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Glock 19 Stove Pipe and Slamfire Malfunction

Glock 19 malfunction. Video and description of a unique slamfire and stovepipe failure with the Glock Pistol.

Everyone knows based on my previous posts and purchase history, that I am an avid Glock fan.  I’ve ran thousands upon thousands of rounds through my Glock 19 with no gun-related issues. Most if not all of my malfunctions were based on bad ammo, or my own poor reloads when I first began reloading 9mm.  However, a recent experience has shattered that perfect history.

Glock 19 Stovepipe Malfunction

Glock 19 Stovepipe Malfunction

During my last match, during the second stage, there was a mandatory reload when you reach the second shooting box. I used my factory Glock 10 round magazine, which has had a slight history of feeding issues when manually chambering a round, but never when the gun cycled by itself when fired. However, this time around, my first shot with that magazine caused a stovepipe malfunction, perhaps due to too much tension from the magazine being pushed up into the bottom of the barrel. Regardless, it was a simple and common type of malfunction. I performed a basic clearing drill and racked the slide to allow the spent casing to fall out. Upon releasing the slide, the Glock 19 slam fired, sending another round into the dirt. Luckily I had the gun pointed in a safe direction, so no one was hurt. After the malfunction induced discharge of the second round, that case also stovepiped.  See the video of the malfunction here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15GehSGRdGE&t=1m38s

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