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..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« on: January 01, 2018, 01:45:32 PM »
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at the Madisonville "shoot" I was and others were having FTE & Stovepipe problems when shooting my G24 (.40cal long slide w/RDS)

I suspected that it was the 21 round "happy stick" that we were using so I took all to the range today and gave the pistol, the happy stick and it's 2 "factory" 15 round mags a good workout.....determined that the problem was, indeed, the happy stick - I could actually see it moving around in the mag well - the factory mags worked flawlessly

another pistol I shot was my G26 (9mm truck center console pistol) - it too has a happy stick (30 rounder) and it too exhibited the same problems as the G24 (FTE & Stovepipe) - but the factory mags, once again, shot flawlessly

so, the 2 happy sticks are going into the trash bin

then still another pistol I shot (for exercise) was my CC Sig 938 - shooting 124 & 147 grain ball ammo it had no problems what so ever

now I've got 3 dirty pistols to clean   :thumbsdown:  but glad to do away with happy stick problems

 
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Re: ..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2018, 01:54:37 PM »
I think I asked you before... Are you sure they are factory glock mags?  factory ones will have a part number on the back spine.

I ask because I have a lot of high cap glock mags in 40 and 9 and have never had a single issue with them. I refuse to buy the korean or other off brands.
 

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Re: ..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2018, 03:55:30 PM »
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1st, thanks for your input Sean - of those 2 happy sticks neither one has a part number, just "Glock" (logo) and "Austria", on both (and yes, you did ask before)

if I recall, my Wife bought the 9mm from the Glock Store (could be mistaken) and also, with an old man's recall, I believe I bought the .40 at a Gun Show

matters not, now, as I'm not gonna use 'em after seeing how they didn't function (that, however, hasn't been the case since I had 'em  :frown:)
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Re: ..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2018, 03:58:17 PM »
I think I asked you before... Are you sure they are factory glock mags?  factory ones will have a part number on the back spine.

I ask because I have a lot of high cap glock mags in 40 and 9 and have never had a single issue with them. I refuse to buy the korean or other off brands.
 


I'd also suspect that the happy stick mags are after market. Glock mags, even the happy sticks, should work well.
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Re: ..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2018, 04:04:05 PM »
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understand fellas, thanks.....
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Re: ..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2018, 04:25:40 PM »
Well if you're going to throw them in the trash, do you mind if I give them a shot in my G24C? I'll gladly pay shipping, and while I doubt they'll do any better, you never know.

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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2018, 04:35:03 PM »
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Re: ..troubleshooting my G24 FTE/Stovepipe problem..
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2018, 07:47:36 PM »
Well if you're going to throw them in the trash, do you mind if I give them a shot in my G24C? I'll gladly pay shipping, and while I doubt they'll do any better, you never know.

hey buddy get to the back of the line... (behind me)..


Just jokes...

I have dozens without issue including mag additions (+10 etc.).. hell I cannot even find  my last batch I ordered.. :(