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Hi, new to this forum and have a problem with a Glock ejecting backward.
My wife’s Glock 19 suddenly developed a bad ejecting habit. It now ejects the shell backward and yesterday she got hit in the head a number of times, one shell got caught in her safety glasses and burned her eye brow. I shot about 8 rounds and one shell hit the top of my head. Now she is afraid to shoot it.
Has anyone experienced this? The gun is about 6 years old and never did this before. Any thoughts on this would be welcome, because unless we can get it to stop ejecting straight back, I’m afraid it’s going to be replaced. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

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welcome my friend.

my current g19 did this, as well as my old one. weak ammo like federal champion at walmart exacerbates the problem. weak wristing can as well. i put in a new ejector/trigger mechanism housing and no shells to the face in 50 rounds so far. might work for you too.

fact is, you can cover all your bases and still catch brass in the face from the g19. just part of the mystique i guess. odd thing is, some folks never experience this with their g19's. variations of manufacture i guess.

try the things i mentioned, i'm sure they'll at least reduce the frequency. :)
 

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Federal Champion - sorry I ever bought it.

Thank you, as it happens, the wife was using the Walmart brand Federal Champion. I will be off to the range today with Winchester White Box, Federal American Eagle and what's left (less than 50 rounds) of the Federal Champion. I'll post results later.
 

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sounds like it could be a very weak grip .. also .. change out the ejector and see if that fixes it.
 

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I just returned from the range with the Glock 19. After I cleaned the gun at home, I shot 20 rounds of WWB. Instead of looking through the sights at the target, I aimed the gun at the target and looked slightly to my right to see where the shells were ejecting. Then I shot 50 rounds of the Federal Champion. I again peeked to my right and I'm pretty sure the WWB shells were ejecting more forward than the Federal Champion was. I didn't experience any ejections to my face. Maybe it is the Federal Champion ammo that ejects poorly. In any case I'm not going to puchase any more Federal Champion.
 

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I just returned from the range with the Glock 19. After I cleaned the gun at home, I shot 20 rounds of WWB. Instead of looking through the sights at the target, I aimed the gun at the target and looked slightly to my right to see where the shells were ejecting. Then I shot 50 rounds of the Federal Champion. I again peeked to my right and I'm pretty sure the WWB shells were ejecting more forward than the Federal Champion was. I didn't experience any ejections to my face. Maybe it is the Federal Champion ammo that ejects poorly. In any case I'm not going to puchase any more Federal Champion.
federal champion is the only one i buy for my g19 only because it's the cheapest walmart has. i still use it, never had any probs but the occasional shell to the face. i have experienced shells to the face with all brands off ammo, including WWB, so i just stick with the cheapest one. champion is good quality stuff, it's just loaded slightly weaker than WWB.
 

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Not a Good Idea

federal champion is the only one i buy for my g19 only because it's the cheapest walmart has. i still use it, never had any probs but the occasional shell to the face. i have experienced shells to the face with all brands off ammo, including WWB, so i just stick with the cheapest one. champion is good quality stuff, it's just loaded slightly weaker than WWB.
I don't think my wife liked the shells burning her face and she insists that she was holding the gun tight. I will not even suggest otherwise. It never happened to her in the 5 or 6 years she's been shooting the gun (with Federal American Eagle and WWB) so I don't think I will even suggest she uses the two remaining boxes (100 rounds). In fact there would be no point in me telling her we have any Federal Champions left. :( However I do appreciate your input. I do hope that ammo becomes easier to find and a bit less money.
 

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I don't think my wife liked the shells burning her face and she insists that she was holding the gun tight. I will not even suggest otherwise. It never happened to her in the 5 or 6 years she's been shooting the gun so I don't think I will even suggest she uses the two remaining boxes (100 rounds). In fact there would be no point in me telling her we have any Federal Champions left. :( However I do appreciate your input. I do hope that ammo becomes easier to find and a bit less money.
yeah i can understand that. i got yelled at by a date that i took to the range that caught a couple champion shells to the face lol. too bad the WWB price jumped, used to be a $9/box about 2 years ago. that's all i used to use.

also, winchester NATO 9mm FMJ has been redilly available in my area for a whlie now, $13.99/box. loaded hotter than american range ammo. good stuff to try out :)
 

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Problem Has Resurfaced

Hello, I am reactivating this nearly six year thread. Lots of things have changed. I have relocated from Bucks County, PA to Cheyenne, WY. My wife still has her Glock 19 and has started to shoot her Glock 19 again after a few years of leaving it in our safe. Back in 2010 after much cleaning of the Glock without any improvement to the ejection problem, we took it to a gunsmith back in Bucks County, who dissembled it more than I would attempt. Whatever he did, it fixed the direction of the spent shell and all was fine. Yesterday we both went to the county range here in Wyoming and while her shooting was considerably better than mine, she did get another hot shell stuck in her safety glasses. Truthfully, I would trade the gun in on another 9mm gun, but she says she shoots it well (certainly better than I shoot my Beretta 92FS). So here's my question, do you folks have a recommendation to correct the ejection problem? Thank you for any help.
 

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Brass back on top of ya? Sounds like the Sig P320 and P250 I used to own... Daughter wore a girly shirt to the range one day instead of a up to the neck Fruit of da Loom Tee... She got burnt several times and still has a scar or two.

What ever causes it in a Glock should be resolved, be it ammo selection or ejector.

For Sig, it was IMHO just poor design. (Otherwise the 320 and 250 both in 9mm were super accurate and reliable)

EB
 

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Follow-Up on Ejecting Problems with a G-19

Thanks to cohland, I saw the ejector and extractor areas that needed attention. I am not a gunsmith (not even an amateur gunsmith), so I do not take down a gun past field stripping. I cleaned these parts first with Bore Scrubber spray and wiped the pistol down. Then I cleaned the pistol with a brush and ran a patch through the bore until it was clean. I assembled the pistol and headed out to the range. I took my Beretta 92FS and the Glock 19 to see if I would get plummeted with spent shells. I had someone stand behind me to observe where the shells were ejected. The Glock threw the shells to the right and most of them hit the Plexiglas partition at a 30° angle and ricocheted off the partition behind me. Next I shot my Beretta and the spent shells were ejected at a 45° angle and landing on the floor without hitting the partition. Clearly the Beretta throws the shells out at a safer angle than the Glock.

In addition to the above testing, I realized there were other factors to consider. My wife is right handed, but left eye dominant. She fires a gun from the isosceles position. I am right handed and right eye dominant and fire from the Weaver position. Therefore it turns out that the combination of her shooting position and trajectory of the ejected shell from the Glock, forces her to expose her right eye more than me to shell ricochets.

Since she will have to continue to shoot right handed, left eye dominate from the isosceles position and likes her G-19, the only solution is a more protective pair of safety glasses. Embarrassingly and to her delight she shoots her G-19 better than I shoot my 92FS. I fact, when I returned from the range, she gleefully pointed out that I shot her G-19 better than my 92FS. I have been advised to practice shooting with my 92FS. Thank you to all who made suggestions (including PMs).
 
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