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Posted: 12/21/2011 4:06:26 PM EST
I have a fairly new G23 with about 500 rounds since new. In the middle of a magazine, with more than one magazine, the next round will frequently look like it's hanging up on the feed ramp. It has done this with WWB, Federal FMJ, and Winchester Ranger 180 grn. What gives? Gun is a Gen 3.

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Link Posted: 12/21/2011 4:17:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/21/2011 4:18:20 PM EST by voyager4520]
The newest .40 and .357SIG magazines have protrusions of plastic at the front of the feed lips which may be oversized and rub against the top round in the magazine as it rises, slowing its rise and causing a failure to feed. It's not uncommon to have more than one of these magazines do this at the same time. I've had two magazines do it, and I fixed them by shaving those protrusions down until the magazines worked properly. In the following picture, you don't have to follow those specific instructions, just shave those protrusions down until the magazines work properly.


It may also be your extractor, the newest extractors can be oversized and fit too tight which would cause failures to feed. You could try replacing the extractor and see if the problem goes away.
Link Posted: 12/21/2011 8:13:41 PM EST
There seems to be no order to it. Same thing happens with older and newer style magazines. It also seems strange it's always in the middle of a magazine but never at the beginning or end.

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Link Posted: 12/21/2011 8:28:38 PM EST
So it's failing to return to battery, with the nose of the cartridge jammed against the feed ramp?
Link Posted: 12/21/2011 8:41:06 PM EST
Originally Posted By RottnJP:
So it's failing to return to battery, with the nose of the cartridge jammed against the feed ramp?


Pretty much. But like I said, it will just do it with 1 or 2 rounds in the middle of a magazine.

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Link Posted: 1/1/2012 1:56:57 AM EST
Any more ideas?

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Link Posted: 1/1/2012 2:17:45 AM EST
If there seems to be no order to it, that would suggest a tight extractor. Replace the extractor.
Link Posted: 1/1/2012 2:58:20 AM EST
If you do replace the extractor, please post back and let us know if that remedied the problem.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 1:09:22 PM EST
Switched the extractor and no change. Also tried a new recoil spring, even though it's basically a new gun. I'm done with this POS. I'll be trading it for a M&P (with full disclosure). Glock perfection my ass.

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Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:08:16 PM EST
Can you tell me how many different mags you have used, what number magazine body, and what number follower is in the mags? What kind of extractor did you replace it with, factory Glock or a Lone Wolf?

Sorry that you are having these troubles. My questions are based on issues that may be cropping up with my own G23, not anything against you.
Link Posted: 1/4/2012 3:24:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/4/2012 3:24:53 PM EST by MiG-21]
All Glock factory parts. Mags were everything from older non- ambidextrous release up thru newest. Followers I've observed are 7, 8, and 9. Six different mags.

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