Sunday, July 24, 2016

A New Beginning...

Pictures of the Glock 32 still need to be taken and its final eval written.

In the meantime, the next round of Special Snowflake Glock Testing is underway.

Next on the docket is a Gen 3 Glock 20 in 10mm Auto. It has had a hundred rounds fired through it since being purchased lightly used. It exhibited some of the same sluggish return-to-battery issues as the G32, so, rather than waiting 700 rounds to do so, this time I started out with a 20# recoil spring (which came with the the gun when I bought it used) on a metal guide rod. This time, a correctly thread-locked metal guide rod.

Oh, it's also had, like, fifty rounds of 9x25 Dillon through it on the spare barrel.

Anyway, a thorough wipedown of the bearing surfaces and a good lubing with what I had close to hand at the time (Snake Oil Prime) and we were off to the races.

Started things off with a 50-round box of Sellier & Bellot 180gr 10mm FMJ. Seemed reasonably warmish. Factory claims 1160 fps out of a 5" tube, and that seems plausible. I may have some more around here to chrono later this week.

I'd forgotten what massive horse pistols the big Glocks are... Anyway, all fifty rounds functioned the weapon with no failures of any type to report.

This makes 50 rounds since the Glock 20 was cleaned or lubricated. 1950 rounds to go.

Also ran fifty rounds of Remington FMJ through the Glock 37 with the T&E Overwatch Precision trigger in it. Lotta dry-fire Sunday morning and afternoon as well. I am intrigued; I need to get this thing out to MCF&G where I can do stuff on the clock...