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Glock Limp Wrist Failure – How to example (don’t try this at home)


Yo this is Mattv2099 and today I’m going to see if I can limp wrist a Glock The glock generally has one short coming. the fact that you can limp wrist it. that’s kind of a giant bummer. if you don’t hold your glock properly. your wrist straight and strong. like this. the gun might fail to cycle on you. let’s see if I can do it I’m having a problem here. there we go. got a limp wrist. go like this and I might be able to get a limp wrist. that was a limp wrist. so that’s the glock limp wrist. anyways that’s how to limp wrist a glock. hope you liked it. thanks for watching.

47 thoughts on “Glock Limp Wrist Failure – How to example (don’t try this at home)

  1. you should put a disclaimer on this video.  This is SUPER dangerous to do and should never be tried at home. 

  2. What kind of ammo were you using? If non-defensive, it would be interesting to see if changing the ammo to a hotter defensive round made any difference. Different defensive ammo might have different results too, like 124gr vs 147gr or non-+P vs. +P.

  3. Captions at 0:05
    "I'm gonna see I can lift breast o'clock."
    Really? You can do that Matt?

    Where is this video and how do I watch it.

  4. Wow. That took alot. Shows the real quality of a glock. It almost has to fly out of your hand before it fails to feed.

  5. First time my wife shot a Glock she limp wristed it and she was holding it with two hands! Its the only failure my Glock has had out of 1000 rounds.

  6. I'm not sayin glocks dont do this but ever since I started shooting I never had a problem with my glocks. Even back when I used the tea cup method. I always shoot one hand and never have this problem. I had a 17 and now I have a 26. It looks like in the slow mo your really lettin that thing fly. This is really bad though cause if you were hurt and couldn't hold it tight you could have a problem. 

  7. I took my brand new glock 19 gen 4 to the range yesterday.. Shot it no problems as usual, my girlfriend tried it on the other hand, and had it fail to feed every time, she used both hands, she wasn't half assed holding it.. This to me is a major short coming for glocks.. Look I love them, not trying to glock bash, my first firearm was a gen 2 G17 and once again I've never had an issue, but if your injured, or your wife/significant other needs it in an emergency situation that's a real issue.. We also fired my sigp938, & M&P9 with her having zero issues, & she's not unfamiliar with shooting.. Just some food for thought.

  8. I experienced this for the first time (with a g17) when comparing the time it takes to draw and fire from the hip and the time it takes to draw, aim and fire normally. It was almost twice as fast but the failure to feed would make me think twice about doing it in a real situation.

  9. My sig 250 .45 did this to me; or I did this to my sig I guess. couldn't figure out was was wrong with it until I saw this and went to the range for a test. Not only have you sold me on the durability of a glock and my next gun a g19 but you've unknowingly helped me out with a gun I nearly swore off. Thanks mattv2099 for the education as well as the entertainment.

  10. interesting! my .45 G21 never did this to me or any of my friends who shoot a gun for the first time. I can see the muzzle flips way up in their hands, but not even one failure occurs..(they ve shot ~250 rounds through my G21)

  11. so that's what this mystical "limp wrist failure" actually is…you're moving the gun in the same direction that the ejector want to send the casing…i always thought it had more to do with the recoil spring or something…i've tried limp wristing my g22 a few times at the range but i'm kinda scared to let it go like you did with the g17…that ole .40 is snappy as shit haha

  12. I believe it occurs when you hold the glock so the back of the grip isn't already in your palm. That way the gun would travel backwards in your hand some, making the slide's blowback lose some momentum, and not be able to complete the cycle. If that's the case, couldn't you bypass the effect with higher-powered ammunition? Or utilize some device to increase the recoil?

  13. Why not tell specifically which model you're using. Knowledgeable people know that the 9mm limpwrist much more than the 40 or 45.

  14. is this a problem that is more common with range ammo? I imagine defense loads would send the slide back harder and eliminate limp wrist? I would be curious to find out.

  15. i have a g19 and g26,thanks for vid, guess i won't be limp wristing them, hopefully when i do duel wield this won't happen

  16. If your carry gun can fail from limp wristing throw it away, an sd gun should fire under the most adverse conditions. If holding it funny is the most adverse condition it takes then imagine trying to shoot from draw while you're caught in a full mount and getting stabbed.

  17. Any brand does FTF or FTE on Limp Wrist. Limp wrist wiggles the angular motion of the spent shell simple as that. That is why it is advisable for a shooter to do regular hand and wrist exercise to suppress the recoil of any handgun. If anyone can say they have a good grip on the pistol but it still experienced FTF or FTE then there are numerous problem we can say. Problems might be from the ejector, recoil spring, magazine follower and spring, weak reload of ammo and more to relate..

  18. I dont believe in limp wrist how can holding it loose and hanging make any gun not cycle a bullet to go off??? I dont c it

  19. IMO, there is no actual phenomenon of "limp wristing," this is a catch-all when shooters don't have a real explanation.

    I bought a very lightly used G42 from a friend, who had all sorts of malfunctions with it until she changed her grip, after which it performed flawlessly.

    The first two magines I shot were like ten failures in twelve rounds. I've always liked my wrist locked straight back.

    When I changed my grip to as high in the beavertail as I can go, it performs perfectly.

    Glock tech support says "…heavy spring on a small gun, issue should disappear after 300-400 rounds…" (sounds suspiciously like "it's supposed to be that way").

    It's really a design flaw that can be overcome by a high grip, but it isn't "limp wristing" implying you are doing something wrong.

    If you were to put the gun in a vise on the bottom of the grip, and used a string to pull the trigger, should it fire correctly and cycle a fresh round? It SHOULD. I'd like to see somebody try that.

    My point is a pistol should not so sensitive a quarter-inch difference in grip placement caused malfunctions.

    I like Glocks. The G42 is my summer carry and G30 rest or year. The real reason is a heavy spring in a cartridge that doesn't have enough oomph to cycle it if things are less than perfect.

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