Glock 19 Gen 4: non perfection.
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 43

Thread: Glock 19 Gen 4: non perfection.

  1. #1

    Glock 19 Gen 4: non perfection. Now PERFECTION

    Update: Added a youtube vid today




    Well guys, Today i purchased a Glock 19 Gen 4. Even after reading about all the problems with the recoil springs and ejections issues, I bought it anyway.

    Mine came with the latest spring that is stamped 0 4 3. Supposedly this is the latest spring that was supposed to fix all the issues.

    Bull crap I say.

    Let me say im no stranger to Glocks. I bought my first Glock 27 .40 when i turned 21. That was 7 years ago. I have put well over 4000 rounds through it and have never, and MEAN NEVER, had one single failure from the very first round. I trust my life on it. I have shot plenty of Glock 19 gen 3s and never had any issue with any of the 115 gr typical range ammo. NONE never.

    So after reading the review that the new springs currently being shipped fixed the problems i went ahead and purchased the gun this morning.

    I brought it home took it out of the box and went out to shoot. I started with a 100 round box of Winchester white box 115 grain fmj. First shot, the case ejected and hit me right in the middle of the forhead. Continued with the rest of the magazine, 3 FTEs right off the bat in the first 15 rounds. Out of the entire 100 rounds i had over 15 FTE's. Of all the rounds that did eject, it was pitiful. Some even ejected forward out in front of me, some barely ejected, some ejected normal.

    So after that, i took the gun inside and stripped all the new copper lube that was on the gun and put real oil on.

    Went back out, shot my second 100 rounds of the same 115gr white box fmj. I had a few less FTE's, but still over 10.

    Next i shot 50 rounds of 147 gr Winchester white box JHP's. Out of those 50 rounds they seemed to eject better and i only had 1 FTE from the entire 50 rounds. However, the ejection was nothing near as strong as my Glock 27 .40.


    So all in all I went though 250 rounds today, the results are pitiful for Glock. What should I do. The shop I purchased it from has a G19 Gen 3 on the shelf right now. Im thinking i should at least fire 500 rounds to see if the spring lightens up enough to resolve the issues.

  2.   
  3. Um, glocks never fail because the internet told me so and the internet never lies, Al Gore invented it!

  4. #3
    LMAO hilarious!!!

  5. #4
    Let Glock know what is going on. I am sure they will fix it!

    -Doc

  6. #5
    Fire it some more and break it in. If it doesnt work, call Glock and see if they want you to send it in.

  7. Plastic is for children's toys.

    Trade it in on a real gun.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Georgetown, Texas
    Posts
    403
    ok, so wait a minute.

    Your trying to break in a Glock? what is wrong with that picture. I'm not bashing Glock.

    You can still get Glocks that are 3rd Gen. I Would "break it in" and then Call Glock and see if you can get a Gen3 or return it.

    Suck for you sir.

  9. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by liquidr1 View Post
    Well guys, Today i purchased a Glock 19 Gen 4. Even after reading about all the problems with the recoil springs and ejections issues, I bought it anyway.

    Mine came with the latest spring that is stamped 0 4 3. Supposedly this is the latest spring that was supposed to fix all the issues.

    Bull crap I say.

    Let me say im no stranger to Glocks. I bought my first Glock 27 .40 when i turned 21. That was 7 years ago. I have put well over 4000 rounds through it and have never, and MEAN NEVER, had one single failure from the very first round. I trust my life on it. I have shot plenty of Glock 19 gen 3s and never had any issue with any of the 115 gr typical range ammo. NONE never.

    So after reading the review that the new springs currently being shipped fixed the problems i went ahead and purchased the gun this morning.

    I brought it home took it out of the box and went out to shoot. I started with a 100 round box of Winchester white box 115 grain fmj. First shot, the case ejected and hit me right in the middle of the forhead. Continued with the rest of the magazine, 3 FTEs right off the bat in the first 15 rounds. Out of the entire 100 rounds i had over 15 FTE's. Of all the rounds that did eject, it was pitiful. Some even ejected forward out in front of me, some barely ejected, some ejected normal.

    So after that, i took the gun inside and stripped all the new copper lube that was on the gun and put real oil on.

    Went back out, shot my second 100 rounds of the same 115gr white box fmj. I had a few less FTE's, but still over 10.

    Next i shot 50 rounds of 147 gr Winchester white box JHP's. Out of those 50 rounds they seemed to eject better and i only had 1 FTE from the entire 50 rounds. However, the ejection was nothing near as strong as my Glock 27 .40.


    So all in all I went though 250 rounds today, the results are pitiful for Glock. What should I do. The shop I purchased it from has a G19 Gen 3 on the shelf right now. Im thinking i should at least fire 500 rounds to see if the spring lightens up enough to resolve the issues.
    Back march my wife and I got a gen 4 19, as of today there has been well over 1000 rds threw it, and not one single hiccup of any kind from the first bang, we have 7 Glocks and it about the same story with all of them, and my wife's a little women, and has a problem with limp wristing at times but has never had a problem with the Glocks,.......... send your gun to Glock, they will fix it.......

  10. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by stingray2100 View Post
    ok, so wait a minute.

    Your trying to break in a Glock? what is wrong with that picture. I'm not bashing Glock.

    You can still get Glocks that are 3rd Gen. I Would "break it in" and then Call Glock and see if you can get a Gen3 or return it.

    Suck for you sir.
    Breaking in a gun means getting the dust off of it as it sat in a box, having an opportunity to clean it and oil it effectively, putting rounds through it, making sure there are no minor problems from manufacturing, etc. It is just like how cars will have problems when they are not used for a long time because they like to and need to be run, they were built for being used. If I didnt drive my car for a year and then I decide to drive it an it has problems starting up and is pretty stiff, I wouldnt call it broken or cheap, it needs to be broken in again.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Off of I-80 between Des Moines and Cheyenne
    Posts
    1,207
    Blog Entries
    1
    Glock Gen 4, now about 400 rnds through it. The first 100 or so with original recoil spring, the next 300 +/- with "updated" spring. No hiccups with it.

    Here is where I got the spring: Recoil Spring Exchange Program | GLOCK USA

    As many Glocks as there are out there with a very, very, very high percentage of them good-to-go out of the box with no ammo finickyness, as apposed to many 1911's or Kahr's for example, we will still hear of a Glock now and then with issues. A true testiment to Glocks reliability is the swiftness of the non-glockers to "nanny-nanny-boo-boo" Glock when a problem does arise with one as they must feel they need to get on it as soon as possible as the next opportunity may be awhile...

    As for me, I'm excited to see that Springfield Armory's XD line, XDM's in particular, are proving to be real contenders for the level of reliability Glock is known for. SA is an American company!! I have an XDM40 and am proud of it.
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Quantcast