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This is a discussion on Glock 23 Gen 4 Slide Issues within the Handgun Maintenance, Cleaning and Gunsmithing forums, part of the Handguns category; I now have about 1000 rounds through my gun and I'm having a few issues. In the past few weeks, ...

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    I now have about 1000 rounds through my gun and I'm having a few issues. In the past few weeks, I have put around 300 rounds through it and I have had an issue with the slide not staying back after the last shot and the slide staying open randomly.

    In the last 300 rounds the...

    Slide prematurely locked back 3 times

    Slide stayed closed after the last shot 6 times.

    For some background info, I bought the gun new, have done nothing to it, rotate through 3 magazines equally, use 165 grain winchester white box rounds, and clean it routinely. Also, the recoil spring was already updated so no issues there either.

    I had one of the instructors/employees at the local gun shop look at the gun, check my form (to make sure I'm not limp wristing) check my grip, etc... He said everything looks good and that I'm not riding the slide release. He shot 8 rounds through it and had one malfunction.

    That is everything I can think of at this point. Any help would be appreciated. Otherwise, it might be time to call Glock.

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    Is it happening with all the mags?

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    Yes, it happens with all three mags. I'm hoping to get to the range, again, tomorrow to run the mags through my friends Glock 27. If it happens on his gun, it's the mags. At this point, I'm kind of doubting all three mags are messed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelinouty View Post
    I now have about 1000 rounds through my gun and I'm having a few issues. In the past few weeks, I have put around 300 rounds through it and I have had an issue with the slide not staying back after the last shot and the slide staying open randomly.

    In the last 300 rounds the...

    Slide prematurely locked back 3 times

    Slide stayed closed after the last shot 6 times.

    For some background info, I bought the gun new, have done nothing to it, rotate through 3 magazines equally, use 165 grain winchester white box rounds, and clean it routinely. Also, the recoil spring was already updated so no issues there either.

    I had one of the instructors/employees at the local gun shop look at the gun, check my form (to make sure I'm not limp wristing) check my grip, etc... He said everything looks good and that I'm not riding the slide release. He shot 8 rounds through it and had one malfunction.

    That is everything I can think of at this point. Any help would be appreciated. Otherwise, it might be time to call Glock.
    It could be the ammo.
    White box has been known to sometimes be lacking in the quality control process'
    Maybe the whitebox ammo is getting even worse nowadays?
    Try another brand of ammo and see how it goes.
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    If you are using glock mags i would say its the rounds your using. I usually shoot the 250 round umc ammo or blazer when i want to put rds down range with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassist2416 View Post
    If you are using glock mags i would say its the rounds your using. I usually shoot the 250 round umc ammo or blazer when i want to put rds down range with no problems.
    I can give it a try. The other ammo I used was Winchester super x 185 grain hollow points. Had the same issue. I will try the blazers and umc's the next time out. Thanks for the recommendations

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    Send it back to Glock ammo not your problem gun issue for sure.Just because it says Glock on it does not make it fool proof a pissed off or drunk employee screws up will make a bad one just like any other mass produced item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mack1748 View Post
    Send it back to Glock ammo not your problem gun issue for sure.Just because it says Glock on it does not make it fool proof a pissed off or drunk employee screws up will make a bad one just like any other mass produced item.
    I'm kind of getting to that point. If the Peoples Republic of Illinois every passes concealed carry, this will be the gun I want to carry. I can't risk carrying something that has issues. Plus, I take great care of all of my toys. If I put the time and effort into taking care of them, I expect them to take care of me. (Almost sounds like a co-dependent relationship )

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    Hes right, it could have been a monday or friday gun. Since its new they should warranty it and fix it or give you a new one.

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    Quick update. Ran another 100 rounds through it this past weekend using two different, brand new mags. Still malfunctioning. So, I sent it back to Glock this afternoon. A little upset that I had to pay $70 in shipping for a warranty claim. Hopefully their customer service is decent.

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