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Gen4 Glock 17 Endurance Test: Month 16

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

71,260 rounds 19 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages It's been a slow month ending with a difficult choice... The Glock suffered one stoppage: the casehead of a round of 124gr Blazer TMJ Cleanfire got stuck on the breechface causing a failure to feed. Concerned that this may be related to the breechface ...

Gen4 Glock 17 Endurance Test: Month 15

Friday, June 1st, 2012

68,266 rounds 18 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 3 parts breakages The G17 didn't get much range time this month and in fact hasn't been shot since the Eleventh. But during that first week and a half of May, quite a bit happened. First, the pistol suffered two more premature lockbacks during normal firing. ...

Gen4 Glock 17 Endurance Test: Month 14

Monday, April 30th, 2012

64,592 rounds 16 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 2 parts breakages Another month has gone by, and the gun is now just shy of 65,000 rounds. It traveled quite a bit this month as I taught classes in Georgia, Texas, Virginia, and New Mexico. The G17 suffered its second parts failure this month. During ...

Glock 17 Endurance Test: Month 13

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

60,207 rounds 12 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages As mentioned previously, pistol-training.com is moving to a monthly format for the Glock 17 endurance test updates. As you can see from the numbers above, shooting has been a lower priority over the past couple of months while I focused on other projects ...

Endurance Test Glock Broke

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

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 ...

Gen4 G17 Endurance Test Status

Monday, March 26th, 2012

So it's been more than two months since I've posted an update about the G17. Lots of people are asking, "What's going on?" The answer is pretty simple. A busy teaching schedule and various other projects have created some tough time constraints lately. Not only have I had less time to ...

Gen4 G17 Quasi-Update

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I'd hoped to get a comprehensive update on the test gun this week, but between SHOT Show and various projects that stemmed from it as well as the beginning of the teaching season -- I'm teaching in NY this weekend -- I've had little time to shoot and less time ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 42

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

55,221 rounds 9 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Two short sessions this week were spent primarily working with the laser and getting in my 2012 Performance Challenge results. iron sights laser 300 275-6X 267-0X Changing Gears 26.28, 3 misses 24.76, 1 miss 99 Drill 88 (-4, -3, -1, -3) 94 (-0, -2, -2, -1) The results are consistent with my overall performance ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 41

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

54,460 rounds 9 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages Much of this week was spent trying new gear. While picking up some spare maintenance items at Glockparts.com I came across the Brass Stacker Reserve Round (Glockparts catalog link here). It's a solid steel floorplate that comes with a metal locking plate and ISMI ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 40

Friday, December 30th, 2011

53,526 rounds 9 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 1 parts breakages The only shooting I got in during the holiday was the inaugural KSTG match at the NRA Range. I shot the match with my everyday carry gear, including my Federal 124gr +p HST carry ammunition. And hey, I won! The fact that ...