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I recently purchased a Glock 19 and I couldn't be happier with it. The only thing I have to gripe about is the fact that one out of ten empties flies straight back and hits me on the head. Am I the only one who has this problem?

Is there a good replacement ejector out there that will fling the empties away from your melon?
 

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If you would miss with one of the first nine rounds like the rest of us, your head would not swell up enough to get in the way of the tenth case. :lol: I am not aware of any way of changing the angle of ejection but I would replace the mainspring and ejector spring/plunger (can't remember what Glock calls it). Its been a while since I've shot a Glock much but don't recall them normally throwing empties all that far. If the mainspring is weakening, the slide velocity will increase and might cause the empty to be thrown further than normal. It may also be a lighter/heavier than normal case which might allow the empty to be flung further/retain velocity better. I've run into some .223 Rem brass which was noticably lighter than normal (as much as 4 grains in some "inexpensive" lines) so it may also be happening with handgun brass. These are my best guesses, in order.
 

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I can't help it! The darn thing's really accurate!

It could be more operator headspace and timing rather than any "flaw" with the pistol itself. It's not really all that bad to begin with and if that's the worst thing I have to worry about I'm going to really like this little gun.

BTW the ammo I'm shooting is the cheapest crap I can find. It's the 115gr Winchester "white box" ammo from Wal-Mart. It shoots just peachy fine though.
 

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Clayslayer said:
I recently purchased a Glock 19 and I couldn't be happier with it. The only thing I have to gripe about is the fact that one out of ten empties flies straight back and hits me on the head. Am I the only one who has this problem?

Is there a good replacement ejector out there that will fling the empties away from your melon?
My friend and I went to the range this wknd and found his Glock 34 has a similar issue. Near the end of our visit, an ejected case actually cut his forehead (more of a scrape, really) I might add it was a great reinforcing arguement for eye protection. No idea on what to recommend however.
 

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Well, at this point I'm rather used to it now. After many hundreds of rounds of ammo the Glock is still running just as good as the day I bought it.

I'm used to the ejection thing now. BTW I've seen the pistol malfunction ONCE since I've owned it. My wife was shooting it and "limp wristed" it and it failed to eject. Not really the gun's fault.
 

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I've learned that it's wise to wear a ball cap when shooting targets, especially if you're in an indoor range with the side walls between stations to keep the flying hot brass from branding my forehead. Besides, I look cool with my CAT Diesel hat on! LOL
 

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Ball cap's great but my "main" thing is a pair of glasses. Anything will do. It's important to protect the eyes.

It doesn't matter if I wear a hat or not when it comes to getting "branded". There must be some kind of "brass magnet" in my neck. It feels great.
 

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You're right about the glasses of course, Clayslayer...I have worn prescription lenses since I was a crumb-cruncher, so I always have them on, and never give it a thought. Maybe a Pith helmet would work for you? :mrgreen:
 
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