You are welcome, best of luck with your new gun.
On a side note I do wish that the 45 GAP round would gain more of a following. It seems to be the round that the 40 cal wanted to be. The few times I fired a full sized glock in the GAP caliber I was really impressed.
I've never fired a 45GAP before. I have no interest in it, especially considering the price of the ammo, but I would be interested to shoot one some time.Originally Posted by jeb21
Nice write-up! Ok I'll admit it.. I can't bare to look at a glock but every one I've had the opportunity to shoot was pretty darn nice... It's a "turn the lights off" scenario I guess. (sorry.. it was there) I'll add though I like the sub's with the short frames like yours.. The full-frame jobs seem to accentuate that "glock angle" to me more.
I will probably be taking the G36 and the XD9SC to the range together tomorrow, with about 50 rounds for each (can't afford much more right now). So, I will probably have another update tomorrow. I have reached the final exam phase for a police department in the area and my Oral Board and written exams are tomorrow, early in the morning. Hence, the probably of my going to the range tomorrow afternoon - to release the anxiety from the interview. Wish me luck!
I think it went well this morning. As always, once you leave you think of others things you woulda, coulda, shoulda said...but I think that's pretty normal. I think they responded well to my answers/input (I sure hope so). Now, I wait to see how I scored in comparison to the others, as the top 3 is the spot to be (3 position openings). Supposed to get a letter in about 2 weeks with that information.
Not sure if I'll make it to the range for more of the showdown today, but we'll see.
Well, sort of a revival of the dead here, but this is the best place for this since it follows up my previous posts in this thread.
I went and put 100 rounds through my G36 today. I used BB 230gr from WM. Things were going well until I had an issue after shot #34. The gun failed to return to battery, so I smacked the back of the slide foward, and then proceeded to try to pull back the slide...nothing. The gun was jammed up pretty good, but in fear of breaking something, I went and got one of the workers. He took a hard grip of the slide and cycled out the live round, but it took some force. I'm sure everything would have been fine if I had pulled the trigger, but I didn't want to risk it. I'm not past my 500 round break-in for trusting the gun yet, so it doesn't bother me that much, but my internal dilemma follows.
I know this issue is most commonly attributed to limp-wristing. I may have been, and that's fine, but the issue goes beyond that. Self-defense situations will often not allow for a firm grip, and I fear that this could be an issue with this weapon. I will fire at least another 300 rounds through it before I make a determination, but I feel as though this may not be a wise choice. If I could not get a firm grip on this gun in a situation where it is needed, I'm afraid it will jam. If I could grab a G26 and that would not happen, then I may have to go another route, but I don't know if that's the case or not.
Having said all that, I finished the session at short range rapid fire of about 50 rounds to see how it would handle that, and it was fine. I actually had to let the gun cool down for about 15 minutes before I put it back in the case. That was all done with a normal/firm grip. I am going to have to do some testing where I purposely do not have a great grip on the gun and see how it goes.
Sorry for the long post, but I wanted to make sure I covered everything. This could be attributed to break-in, but I wanted to get some viewpoints on this anyways. Anyone have any comments/ideas/suggestions?
I don't think I'd be so quick to blame the gun - especially when using cheepie ammo. If the gun didn't return to battery and then was difficult to rack the slide afterward, it would lead me to think the cartridge wasn't fitting nicely into the chamber. I would be more apt to blame a dinged up cartridge or a bit of funk/dirt clogging up the works. If it was just limp-wristing, there would be no reason for the slide to be stuck when you tried to rack it.
In any case, a good through cleaning and inspection would be prudent. And you did the right thing by not trying to fire the stuck cartridge. Depending how stuck it was, you might have had a pretty good pressure spike in the chamber - not good!
That was actually something I thought about earlier, but forgot. Maybe the round was out of spec? I cleaned the gun last night, so the chamber wasn't very dirty at all. I thought it was odd that I couldn't easily rack the slide once this happened. I actually placed the round in the chamber and fired it afterwards. Immediately following the shot, I thought to myself "Wow, that was a stupid idea."
After my session was over, I went and talked to the guy that came in to help me out. He was really nice, and actually field stripped it and took a look. He said that wouldn't bother him one bit, but it just got me thinking and I wanted to get some other input about it. I appreciate your input. Any more comments would be appreciated as always.
If the round fired on the second try, it was probably some kind of dirt or grit getting in the way. I wouldn't hold it against the gun.
I don't think there's any risk of trying to pop off a round if it didn't go off with the first strike as long as it doesn't look defective. With my .22s (lots more duds per box), I'll retry duds 2 or 3 times before I'll give up on them.