I don't quite understand your analogy regarding GM vs. Ferraris. But if enough instances of a problem surfaced with a particular GM model (say failing brakes for example) for it to become fairly well known, that model would very likely be recalled to correct the issue. It would have nothing to do with comparing how many are on the road versus Ferraris, Bentley's or whatever.
In any event, all I'm really saying is if a gun blew up in my face I would not be inclined to buy another one. If, as you say, you see this as much to do about nothing, then I suppose you would. I've heard of enough instances of Kabooms from others that I would not be inclined to buy one to begin with. You obviously feel differently and I respect that. It's all good.
the ammo was factory and brand new. I believe it was winchester white box.
With all of the ammunition recalls lately, I think I'd trust reloads more! Bill T.
why is the 40 more popular than the 357? i would think the 357 is a better cartridge for LE?
Glock added a coil to the mag spring and a new follower. Things supposedly improved. Not sure if the fix is 100% though.
Glocks were designed and built around the 9mm.
I only deal with Glocks in 9mm.
mine just blew, 9mm reloads all under the max pressure. The base of the case blew out the side breaking of a piece of poly frame and cracking more. Most ofthe shraplnal went out the left side and into my hand. I have fired around 500rounds with this Gen 4 and this was the first problem, still hurt like hell thought ok. Local Dealer won't help because warrenty was void as soon as I used read ammo. I agree that the chamber should be desisned better to support the bass.
If Glock redesigned the barrel and admitted a design flaw,and all the .40 cal they have out there, imagine how much the cost would be for that move....JJ
I'm having a hard time understanding this. If the reloads are all under the specified pressure, or at least supposed to be, is it likely that reloading errors are to blame, or is it more likely caused by something else. I've got more than 3000 rounds on my G17 and really enjoy it, but I've never gotten around to trying a reload in it.
the case expands and stretches during firing (i did know this) and when it elongates the case wall thins out (i would have known this, it stands to reason the brass must come from somewhere).
also the case rim is weakened by the extraction process (even NEW FACTORY ammo is only designed to be cycled 2 TIMES)
so you have a weakened rim and a thinner walled case and now you are loading everything to the max.... and the case is NOT supported correctly due to the design of the barrel.
now we might have one more factor.... the bullet is set in the brass at a certain depth, just loading it into the camber via the slide can set it back into the brass even deeper, creating even greater pressures , and a weakened case.....
in a design where the case is fully supported, you get a split case... in a glock, you get a catastrophic failure.
its no secret that i am not a glockophile, and havent been since the days i was UNinstalling the new york triggers in my own shop. but this condition has been cataloged and photographed and blogged and reported on for almost 2 decades.... glocks blow up , ALOT