Archive for the ‘Gen4 Friday’ Category

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 29

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

39,572 rounds 8 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Update on the magazine problem: During my first range session after discovering the initial problem with three new magazines, one of my previously dependable magazines (the one I'd been carrying on my belt as a spare since the beginning of the test, ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 28

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

38,676 rounds 8 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages The reason you don't see serious high round count tests in gun magazines is because over the course of many months and tens of thousands of rounds, stuff happens that can be hard to quantify. This week, I received five new magazines to ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 27

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

36,525 rounds 8 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Perhaps the most interesting thing this week for pistol-training.com readers is that I blew away my personal F.A.S.T. record with this run Wednesday: 4.02 (clean): 1.36, .38 / 1.71 / .21, .17, .19 It was my third try at the end of the day, ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 26

Friday, September 16th, 2011

35,395 rounds 8 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages All of this week's shooting was done during an Aim Fast Hit Fast class in Virginia. Here's a video of my version of Ken Hackathorn's version of Scott Warren's famous "Barrel" or "Figure Eight" drill: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlJdC9_VkEs[/youtube] The target -- which you cannot see due ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 25

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

34,774 rounds 7 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Finally some decent practice this week, most of it all in one day. Thanks as always to the great folks at the NRA Headquarters Range in Fairfax, Virginia! I stepped up to the "5 Challenge" with decent results. As expected, getting 100% hits wasn't ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 24

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

33,760 rounds 7 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Boring. Yes, just 250 rounds downrange this past week, and all during last weekend's Aim Fast, Hit Fast in New Mexico (read reviews of the class here and here). Other than pulling off a couple of sub-5 clean F.A.S.T. runs during the class -- ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 23

Friday, August 26th, 2011

33,510 rounds 7 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages As promised, this was a very light week. Most of my range time was spent on marksmanship which necessarily means fewer shots and fewer hours on the range. After all that, I ran a Dot Torture at 10yd and still only scored ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 22

Friday, August 19th, 2011

32,958 rounds 7 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages That's right... pistol-training.com has gone multicam! In fact, I've been wearing the gun in that holster for the past six months, but it's impossible to see so no one noticed. OK, maybe not. The holster, however, is completely legit. It's a Safariland 6354 ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 21

Friday, August 12th, 2011

31,706 rounds 7 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages The G17 had just three short sessions this week totaling less than six hours on the range. There were no stoppages or problems of any kind. Also, to the continued disappointment of someone in Tukwila, WA neither the pistol nor I were ...

Glock 17 gen4 Endurance Test: Week 20

Friday, August 5th, 2011

30,276 rounds 7 stoppages (+1 w/non-LCI extractor) 0 malfunctions 0 parts breakages Busy week with lots to report. First, at round number 29,136 the test gun suffered another "slide over base" stoppage (hat tip to Chuck and his doesn't-have-a-bolt Glock). Different magazine than last time (Week 11, round #16,030) and the pistol had been lubricated ...