GUN True or not. Mix matching FMJ's and HP's in the same mag will increase jams.

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    What do you think? In the seven years I've owned and shot my Glock 22 I had my first jam the other day. I had some older ammo in one mag and it was mix matched.
     
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    Your feed ramp angle is constant, it doesn't give a shit about FMJ or HP. No pistol is perfect, despite the hype. There are any number of factors that could cause a failure. You haven't specified what type of failure, either. FTFire FTFeed, FTExtract, FTEject?
     
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    Fail to feed. Slide did not close. The round was straight but the tip jammed on the feed ramp on the barrel somehow. I believe it was a hollow point that jammed. Winchester.
     
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    I have to agree that the gun remains constant and if you have no problem with the ammo one at at time mixing them shouldn't matter. I've shot magazines so mismatched (New hollow point, old FMJ, New FMJ and Old non-copper FMJ) without a hitch.

    In my experience most issues I have with jams are traced back to the magazine. That our the ammo might have varied slightly form the normal just enough to cause things not to function right, maybe with the older ammo a little oil got into the powder and in all didn't ignite (at least a once)
     
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    I had this happen as one of my failures, though it happen much more often (1 or 2 times every 8 shot magazine.) on an old 1911 I inherited, the problem was in the magazine, swapped the original magazine made in 1918 with the magazine from my new RIA and bingo no more problem.
     
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    Slide attempted to close on a round jammed on the feed ramp, or slide didn't return to battery? First shot, mid-mag.. ?
     
  7. Anders 7

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    round jammed on feed ramp trying to close
     
  8. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    It was my oldest magazine.
     
  9. Furner

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    magazine problem.
     
  10. vettefan52

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    false. i do it all the time, never had a problem.
     
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    this is just like saying that if you roll a 1 on a dice, you are less likely to roll a 1 on the next roll.
    while your FMJ and HP rounds may cause wear and carbon buildup on your gun, for the most part, each shot of the gun is independent of the previous one.
     
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    i thought they say no bare lead in glocks at all?
     

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