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Check out this YouTube video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MdYrwUU0E

R Lee Ermy, firing a Glock 18 on semi, and this thing is flexing like rubber!
That's 9mm, so I can just imagine how much more the bigger cal's would flex!
Amazing that these things stay accurate, not to mention, staying assembled...
 
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That is also why some of the 40S&Ws will malfunction with a light on the rails. Supposedly, there is a recoil spring out there that fixes the issue. But for anyone using one with a light attached to the rails should take it to the range. Just to be sure all is well.
 

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That's a great video...

Weren't the 4th gen .40's designed to work with a light?
 

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This is my personal reason that I don't swap out parts like factory recoil assemblies with Titanium, Uranium, Quadtanium, etc.. :)
 

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I have seen this before, but never studied it. I wonder if most, if not all, the recoil wobble is caused by heatwave/shockwave affect. I noticed that even after the initial shot and the return of the slide it was still showing wobble. Just a thought....
 

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This is my personal reason that I don't swap out parts like factory recoil assemblies with Titanium, Uranium, Quadtanium, etc.. :)
Let me know if you find any made from Uranium 234 I would like one. LOL
 

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This is my personal reason that I don't swap out parts like factory recoil assemblies with Titanium, Uranium, Quadtanium, etc.. :)
My personal favorite alloy is unobtanium. Apparently SIG uses this extensively, judging from their cost.

But we're probably off topic here.....

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I have heard some shooters that shoot a G22 w/ a Streamlight weapon light attached have problems w/ malfunctions. They attributed the problem to the frame flexing with the light attached. I personally think it was a shooter issue rather than the weapon. My G35 has a Surefire X300 attached and I have never had a problem with it.

It was interesting to see how much the Gunny's Glock flexed when he shot it.
 

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yeah , but ain`t that fully automatic ? so would the flex be diffrent then a semi auto ??? plus the g18 when in full auto thats alot of force , friction & heat going through that pistol . so would it be diffrent when in semi auto ?
 

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yeah , but ain`t that fully automatic ? so would the flex be diffrent then a semi auto ??? plus the g18 when in full auto thats alot of force , friction & heat going through that pistol . so would it be diffrent when in semi auto ?
I'm not a scientist but I would think that the gun heating up in full auto would loosen up that polymer a bit. I don't know if it would happen in the first magazine though just because it takes time for the heat to reach from the inside of the barrel to the slide to the frame. he's probably already gone through a few mags at the time this video was shot. I'm thinking kinda like an oven, it takes a little while for the door of an oven to get hot even though the inside of it might be 350 degrees. I think it's called convection heating... or something. radiant heat goes straight out at the speed of light if i remember correctly. I would think if you fired enough rounds through the gun, it would act the same either auto or semi auto because the gun can only get so hot... Glock designed it that way I'm sure. that's a sick video though, I like it a lot. everything looks cooler in super slow mo.
 

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Well I have no idea how many rounds he has fired through the gun but he does not appear to have the 33 round mag inserted at the time the video was shot.
 

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very true, I think he probably wanted to go through a few mags before they filmed him. wouldn't look quite as cool if he dropped the pistol in super slow mo or had so much muzzle rise that he was shooting up in the air at the end of it. who knows if those things happened cause it only showed two shots. Lol
 

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My personal favorite alloy is unobtanium. Apparently SIG uses this extensively, judging from their cost.

But we're probably off topic here.....
Yea...

By the way, I like your Avatar... :D :D :D
 

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Glad you like it, as soon as I found it, I knew I had to link it!

If it's a loop, they did a good job of it. Still though, I doubt it's on auto, or he would never come back to point so smooth and ready to pull off the next round. He sure does a great job of it! Must be the experience of a half-billion rounds fired from everywhere he goes.

And yes, I can now see that with such stress, anything mounted to the rail would just magnify the beating. I think I'll leave that rail alone. I'd like to see that recorded with the bigger loads than 9mm. But then, maybe not!... =P
 
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