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More reasons to send in a .40?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by cfr, Dec 5, 2011.

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  1. cfr

    cfr

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    I've now read a couple times about .40's having brass to the face issues, and ejectors/ extractors being swapped by Glock to fix the issue. This is common reading for the 9's, but I just realized it could apply to the .40's as well.

    Is sending these in to be replaced simply to fix brass to the face? Is there anything else having these parts swapped will fix/ do for me?

    I've got about 2000 - 2500 rounds through my Gen 4 22, and this is simply not an issue in my Glock. I would assume that if I was going to have this issue, I would have by now?

    I certainly dont want to send it in for no reason, but don't want it to become an issue at a really bad moment either.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Ender587

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    Depending on when you bought yours, you could already have the new parts installed if im not mistaken.

    Just bought my own .40 about a week ago, so ive been reading up on all this as well. I heard a guy put 200-300 rounds through his G22 flawlessly, but then next range day he started getting the brass to the face. After 2000, id assume your pretty safe. Just my opinion.

    Ender
     

  3. cfr

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    I bought mine in about 04/09.
     
  4. ronin.45

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    04/09 should be before any issues started. Obviously you aren't having any problems so don't worry.
     
  5. Made in Austria

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    Looks like you got a gen3 cal. 40. If so, you are fine. I never heard of a .40 gen3 with ejection issues. My gen4 23 and G19 eject erratically, but, only if the extration mechanism is bone dry. Both extract perfectly when I put a light film of oil on the extractor. It's only a temporary solution, I wait till the new ejectors are available at the parts retailers.
     
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    No, Gen 4. May have been a month or two after that, but right around that time.
     
  7. cfr

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    Are you suggesting that they started out OK, then got screwed up after some time went by?
     
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    My new G27 is kicking UMC brass out 4 to 5 YARDS @ 3:00!:faint:
     
  9. Quentin

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    I'm pretty sure ronin.45 meant before 04/2009 while it looks like you're talking about 04/09/2011. Anyway, the Gen 3s of 2009 should be fine, extractor issues came after that with Gen 4s and late Gen 3s.
     
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    I got my Gen 4 in April of 2009.
     
  11. 9L0ck

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    I had a gen 4 23 from sept. 2010. It had no issues but I still sent mine in for the updates.
    The way I look at it is if they made updates its for a reason so why not have the latest parts. Send it in and have it done. You will have it back within 2 weeks. Mine took 9 days
     
  12. cfr

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    I thought about that. However, my concern is not having issues now, but having them once I get it back. :dunno:
     
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    I have a Gen3 G27 that has the problem, maddy345 has a Gen4 G23 that had the problem and he sent it in to get the new ejector and they replaced his extractor as well. The new .40 ejector will have "28926" stamped on it. As with 9mm, Glock won't put the new ejector into Gen3 models so I have to wait until the newest Gen4 trigger housings have the new ejector in them so I can put that ejector into a Gen3 trigger housing to use in my G27.
    If your Glock was ever going to have the issue you would've noticed it by now. Your gun is fine. My G27 started ejecting occasionally over my head at about 200 rounds, after about another 100 rounds it started ejecting straight up as well. I put an older 15 degree non-LCI extractor with non-LCI spring loaded bearing in it and now it doesn't eject straight up anymore, it ejects probably 90% to the right and 10% over my head. About 99% of the spent casings have a triangular dent/scrape at the case mouth to varying degrees. My G23 on the other hand ejects cleanly to the right every time and has no abnormal markings on the casings.

    My Gen3 G27 is NRR prefix, Aug 2009 test-fire. I've heard of Glocks with test-fire dates in 2008 that had the problem but it seemed to become much more common in 2009-2011 production. And of course there are countless recent production Gen3's and Gen4's which don't have the problem, so it seems you either get a good one or you don't.
     
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    Ive never paid attention to where my spent brass goes other than to the right somewhere. Where is it supposed to go?
     
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    To the right. It won't be perfectly consistent but it should always go to the right. People who've had the ejection problem have seen the brass go straight back over their heads, straight up in the air, straight back into their faces, barely dribble out of the ejection port, even at times over the left side of the gun and downrange to the left.
     
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    Woops... I meant I bought it in April of 2010. Sorry.
     
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    Like I said no issues before or after the updates. I have not heard of and gen 4 .40 having issues after the update.
     
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    While I do not have any issues, I just called Glock to satisfy my curiosity. This is what I learned.

    1. 1882 is the old ejector (what I have).
    2. They recommend doing nothing if you have no issues (obvious).
    3. You can have a certified armorer contect them with your serial number, and they'll can send the parts to them. This was news to me, and I've read somewhere here before they wouldn't do this.
    Just thought I'd share number 3 for anyone that was curious.
     
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    Not into your face/head.
     
  20. Bruce M

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    If it's not broke, don't fix it.