Try Glock again

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by NGIB, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Get rid of the AO mag and polish the feed ramp.
  2. Over 20 years ago I purchased an AO 1911A1 that wouldnt feed anything but ball. EVER. Apparently it had done this out of the box, and the owner, a LEO gave it to another LEO friend of ours, who also lived in our same neighborhood, who offered to throat it and polish the feedramp. Damned thing still wouldnt feed anything but ball. That is atleast part of the reason that I managed to buy it as cheaply as I did. :) Anyhow, $15 for a used VN-era GI barrel (because the other self proclaimed gunsmith had bitched the original up pretty bad) and off to a DIFFERENT LEO friend of mine, who polished the feedramp and throated the GI barrel properly. I still have the original AO mag someplace, not sure where, but to this day, I carry it ONLY with McCormick Shooting Star 8 rounders, and it will feed ANYTHING I give it, right side up, up side down, "TV Gangsta Sideways" (lol), wadcutters, hard lead, soft lead, hollowpoints, magsafes, etc etc. Its been a fantastic pistol and will surely outlive me.

  3. xzqzq

    xzqzq New Member

    Nov 7, 2010
    I bought a new Glock 17 for the wife for Xmas... it shot OK for the first 200 rounds, then the slide started jamming hot loads, no abuse... Sent it to the Georgia facility... they wanted $ 115 for a new barrel.... asked them to fix it under warranty.... they still have it, 6 weeks later....The only thing that sucks more than their POS pistol is their CSR....Buddy let me shoot his new Springfield Armory 1911 .45.... paid what I paid for the G17....Now THERE is a pistol worth having....
  4. mesinge2

    mesinge2 Active Member

    Dec 4, 2009
    Central Florida
    First, sorry for the Hijack NGIB. :)

    I figure the A/O will just be a range piece anyways. I usually carry my Kimber TLE or one of my Colts:

  5. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010

    I seen that happen to a USP45 once. Owner shot a squib, then fired another round behind it. Bulged the barrel and caused it to jam about every third round. Owner had the pay HK for a new barrel. That is the number one reason why I can think of a new barrel would be needed. There is two sides to every story and I bet there is a reason why they want $$ for the repair, because something like a reload caused the problem.

    Just a thought, nothing more.
  6. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Hope those reloads arent lead nose. Glock forbids the use of those in their guns.
  8. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    No DD, they are either Win. or Rem. 124gr FMJ. I was aware of their position on lead and they, along with most of the manufactures, don't recommend reloads of any kind and I understand where that is coming from. I figure a good, careful, reloader can make as good a round as the factory. I don't reload lead in anything but the revolvers any more. Even the 1911 get jacketed or plated rounds. But thanks for the warning to the old geezer, he appreciates it.

  9. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    For a polymer pistol, I think H&K is ten times better.
  10. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    HK are fine pistols forsure. I have seen them KB in 40 and 45 though, well atleast after they Kb'd.

    Forget about good CS though, I owned one at one time and getting parts or any kind of service is as bad as Kimber. If you tell them you have a problem, there is not freakin way one of their products are faulty and they will flat out tell you that.

    I aint a huge fan of S&W autoloader pistols, but S&W has the best CS I have ever seen, I would own 2 M&Ps for the same price of one HK anyday! Glock also has spectacular CS. A huge consideration I look at when I get a pistol.

    One of my buddies has half a dozen HKs and I like them all, and yes I do believe they are 'better' than Glocks, but the extra price aint worth it when Glocks are just barely less of a pistol for soooo much less money..

  11. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009
    Idk though. I've never seen a Glock shoot as accurately out of the box as an HK out of the box.
  12. Boris

    Boris Former Guest

    Oct 1, 2010
    Neither have I, the margin of difference is not that much though. I can nail a 16" gong at 200 yards with my G37 pretty regularly. Thats not bad at all.

    That same G37 just happens to be the most accurate box stock service grade pistol I have ever owned. I will admit it is a freak of freaks as Glocks go though.

    I like HK pistols and I KNOW they are better. I cann't justify the cost and poor CS that goes along with that price. If I had a chance to buy one for $450.00 one would be in my nightstand right now. that dont happen, even at used prices..
  13. Buckshot

    Buckshot Active Member

    May 5, 2009
    Southern AZ
    The local city cops started the switch to H&K a few years ago and after much less than a year called the whole thing off. They were having trouble - don't know the specific nature - but they could NOT get parts.
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