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Glock gen 3 model 27

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jeredvette, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. jeredvette

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    I recently purchased a used gen3 model 27. I shot it for the first time and had six light pin strike misfires. This was in about 100 rounds. I Was firing winchester Ranger 165 gr. I am new to Glock and am looking for some troubleshooting advice.
     
  2. elijah58

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    Could be someone changed the firing pin spring to one that was a little too light or there is dirt in the firing ping channel causing the pin to slow down on release. Also it could be something to do with the firing pin safety. Should do a detail strip on the slide to know for sure that it is clean. Have you cleaned it since you got it?
     
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  3. jeredvette

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    After firing it I did a basic cleaning. Removed slide and barrel and spring and cleaned well, but didn't do detailed strip. I am not that familiar with the total strip but I could get that done. What do I look for on the pin spring to indicate a problem. Thanks for the help
     
  4. elijah58

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    There is nothing on the spring that will let you know the weight of the spring and if you detail strip it you will be able to tell quickly if it is really dirty. I can give you some instructions on a detail strip if needed.
     
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    I found a video walking you through a detailed strip. I will give the slide strip a try and see if a dirty spring and pin is the problem. Thanks
     
  6. elijah58

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    Try this, When you dry fire the gun do you get any lag between the trigger pull and the snap of the pin. If there is any at all you can hear then you have found your problem it is most likely a dirty pin.
     
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    I tried what you suggested and there appears to be no lag between trigger pull and pin reaction.
     
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    then detail strip and clean, and if that doesn't work get a factory firing pin spring.
     
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    I've got a Gen 3 G27 with over 5000 rounds in three calibers
    using a wide variety of quality SD ammo.
    And have NEVER had a light primer strike.

    I'm almost certain a previous owner has used light springs
    in the gun causing the light strikes.

    Go to factory springs and your problem will likely disappear.
     
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    Do a detial slide strip and clean. Plan "B" would be to find an armorer to clean it. And he can check the firing pin while he is in there. JMHO
     
  12. jeredvette

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    Thanks for the input , appreciate the help.
     
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    Congrats on the G27.
     
  14. Ya_Huckleberry

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    Sorry to off topic but what is the benefit of a lighter spring? Why would someone do that?
     
  15. elijah58

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    Trying to get a lighter trigger pull.
     
  16. Opie 1 Kenopie

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    Often guys get duped into buying a lighter firing pin (striker on your Glocks) like those made out of titanium. They're told it'll make a faster lock times and therefore increases accuracy. In a pistol, this is silly. Simple physics says lock time in a pistol is not something that can affect anything but the reliability of your gun. I've seen about 95% of range/training gun failures due to gimmicky parts that try to fix a problem that doesn't exist.

    Rock Your Stock Glocks!