The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Semi-automatic Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 10, 2011, 06:09 PM   #1
ex_isp
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2011
Location: Az
Posts: 22
G22 ejection problems

Hey all!

Have a Gen 2 G22 that has always run like a top. Just today, it started acting up by failing to eject every 2nd round. Ammo was Federal tapered flat nose. Been using this ammo for years. Friend with me had some Winchester. Tried that with same result. Had my home defense mag with me that has Remington JHPs that have always worked.

With all these different ammos, same result. Two or sometimes even one round and the spent shell would fail to eject, the fresh round being fed would hit the partially ejected spent shell and hang.

Gun is clean and lubed (not too much) in all the right spots. Ejector "hook" looks ok. Compared it to the ejector on my G29 (which has no probs) and it just looks ok.

Anyone got any thoughts on this?

Ex
__________________
Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
ex_isp is offline  
Old December 10, 2011, 06:17 PM   #2
IMightBeWrong
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 22, 2009
Posts: 600
I'd replace the extractor just to be on the safe side and maybe see if the ejector is worn down and replace it too if needed. Not expensive to do so and can easily be done on your own. If it's doing it with everything then those are the likely suspects.
__________________
"Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝
IMightBeWrong is offline  
Old December 10, 2011, 06:20 PM   #3
ex_isp
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2011
Location: Az
Posts: 22
I'll detail strip it tonight and give very close inspection.

I've never had to order parts like these before...just get em from glock?
__________________
Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
ex_isp is offline  
Old December 11, 2011, 12:54 PM   #4
AndyWest
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 14, 2011
Posts: 617
Ouch. I'd take it to your gunsmith. If you don't have one, meet one and make a new friend He could detail strip it, provide a thorough cleaning, polishing, and oiling. Do this before replacing parts or stripping on your own.
__________________
Shoot smart. Shoot S-Mart.
AndyWest is offline  
Old December 11, 2011, 03:57 PM   #5
ex_isp
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2011
Location: Az
Posts: 22
Unfortunately, I believe it was the last trip to our local Glock armorer for a sight push that started this.

I have always heard/read that Glock requires minimal lube, and that more is certainly detrimental. When I got this back from the armorer, it was soaking wet. You could almost shake the liquid from it. I field stripped it and removed as much as I could see.

The detail strip last night and examination under magnification showed there to be some goo in the extractor claw. Had to remove it to see it. Cleaned all, applied sparse lube and reassembled.

Two weeks till I try it again. Will post again with results. My gut says it was the goo, but shooting it will be the proof (or fail) of the pudding!
__________________
Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
ex_isp is offline  
Old December 29, 2011, 11:32 PM   #6
ex_isp
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2011
Location: Az
Posts: 22
Update.

The cleaning with detail on the slide did the trick. Problem
was with the crud under the extractor. Working like a champ again!
__________________
Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
ex_isp is offline  
Old December 29, 2011, 11:44 PM   #7
Muad' Dib
Junior member
 
Join Date: August 18, 2011
Posts: 106
Quote:
Update.

The cleaning with detail on the slide did the trick. Problem
was with the crud under the extractor. Working like a champ again!
Good to hear, nonetheless you should change out all of your springs every 5,000 rounds or so, 2500 for the RSA. I'd swap extractors with every set of springs...
Muad' Dib is offline  
Old December 30, 2011, 01:06 PM   #8
Billy Shears
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 17, 2011
Posts: 588
^^^

Glad it's working for you again, but this is good advice too. Change out those springs. It's quick, it's cheap and it's needed every now and again.

Quote:
Been using this ammo for years.
Billy Shears is offline  
Old January 26, 2012, 06:31 PM   #9
ex_isp
Member
 
Join Date: May 5, 2011
Location: Az
Posts: 22
Ordered a new extractor and spring. Having the new next to the old showed a difference I couldn't otherwise see.

The very tip of the old extractor "claw" is indeed chipped. Very likely been that way for a while as there is no fresh metal visible on it. But side by side there is a difference in shape.

Be three weeks until I can take it out and the suspense is killing me!

Post again when I get to test.

Thanks all for your valuable input!!!!
__________________
Not having Windows on your computer is like
not having bricks tied to your dogs collar.

The shin bone is a device for finding furniture in a dark room.
ex_isp is offline  
Reply

Tags
ejection , ejector , fte , g22

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2013 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07919 seconds with 7 queries