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G23 gen 4 brass to face!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by M&P Shooter, May 7, 2012.

  1. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    My friend purchased a G23 gen 4 even after I begged him to get a gen 3 and now he is getting empties in the face. I only purchased gen 3's so I'm not sure what extractor to order him, please someone give me a link to the correct gen 4 40cal extractor to fix his problem:wavey:
    Last edited: May 7, 2012

  2. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    I will have to pop it out tomorrow and reply. I never dealt with a Glock problem before. He said he fired 50 rounds and 10 hit him straight in the forehead.
  3. Folsom_Prison

    Folsom_Prison Brew Crew

    May 2, 2010
    Odd, because I've thought most of the problems were with the 9's. Gotta ask was this the guns first 50? If so maybe he should run it some more and really stretch it's legs before you go swapping parts.
  4. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011
    When your friend get out of the Hospital Burn Unit get him started on a regimen of Wheaties & weights. :supergrin:

  5. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
  6. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

    Mar 25, 2008
    North East Ohio
    And the Glock troubles continue.


  7. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Does your friend know how to shoot a Glock? Which ammo caused the problem? Does he work for S&W or Springfield?
  8. voyager4520

    voyager4520 -----

    Apr 25, 2009
    SE Colorado
    This is the ejector that should be in a Gen4 G23:

    If his gun already has that ejector, I'd try replacing the extractor with another OEM .40 LCI extractor.
  9. tech859

    tech859 ALE-8-ONE

    May 3, 2010
    Is it this guy's first handgun?

    FWIW, you know the new production gen3's have the same supposed issues, too...
  10. pag23


    Jul 28, 2008
    Eastern PA
    i have had no issues with my Gen 4 23 with a production date of around Feb 2012.
  11. mikejm


    May 4, 2012
    I just purchased a new Gen 4 23. I asked the owner of the gun shop about the ejecting problems with the Gen 4's. He reply was '' If you use 180 gr. ammo you should have no problems" I haven't fired mine yet, it is fresh out of the factory, the empty test cartridge package date is 4/12/2012.
  12. I sold my Gen4 23 for that problem. Even after I took it to Smyrna the problems persisted. I tire of seeing these numbnuts on here suggesting the problem that Glock is having is caused by limp wristing. This a widespread problem affecting experienced and inexperienced shooters alike. I had a local sheriff's deputy and a police officer shoot my pistol at the range I go to and they had problems with it.
    I hate to see a great company like Glock continue to hide from this problem. While they will work on your pistol and try to correct it they should do more. They should acknowledge the problem and offer to replace it with a Gen3.
  13. L Pete

    L Pete

    Mar 4, 2011
    Tell your friend to quit holding it "gangsta' style", and hold the gun upright. I purchased a new G-23 Gen 4 last week. I fired 140 rounds, and all the brass was in a pile about 5 feet behind me at 4 o'clock. It was so consistent, that I thought I could put a coffee can on the ground behind me and have it collect the brass so I could start reloading for it. This gun is the most consistent brass thrower I've ever seen. I was shooting WWB 165s and PDX-1 165s. So far, it's great.
  14. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    He hasn't owned a gun or shot in 15 years. Yes it was the guns 1st 50 runs since new purchased a month ago and gun manufacture date is Jan 2012.
  15. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    It's funny you said that because he is a former power lifter juice head, but your right he might have got soft in his older years:rofl:
  16. flw


    Apr 4, 2012
    About mid April I picked up my first Glock. A G23 Gen 4.

    I am left handed which may have no bearing on the issue but did notice that the original post didn't state which hand the user was using.

    I used 165 gr Fiocchi FMJ 250 rounds with only one problem which was a single stove pipe. No other issues. Since the ammo I bought was made for shooting paper, I don't consider it a big problem. Now if I was using ammo I was going to carry, I may feel different.

    My only problem was trying to get the new mags fully loaded and still have some skin left on my thumb. I now have and love a Butler Lula loader. Its a real thumb saver.

    Just my 2 cents.
  17. Beretta92guy


    Nov 15, 2011
    that could be a new self-defense accessory sold w/glock to save your eyes from flying brass:rofl:
  18. M&P Shooter

    M&P Shooter Metal Member

    Jul 19, 2009
    Phila, PA
    This is why I only own Gen 3 Glocks:wavey: