strange spent case markings...

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  1. csanino

    csanino Glock N00b

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    took my Glock 26 to the range today, fired off 100 rounds w/o a hitch. I started to pickup my brass when I noticed the spent casings had dents & marks on them. I thought I may have just stepped on them but then I saw a few spent casings on the range table in front of me. They never hit the ground, but they all had some sort of marking on them... whether it be a scuff, or a full fledged dent.

    Here are some pictures to aid the discussion:

    Here is a dented case:
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    Here is a case w/ a scuff:
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    Here is the only part I could see any transfer:
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    You guys have any ideas as to what may be going on? Gun is stock aside from a set of nite sights, & an extended slide release.
     
  2. buyobuyo

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    The cases are hitting the slide when ejecting from the gun. Only thing I can think of is maybe the gun is under lubed.
     

  3. csanino

    csanino Glock N00b

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    Do you think something is misaligned or something? should I detail strip & clean?

    -Carlo
     
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    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    The gun is fine.

    Buy more ammo.

    Shoot it.
     
  5. TeddyB

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    Sorry for the rudeness of some of our senior members. They forget too quickly when they were new to the Glock World of Combat Pistols. As long as the brass is being ejected and there were no malfunctions I would be inclined to say the pistol is just fine and functioning correctly. That brass debris should be cleaned of of your slide port with an evaporating cleaner such as common rubbing alcohol. Then just lube as recommended in your owners manual.

    Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    First off,.....:Welcome: to GlockTalk!

    Some dings, scuffs and divots can be rather normal with some ammo.
    What brand and weight ammo were you shooting?
    What is the round count of the GlocK?
    What lube are you using?

    Once again,.... glad you decided to join us! :supergrin:
     
  7. csanino

    csanino Glock N00b

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    First off,.....:Welcome: to GlockTalk! Thanks!
    What brand and weight ammo were you shooting? Federal 115g
    What is the round count of the GlocK? approx: 1200 rounds
    What lube are you using? Remoil

    Ive shot federal before w/o a problem. I shot 100rounds (last 2 boxes of federal I had) Ill try some WWB & a re-lube and see if its still dinging cases. Ive never detail stripped this thing so that may be my next move.

    -Carlo
     
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    Rounds ricocheting off of concrete wall next to you in your lane????????
     
  9. csanino

    csanino Glock N00b

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    I thought that too, but the range I go to has wooden dividers. And the fact that EVERY casing had some sort of marking in the same spot. Kinda wish It was that...would make me feel like im a very consistent shooter to pop 100rnds in the same spot :cool:

    -Carlo
     
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    You're welcome!

    Anyrate you may consider detail stripping the slide. Either spray out the
    exreactor channel or use q-tips. I detail strip my slide about every 1-2k
    rounds fired, or if it seems to be tossing brass funny.
    Your extractor may be gummed up a bit. I perfer to use BreakFree CLP to clean
    and Militec 1 to lube, I'm not a fan of RemOil. You will finds TONS of lube suggestions here! :rofl:
     
  11. Convert

    Convert Glocks 'n Sigs

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    I agree with faawrenchbndr. Pull the slide apart and make sure you don't have any gunk behind the extractor hook or in the extractor channel.

    I wouldn't think that detail stripping the frame is necessary, but if it floats your boat, clean it out. :cool:

    The brass is obviously catching on the ejection port, so double check your recoil spring too.
     
  12. The Pusherman

    The Pusherman officer mcgee

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    that doesn't look normal at all. call glock.

    might be an issue with the extractor or ejector.
     
  13. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Yup, the gun is fine, and the brass is perfectly reloadable.

    Don't worry.....go shoot!
     
  14. csanino

    csanino Glock N00b

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    any "power cleaner" stuff I can spray in there? Im afraid of using "gun scrubber" b/c it just seems to harsh on the finish. Some dripped on the slide once when I was cleaning the barrel and it made a whiteish circle where the drop landed that went away after I wiped it down w/ some oil...left me squeamish on that stuff.

    -Carlo
     
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    I tend to stay away from the GunScrubber. If I need spray
    I put rubbing alcohol in a windex spray bottle.

    As you see above,....Butch said it is fine.
    Follow his advice, he is 500x more knowledgeable than I.
     
  16. FillYerHands

    FillYerHands you son of a

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    BTW, GunScrub is fine. Anything that says it's designed for guns will be okay on your finish and on the polymer. It may take all the oil off the surface of the slide, which will make it look blotchy. Just rub a little oil on it after you clean it.
     
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    Im feeling that too. I think im just gonna keep shooting, and if it stops, i'll just take a drive to smyrna & hand them the gun. I guess im just being a little over paranoid. I will just do a field strip & clean tho.

    -Carlo
     
  18. The Pusherman

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    i used birchwood casey "synthetic safe" gun scrubber on my polymers in the past. never had any issues.
     
  19. Glock19Fan

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    This has happened numerous times with me before. Its been a while since I shot, so I cant tell you if its still doing the same, but reguardless, I had zero issues with it.

    FWIW mine is a 19.
     
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    To my embarrassment, I have experienced the same thing but have never stopped to work out the proper cause and fix it. I just put it down to Glock slighly mis-designing or mis-manufacturing the ejection port. If it hadn't been for the fact that the gun is tennifered, I would have eased the port so that it didn't happen.

    Thinking about it further, I think that would have been the wrog approach in any case. The case is clearly ejecting at too low an angle. That angle is determined by the line from the ejector to the centre of pressure of the extractor so to get a higher angle of ejection we need a lowe ejector or a higher extractor. I am sure this is not a ny kind of problem to worry about but I am inclined to buy a spare extracor and gring some of the bottom of the claw to se if it makes a difference.

    English