close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Is Glock quality taking a nosedive or am I just unlucky???

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by gator2thdoc, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. gator2thdoc

    gator2thdoc

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2009
    Hello All,
    I wanted to get some opinions on something that has happened to me that leaves me in disbelief...I own 5 glocks( g19, g23, g26, g27, g30sf)...and all but one had problems brand new out of the box. Somehow, I am still loyal to the brand, and do love them now that they all work, but come on! Just a quick rundown of the problems....g23-failed to feed reliably so I had to replace the mag springs in both mags that came with it. G30sf-failure to return to battery issue which has been well documented by many on this forum so I had to replace the trigger bar and polish internals. g27-light primer strikes so I had to put in a new stronger striker spring. g19 shoots 5 inches left of bullseye at 15 yards(and no it's not me because it does the same thing to the other guys at the range- no fix for that yet. The g26 is the only one that I didn't have to fix to get it to work right from the factory. I guess I'm a glutton for punishment because I kept buying them....and now I've got my eye on a g36:cool: Has anyone else had a run like this? Thanks in advance for all of your thoughts and opinions.
     
  2. voyager4520

    voyager4520

    Messages:
    8,623
    Likes Received:
    24
    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Location:
    SE Colorado
    The G30SF, you got a newish model with a newish trigger bar that hadn't had the kinks worked out yet. The G27 might've had a weak recoil spring or slide lock spring, either might not have been holding it in battery properly. The G23 you might've been using one of a few versions of the newest mags that again hadn't been tested enough. And the G19 I don't know what to tell you. I can't imagine how the gun itself would shoot five inches left.

    Mostly, you probably got guns with new components that hadn't been used enough yet under those circumstances to have proven reliability. With the G23 they've been redesigning followers and magazine bodies. I would bet money that the magazines that were giving you problems were not non-ambi-cut magazine bodies with #5 followers. They had to be the newer ambi-cut magazine bodies.

    Oh and my personal experience is one Glock, a G23, that I bought new in March of 09. Though, it must've been sitting on a shelf for five years because it's a G-series serial number. And it came with regular capacity magazines(with #5 followers) that were made during the ban and later added to my Glock after the ban ended. It's been flawless. I also have two newer ambi-cut mags, one with no number next to the Glock logo on the rear of the magazine, the other with a #1, both with #8 followers. Both of those magazines have also been flawless, but I don't like how the #8 follower tilts in the magazine body so easily. I prefer the older mags with #5 followers.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010

  3. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

    Messages:
    29,518
    Likes Received:
    70,763
    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2010
    Location:
    A cat box in WA
    My new G23(nxxxx serial #) shoots perfect to top center of front sight(if I do my part) with not one bobble in 700 plus rounds

    MY old G22(almost as old as a G22 can get) after about 2000 rounds(and who knows before me) is perfect with the newer mags(one OOOOOOOLD mag has a prob in 1 of 200 rounds)
    Accuracy isn"t as good as the G23 but my steel BAD GUY at 200 feet gets hit WAY more than he wants:faint: with it-and more than one Prairie Puppy has had it's problems ended courtesy of Mr G22

    I'm happy
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2010
  4. Larry V

    Larry V

    Messages:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    86
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2009
    Location:
    Solon Ohio , Suburb of Cleveland
    I own 17,19,21sf,22rtf, 22gen4, 23, 26, 27, 2 30sf's and I have not had a single problem, guess i'm lucky
     
  5. 1-2man

    1-2man Part Time

    Messages:
    4,735
    Likes Received:
    425
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Location:
    Detroit
    Here is my laundry list: 2 G17s, 1 G17 RTF2, 4 G19s, 1 G21SF, 1 G22 RTF2, 1 G23, 2 G26s, 1 G27, 1 G30, 1 G30SF, 1 G34, 1 G35 and 1 G36 and NEVER a single problem with over 50,000 rounds through them (and that's probably a conservative round count.) :dunno:
     
  6. glockman9mm

    glockman9mm

    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    I have the G17, G19, G21, and G26 all purchased new in the last 2 years and havn't had a problem yet other than 2 missfeeds attributed to the ammo and my wife limp wristing in over 3000 rds. between them :2gun:
     
  7. 04LS1GTO

    04LS1GTO

    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Location:
    San Diego Commiefornia
    Brand new Glock 22 here (test fired June 2009). Only Glock I've ever had issues with. I had a feed problem with one of the mags that came with the gun (other two were flawless). I never fixed the mag, but I kept using it and it doesn't seem to malfunction anymore. I can't explain why it caused FTF at first but not now, but I trust this gun with my life. No complaints here.
     
  8. hasselbach

    hasselbach

    Messages:
    607
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Location:
    Middle of Texas
    My friend brought her G19 over a few weeks ago, and said she was having a hard time hitting the targets at 10 yards. Being the expert marksman that I am I thought it must be her.

    To my surprise, I shot similar to the OP's post, it was a minimum 5 to 7 inches to the left of the target at 20 feet!!! I grabbed my 23 and bulls eyed 10 rounds.

    Not sure what and how to fix it, but it does appear that some of the 19's do have a problem.
     
  9. SCC

    SCC just me

    Messages:
    8,125
    Likes Received:
    29
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2007
    Location:
    kennesaw GA.
    g19 shoots 5 inches left of bullseye at 15 yards ? PUT IN A NEW SLIDE STOP ...
    And see if that helps
     
  10. Straight Pipe

    Straight Pipe

    Messages:
    2,068
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Location:
    too close to the boarder
    I have a G22 RTF. Out of the box it shoots great. I put a 3.5 lbs connector in it for better trigger pull and increased my accuracy ten fold. I had a G17 and a G 26, both NIB ( never should have got rid of them ) and they too were flawless.
     
  11. blktie8

    blktie8 NRA Always

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2009
    Location:
    Howell Mi.
    Yep!
    Good choice G36
    I use mine for carry and it has been flawless
    John
     
  12. JBP55

    JBP55

    Messages:
    9,918
    Likes Received:
    445
    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I have owned several dozen Glocks and no problems with any. I do clean/lube my guns before I shoot them the first time and after each range session.
     
  13. ronin.45

    ronin.45

    Messages:
    12,695
    Likes Received:
    2,316
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2008
    Location:
    NE OHIO
    g19 shoots 5 inches left of bullseye at 15 yards(and no it's not me because it does the same thing to the other guys at the range- no fix for that yet.


    Have you tried adjusting the sights? This should be a pretty easy fix.
     
  14. den888

    den888

    Messages:
    5,068
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2009
    Location:
    SF Bay Area
    I've had good luck with mine so far...
     
  15. pangloss9

    pangloss9

    Messages:
    864
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2009
    Location:
    middle TN
    Maybe try pushing your sights over a little bit?
     
  16. Captain38

    Captain38

    Messages:
    1,126
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2004
    I hate to even THINK it!

    I have a whole passel of Glocks, the most recent ones purchased about two years ago. So far, no problems with any of them, but I, too, was wondering if MAYBE quality control MIGHT be slipping!

    The same, however, goes for SIG and S&W as well!
     
  17. got_metal

    got_metal

    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    328
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2009
    Location:
    The Wasteland
    My G22 bought last june had immediate failure to feed issues, ALOT of them, sending it to Glock was no help either, they didnt do a damn thing, when I got it back it still jammed quite often, I ended up rounding the top edge of the feed ramp with a dremel, as it was a sharp edge and actually shaving brass off the casings when it jammed. Also gave the ramp a nice polish, and it now shoots flawlessly and im very happy with it, no thanks to Glock Inc.
     
  18. j-glock22

    j-glock22

    Messages:
    1,954
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2001
    Location:
    Central Ohio
    Never a problem 2 G22's 23's a 19, 17, and 36. I guess I'm a lucky puppy as well. With any mfgring there will be an occasional bad batch of something at some point
     
  19. G33

    G33 Frisky! CLM Millennium Member

    Messages:
    29,748
    Likes Received:
    4,729
    Joined:
    May 29, 1999
    Location:
    With G29
    Based on this board--GT, it is all downhill for Glock.


    My olde Glocks are all fine.
    :tongueout:
     
  20. TunaFisherman

    TunaFisherman Halibut Hunter

    Messages:
    387
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2009
    Location:
    West of the East coast
    Recently bought a new G23, my 1st glock. No problems on the range yet.