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The 9's love doing it to me. Always take a hat with you shooting, and the brim will protect you.
 

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You might try replacing the extractor. If it's a Gen3 G21, the correct extractor is Glock manufacturer part # 1902.

Look at this thread, he has a G21SF that was throwing brass in his face, he replaced the extractor and that fixed the problem:
http://www.glockforum.com/forum/f8/problem-g21-sf-2240/

Here are some detail strip resources if you need them, you'll need a 3/32 inch punch like the Glock Armorer's Tool:

Make sure when you reassemble the frame, that the locking block pin is in the frame before you install the slide stop. This will ensure that the slide stop spring goes to its correct position, under the locking block pin, to give the slide stop spring its tension. If you install the locking block pin after installing the slide stop, you may damage the slide stop spring and the spring will not be in the correct position, resulting in the slide locking back with ammo still in the magazine.

On the following page are some Glock Armorer's Manuals, just scroll down to the "G" section. I learned from the Update Manual and 2009 Manual. The 2009 Manual has a few pages missing, but that info can be found in the Update Manual as well.
http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm
 

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How new is the gun, I had to run about 500 rounds through my 19 before it started spitting right. Now its rare for me to get hit. I called Glock and I had all the right parts they said to call them if it kept up after 1k rounds, luckily it didn't take that much.
 

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Webphisher said:
The 9's love doing it to me. Always take a hat with you shooting, and the brim will protect you.
I wear a hat and yes it helps to shield brass from your face and always wear appropriate eye and ear protection

I bet if someone wears a sombrero they could catch the brass for reloading too lol
 

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Well I'm danged glad to see this thread. I have a 1st gen. G21 and I HAVE to wear a hat, as it rains brass right into the middle of my head almost every shot! lol. I'm glad to hear it might clear up in a 1000 rounds or less. I guess I've put 250-300 through mine. But I'm glad to know an extractor will solve the problem in a worse case scenario.

Thanks again, guys.
 

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I bet if someone wears a sombrero they could catch the brass for reloading too lol
HAHAHAHAHA! Bro? You wouldn't beleve how consistant the brass is on me, lol. I could catch EVERY round with a sombrero, LOL! :cool:
 

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I have a new G19 Gen3, and get occasional brass in the face. I expect it to happen 3 or 4 times per range session. The hat and eyes do help...
 

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Well I'm danged glad to see this thread. I have a 1st gen. G21 and I HAVE to wear a hat, as it rains brass right into the middle of my head almost every shot! lol. I'm glad to hear it might clear up in a 1000 rounds or less. I guess I've put 250-300 through mine. But I'm glad to know an extractor will solve the problem in a worse case scenario.

Thanks again, guys.
Yours may simply need a detail strip cleaning. Even if you only have a few hundred rounds through it, that's an older Glock and if it was owned by someone else before you, it may have a lot of residue built up around the extractor. If it was owned by someone before you, I'd detail strip and clean the slide, particularly the extractor and the cut-out in the slide that the extractor fits into. If you use any oil for corrosion protection, make sure to wipe absolutely dry the internal parts and internal areas of the slide, any excess oil in the internals of the slide will collect a lot of excess residue which could lead to various malfunctions.

Yours is an earlier G21 and it may use a different extractor. Early G21 slides had a 90 degree ejection port on the slide, and the extractor was correspondingly cut to 90 degrees. 90 degree extractors are no longer made for the G21.

Some of the early G21 slides however had a 15 degree ejection port just like all of the newest Glocks do, and they had a 15 degree extractor as well. If the slide has a 15 degree ejection port, you can use an LCI .45ACP extractor, Glock part number 1902.

15 degree vs. 90 degree ejection port:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2u46nhx.jpg

15 degree vs. 90 degree extractor:
http://i46.tinypic.com/ht728j.jpg

Since yours is an earlier version it almost certainly has a non-LCI extractor which means it also has a non-LCI spring loaded bearing. If you were to use an LCI extractor, you'd also have to swap the spring loaded bearing for a .45 LCI spring loaded bearing.

LCI vs. non-LCI spring loaded bearing: (they will be colored green for .45ACP)
http://media.photobucket.com/image/...ng/EdgecrusherXES/Glock%20Info/LCICompJPG.jpg

non-LCI extractor: (notice it doesn't have the little square bump that protrudes from the slide with a round chambered)
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/ThumbnailHandler.ashx?MediaID=307&size=150

LCI extractor: (it does have the loaded chamber indicator)
http://www.lonewolfdist.com/ThumbnailHandler.ashx?MediaID=216&size=150
 

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Yours may simply need a detail strip cleaning. Even if you only have a few hundred rounds through it, that's an older Glock and if it was owned by someone else before you, it may have a lot of residue built up around the extractor. If it was owned by someone before you, I'd detail strip and clean the slide, particularly the extractor and the cut-out in the slide that the extractor fits into. If you use any oil for corrosion protection, make sure to wipe absolutely dry the internal parts and internal areas of the slide, any excess oil in the internals of the slide will collect a lot of excess residue which could lead to various malfunctions.

Yours is an earlier G21 and it may use a different extractor. Early G21 slides had a 90 degree ejection port on the slide, and the extractor was correspondingly cut to 90 degrees. 90 degree extractors are no longer made for the G21.

Some of the early G21 slides however had a 15 degree ejection port just like all of the newest Glocks do, and they had a 15 degree extractor as well. If the slide has a 15 degree ejection port, you can use an LCI .45ACP extractor, Glock part number 1902.

15 degree vs. 90 degree ejection port:
http://i50.tinypic.com/2u46nhx.jpg

15 degree vs. 90 degree extractor:
http://i46.tinypic.com/ht728j.jpg

Since yours is an earlier version it almost certainly has a non-LCI extractor which means it also has a non-LCI spring loaded bearing. If you were to use an LCI extractor, you'd also have to swap the spring loaded bearing for a .45 LCI spring loaded bearing.

LCI vs. non-LCI spring loaded bearing: (they will be colored green for .45ACP)
http://media.photobucket.com/image/glock%20spring%20loaded%20bearing/EdgecrusherXES/Glock%2520Info/LCICompJPG.jpg
Thanks for this information, Voyager. I'll check out all the extractor info for sure, as the gun doesn't have any kind of build-up that would cause the problem. It is an older Glock, but was sold as new to me, as it had no previous owner. I don't over oil it neither, using 4 drops per cleaning and I've only cleaned it once. The gun is clean...

And heck. If it was a problem I'd have to live with even, I can be grateful that it yet has to mis-fire or jam. Three different shooters on it so far (including the wife) and there hasn't been one jam. So I'm happy, all told.

But with the info you gave me, I'm sure there's a fix for it if I ever tire of the hat. Thanks MUCH for the info ;)!

Oh... Mine has the 15* ejector port.
 

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I forgot to mention also, earlier G21's had different ejectors. The latest ejector for the G21 has 8196-2 stamped on it, if yours doesn't already have it, upgrading to that part may make the ejection better.
 

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I forgot to mention also, earlier G21's had different ejectors. The latest ejector for the G21 has 8196-2 stamped on it, if yours doesn't already have it, upgrading to that part may make the ejection better.
Thanks Pal! Invaluable info.
 
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