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Since I am going to be purchasing a Glock22 in a month or two I have a few questions...

I am getting the glock because I want 1 ultra-reliable semi-auto handgun.

I know the glocks are reliable, but what kind of malfunctions in them have you seen?

Any kind of "extra" maintenance do they need?

Anything about them a soon to be first time glock owner might need to know about the glock?
 

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The only malfunction I've noticed in mine is the last round not loading properly when 1 particualr person loads the magazine. I'm assuming that since she is rather small and inexperienced with the handgun, that she isn't properly seating the magazine. This is correctable by having her tap the base of the mag whenever she reloads it.
 

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I bought my G22 in 1999 and my G27 in 2003. I bought both of them brand new. I haven't had any trouble with either of them at all. Just remember that Glocks run GREAT right out of the box so go easy on the accessories and don't try to fix what ain't broken! Every time I hear of someone having trouble with their Glock, its someone that changed some of the factory parts to aftermarket parts. Don't spend money on accessories you don't need. Buy ammo instead and practice, practice, practice! The G22 is a awesome pistol. Its the most popular pistol in law enforcement today, hands down!
 

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I have a mdl 21 that was plagued by light strikes until I changed the firing pin channel liner and replaced the stock striker spring with an extra power one. Saw a mdl 19 break a frame rail locking up the gun during a class that I attended. On three or four occasions, I have seen case head separations in the mdls 35 and 22. (This is all too common in the .40.) I have also been witness to one broken guide rod in a mdl 23. I currently own three Glocks, a mdl 21/36/17. They have served me well, with the exception of the light strike problem with the 21. Overall, the Glocks are very reliable.
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Thanks again for the replies! Having those paticular parts on-hand is a good idea.

That was something I probaly wouldn't have known otherwise!
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I've owned a Glock 17 since 1993. It's a good gun but there is one thing that really bugs me about it. it tends to eject spent cartridges right into my face at time. Other than that it's been a good reliable gun.
 

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I own a Glock 19. I was shooting remanufactured ammo and had a failure to eject. I have never had any malfunctionc shooting factory ammo.

I bought mine used back in 1997. It does not throw spent cases the same direction all of the time. I periodically have spent cases land on top of my head.

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Basically, I wouldn't change anything from stock until you've shot it a while. If you start tweaking stuff before you have confirmed there's a problem you might actually cause a problem. Most people don't have any issues with the stock configuration for most situations.

Have some spare springs... you won't need them for a long time, but if they do happen to fail you won't need to wait. Otherwise I woudln't futz with it until you've shot it for 500-1000 rounds.
 

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I own a g22 and i am getting a g23 the only thing i can tell you is i should have bought a glock a long time ago. great guns. one thing if you are carrying this for protection change the trigger pull. later dendy
 

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Glock malfunction is an oxymoron.
Spray assembled guns out with brake parts cleaner, and lube with automotive 100% silicone spray.

Shoot repeatedly; clean when it gets your holster and clothing dirty.
Nothing simpler since the spear. :D
 

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Most Glocks work well straight out of the box. Remember, though, that Glocks are NOT precision-fitted pistols. The factory doesn't do any fine tuning prior to shipping a new pistol.

I had minor problems with the last two Glock Model 21's I bought. Changed the noticeably soft and spongy factory springs over to standard weight (17#) Wolff Gunsprings. I, also, replaced the plastic guide rods with Wolff's steel rods. Then I ran a good 500 rounds through each of these pistols. With the exception of two of the ten magazines (Which had small plastic burrs on the inside) everything smoothed out and has, since, worked very well. ;)

(PS: Remember to get yourself a good holster. I like Kydex. That short stroke Glock trigger takes some getting used to!)
 

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Never had a problem with the operational ammo for the 22. Only time we have stoppages are wit the repacked training ammo. Only real problem you may get with repacked ammo would be a separated case.

all other problems with ejecting etc would be from girlie-man (thanks for that one Arnie!) racking of the slide or a limp wrist not allowing the firearm to cycle naturally.
 

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My department went to Glocks (22/23) three years ago. We have a department shoot every month. We go through approx. 1000 rounds on each shoot. So far in the three years - we have had one jam with the Glock and that was when a 9mm got into the 40 cal. rounds. The 40 Glock fired it - but would not kick the spent casing out. That was not the fault of the weapon. I think the Glock is the best weapon for an over all weapon. I personally own 3 - 22/23/27. I love the little 27 and it is my favorite Glock....
 

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I bought the 27 the year it was introduced,and later a pre-ban Glock 17 (smooth frame). I have fired literally thousands of rounds through both in every imaginable bullet style and weight (even lead, as my range requires it indoors), and never had a failure! Cannot say the same for my $1,200 custom 1911! You have chosen well.
 

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I bought the 27 the year it was introduced,and later a pre-ban Glock 17 (smooth frame). I have fired literally thousands of rounds through both in every imaginable bullet style and weight (even lead, as my range requires it indoors), and never had a failure! Cannot say the same for my $1,200 custom 1911! You have chosen well.
 

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Savage said:
On three or four occasions, I have seen case head separations in the mdls 35 and 22. (This is all too common in the .40.) Savage
I helped a guy pick up the pieces of his 35 at an IDPA match last weekend. He said it was the second gun destroyed in 6 months. Maybe it was a double charged reload, but it appears to happen occasionally with the 40 and reloads. My 17 has been fine so far. And it's tough to beat $3.86 a box for 9mm.
 
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