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Firing pin drag

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by okierider, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. okierider

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    Is this a Glock thing? 20180816_185547.jpg
     
  2. RugerSooner

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    Every Glock I have ever seen does this. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the it's less of a drag and more of a square firing pin that causes this.
     
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    So at Wilshire gun tonite, a nice fellow handed me one of my cases and told me I had firing pin drag !! Being a little tired and not really paying attention to this person who took his time to try and help me, I said "Oh thats just that wierd Glock firing pin" And went on about my blissful ignorance, until I started driving home and really put a little thought into what he showed me!!

    Got home and looked at all my 10mm brass and it all pretty much looks like that!!
    Someone educate me please!!
     
  4. okierider

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    Well that was what I thought after taking the pistol down, when I bought it, for a thorough cleaning ! But still wanted to get some input from folks that have had Glocks more than 2 weeks LOL!!
     
  5. RugerSooner

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    I currently own two. One from 26 years ago and one from 5 years ago. They both do this.
     
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  6. MrShooter

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    Honestly, the fella must have been keeping up with the P365 issues and one of the big ones is FP drag. I bet he assumed that primer indent indicates drag in every gun.
     
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    Exactly my thoughts.
     
  8. D. Hargrove

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    There are two things at play here. The shape of the firing pin is different than most other guns. Also, Glock doesn't have a firing pin rebound spring, to pull it away from the primer after ignition, which many other guns have.

    So, it makes for a different looking primer strike. Just my .02 cents..... (copied from some glock page somewhere)

    glock fp.jpg
     
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  9. steelfingers

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    My 365 has a bit of drag but not as much as this. To be honest I've never paid any attention to my glock's spent shells but I take my 19 out tomorrow and see if it does the same..
     
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    That’s not drag, that’s perfectly normal
     

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