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  • 26.5 light primer strikes?

    Posted by Mateo on May 27, 2023 at 12:44 am


    Hey guys,

    About 1000 rounds through it so far, it’s been my carry gun. The last 250ish rounds have had roughly 8-10 light primer strikes. Everything on the gun is stock. I was getting light strikes with White Box as well as Magtech and Remington green box.

    The firing pin appears clean, no damage to it.

    Just quickly asking if anyone else had this problem and what was your next step? I have not had any other issues with the gun outside this.

    Thanks for any help!

    Mateo replied 1 day, 1 hour ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • BenDover42

    May 27, 2023 at 12:44 am

    I would take your firing pin out and check to see if you have cleaning solvent/oil in the channel. That will affect your function so when you are cleaning make sure you have the slide aimed down if you clean the chamber area where nothing can get into it.

  • voyager40

    May 27, 2023 at 12:44 am

    The firing pin itself may look clean but the firing pin channel might be filthy. Clean it out with q-tips and rubbing alcohol or a mild cleaner like Hoppe’s Elite Cleaner spray or Slip 2000 725 degreaser. And with most q-tips the cotton head is ever so slightly wider than the narrowest part of the channel, don’t be afraid to push it past resistance the first time it goes in so it will get all the way inside. (giggity) Also remove the firing pin safety plunger and extractor to clean those parts and the slots in the slide they fit into. Brush the claw of the extractor with a bronze bristle brush too.

    Don’t get excess oil in the firing pin channel. That can lower the velocity of the firing pin which will cause light strikes. It will also cause carbon and brass dust to build up in there faster.

    If none of that fixes it maybe try a new recoil spring assembly. They’re supposed to last about 2.5k rounds for a G26 but sometimes they wear out early.

  • FarmAnimalFun

    May 27, 2023 at 12:44 am

    You put a reduced power spring in there?