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Odd looking indention on primers, is this normal?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Spirit of 76, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. Spirit of 76

    Spirit of 76

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    Hi all. New to the forum. I tried looking this up in the reloading section, but all I found was a thread about over-pressure - not sure that applies to my question. Anyways...

    Just bought my first Glock 36 (man I love this gun!) and I noticed while cleaning up my brass at the range that the impression left on the primer face by the firing pin looked strange. It looks more like it was smacked by a small flat blade screwdriver than a firing pin. Of course, I'm just comparing that to the little round dimples left on primers by my two 9mm pistols (Sig, Ruger). I didn't think to take a pic of it, which I know would probably be helpful here (oops).

    I was shooting 230gr Federal Champion and also 230gr TulAmmo. The markings left by the firing pin were the same on either brand. There were no FTF's, FTE's, or other malfunctions. Every round fed, fired and ejected as expected.

    So is this normal for a Glock to leave such a mark, or do I have a problem?:dunno:
     
  2. CLee0507

    CLee0507

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    Yes completely normal.
     

  3. wingspar

    wingspar

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    Photos tell 1,000 words. Guess I’m a camera junkie. This is from my G17. Kind of looks like the firing pin slid across the primer. Perfectly normal.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. 2740dmx

    2740dmx

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    Your question has already been answered here...
    but yeah, it freaked me out when I first shot my G27 as well!

    Glock definitely has features that are unique to...Glock!
     
  5. lyodbraun

    lyodbraun

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    thats how all mine look as well... all is working like it should be.... and welcome to the forum...
     
  6. diode

    diode

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    The firing pin strike shure makes it easier to tell your brass from your buddy's 1911 brass. (Other than it is not dented on the side from ejection :))
     
  7. Spirit of 76

    Spirit of 76

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    Thanks guys! That's a load off my mind.
     
  8. Gentile

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    On one of those CSI shows they picked up some brass and said that it came from a Glock. I was impressed that they were able to tell and for that matter the writers knew. I had noticed those primer strikes at the range long ago...
     
  9. CATATOMIC

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    If the striker is working correctly that's exactly how it should look.
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

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    One way to tell if brass came from a Glock, double depth rectangle firing pin imprint. :supergrin: