GUN Glock reloads question (recoil spring?)

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  1. minus

    minus Damn you, Damn the Broccoli, and Damn the Wright B

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    I have 230 gr reloads which run fine in my Sig P220 and 1911 (When it doesn't light strike). However with my G30 and lone wolf barrel the Glock more often than not fails to go into battery fully. The slide cycles but does not go all the way home. I had fail to feed problems with oversize rounds before I tightened down the crimp now they feed fine.

    Any ideas?
     
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    Get a Lee Factory Crimp die. Sounds like your rounds aren't being sized down all the way the case. The stock Glock recoil spring should be more than strong enough to chamber a properly sized round. I run 13lb springs in my Glocks and don't have any problems.

    Do you chamber check your ammo? You should.

    As for the Light strikes with the 1911, chuck the Titanium Firing pin and get a replacement from Ed Brown. That is always the first to go out of my 1911's.
     
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    The PT1911 has a TI pin?

    I just had trigger work done. It never did it before.

    Also the round slips right in to the barrel on the Glock.
     
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    yeah, the taurus incorporate a Cali Spec drop safety utilizing a Titanium FP and a passive firing pin safety
     
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    curious, what kind of trigger work did you get done? parts, labor etc
     
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    New Wilson hammer, Colt sear and new strut. All done by a reputable smith.
     
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    oh crap, didn't see that it was a lone wolf barrel.

    Yeah, that is a tighter barrel than the Glock OEM. I'd say, see if EGW will set you up with a "U" die.
     
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    need to be more specific with what sort of failure to feeds. The lone wolf barrels are not to spec nor are they match barrels. They are what we would call pre fit barrels aka loosey goosey. They are inexpensive which makes them popular.

    If the round is hitting the feed ramp and stopping there the feed ramp maybe out of spec. Have seen several examples of this.
     
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    Sometimes it will feed 2-3 rounds then fail to go into battery. Racking the slide will eject a live round. I am talking looking at the slide looks like it is all the way forward but it is at most an 8th of an inch rearward.
     
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    Brother in laws stock G21 was doing that a couple of weekends back. Did that on 2 rounds out of 50. Took the same rounds from him, inspected them (no strike marks on the primer at all) put them back in the mag and they shot without issue.

    I suspect he has a limp wrist, but I wasn't watching him closely. Only person that ever got a feed failure on my old XD .45 as well.
     
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    typicilly when the slide does not go fully into battery on the glock it is either a bulged case, or weak recoil spring. Typically it those people who run real light recoil springs such as 11 and 13 lbs and wore them out (about 10k rounds)
     
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    you can also try an undersized die, some people swear by these to cure "glock bulge" brass
     

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