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thedave8
11-17-2012, 15:15
My buddy and I hit the range for the first time in a long time today. We each have a G27, as well as other Glocks.
He had his 27 jam on him which I was surprised to see. I removed the mag and could see the follower stopped 1 1/2 inches below the feed lips. Upon dis assembly, we found the spring had broken in two. His 27 is one of his carry guns and may have 300 rds through it. good thing it didnt happen in an emergency! I had never had this happen in any mags of all my Glocks....is this common? Now I dont think I can trust mine and might have to changeout all my mag springs to aftermarket.....

thedave8
11-17-2012, 15:31
need to add that the mag is a G23 mag he uses with the filler deal to fit 27 grip....still very low round count from this fairly new mag

Glockster45ACP
11-17-2012, 15:50
Uncommon in my opinion. I have a G26 Gen 4 and G30SF and have never experienced that problem.

thedave8
11-17-2012, 16:21
should we let Glock replace spring? maybe better off getting wolf spring for this and my other mags? I have a couple old non drop free mags that still work great....maye this was just a freak failure.......

mymini40
11-17-2012, 16:25
never happened to mine and I think its very rare. no need to panic.its an easy part to change.

SJ 40
11-17-2012, 16:29
I have never had a magazine spring break,I have had a LEO magazine of unknown vintage have it's spring give up the ghost,
When and if I replace springs I replace them with Wolff. SJ 40

Bruce M
11-17-2012, 17:02
In my very limited world a broken magazine spring is not common. But I don't get out much. I would think that a call to Glock is in order. While they might just be kind enough to send a spring or magazine, it is possible that they might want the broken one back to examine it with the thought that there might be a bad batch of springs or another reason.

thedave8
11-17-2012, 19:18
thanks guys.......

thedave8
11-17-2012, 19:22
never happened to mine and I think its very rare. no need to panic.its an easy part to change.
i know.....already took it out to inspect........no panic, just imagine if he really needed it to shoot that entire mag.....if i got feedback from you's guys that this happened alot, i would have to go through ALL my glock mags and upgrade springs.....

thedave8
11-17-2012, 21:48
A pic

MikeG36
11-18-2012, 01:32
It can happen. Does your friend live or carry near a saltwater environment?

AK47Man
11-18-2012, 04:46
Wow..!! That spring looks brand new still..Did he drop the gun on a hard surface anytime before the range trip? That is totally uncommon for the magazine spring to just break in half like that....

kashdaddy
11-18-2012, 08:00
seems like your buddy just cut that spring with his pliers - hahahahaha.

thedave8
11-18-2012, 09:25
Yeah that's why we were scratching our heads, no dropping of gun or mag and as you can see it looks brand new( might as well be) no corrosion...they are left loaded all the time like mine but that shouldn't be an issue

SCC
11-18-2012, 09:32
CALL GLOCK !!! i'm sure they will send him a new mag but send that one back to them ..

thedave8
11-18-2012, 12:30
CALL GLOCK !!! i'm sure they will send him a new mag but send that one back to them ..

I WILL! It's Sunday so don't think it'll help today....thanks for all the help guys
Glad there's not a history of this happening a lot so I can rest assured that I shouldn't have to worry bout all my mags springs

njl
11-18-2012, 18:24
I've never even heard of a mag spring breaking. That's very weird. Either a practical joker or defective spring.

thedave8
11-18-2012, 18:31
I've never even heard of a mag spring breaking. That's very weird. Either a practical joker or defective spring.

Explain practical joker........

njl
11-18-2012, 21:11
Explain practical joker........

He brags to a friend about his 100% reliable Glock. Glock-hating friend snips the mag spring while he's not looking. Hmm...your Glock's not so reliable now, is it?

thedave8
11-18-2012, 21:30
He brags to a friend about his 100% reliable Glock. Glock-hating friend snips the mag spring while he's not looking. Hmm...your Glock's not so reliable now, is it?

Gee....what a warped imagination you have..... Lay off the crack pipe and stick to the task at hand....

Ryobi
11-19-2012, 04:56
Unheard of with factory mags. The only failures I've seen we're with aftermarket components or proper assembly by the shooter. My buddy and I hit the range for the first time in a long time today. We each have a G27, as well as other Glocks.
He had his 27 jam on him which I was surprised to see. I removed the mag and could see the follower stopped 1 1/2 inches below the feed lips. Upon dis assembly, we found the spring had broken in two. His 27 is one of his carry guns and may have 300 rds through it. good thing it didnt happen in an emergency! I had never had this happen in any mags of all my Glocks....is this common? Now I dont think I can trust mine and might have to changeout all my mag springs to aftermarket.....

Bill Lumberg
11-22-2012, 07:25
Never seen a broken mag spring in a factory glock mag.

jim7777b
11-22-2012, 08:05
Never seen a broken mag spring in a factory glock mag.

Neither have I--been shootin' 'em since '88--butttt--I did have a 40 mag stop feeding due to a weak spring. I have Wolff springs in all mags now and as per some experience/advice, I carry 'em all down one round from capacity. Maybe all springs being changed was overkill---just the way my old brain is wired.:drillsgt:

thedave8
12-16-2012, 21:13
update
Glock sent replacement mag
fast turn around....thanks Glock!

ronin.45
12-16-2012, 21:35
Good to hear that they took care of him. I have factory magazines that are over ten years old with tens of thousands of rounds through them and I've never had one screw up. Especially not like that. Just a fluke.