At least one person has been unable to replicate this malfunction, so my guess is that there’s a tolerance stacking issue with the firing pin block or its related parts.
This is not good news for Caracal. But, they seem determined to deal with the problem in a professional manner. Offering to buy back guns subject to the recall is something I’ve never heard of in this industry.
I shot the regional 3-Gun match at PNTC this past Saturday, and this time I not only remembered my camera, but convinced a buddy to snap a few photos. Thanks, Ken! I had a fairly strong match, with only a … Continue reading →
- 3-Gun match at Summit Point Action Shooters on Saturday. USPSA practice session at the NRA Range on Sunday. USPSA indoor match at the NRA Range on Monday. I am about wiped out. I also badly need to hit the reloading press – I think I have about twenty rounds of 9×19 to my name…
- Speaking of the reloading press, I had two failures to fire during the USPSA match with Glock #2. Upon inspecting the unfired rounds, I noticed that the primers weren’t quite seated below flush. Good reminder to inspect your match ammo, especially if you use lighter hammer/striker springs.
- Go over here, and give the retention holster roundup a look. I’m a big fan of retention holsters for multigun shooting – in fact, I use the Safariland 6378ALS on a 6004-FLEX drop rig.
- This coming Saturday is the regional multigun match at Peacemaker National Training Center. Go sign up, if you haven’t already.
I was breaking in the new Glock 34 during my usual Thursday night live-fire practice at the NRA Range. I spent a fair amount of time doing concealed draws at 7 yards, and during one of my runs I managed to slice my finger open on the razor-like Warren Tactical rear sight.
I also worked on the emergency reload for a bit, and noticed a possible hitch. Four times during the practice, the slide failed to go into battery.
Weird, huh? This happened with a few different magazines, so I’m wondering if I might need to replace my magazine springs. I’ve also seen this kind of stoppage with longer-than-spec ammo, so I should probably check the loading press over.
Other than that, I have some high hopes for this particular Glock. It has one of the better out-of-the-box triggers I’ve felt on a Glock, and I’m holding consistent 3″ groups offhand with it (five shots at 25 yards.) I’ll be wringing it out more thoroughly over the next few weeks.