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New Glock 19 Gen 4 Failure to Feed Issues.

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I took my new Glock to the range for the first time yesterday after cleaning and lubing. I was firing Fiocchi 115 grain ammo. It wasn't ejecting/feeding at all. I switched to Fiocchi 124 grain fired off 200 rounds and it worked flawlessly. Then I tried Magtech 115 grain. That worked just fine. Then I switched back to the Fiocchi 115 grain and it worked fine. I think I'm going to stick to 124 grain ammo.

Should I be concerned?

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If it really wasn't "feeding or ejecting at all," then I'd be concerned.  My G19 seems to prefer 124, but I've only had a handful of failures to feed in about 2k rounds.  How many different magazines were you using?  Did the failures all occur with the same mag?

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I used all three mags. All the 124 worked perfectly. It was just the 115 at the start failed. I manually cycled the first three mags and switched to 124. Maybe a tight spring?

I put around 500 rounds through it. All three of the mags failed at first. Switched to 124 and it worked fine. Went back to 115 and they worked fine.

 

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If it was mine, with how you described the issue, I'd fire off a few more boxes of the Fiocchi 115 just to make sure, and if it still works with it, I'd not be concerned.

Sometimes things are just a little tight to start out and parts need to get a little wear on them before they function smoothly together.

 

Give it until 4 or 500 rounds, after that if it has more than a single failure to feed or eject at a time then you'll want it checked out by the factory.

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7 minutes ago, Cougar_ml said:

Sometimes things are just a little tight to start out and parts need to get a little wear on them before they function smoothly together.

Yup.  Sometimes a little break in time does wonders for a gun.  My Glock 19 came with a gritty trigger that even seemed to have a gap in the middle of the pull.  It did not concern me and a I dry fired it a bunch and then took it to the range.  After about 100 rounds, that trigger was as smooth as any of my Glocks that have had their trigger cleaned up. 

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50 minutes ago, Cougar_ml said:

If it was mine, with how you described the issue, I'd fire off a few more boxes of the Fiocchi 115 just to make sure, and if it still works with it, I'd not be concerned.

Sometimes things are just a little tight to start out and parts need to get a little wear on them before they function smoothly together.

 

Give it until 4 or 500 rounds, after that if it has more than a single failure to feed or eject at a time then you'll want it checked out by the factory.

What Cougar said.  Though I have never had a problem with a new Glock, if the problem was only with the 115 gr rounds of a specific brand and they later started working fine the action just needed to be broken in a bit.  Shoot the hell out of it and have fun.

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10 hours ago, Citra47 said:

What Cougar said.  Though I have never had a problem with a new Glock, if the problem was only with the 115 gr rounds of a specific brand and they later started working fine the action just needed to be broken in a bit.  Shoot the hell out of it and have fun.

Agree. I bought a gun show, used G-19/4 that even still had the factory gold-ish grease in it..BUT it never failed in any way with any ammo..cheapo 115 to expensive 90g Xtreme Defender..think it's just getting a a wee bit broken in. Also bought a new G17/4...never had any issue with anything...

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Thank you for the posts.

Sounds like it just needed to be broken in. Just a side note; a friend of mine was using the same batch of ammo in his Ruger SR9C. He has never had a failure to feed but had two ff's using the same ammo. Maybe it was a combination of needing to break in and weak ammo. I've read on other forums that 19 4 gen like 124 grain better than 115.  

I'm going to the range next week. I'll run both 124 and 115 through it and give you an update. It's frustrating have a new gun go click when you expect it to go boom.

Thanks again.

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I have 4's.  But, I feed them either Winchester White Box or 147gr Gold Dot.  You might be having an ammo issue.  If you have a problem with all ammunition you might have a bad magazine, or need the feed ramp polished.

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On 2/27/2019 at 6:54 PM, Cougar_ml said:

If it was mine, with how you described the issue, I'd fire off a few more boxes of the Fiocchi 115 just to make sure, and if it still works with it, I'd not be concerned.

Sometimes things are just a little tight to start out and parts need to get a little wear on them before they function smoothly together.

 

Give it until 4 or 500 rounds, after that if it has more than a single failure to feed or eject at a time then you'll want it checked out by the factory.

I just got back from the range. I put a couple of boxes Fiocchi 115 through it. Not a single failure. It looks like it just needed to be broken. I put 400 rounds of 124 and they all worked too.

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1 minute ago, Duluth said:

I just got back from the range. I put a couple of boxes Fiocchi 115 through it. Not a single failure. It looks like it just needed to be broken. I put 400 rounds of 124 and they all worked too.

Glad to hear it.  I personally don't trust a carry firearm until it has at least 500 trouble free rounds through it.  Sounds like you're there.

 

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Just now, Cougar_ml said:

Glad to hear it.  I personally don't trust a carry firearm until it has at least 500 trouble free rounds through it.  Sounds like you're there.

 

Yeah. I think you're right. I probably have around 1,000 rounds through it. The only issue was  at the very beginning. I'm confident with it now. 

I have around 3,000 through my G42. I've never had a single issue with it and I ran all sorts of different ammo through.

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14 hours ago, Duluth said:

I just got back from the range. I put a couple of boxes Fiocchi 115 through it. Not a single failure. It looks like it just needed to be broken. I put 400 rounds of 124 and they all worked too.

Excellent!

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18 hours ago, Duluth said:

Yeah. I think you're right. I probably have around 1,000 rounds through it. The only issue was  at the very beginning. I'm confident with it now. 

I have around 3,000 through my G42. I've never had a single issue with it and I ran all sorts of different ammo through.

Same, I have 2 G42s..never any malfunction on either..cheap, bulk ammo to expensive, any case material, any weight..Same with my G17, son's G17, son's G43 and other son's G45..

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