There are few things worse for a duty gun than failures to fire, and apparently, one Florida police department is not happy with their Glocks:
Obtained by CBS4 News, the confidential sheriff’s department document outlines a series of incidents in which problems with the Glock firing pin caused the gun to malfunction and not fire.
Issued by the department’s armor, or gun expert, the March 13 report is titled simply: Firing Pin Issue. In each case where there was a misfire, the gun was taken apart and the firing pin was found to be cracked or chipped.
The report includes photos of the failed firing pins.
The problems were found primarily in the Glock 40 caliber, but also showed up in the 9 mm. So far all of the incidents occurred during training exercises. There have been no reports of the firing pin failing in the field.
No firearm is perfect, because they are used and made by humans. That said, this is the first time I’ve heard about this sort of issue with Glocks, and it is apparently widespread enough in this department to be noteworthy, and not chalked up as being a fluke.