GUN 2/100 FTfires in my G23 tonight v. Light Strikes

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  1. AustinL911

    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    Decided to take the G23 to the range tonight. Ran some 165gr PMC FMJ's like I usually do since it's the cheapest the range has. Decided to try out some of my new Botach mags that I ordered as well.

    Fire off some rounds, and have one fail to fire. Hmm. That's odd. Never had that happen (w/ my G23) before. Eject round. Finish off mag. Forget to check which mag it was that the failure was on (doh!).

    Fire off some more rounds. In the middle of a mag, I notice the gun kind of make a 'pop' sensation. Didn't think much of it, but as soon as I pull the trigger again, I get another fail to fire.

    Now it's got me thinking something isn't right. 1 round, ok. 2 rounds, that never happens. Check mag, and it's one of the new ones. Finish off my ammo, wrap up, and head home.

    Now, I'm not the most anal person about cleaning my Glock. It might get cleaned every 3 range trips. I've been using the same method, and mostly the same solvents/lubes for the gun's entire life and never had a problem before. But, I won't rule those out. My thoughts on two possible causes:

    1. The new mags I ordered. I'm not saying these are the cuprits just yet, but it's something I'm going to keep an eye on.

    2. I use (lightly) this teflon grease shit on the slide rails and most of the contact points in the gun. Now, I know I shouldn't be using a grease on the gun, and have been meaning to switch to a dry lube (probably will immediately now) but I've never ran into an issue with it before. I'm thinking maybe it's gotten gunked up and isn't allowing the gun to fully return to battery. No, there's no grease in the striker channel.

    Pic of rounds, fired round for comparison:
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    Any other thoughts on what might be causing this issue?
     
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    Broken or chipped stryker
     
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    Things that can cause light strikes in glocks...
    1. Broken striker tip
    2. Dirty striker channel
    3. Worn out striker spring (should be changed one a year)
    4. safety plunger not being disengaged entirely causing drag on striker
    5. bad or extermly hard primers (PMC is on the hard side but those should of went off.)
    6. Striker hole in breech fouled and causing drag.
    7. striker dragging on the trigger bar (only happens on real tight slides such as caspian aftermarket glock slides.)
    I would give it a real good cleaning, swab out the striker channel with a gun swab soaked in solvent, clean out the safety punger hole, scape out the striker hole in the breech.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    This didn't happen.

    Glocks are infallible. They never fail.

    You must have been holding the gun wrong.

    Learn how to shoot.
     
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    lol.
     
  6. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    I run my Glocks with fairly thick grease, that's probably not your problem.

    Look at the striker issues above, it looks like your striker might be chipped.
     
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    :werd:

    OP is lucky it didn't explode and take his arm off.
     
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    saxman Burninating the peasants

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    I've never said that...


    just repeating the common responses whenever there's a problem with a glock :dunno:
     
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    you have not modified anything internal have you?

     
  10. AustinL911

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    Save for extended controls and a '-' connector, it's stock. I think I need to clean the firing pin/striker channel, though. I poppped the slide off and the striker was sticking out of the hole. Had to push it back in.

    I'll try cleaning and report back later.
     

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