Shot my brand new G22 today and had 2 FTE's

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  1. viewoptic

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    I shot my brand new G22 today and had 2 FTE's, the first one happened with a magazine of regular Remington 180 gr. and the 2nd one happend with Blazer 180 gr. aluminum case fmj's ...i am clueless to why this happend, all were new factory ammo, the gun had never been shot before today.
     
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    No clue. Never had one malf with quality ammo. I'm not questioning you personally, but as an FI, if it happened with a student, I'd look at grip and stance first.
     

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    Grip and stance are not a issue.
     
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    Rem and Bla al 180's are good stuff-How many total?
    Also exactly what was the FTE?
    slide lock back?
    empty round still in chamber?
     
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    When both the failure to ejects happened rounds were still in the magazine, it was almost like a stovepipe except the round was horizontal (like how it sits in the magazine) not vertical like a stove pipe.
     
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    "... grip and stance..."

    I have a minimally better than vague understanding of how grip can effect the functioning of a pistol, but I have to ask as to how stance applies?
     
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    Grip was not a issue as i stated earlier, i only shot 100 rounds total through this gun today (first time its ever been shot except at the factory) and it had 2 failure to ejects.
     
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    :dunno: congrats on the gun though
     
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    I just don't understand why this happened, this is my first glock and im already starting to get a bad taste in my mouth, id like to think its because the gun is new and not broke in yet, or maybe the magazines because they are new too.
     
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    In December I got a brand new 17 and had a stove pipe on the second round I fired through it. I cleared it and moved on and haven't had any problems since. The funny thing was, we were doing night shooting and I first thought something had happened to the front sight. It turns out the brass was just blocking it. That was a relief.
     
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    I put 150 flawless rounds through my NIB 35 today.Blazer brass 180gr. FMJ and Speer Gold Dot 165gr.It has the G1 mags too, not the newer G2 mags...
     
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    I am really thinking it is because its new.
     
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    What does that have to do with this post? nothing!:steamed:
     
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    how do you know it's not your grip?
     
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    Ive been shooting for a long time, been through alot of training, and unless this gun needs to have the ***** squeezed out of it like its in a vice then it is not my grip.
     
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    I try to jam my defensive weapons using bad grip, as I feel I may not have perfect two handed grip when someone is shooting at me.

    I had a G22 and G23 that would not meet MY standards in this area. Sold G22 and will probably sell G23. My G27 meets my standards as do my G26, G19 and G17. I think there are real problems with SOME 40 cal glocks, that the new recoil spring was designed to address.

    But I would not rush to judgment either. Shoot and clean your new glock and see if the problems clear up.

    Thanks for posting and keep us informed.
     
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    The reason I ask is because Glocks don't have a break in period. It should work the same new right out of the box as it does after 10k rounds.
     
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    Well im not sure why this has happened but after all Glock is supposed to be this shouldnt happen, the reason i bought this gun is because i wanted something i new would work everytime and i hate to say it but none of my other guns have done this. perfection? i think not.:rofl:
     
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    Is the G22 a "current" GEN 3 or the new GEN4 with the dual recoil spring?