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Just purchased my first glock! it is a g23 gen3! I wanted to know if anyone has had problems with theirs or any ideas to help a new lock owner! I have ha no problems but I have heard about an erratic ejection problem! Thank you in advance for you help!
 

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I noticed that at two of the ranges around me 40 S&W brass is everywhere and being the scrounger that I am, haved picked up buckets full. I purchased a police trade-in G-23 in early October. Hey, I had to have something to shoot all those 40's in!! After about 800 rounds, without any type of malfunction, I returned home from the range and notice that the back rear slide rail had torn off the frame...YES, OFF, GONE! I called Glock and they asked for the model and serial number. My gun's first letter was "E" it was part of a recall between 1999-2004 for that exact problem. The man on the phone from Glock was very nice and simply said "Send it back, I will make sure it is fixed right."
Two weeks to the day it was returned and the only things that are original is the barrel and slide, they even gutted the slide and replaced the internals, even the sights! Of course the frame has a different serial number, but to get a pretty much brand new gun for the price of a trade-in was a deal. This is the first time I have ever sent back a gun to the factory. I think Glock's service was excellent and they have earned my thanks. I have another 650 rounds through it and like always, it will cut out the X-ring and it always works!
 

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I noticed that at two of the ranges around me 40 S&W brass is everywhere and being the scrounger that I am, haved picked up buckets full. I purchased a police trade-in G-23 in early October. Hey, I had to have something to shoot all those 40's in!! After about 800 rounds, without any type of malfunction, I returned home from the range and notice that the back rear slide rail had torn off the frame...YES, OFF, GONE! I called Glock and they asked for the model and serial number. My gun's first letter was "E" it was part of a recall between 1999-2004 for that exact problem. The man on the phone from Glock was very nice and simply said "Send it back, I will make sure it is fixed right."
Two weeks to the day it was returned and the only things that are original is the barrel and slide, they even gutted the slide and replaced the internals, even the sights! Of course the frame has a different serial number, but to get a pretty much brand new gun for the price of a trade-in was a deal. This is the first time I have ever sent back a gun to the factory. I think Glock's service was excellent and they have earned my thanks. I have another 650 rounds through it and like always, it will cut out the X-ring and it always works!
Thank you for the heads up! I just checked and my number starts with R so I think I am good on that! I have not heard anything bad about their customer service at the factory also. All this makes me feel great about my purchase!
 

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My serial number starts with R as well, so ours were made in the same time period. Ejection problems were long solved before you bought your gun, so you are good to go. It was mostly 4th gens that had the problem anyways with only a few newer 3rd gens. I have run about 1200 rounds through mine so far, and absolutely no problems except one FTE, and it was cheap range ammo and the blast felt really weak so probable underloaded. There wasn't enough recoil to cycle the slide completely. I gave it a powerstroke to clear the stovepipe and kept on trucking.
 

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My serial number starts with R as well, so ours were made in the same time period. Ejection problems were long solved before you bought your gun, so you are good to go. It was mostly 4th gens that had the problem anyways with only a few newer 3rd gens. I have run about 1200 rounds through mine so far, and absolutely no problems except one FTE, and it was cheap range ammo and the blast felt really weak so probable underloaded. There wasn't enough recoil to cycle the slide completely. I gave it a powerstroke to clear the stovepipe and kept on trucking.
That is awesome news! I also have been talking to some LEO's around town and the city as well as the county issue the exact same firearm! I getting great news all around! Now I can't Waite to fire it!
 

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Welcome to the forum...

I have a gen 3 model 23 and I am quite fond of it.

I have had some ejection problems (occasional brass on the side of my face and forehead) and when I contacted Glock they said to have a local armorer order a new ejector.

So I went to my LGS and asked the armorer on staff to order one. He tried, but told me that Glock told him the part we were ordering was for a gen 4.

This was odd because when I spoke with Glock, I gave the guy my serial number. So he had to know I had a gen 3. Oh well.

I am keeping note of how it is doing and if it persists, I will call them back.

Otherwise, no other issues and it has been a great gun.

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My serial starts with an R as well.
 
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