450 Rds through my Gen 4 Glock 19

Discussion in 'Range Reports' started by MississipVol, May 13, 2012.

  1. MississipVol

    MississipVol New Member

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    I went and shot another 100 rds today, making it 450 total with my Gen 4 Glock 19. No failures yet at all and I feel like I'm getting a lot more accurate with it. (This is my first handgun.)

    I AM still having the brass to the head/shoulders on about 1/3 of the rds but I don't really want to deal with sending it back to Glock. It's not malfunctioning and if I ever have to actually defend myself with it, I doubt I'll really notice a round bouncing off my shoulder.

    It's not like it is rocketing back to my face. It's ejecting it up in the air and pretty much harmlessly bouncing off the top of my head or shoulders. One round DID go down my wife's shirt when she shot, which was more comical than anything.

    So I'm going to give it a good cleaning tonight and rest it safely in my safe until next time!
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Sponsor Lifetime Supporting Member

    Pics of targets or it didn't happen !!

    ( all kiddin' aside...they do have a fix for that )
     

  3. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Regular Guy

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    Congrats. I could not tell you where my brass goes, do not pay attention.
     
  4. GAgal

    GAgal Well-Known Member

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    Oh that's mean. It really hurts.

    But I'm glad y'all had fun.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

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    Moved this thread from Glock Forum to Range Reports...
     
  6. Grabber GT

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    Awesome! With any Glock, 450 is just warming up. You will enjoy thousands of rounds through your 19. I have put easily over two thousand through mine and still look forward to shooting it every time. It was my first as well. Enjoy.
     
  7. kjensenmich

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    Not sure if this helps... but I have heard if you shoot the heavier caliber (147grain) load the brass will eject more to the side instead of back towards you.
     
  8. MississipVol

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    I just got the gun last month so it has the newest RSA and ejector.

    Also, when I was trying to decide which gun I wanted, I went to a range and shot several rentals and didn't have ejection problems with anything so I don't really think I am limp-wristing it or anything.
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2012
  9. MississipVol

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    I haven't been able to find 147 gr locally in a range round. The highest my 2 LGS had were 124 Lawman and I didn't really notice a difference. When I asked about it, they both said they were having trouble getting ammo right now, especially the heavier rounds.

    BTW, I shot all 115 gr yesterday with 50 rds of Blazer Brass and 50 rds of Independence.
     
  10. kjensenmich

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4qT4CLZ9aw&feature=relmfu[/ame]
    This guy has three videos up about same problem. Check it out and see if its similar.
    Good luck!
     
  11. bigben

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    My Gen4 G22 does the same and like you, I have to much fun with her to send her in. Lol. Wat part of Mississippi u from?
     
  12. Never thought bullet weight would have an affect on where casings go when they eject. You should consider that it might be not so much the bullet weight that is causing ejected casings to hit you in the face, but possibly just ammo with a weaker powder charge in them that is doing it. Once the round goes off, the bullet is no longer a part of the equation when it comes to where a casing goes when ejected, because the slug is no longer present.

    Would suggest you try a few other ammunition brands at 115gr to see if you get the same problem consistently with them all, or with just some of them. Should try out the cheap ammo as well as some of the more expensive ammo, which tends to have a stronger powder charge in them.

    The video posted didn't convince me at all that bullet weight has anything to do with the problem, because he didn't demonstrate 115gr bullets were a problem across the board with several brands. He only demonstrated that different brands ejected more to his liking. I get that the guy in the vid wants his firearm to work with the cheapest ammo he can find for it... but he's gotta understand that there's a reason why it's cheap ammo, like a weaker powder charge that might not work well with his particular firearm. Why the guy in this vid was still saying he wanted to ship his gun back to Glock for six weeks to get 'fixed' after they told him what would work better (which he spent the video confirming) is beyond me. I'm sure the maker of the vid means well, but it seemed like a 13 minute whine fest because he thinks he might have to shoot his $550 Glock using ammo that costs $3 more per box than the cheapest stuff he could find. Sorry, rant over.
     
  13. dougster

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    Next time you clean it.…check the ejector. Look online for pics of what it should look like. It can be slightly bent and cause ejection problems.
     
  14. Robert

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    Sounds like an ejector problem.
     
  15. MississipVol

    MississipVol New Member

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    I live near Oxford, MS.
     
  16. shawn0989

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    I've been having the same issue with my gen 4 23 I emailed glocks tech team and they had me go to one my local gun shops that is a authorized glock armour to have them contact glock and there just sending the replacement ejector to them for me I just stopped i.e. the shop today so I gave them the info to contact glock so I'll keep you updated
     
  17. bigben

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    Cool!! I'm from Pontotoc. Small world bro.
     
  18. I unfortunately had the opposite thing happen. I bought my first Glock about a month ago (gen 4 G19) and finally got to go to the range with it Tuesday. I put 200 rds down range, 100 124gr ficcoli not sure if I spelled that right and 100 115gr sellars. Let's just say my forehead really wishes I had not forgotten my hat. I probably took 50% of the brass off my forehead and I have the marks to prove it. Also with that I had probably 8 FTE and 5 or 6 double feeds. I was not a happy camper! I am hoping that Glock will be able to take care of the issue as I really don't want to spend the money replacing parts.
     
  19. Went to the range Friday afternoon and had a lot of fun! The firing lane next to me had some very memorable moments today, though. First pair next to me was a father/son who had ZERO knowledge about range etiquette. The kid was about 14 or so and had an AR looking 22. was using the table as a benchrest to shoot from, and was shooting uphill, and constantly hitting the ceiling because of it. When not shooting, he was standing with the rifle behind the line, finger on the trigger, magazine in the rifle! Only thing he was doing correctly was he at least had the muzzle pointed up. Politely told him to not load or handle the rifle behind the line, that it was a good way to get tossed from the range. Father says absolutely nothing. Range master came over and showed him some basic range rules, and he was good after that. The father? Didn't say a damn word.

    The couple next to me after that was another father/son, the son about 12 on his very first range visit. Father patiently and calmly explaining range safety and instructions. Asks his son if he's ready to give it a try, son says yes, steps up to the line, and just starts crying his eyes out. The father was sooooo much better than the father from the first pair, this one comforted his son by saying it's ok and there's nothing to be ashamed of to be afraid, we can go home and if you want to try it again some other time we can. Shook the guy's hand and told him how well I thought he handled it, especially after the first pair I was stuck next to.

    One of my roommates was shooting, and had a bullet bounce back from the backstop and into his shin. This range has a mound of what looks like rubber pellets shored up against the far wall to catch fired rounds, so we figured his fired shot must have hit a prevously caught bullet which caused it to riccochet straight back into his shin. No injuries happy to say (not even a bruise), so we kept the bullet that smacked the roommate in the leg. Maybe will give it to a jeweler to make into a necklace haha.
     

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  20. Mgunds1201

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    Sounds like a great day! And that's sad about the first father/son pair. Seems to me like that dad is willing to let his son go through life clueless. And it makes me smile to think that there are some Father out there that understand your child has choices to make and sometimes they aren't what we want(father/son#2). But back to the ricochet WOW must have been a little shocking a real *** moment! But how far was the back stop am what caliber was your roommate shooting?