorry, I thought that the slide lock button was called " hold open button" ...
  17. ... not limp wristing ... i have got big hands very strong ... but yesterday i was very tired because I wok up in the morning at 4:0 o'clock and may be that at 16:00 clock I was not able to had a control very "gripped" on the pistol.... I'm sorry but I have a question: does it exist a limp wristing during the chambering of the first round?
  18. Thank's ! Next time at the range i will give a look also to this option!
  19. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

    Jun 15, 2011

    Because not everyone is like you, that falls into the hype of gen4 or .45 acp so easily. :rofl:
  20. thank you for you answer. the failure happen when I chamber the first round, yeah! Not in the meanwhile of the fire-process! I finished a magazine, the slide is open, I put another magazine, I push the slide lock button and ... surprise! The cartridge is blocked! And for the spring I will give a look to my gun shop! thank you !