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  • Pulled stock Glock 45 trigger. Click instead of bang. Removed magazine and couldn’t cycle slide to eject live round. What happened?

    Posted by Mateo on June 23, 2022 at 10:40 am

    I was at the range today shooting my stock Glock 45. I was shooting Wolf’s 115 grain 9mm FMJ steel casing. Pulled the trigger and heard click instead of bang.

    Removed magazine and attempted to cycle the slide to eject the live round…but the slide was stuck in battery position and wouldn’t budge at all! Trigger was trapped to the rear if that matters.

    I notified a range safety officer. After a minute of fiddling with it, he muscled the slide to the rear and ejected one dud live round. He couldn’t explain to me what happened. Continued shooting afterwards and no issue.

    Any ideas what happened?? I would hate for that to happen in a self defense situation.

    Mateo replied 1 week, 3 days ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Inevitable-Lettuce87

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    June 23, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Since you say it clicked the primer didn’t fire. What happened is that the bullet was jammed into the rifling causing the action to lock up.

    Either the round was loaded long, it had a weird ogtive, or the primer fired failing to ignite the powder and pushed the round just into the rifling.

  • voyager40

    Guest
    June 23, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Either the primer wasn’t seated all the way or the overall length of the cartridge was too long and the bullet engaged the lands of the rifling and got stuck. Gen5 9mm barrels have a short throat so it’s not rare for longer rounds to get stuck in the rifling. If the ammo is made precisely and consistently you won’t have problems but some of the junkier ammo will lock the gun up.

    Here’s a video showing how to clear it, keep it pointed in a safe direction in case it fires – and if the round has a high primer it might fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZdyPdlzEPs

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