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Hey Everyone.

I'm new here and this is my first post. I've attached my photos below..

I'm a LEO in Kentucky and our Duty Weapons are all privately owned. However, we are only allowed to carry Glock Pistols (9mm or .40 S&W) as our primary weapon. I work in a very liberal county and the city decided a long time ago to make us purchase and maintain our own weapons. I recently "upgraded' to a Gen5 G17 to replace my Gen4 G22. I have had nothing but issues with the new gun.

- weak ejection
- double feeds
- failure to feed
- action seizing and locking halfway open
- excessive wear and material being worn away from slide and barrel causing the action to lock up

This is with duty ammo (147gr Federal HST) as well as a wide range of ball range ammo. I sent the gun back to Glock and they pretty much snubbed me. Said they shot a few rounds through it and had no issues. They replaced the extractor, mags and RSA. I talked to the technician and mentioned that the barrel and slide were wearing down to the metal and had "pitting and groves' in the metal after only 850 rounds. As well as a worn ridge on the inside of the slide. when manually working the action of the pistol you can feel where the parts are "catching" and digging into that ridge. The guy said that it was normal for the material to wear away. Now, as someone who has several Glock pistols ranging from Gen2-Gen5 I was kind of confused. He assured me it was normal and that the small replacements would fix the issue. I received the gun and struggled to put another 500 rounds through it over a few days. I know have 1,350 through it and the gun keeps locking up. The action will eject the spent casing but the barrel catches on the slide and locks up. I've attached some pictures and I just want everyones thoughts on this. As a LEO I need this gun to be flawless. I've never had issues with any glock in the past and I'm kind of pissed they just blew it off as "normal". Are they really so worried about large contracts that they don't care about the single consumer that has to purchase his own duty weapon? As a guy that's been long against my agency adding the Sig P320 to the list of approved firearms I now find myself indifferent.

Anyone else with a Gen5 that has this "normal" wear and damage? Also, the gun came with 6.9mm night sites. I know that's not common for a 9mm and is usually reserved for 10mm and .45's. However, I understand that people may buy the higher sites on their own and put them on their pistols.

Did I miss the memo where a police service weapon is supposed to jam every 15-20 rounds with duty ammo in a clean gun? Will Glock really not try to resolve this because I'm just one pistol versus a large multi million dollar contract?

Any input is appreciated.


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The FBI had to send their entire batch of G17m's back to Glock. The Gen5 is based off of those.
I have a funny feeling Glock rushed to market again before they thoroughly tested the gun.

I just purchased a new G43 I hope I get the Austrian built ones.
 

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The first release of the G42 was a flop. The G43? Nope. Never heard anything bad about them. I learned my lesson never buy the year of a new engine or car model. Before I got into Glocks I guess the Gen4's had issues. I have all G4's. Hopefully you still have a G22 until this gets sorted out.
 
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Responding to the "OP", Kentucky Glock..

This is boardering on being criminal!!!. Glock can not be pushing their product toward "LEO's", that have operational issues. The Life of our LEO's depends on their firearm working EVERY time its used. Any FAILURE can/will result in the injury of death of the LEO.

I recently sent a new Glock 34, Gen4 (double spring recoil assembly) back to Glock for failure to feed issues! This IS NOT a new problem to Glock. It appears (Gen 4), that if you do not use HOT ammo, you then will NOT over come the tension of the double spring recoil spring assembly and get a resultant "mis-feed".

Additionally, (Gen 4) there are mag problems that can result in a failure to feed. I found out that on my G34, that my mag serial numbers, followed by a (-1) probably need to be replaced with UPGRADED mags with a serial number followed by (-2).

It's time for the American consumer to STOP accepting LESS, than that which we PAID for! Enough is DAMN well ENOUGH!

ANd I will be praying for our LEO"S out there in HARMS way!
 

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"(Gen 4), that if you do not use HOT ammo, you then will NOT over come the tension of the double spring recoil spring assembly and get a resultant "mis-feed". Never heard that one as mine have gobbled up the infamous White Box Winchester. That is a big ass slide you have there. Maybe the weight of it causes you problems? It could be they needed to tweak the spring on that a little?
 

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I had a G23 Gen3 give me problems. Purchased new. Called dealer and Glock and dealer exchanged for another Glock 23 Gen 3.
 

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Hey Everyone.

I'm new here and this is my first post. I've attached my photos below..

I'm a LEO in Kentucky and our Duty Weapons are all privately owned. However, we are only allowed to carry Glock Pistols (9mm or .40 S&W) as our primary weapon. I work in a very liberal county and the city decided a long time ago to make us purchase and maintain our own weapons. I recently "upgraded' to a Gen5 G17 to replace my Gen4 G22. I have had nothing but issues with the new gun.

- weak ejection
- double feeds
- failure to feed
- action seizing and locking halfway open
- excessive wear and material being worn away from slide and barrel causing the action to lock up

This is with duty ammo (147gr Federal HST) as well as a wide range of ball range ammo. I sent the gun back to Glock and they pretty much snubbed me. Said they shot a few rounds through it and had no issues. They replaced the extractor, mags and RSA. I talked to the technician and mentioned that the barrel and slide were wearing down to the metal and had "pitting and groves' in the metal after only 850 rounds. As well as a worn ridge on the inside of the slide. when manually working the action of the pistol you can feel where the parts are "catching" and digging into that ridge. The guy said that it was normal for the material to wear away. Now, as someone who has several Glock pistols ranging from Gen2-Gen5 I was kind of confused. He assured me it was normal and that the small replacements would fix the issue. I received the gun and struggled to put another 500 rounds through it over a few days. I know have 1,350 through it and the gun keeps locking up. The action will eject the spent casing but the barrel catches on the slide and locks up. I've attached some pictures and I just want everyones thoughts on this. As a LEO I need this gun to be flawless. I've never had issues with any glock in the past and I'm kind of pissed they just blew it off as "normal". Are they really so worried about large contracts that they don't care about the single consumer that has to purchase his own duty weapon? As a guy that's been long against my agency adding the Sig P320 to the list of approved firearms I now find myself indifferent.

Anyone else with a Gen5 that has this "normal" wear and damage? Also, the gun came with 6.9mm night sites. I know that's not common for a 9mm and is usually reserved for 10mm and .45's. However, I understand that people may buy the higher sites on their own and put them on their pistols.

Did I miss the memo where a police service weapon is supposed to jam every 15-20 rounds with duty ammo in a clean gun? Will Glock really not try to resolve this because I'm just one pistol versus a large multi million dollar contract?

Any input is appreciated.


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Hi, I'm Fred from Wisconsin and this is my first post. I've recently bought a GLOCK 17 GEN 5 and I've shot over 1000 rounds and had nothing but good luck with it. Never had any problems jamming rejected good and no warring on the slide or barrel. I don't know what to tell you that just sounds like a freak thing. I hope I don't start having problems with mine, but I would think I would have had problems already by sounds of your pistol. Good luck trying to fix your problem.

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Hi, I'm Fred from Wisconsin and this is my first post. I've recently bought a GLOCK 17 GEN 5 and I've shot over 1000 rounds and had nothing but good luck with it. Never had any problems jamming rejected good and no warring on the slide or barrel. I don't know what to tell you that just sounds like a freak thing. I hope I don't start having problems with mine, but I would think I would have had problems already by sounds of your pistol. Good luck trying to fix your problem.
Fred, I've been reading these exact same highly inconsistent and irregular Glock owner accolades, and other online bullhooey for more than a decade and a half, now! It's always the same: "My Glock works and is perfect." "The guy who's complaining must be doing something wrong, or else he's just another 'sissy boy' with a vivid imagination!"

The last thing on this planet that all of Glock's cheap, plastic, unreinforced frame pistols are is CONSISTENT. User results from pistol-to-pistol, and/or from one manufactured batch of Glocks to another VARY CONSTANTLY. (But, you see, the American gun buying public is stupid; and, just like with American voters and Barack Obama, the Glock buying public is completely unable to figure out either who, or what is screwing them over while robbing them blind!)

Personally, I can tell by the wear marks on the barrel AND slide that there's something very wrong with the subject Glock's assemblage. See the wear marks on the slide? I haven't seen those marks since the factory finally took 'the long legs' off of the older G-22/23's lock blocks. See the wear marks on (of all places) the bottom of the barrel? It should be obvious that the RSA is, somehow, involved. The unreinforced frame might even be too soft, too flexible, and is vibrating too much.

Who knows? This is the internet; and it's really tough to figure out a lot of this stuff while online. The only thing I know for certain is that, as usual, Glock Tech Support in Smyrna is lying again; and this officer really is having a serious problem with his service pistol. Right now my best online cyberspace guess is that there's something wrong with the barrel lugs and lock block design. Neither do I question that excessive frame flexing, and the RSA being unable to 'return home' also appears to be involved; but, hey, this is just me; and, I'm not one of those fools who voted for Barack Obama. (How about that second term—Huh! Who would have thunk America would make an outrageous mistake like Obama, not once but, twice!) :p
 

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I’m just guessing but the way your barrel looks as if the barrel sticks in the hole on your slide. Have you checked the dimensions of the barrel hole on your slide. Or your barrel is enlarged for some reason causing it to hang up.
 

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The "smile marks" on the G5 barrels raises a question with me. I haven't shot my G526 much, yet it haves the smile. The front sight was put on crooked too. I have to address that. Looks like a sight tool is in my future. :(
 

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I just sighed up to reply to your message. I am a retired State Trooper. I am now a part time local officer. I own 7 different Glocks. I recently purchased two gen 5 glocks a 19 and 34 to compete with. I have been having issues with both of them. Same issues as you. I am a certified Glock armorer and a firearms instructor for 26 years now. I am sending them back today. We will see how the do.

Im truly disappointed on how you have been treated. I completely agree that the pistol you are betting your life on has to work every time you pull the trigger. Thank you for your service.
 

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Hey Everyone.

I'm new here and this is my first post. I've attached my photos below..

I'm a LEO in Kentucky and our Duty Weapons are all privately owned. However, we are only allowed to carry Glock Pistols (9mm or .40 S&W) as our primary weapon. I work in a very liberal county and the city decided a long time ago to make us purchase and maintain our own weapons. I recently "upgraded' to a Gen5 G17 to replace my Gen4 G22. I have had nothing but issues with the new gun.

  • weak ejection
  • double feeds
  • failure to feed
  • action seizing and locking halfway open
  • excessive wear and material being worn away from slide and barrel causing the action to lock up

This is with duty ammo (147gr Federal HST) as well as a wide range of ball range ammo. I sent the gun back to Glock and they pretty much snubbed me. Said they shot a few rounds through it and had no issues. They replaced the extractor, mags and RSA. I talked to the technician and mentioned that the barrel and slide were wearing down to the metal and had "pitting and groves' in the metal after only 850 rounds. As well as a worn ridge on the inside of the slide. when manually working the action of the pistol you can feel where the parts are "catching" and digging into that ridge. The guy said that it was normal for the material to wear away. Now, as someone who has several Glock pistols ranging from Gen2-Gen5 I was kind of confused. He assured me it was normal and that the small replacements would fix the issue. I received the gun and struggled to put another 500 rounds through it over a few days. I know have 1,350 through it and the gun keeps locking up. The action will eject the spent casing but the barrel catches on the slide and locks up. I've attached some pictures and I just want everyones thoughts on this. As a LEO I need this gun to be flawless. I've never had issues with any glock in the past and I'm kind of pissed they just blew it off as "normal". Are they really so worried about large contracts that they don't care about the single consumer that has to purchase his own duty weapon? As a guy that's been long against my agency adding the Sig P320 to the list of approved firearms I now find myself indifferent.

Anyone else with a Gen5 that has this "normal" wear and damage? Also, the gun came with 6.9mm night sites. I know that's not common for a 9mm and is usually reserved for 10mm and .45's. However, I understand that people may buy the higher sites on their own and put them on their pistols.

Did I miss the memo where a police service weapon is supposed to jam every 15-20 rounds with duty ammo in a clean gun? Will Glock really not try to resolve this because I'm just one pistol versus a large multi million dollar contract?

Any input is appreciated.


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Same problems. Bought my blue lable last month and it is a real POS. As Glock armorer NONE of the trouble shooting test fixed anything. way too many "new & better" fixes to non existent problems. My first test checked the chamber a full .001" tighter. the dual captive recoil springs in a 9mm? the trigger assembly design is just strange. the "marksman barrel? I know no one who can shoot a G3 stock barrel to what it is capable of. those who need better go with specialist after market barrels. I am, still working with it just because I want to ID the problems.
It is sad to see that as long as these problems have been known to Glock, they still have not fixed them.
As far as work gun, I'm sticking with my G3s or WC.

It just lays on the bench, It will NEVER be a carry gun.

Any info on how yours is doing?.
 
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