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Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:21 am

I have a K40-GL and have some questions, but it has been a loooonnngg time since anyone has posted here! Are the pistol calibers being discussed somewhere else?
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Globemaster » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:10 pm

we're here, but the board has been a little so as of late; and probably due to it being Summer time, and here's a good place to discus your newly squired GL'40 AR15 unit :thumbs up:
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Colorado Osprey » Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:43 am

Question away... what can we help ya for?
Lets just remove all the warning label and let nature take its course.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:07 am

Well lets get started then! The K40 was part of a batch that the dealer bought from a PD in FL. It came with two Glock 15rd. mags, a regular one with #8 follower and an "LE/Govt only" with a #5 follower. I bought two Glock 22rd mags also. During rapid fire with the LE mag, I had fail to eject/double feed malfunction twice. They happened in separate magazine loads with the LE mag only during rapid fire. Slow rate of fire for marksmanship and no problems. No problems with the other three mags. Have there been issues with the K40 and LE mags? This was the second time I had fired it. No problems the first time.

Side note: During first cleaning and bolt disassembly, I lost the bolt extractor spring. Took a while and finally found it and installed reassembled. When I had the first malfunction I was afraid that I had done something wrong, but the issue was only with the LE mag.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Shermanator » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:51 am

The good news, you have discovered that one specific mag is giving you issues and not the firearm. When you have multiple failures from multiple mags then the firearm is suspect.

My suggestion would be to mark that mag as range use only or toss it. In my opinion mags are considered "Disposable" yes you want them to work but they are not made to last forever.

Most firearms you buy new come with 1-2 magazines, that's to get you started, then you my personal rule of thumb is to have 5-30 mags per firearm depending on it's use and if the magazine can be used in multiple firearms. I also like to test my mags and if one gives me a problem I mark it. Again that's my personal preference.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:24 pm

So no known issues with the LE/#5 mags? Just wondering if I need to stay away from them if I find some for sale.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Globemaster » Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:52 pm

mark4Jesus wrote: Have there been issues with the K40 and LE mags?

there aren't to many GL9 / GL40 owners on the board to speak of, as the variant is a niche product (kinda) and I've only seen a few of them discussed here on the board in the past; on a side note; I did shoot one at one of the OACADR-Event a few years back; they're a lot of fun to shoot

this was the GL9 unit that they had on the bench at the Olympic Arms Customer Appreciation Day at the Range Event

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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:11 pm

I need to take a pic of mine and post it. It has a light mount and sling mount that must have been installed by the PD that owned it.

Speaking of that, I read the warranty on the Oly site and am a bit confused. As a second owner, does the lifetime warranty apply? It reads differently if you are original owner or not, but I could not make out what was different.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Globemaster » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:27 pm

mark4Jesus wrote: I need to take a pic of mine and post it. It has a light mount and sling mount that must have been installed by the PD that owned it.

we've all been waiting to see one (or more) ever since you joined up the other day :D

mark4Jesus wrote: Speaking of that, I read the warranty on the Oly site and am a bit confused. As a second owner, does the lifetime warranty apply? It reads differently if you are original owner or not, but I could not make out what was different.

I'm sure they'd take care of you, but I don't work there, nor do I have any affiliation with them; and Ratter or someone from the Factory, would be able to set you straight, and/or clarify any questions you might have about your 'Lifetime Warranty' policy.


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Olympic Arms, Inc. Lifetime Warranty
Version 1.0, Last Modified Sept. 28, 2006

Our goal at Olympic Arms, Inc. ("OAI", "we" and "us") is to lead the industry in customer service and satisfaction. For this reason, we are proud to offer the most comprehensive factory warranty of its kind by any AR-15 manufacturer.

We will warranty all parts and products manufactured by OAI against any and all manufacturer’s defects in materials and workmanship, which affect the satisfactory operation of the item being warranted. This portion of the warranty is non-transferable. We will warranty the reliable function of any OAI firearm fully assembled at the factory for the lifetime of the firearm to the original owner. This portion of the warranty is transferable.

The liability of OAI is limited to repair or replacement of only those parts determined by our staff to be defective on the part of the factory. The decision to repair or replace a warranted product will be made by OAI as necessary to provide the customer with a properly operating finished product. OAI assumes no liability for accidental or consequential damages. The following items are specifically excluded from coverage under this warranty:

• Normal wear of the protective finishes and of all metal or plastic parts.
• Damage or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse or unauthorized repair or alteration.
• Damage or malfunction resulting from barrel obstruction.
• Damage or malfunction resulting from use of other than factory SAAMI specification brass cased new production ammunition.
• Damage or malfunction resulting from the use of any imported, hand loaded, reloaded or factory re-manufactured ammunition.
• Any finished products that are not assembled at our facilities, or are assembled using imported or used parts. This includes complete rifle kits, pistol kits, upper receivers, lower receivers, barrel units / assemblies, etc.
• Any damage to Olympic Arms parts or components during assembly by an individual, organization, company or entity other than Olympic Arms.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:38 am

Okay, after reading it again three times, since I have a fully assembled firearm it's covered, the first part was for parts that they make that people use to assemble their own. Thanks for helping. I always enjoy those words in red.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:02 am

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The two 22rd mags I purchased new. The flashlight mount came on it, I need to find a light that will fit it now.

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The case still had the detective's name that it was issued to on it.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Globemaster » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:36 pm

that's a sweet looking rig! :mrgreen:





mark4Jesus wrote: Thanks for helping. I always enjoy those words in red.

anytime M4J ... I'm glad to help out in any way I can

mark4Jesus wrote: The flashlight mount came on it, I need to find a light that will fit it now.

your flashlight mount is made by Elzetta® ... I posted a link below this, and it leads you to a 'FAQ' page on the Elzetta® web site; my buddy 103M 95G from this board, runs them and he likes the mount; he's also an LEO.


Elzetta® FAQ Page

What flashlights will work with Elzetta ZFH1500 Tactical Flashlight Mount?

Every Elzetta ZFH1500 comes with Sizing Adapters, giving the Flashlight Holder the ability to mount flashlights from 0.7 to 1.1 inches in diameter (18 to 27 mm). This includes flashlights from popular manufacturers such as InForce®, Streamlight®, Pelican®, Laser Devices®, SureFire®, and of course, Elzetta® Flashlights. (Sizing Adapters are not required when using an Elzetta Flashlights or other 1-inch Light.)



mark4Jesus wrote: The case still had the detective's name that it was issued to on it.

very cool ...
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby mark4Jesus » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:53 pm

Called the folks at Elzetta, great people to talk to! I am going to save up to get one of their lights. Made is U.S.A., I like that!
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Globemaster » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:25 pm

very nice … I’ve been to their SHOT Show Booth on many occasions; they manufacture a very solid, robust, and well made tactical-light; and they stand behind their products too.
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Re: Where is everybody at?

Postby Rattler » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:31 am

Great thread!
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