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Glock 27 shooting out of battery

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Artyboy, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. Artyboy

    Artyboy

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    I just bought my first glock (a glock 27) used a few weeks ago. The first time I took it out I had 8 fail to fires inside of 250 rounds. I took it out again last weekend and put another 200 rounds through it. I had one more failure that time. I took it to a local glock certified gunsmith and he told me that it's shooting out of battery. He also told me that there was nothing he could do about it and that besides the occasional fail to fire that I shouldn't have any other problems. What should I do from here? Is this gun even safe to keep shooting?
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    The so-called "gunsmith" is full of crap.
    The gun probably is, too.
    Clean thoroughly and check the striker channel as per instructions frequently posted here.
    I'd probably replace the recoil springs, too.
    If it still didn't fire EVERY TIME, I'd send it back to Glock.
     

  3. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    +1 - take your gun to somebody that knows something about guns.
     
  4. Sikhed

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    The others are correct:
    Your "gunsmith" is full of fecal matter.

    Failing to fire proves your pistol is not firing out of battery (because it's designed not to) If it were firing out of battery, you'd have swelled or ruptured brass, and maybe a blown-up pistol.
    Now maybe your pistol is failing to go into battery. That could be a number of things. If you don't feel comfortable working on it yourself, then take it to a real gunsmith, a seasoned Glocker, or call Glock inc. and tell them the symptoms.

    Good luck!
     
  5. CCV

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    Change the recoil spring assembly.
     
  6. Quail Fat

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    Look at your striker saftey plunger. If there is any peening on it, then yer striker is snagging on it causing the failure to fire. On the other hand, if the failure to fires showed a 6 o'clock strike on the primer, then yes your gun is not fully into battery when the striker hit the primer.

    What did yer primers look like?
     
  7. Arrowman

    Arrowman Dy-no-MITE!!

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    +1k to needing a new "smith"....

    Sounds like it needs to be detail stipped and blasted free of caca.
    Worst case, needs a new striker and recoil spring.

    Find a real Glock armorer or a local board member with a lot of experience to help you out... shouldn't be too hard.