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Glock Employer said only 124 grain

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by bha0198, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. bha0198


    Dec 22, 2012
    I recently got my G17 gen 4 back from Glock because of a BTF issue. They didn't fix it, and said I need to be shooting 124 grain ammo.

    "The gen4 Glocks are made to be a military pistol and are built to handle a higher pressure load. The reason you are getting BTF is because you are shooting Winchester 115 grain." (Of which I have a bulk pack of 1000 of...)


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  2. Cain8768


    Nov 24, 2012
    My Gen 4 G19 has only seen 115 grain ammo of all types. I have not had a BTF yet...

  3. What is BTF
  4. sglock45


    Jun 1, 2011
    bloomsburg pa
  5. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    Its depends on who/where you General Glocking video #1 applies, in the GNG videos 2 to 4 apply and in the adult entertainment industry it means "Built to........." :whistling:

    [ame=""]Brass To Face! Glock Gen 4 G17 9mm Ejection Examined - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Back To The Future trailer - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Back to the Future 2 Trailer (original) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=""]Back To The Future III trailer - YouTube[/ame]

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  6. Firecop203


    Aug 23, 2004
    I had trouble with the Gen-4 with FTE and FTF issues. I called Glock and they said that the gun was designed to be shot with NATO spec ammo with the higher pressures. I read several articles about the issue and got a new recoil spring assembly specifically designed for the Gen-4 from Glockmeister and haven't had any trouble since.
  7. That's a bunch of BS. There are too many other guns out there that are as good and better than a Glock to have to put up with that crap. Sell it and buy something from a company that stands behind their product.

    Sent from my Obama phone.
  8. samurairabbi

    samurairabbi Dungeon Schmuck

    Dec 31, 1998
    Indianapolis, IN
    An interesting statement from Glock. Are they backing away from their long-standing statement about Glocks functioning with any commercially available ammo meeting SAAMI specs?
  9. mq105


    Feb 13, 2013
    Isn't there an updated ejector out now?
    For 9x19:
    There are two different extractors with different geometry. Check to see which one you have. The older style is 90 degree, the newer is 15 degree. Your Gen 4 should have a 15 to match the slide cut. It should be correct, particularly with glock evaluating it, but worth a look. Also, the LCI extractors have a different spring-loaded bearing than the non-LCI extractors. Check the extractor, ejector, and spring-loaded bearing. The bearing doesn't have a visible part number (I can't see one, anyway) but should be black for 9mm and the one for LCI is longer than the non-LCI.
    See page 2 here:

    LCI extractor SP01895
    Bearing 2714 for use with above
    Ejector ...336? 30274?

    The ejector should be slightly bent as seen from the top.

    If all the parts are correct, you could take a known good gun (same model) and swap the pertinent parts as a test.

    Good luck
  10. That's stupid as hell.
    It's a Glock, it's supposed to run with whatever.
    I have shot maybe 300 rounds through my late model gen 3 G17 with 115 grain ammo exclusively. The other day one of the rounds grazed my hair as it flew by, but otherwise all positive 3-4 O'Clock ejection.
  11. clarkz71


    Aug 24, 2012
    South Florida
    Is that what they are telling customers when they can't
    fix a pistol?
  12. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 17, 1998
    Roanoke, Virginia
    Glock employer? Who employs Glock?

    Seriously, Winchester USA 115-gr should do fine in any 9mm Glock. Federal Champion 115-gr FMJ is questionably in any new 9mm pistol regardless of make or model.
  13. TSAX


    Jun 5, 2010
    Hang on maybe I missed something.........good catch Danny...............Did a letter stating that come with the returned gun or was it someone you spoke to at Glock. :headscratch:

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  14. multo17


    Sep 10, 2009
    BS from Glock! My G26 & G17- Gen3 never had a problem with 115 gr, & I use this grain 90% of the time. I mainly use the W White box 115gr. It takes & spits out all 9mm ammo!:cool:
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  15. High Altitude

    High Altitude

    Nov 19, 2005
    Glock is on the down hill.

    Of course as busy as ever but still losing market share in USA LE and civilian sales.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  16. WayneJessie


    Jan 12, 2013
  17. I try to avoid the 115 grain Federal Champion's. But other than that it should cycle and eject any American made 9mm ammo reliable.

    The video above proves that some people at Glock don't know what they are talking about. It also proves that some members on this forum were wrong all along.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  18. VinnieG


    Dec 18, 2012
    I'm not saying they glock should not take care of the problem, because they should.
    I have never had a BTF problem but all my glocks are gen 3.
    Has anyone that is having the issue ever tried to slightly bend the ejector to the left slightly. I know that many people are not into working on guns themselves. But inside my lil mind if when the case end strikes the ejector more on the left side of the case it should make the case eject more to the right.
    Yes you could break it off but it is easily replaceable.
    As I said above, I have not tried this but it may be worth a shot if you can't get any satisfaction from glock.
  19. SJ 40

    SJ 40

    Jan 17, 2011
    I don't know my 1999 Gen 3 G 19 functions perfectly with anything I feed it. WWB 115 to Nato 124,even some bunny phart loads that shouldn't function any 9 mm semi auto and they don't out of my Hi Power. SJ 40
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2013
  20. WayneJessie


    Jan 12, 2013
    My question to Glock would be this: what have you changed in the guns so that now they'll only function as they should on 124gr-up? Obviously there was something about the older guns that has been changed on the new ones. Care to share?