Friday, December 30, 2016

The Riddle of Steel... "Why am I having to clear these malfunctions?"

Thursday morning I loaded another hundred rounds of TulAmmo into factory Glock 19 mags and headed to Indy Arms Co. with the Gen4 19.

The very first round (#1,367) was a failure to extract, the claw having apparently slipped off the rim of the case, leaving it partially in the chamber. A couple magazines later...

...the eighty-first round of the day (#1,447 of the test) was a virtual duplicate of the first round.

I'll say this: the hard primers of Wolf Polyformance may cause the occasional light strike every few hundred rounds and the polymer coating on the rounds may not play well with some pistol magazines, but I've never had a problem with it as ammunition. By comparison, my experiences with TulAmmo lead me to believe that it's some sort of floor-sweepings, either that or it's a Putin-esque plot against 'Murrican shooters.

Having had 749 rounds of Wolf and Tula through it, the gun is just filthy, BTW.

That makes 1,466 rounds through the Gen4 19 since it was cleaned or lubricated with two failures-to-fire (#205, #1,290), two failures-to-extract (#1,367, #1,447), and two failures-to-feed (#814, #864*). 534 rounds to go.