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Failure To Extract (FTE) Problems

 


Glock Accessories at Amazon

 

PROBLEM PROBABLE CAUSES CORRECTION
Failure To Extract Extractor worn, broken or missing Replace the extractor
  Defective ammunition Change ammunition
  Dirt under the extraction claw Clean the extractor
  Dirty chamber Clean the chamber
  Shooting with an unlocked wrist
(limp wristing)
Lock shooting hand wrist

 

What Is The Difference Between Failure to Extract and Failure to Eject?

What Does FTE Mean? FTE = Failure to Extract or Failure to Eject.

Failure to Extract and Failure to Eject have different meanings even though FTE is used for both terms.

Extraction refers to the removal of the spent cartridge case from the chamber. If you have a spent case that it stuck in the chamber or your extractor is broken, you have a Failure to Extract.

Ejection is where the spent case is forcefully thrown or ejected from the action of the gun. If the ejector is broken or the round is underpowered such that it does not have sufficient energy to drive the slide all the way to the rear you have a Failure to Eject. You can also have a Failure to Eject by "weak-wristing" or "limp-wristing" the pistol. One type of Failure To Extract is a stovepipe. A stovepipe is when the spent casing gets caught by the slide before being ejected from the gun. The empty case gets caught by the closing slide and gets stuck sticking out the side of the slide. It looks like a stove pipe. Stovepipes are associated with problems with certain ammunition or pistols that jam because the shell isn't ejected properly.

 

Ref: Glock Failure To Extract

 

 

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