Glock 17 trouble shooting

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  1. jerrycurlin

    jerrycurlin

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    I have a G 17 with a Burris Fast fire red dot on it. I have about 2000 + round thru it, about 300 with the sight. The last few range times I had several failure to feeds and a few stovepipes. I was using Federal and Herter's ammo(Russian steel case). Up until then, I had maybe 3 failure to feed/ stovepipes. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!!
     
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    Look at your feedramp, is it really clean? Some hand polishing might be needed.

    Check the springs in your magazines.

    Maybe limpwristing with the reddot?

    Maybe the reddot is disturbing the function of the slide?
     

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    i heard that those red dot mounted sights can tweak the frame, maybe thats it
     
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    Maybe with the bit of added weight the recoil spring is weak
    I wouldn't mess(mess up) with the feed ramp
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The steel cased ammo is always suspect when it comes to feed troubles.
     
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    Need more info.
    Frame mount or slide mounted red dot?
     
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    Would it be safe to assume that the malfunctions started about, say, 300 rounds ago? :whistling:
     
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    For those of you without knowledge of the FastFire, it is probably slide mounted and the weight is very, very little. I have a 17c with 1250-1500 rounds through it with a FastFire in place. No problems for me.

    I would check recoil and mag springs and make sure the gun is clean.
     
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    Fast fire is frame mounted and troubles started about 100 rounds ago. Would replacing the recoil spring be a bad thing? They are about 6 bucks from Midway. About how many rounds until they wear out?
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    The recoil spring should be OK.

    How long have you been shooting the steel cased Russian ammo?

    I'd have you clean the chamber and the inside of your magazines real well, and then try shooting with some brass cased ammo to see if it still fails.
     
  11. BamaTrooper

    BamaTrooper New job, same me.

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    What mount are you using? What is it made of? Did it require drilling the frame? Do you use a compensator? Stock barrel? Did you have your ejection port lowered or modify your ejector?
     
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    The Fast Fire has a mount for Glock. You take out the rear sight to mount it. No drilling or other mods.
     
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    That is not a frame mount -- that is a slide mount. If you fired 200 or so trouble-free rounds before the problem surfaced, I'd say it is probably not the sight.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Not very good at answering questions is he?

    Later!
     
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    That steel case ammo might've worn down your extractor claw. Or maybe you're using light loads. Try a box of American Eagle.