Endurance Test Glock Broke

2-Apr-12 – 08:05 by ToddG

This is not the update I intended to file, and it’s just a short note as I’ve not yet had an opportunity to take the gun apart and examine exactly what is going wrong.

Yesterday morning during an Aim Fast, Hit Fast class my Glock stopped working. After firing a single round as part of the morning F.A.S.T. run, the striker would not release when the trigger was pulled. The striker would move backwards (I could tell because the Gadget was moving) but the gun would never fire. After pulling the trigger twice I tried a tap-rack and gun still wouldn’t fire.

I switched to my backup G17 for the rest of the day. During lunch, I swapped slides and determined that:

  • the backup frame with the test gun slide worked
  • the test gun frame with the backup slide didn’t work

So it’s pretty safe to assume the problem is in the frame. I’ll take it apart this evening when I get home from Georgia. Odds are it’s either the (stock) trigger bar or the (Lone Wolf) connector. I don’t know the exact round count off the top of my head but will be able to calculate that when I get home, too. It’s right around 60,000.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 13 Responses to “Endurance Test Glock Broke”

  2. Oops. Not what I expected.

    Look forward to reading the diagnosis!

    By jellydonut on Apr 2, 2012

  3. Safe to say though that a small part like that, after replacement, the gun should function just fine. It’s not a game breaker like the slide breaking with your M&P. Interested as to what happened.

    By Adam on Apr 2, 2012

  4. I’m sure this will turn out to be a very minor problem, easily fixed and that the pistol will continue to run indefinitely.

    Sure would be nice to move on though. I know Glocks will shoot fifty or a hundred thousand rounds without major problems. That’s as close to a gimme as you can get.

    What I’m curious to know is whether the FNS-9 will do the same and whether it might be a legitimate contender to the Glock, the M&P and yes, even the superb P30.

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    By Billy Shears on Apr 2, 2012

  5. Broken trigger return spring?

    By Emanuel on Apr 2, 2012

  6. Keep it stock
    and the Glock
    will rock!

    By Dandapani on Apr 2, 2012

  7. Gaston cursed you after the Sears/Rosie blog entry.

    By JodyH on Apr 2, 2012

  8. This test is a waste of time everybody knows that the Glock will go Hundreds of thousands of rounds and this is a pointless test…

    Oh wait a minute. (And yes, I own a Glock, I just found it humorous that anyone would concldue that their gun would absolutely finish a test of this magnitude).

    I was excited for the gun updates to return, not excited about this one exactly. Does that mean we’ll get another update shortly?

    By BWT on Apr 2, 2012

  9. Haha… JodyH for the win!!!

    By jstyer on Apr 2, 2012

  10. +1 for JodyH

    If the striker moves when you pull the trigger but does not release, then you most likely have a broken connector. I’d bet money that the Lone Wolf connector crapped out.

    By CAP on Apr 2, 2012

  11. Take it into Sears and see if they will fix it.

    By Tom on Apr 3, 2012

  12. Very interested in whether it was the LW connector. Jeff at GlockTriggers.com made point of saying he would never trust a LW or any non-Glock connector in a carry gun.

    By GJM on Apr 3, 2012

  13. “Not a game breaker like the cracked m&p slide…”

    I’d say a parts failure that could not be recovered from without tools is actually quite a game-breaker compared to a parts failure that still allowed the pistol to function.

    By ddbaxte on Apr 4, 2012

  14. Shhhh ddbaxte…don’t disabuse Adam of his notion that his Glock *must* be better than the M&P. 😉

    By Zeke Brown on Apr 30, 2012

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