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Old 01-24-2010, 2:23 PM
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Default Glock 19 FTF

I hope that FTF means failure to feed. Here is the deal. When I load the Glock 19 10+1, the second round gets stuck. I have to manually pull back the slide to get it the rest of the way in there. After I finish that magazine and slap a new one it (10+0) it feeds everything fine. This is with Blazer Brass 115 gr.

Is this common? Might it be the ammo?
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Old 01-24-2010, 2:30 PM
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Gets stuck where?

Glock 10 round magazines are meant for 10 rounds.
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Old 01-24-2010, 2:37 PM
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One round in the chamber, 10 in the magazine (I know 10 round magazines hold 10 rounds). First round fires and ejects (the one that was in the chamber prior to the 10 round mag being inserted) second round goes about half way into the chamber and the slide sticks open about half way. Pull back on the slide and it goes in.
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Old 01-24-2010, 2:41 PM
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1. Is the gun clean/oiled? Dirty gun or lack of maintanence sucks.
2. Is your hold on the gun correct? Holding it like a girl sucks.
3. What ammunition are you using? Cheap ammo sucks.

These three questions will help find the right answer.
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Old 01-24-2010, 2:43 PM
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A Glock 19 should cycle any ball ammo.

Is it a new gun?
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Old 01-24-2010, 2:50 PM
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If you chamber a round, take out the magazine, and then put one more round in the magazine to have 10 rounds in it, then insert the magazine, you may have a problem with the magazine not seating correctly. If the magazine is not seated correctly, it may cause FTF.

See if your problem still happens when you load 10 rounds in the magazine, then insert it with the slide locked open. Let the slide go forward. If the problem is gone, then my description is something you want to think about.
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Old 01-24-2010, 2:57 PM
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Gun is/was brand new, never fired.
I'm not sure how to hold a gun like a girl, I hold it two handed (not one handed sideways like a gangbanger).
I know Blazer is cheap, but I've never had issues with it in any other gun.
It only happens when there is a round in the chamber and insert a full mag. I push it in until it clicks in position. But a new mag inserted with no round in the chamber does not make it happen.
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Old 01-24-2010, 3:11 PM
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Try loading only 9 rounds in the mag and fire a couple of boxes through it.
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Old 01-24-2010, 3:14 PM
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Ok. I'll try that. Thanks.
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If it continues, I would try another magazine too.
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I want to say it happened with more than one magazine, but I'll try to break it in a little more to see if that helps.
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How many rounds down the pipe? The only time I've had that problem was when I needed to replace the recoil spring. New spring, no problems.
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Number your magazines and see which one is causing the problem. My guess is their might be something inside the mag that is hanging up the follower at that point in the mag. Is the magazine spring installed correctly? Just a few things to look at. If the magazine is new check for a burr, peice of plastic or another foreign object in the magazine.
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Try polishing the feed ramp.
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This was on my first trip out with it. First load of the first mag. Loaded the mag up with 10, racked one into the chamber, pulled out the mag added another round to the mag to put it back to 10.
Brand new mag. I'll try polishing the feed ramp, and numbering the mags to see if I can pick out one that does it.
Thanks for all the feedback guys.
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10 round mags are tight. With 10 in and the slide closed it going to add resistance to the slide and slow it down. Hence your FTF. Slower slide and an already tight 10th round will not come out easily.
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I wouldn't mess with the feed ramp yet. Load 10 rounds in the mag, chamber a round and keep firing (100 to 200 rounds). Firing ball ammo will smooth out the feed ramp.

Of course, use all your mags. Mags can need breaking in too. If you find only one mag is causing the problem, put a bunch of rounds through it. If that doesn't work, send the mag back to Glock.

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Glock 10 rd mags are so tight that if they are inserted in the magwell with 10 rds in the mag, they are putting a lot of upward pressure on the slide. I think in your case, the Blazer brass ammo, which is a little on the soft side, combined with the drag imposed on the slide by the upward pressure of the top round in the mag is causing your issues. Glocks never need work on the feed ramps, they are good to go from the factory. Like was suggested, I think if you load 9 rounds the issue will go away. Also if you use hotter ammo, the issue might go away.
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Old 01-24-2010, 6:25 PM
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Also, you might want to try loading up your mags and leaving them loaded.

The pressure over time can help to slightly stretch the lips upward, which improves the feeding angle.

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This is a common issue with older Glock 10 round magazines: the first round feeds and the second nosedives. Upgrade your followers and the problem will be solved.
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Glock 10 rd mags are so tight...
Try 33 rounders.
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I know this isnt an answer, but both of my Glocks (17,19) only have problems with WWB and ONLY WWB. I have fired almost everything else in them- Remington green/white, geen box, Mag Tech and PMC.

Both of them just dont like WWB.

If not the magazines, maybe the ammo?
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I traded a fellow calgunner and picked up some Federal HP's. I'll see how it likes those.
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THIS HAPPEN TO ME BEFORE, ITS NOT LIMP WRISTING.

CHECK THE MAGAZINE FOLLOWERS, IF IT 2183, ITS THE MAG.

i send to glock and they replaced with 9mm3 followers. you want to use 9mm, 9mm3, or 9mm4 followers.
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yes my glock 19 was brand new too. they shipped it with some bs mag followers because when i sent the mags back, they replaced them.
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How did you go about contacting Glock? The 2 that came with the gun, along with 4 more that I bought are all 2183-1's. I have only 2 mags that are 9mm3.

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Also, you might want to try loading up your mags and leaving them loaded.

The pressure over time can help to slightly stretch the lips upward, which improves the feeding angle.
This^


keep the mags loaded in the safe and shoot the gun more the problem should go away. when i first got my glock 17 it was so hard to get the 10th round in the mag.. even with the loader. now i can load it with my fingers no problem. and my glock 17 fires everything i feed it every time!
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