View Full Version : Glock fails to cock with 36 lb. recoil spring

June 25, 2001, 05:18 PM
1) What causes this?
2) What is the cure?

Tom B
June 25, 2001, 06:26 PM
Why are you attempting to shoot crossbow shafts out of your Glock? Its obvious you need a larger winch!;)

June 25, 2001, 09:36 PM
Hot loads and afraid of getting a flich.

June 26, 2001, 02:11 AM
I wasn't even aware they made a 36 lb. recoil spring. Seems unneccesary, at best.

George Stringer
June 26, 2001, 07:30 AM
Clark, the cause is the slide isn't retracting all the way and the fix would be a lighter recoil spring. I think 20# is considered heavy in a glock. Wolf offers them in 16, 18 and 20. George

June 26, 2001, 02:07 PM
Holy cow. 36 pounds, what for?

June 26, 2001, 03:00 PM
Same answer as for the same question asked by the same guy on GT. There're no 9mm loads that would be too stout for a 20# spring. (But it wouldn't cost too much to try a 22#, also)

I don't mean to be overly acerbic, but it would seem to me that if you are sufficiently ignorant about the manner in which a Glock works, such that you would ask a question like this, then why would you think that you are qualified to fabricate your own recoil system? This is befuddling.

June 26, 2001, 03:18 PM
I am ignorant of Glocks.

Tom B
June 26, 2001, 06:56 PM
Walter - I suggest a couple of alka seltzers for that acerbity. Clark - Please tell me the location of the range you will be testing those +P++ rounds so I can make it a point not to be there! :D :cool: :rolleyes:

June 26, 2001, 07:58 PM
hey, you like my gun? ... shoots through schools.
Nick Nick Nick (from Johnny Dangerously)

seriously, don't overmodify. go by what Glock recommends. it's a good rule of thumb.


June 26, 2001, 10:38 PM
You guys don't fall for this silliniess, do you? The guy's already been written off on GT as either a troll or somebody who's as dumb as two posts.

June 26, 2001, 11:09 PM
I shot some 185 gr. bullets through my Para P16-40 that was clocked through a chronography going 3300 fps. Then we adjusted the sensor so the shadow wasn't tripping the sensor, it read a disappointing 950 fps.

You know what they say about guys shooting +P++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ loads.

June 27, 2001, 01:13 AM
you must be right.

June 27, 2001, 07:13 PM
Guys, this is the person that blows up guns for fun. I just don't know how he manages to shoot, missing all those fingers! :D:eek: :barf:

Rich Lucibella
June 30, 2001, 08:21 AM
Anyone lookied at the Policies lately? Disagreement is fine with us. Just do it in a civil manner.

Points made.
Thread closed.