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Hello all!

I just picked up a brand new glock 32 from a gun store. And it's my first glock ever! I have to say I love the way it feels etc. But I had some issues first time out that I hope you guys can help me to resolve.

First: I loaded 10 rounds into the 13 round magazine, and on the 5th round it jammed up on me. I blamed this issue on brand new gun, brand new mags and the cheap remanufactured ammo I was using. Any thoughts?

Last: well... Let's just say I don't like getting hit in the face with brass... I didn't have this issue the first time out. But I am using a different ammo but it's still cheap stuff. PPU is the brand.

Please let me know how, and if I can resolve the second issue. As I stated, I doubt my first issue was caused by anything but my cheap ammo purchase.
 

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What kind of jam was it? I've only ever had two "jams" in any Glock I've fired - one was my fault and one was bad ammo.

Is this a gen 3 or gen 4 G32?

I have a gen 3 G32 and love it!
 

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I'm new to glock, but I'm pretty sure it's a gen3. All the gen4 pistols online have a different grip surface, and mine definitely looks like the old pattern. Don't get me wrong I love the handgun, I just don't like getting hit in the face with brass. The jam was a feed error, it Jammed the round between the feed ramp and the slide. That's why I believe it was the ammo I was using. Not to mention glock's reputation for flawless feeding and extraction. I just hope different ammo doesn't throw casings in my face, because it is not pleasant.
 

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A couple of thoughts. I don't want to blame the shooter but how was your grip? Did it happen more than once? It sounds like the first few rounds went down fine. Could you have changed your grip on the 5th shot? By design and physics the brass won't come up in your face when the weapon is in the proper shooting position. If it is them I'm thinking maybe an extractor issue. If you say you were using cheap ammo then maybe something is blocking the extractor from grabbing the casing properly. Did you notice anything when you cleaned it?
 

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Yeah it's definitely a gen 3. Thanks for the tip. No I didn't change my grip. Most of the casings bounced off the top of my head. But I wear glasses, and 4 in a row bounced right off the glass on my left eye. It blew my mind because I have never had this happen before from any other gun. I have bought some hornady xtp's but I have yet to test them. And since .357 ammo is expensive, I refuse to blame the gun until I run some descent ammo through. And everything looked ok to me when I cleaned it. But I can't say for sure since I'm no gunsmith.
 

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A couple of thoughts. I don't want to blame the shooter but how was your grip? Did it happen more than once? It sounds like the first few rounds went down fine. Could you have changed your grip on the 5th shot? By design and physics the brass won't come up in your face when the weapon is in the proper shooting position. If it is them I'm thinking maybe an extractor issue. If you say you were using cheap ammo then maybe something is blocking the extractor from grabbing the casing properly. Did you notice anything when you cleaned it?
Also, just to clarify, the jam was while using different ammo. Which brass did not hit me in the face or on top of the head. In fact the rest of the box cycled fine and never hit me. Which is one reason I suspect the ammo.
 

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ZombieKiller57, If not a grip change, could it have been an underpowered load in the previous round causing the weapon to not cycle properly...Sounds like ammo, with the brass going goofy at first...
 

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Also, just to clarify, the jam was while using different ammo. Which brass did not hit me in the face or on top of the head. In fact the rest of the box cycled fine and never hit me. Which is one reason I suspect the ammo.
Yeah I agree, probably a box of messed up powder. Run a box of Winchester White Box, they are fairly cheap but solid. See how that goes and let us know.
 

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Yeah it's definitely a gen 3. Thanks for the tip. No I didn't change my grip. Most of the casings bounced off the top of my head. But I wear glasses, and 4 in a row bounced right off the glass on my left eye. It blew my mind because I have never had this happen before from any other gun. I have bought some hornady xtp's but I have yet to test them. And since .357 ammo is expensive, I refuse to blame the gun until I run some descent ammo through. And everything looked ok to me when I cleaned it. But I can't say for sure since I'm no gunsmith.
Cheapest name brand ammo I can find is about $.38/round. Every so often, I'll find it for $.34/round, but seems like every caliber has gone up a bit over the last few months.
 

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Yeh, it'll definitely keep you on your toes trying to find the best price...
 

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Just glad it's plentiful...would hate to get back into that place where we were months back when you couldn't find some ammo...
 

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Thanks for all the feedback! I'm pretty sure its ammo, I just wanted to see what the glock community had to say. And see if anyone else has ever had this issue. I will try some better ammo and get back.
 

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Just glad it's plentiful...would hate to get back into that place where we were months back when you couldn't find some ammo...
Yeah, it's nice to have ammo just laying around for my AR. But the .357 sig is hard for me to find around here. I can find the cheap stuff, but anything premium is still a little difficult. Everyone's excuse is that all the law enforcement keeps it bought up. Whether or not it's a fact I don't know. But I have saw a few NC state troopers carry .357's.
 

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Not sure about LE buying it all...I have been told it is harder to find in some area's...hopefully you can get get a source and stock up...keep buying the cheap stuff a little at a time...at least you'll have something on hand to shoot...
 

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Yeah, it's nice to have ammo just laying around for my AR. But the .357 sig is hard for me to find around here. I can find the cheap stuff, but anything premium is still a little difficult. Everyone's excuse is that all the law enforcement keeps it bought up. Whether or not it's a fact I don't know. But I have saw a few NC state troopers carry .357's.
here is a dealer selling about $17 a box. Not too bad for .357 SIG
 

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I have run all sorts of ammo through my 30 and have never had any problems. I've shot a 23 and If I limp wrist it in the slightest bit it FTF and as for brass hitting you on the face are you cross dominant? The only firearm I've ever had eject into my face was a Walther P22. But I would still the field strip the gun and clean it and inspect it thoroughly and check the extractor for sure. Let me know what the problem is and also If you try several ammo brands let us know which brands were the best.
 

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KungFuSuperMan, The way you describe the brass exiting straight back and hitting you in the face sounds very much like an extraction issue. I recently completed the Glock Armorer's class (would highly recommend it to everyone!! Best eight hours I've ever spent, and fun too!), but I digress, the instructor told of issues with brass somtimes coming straight back and said there might be an ejection problem that is easily corrected. I'd highly suggest you take it back to the store where you got it and ask that they check it over else get to a shop where someone like a Glock Armorer can tear down the weapon and inspect it. Just my two cents for what it's worth. Stay safe!
 
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