Friday, December 23, 2016
Even this far into the the test, I have to really lean on my mechanical thumb to get that 15th round of Wolf Polyformance into the factory Glock mags, much more so than with regular brass-cased ammo.
Incidentally, this was a malfunction that would not have been cleared with a "tap-rack-bang". Repeated racking of the slide didn't dislodge the round from its nose-down position. Spare magazines for a pistol are as much for use in malfunction clearance as they are for reloads, and actually more so in the case of CCW guns. Guns malfunction in defensive shootings a lot more often than they run out of ammo; odd grips and fouled slides create exciting malfunctions in pistols that have never ever choked standing on an indoor range.
We'll note the malfunction in the total and, as usual, leave it to the reader to decide if they want to charge it to the gun or the magazine. I'm just here to give you the data.
That makes 846 rounds through the Gen4 19 since it was cleaned or lubricated with one failure-to-fire (#205) and one failure-to-feed (#814). 1,154 rounds to go.