Glock Problem: Slide/Frame rub?


January 1, 2003, 11:33 AM
I purchased a Glock 32 about a month ago, and have experienced a few problems:

1. While loading, ANY riding of the slide, even the faintest touch, will cause the slide to lock a few millimeters out of battery.

2. While loaded, drawing the slide back a little (obviously there is no practical reason for doing so) will also cause the slide to sit out of battery.

After close inspection, I finally noticed that the front inch or so of the slide rubs against the frame. On my Glock 17, one may see a uniform gap between slide and frame along the entire length of the pistol.

On the 32, the frame seems to angle upwards slightly towards the muzzle end of the pistol.

And now I have a bigger problem. :P Like a complete moron, after I was finished comparing the two frames side by side, I went and put the 32 slide on the 17's frame. ARGH!!!! It's stuck!

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January 1, 2003, 11:42 AM
I got the slide and frame apart again without damage. :P Original questions about slide/frame rubbing remain..any experiences with this problem? Should I call Glock tomorrow?

January 1, 2003, 12:32 PM
I would just shave the dust cover down a tad. You can file the poly material pretty easily.

January 1, 2003, 12:38 PM
What should I use to do it with? I'm guessing a diamond file is too much, for example. ;) And, will doing so affect accuracy at all?

January 1, 2003, 04:02 PM
You can use any file really, just don't use one that is too coarse. One of those abrasive nail file boards that women tend to keep around the house will work too.

January 2, 2003, 04:06 AM
Have not heard of this before. Carry a model 22, .40 daily. Is possible I assume that the frame has been bent. Other thing to look at would be the recoil spring, they and the mag springs are not the best to begin with, and are the source of most problems Glock.

January 2, 2003, 08:50 PM

The frame may be slightly bent towards the front. I have a new recoil spring on order. I'll wait until it arrives and test. If it doesn't fix the problem I'll give Glock a call about replacing my frame.

Problem is, this particular Glock has a trigger that is VERY smooth and sweet. Should I remove the trigger assembly/connector before sending the frame in?

January 3, 2003, 06:00 PM
i would remove ALL the innards before sending the frame in. they'll still replace it and you keep the trigger and have some spare parts.;)

Nero Steptoe
January 6, 2003, 12:44 PM
I just skimmed this thread, so maybe I'm missing something. Does the pistol fail to go into battery while shooting?? If so, then you probably need to address the problem, also assuming that your thumbs are nowhere near the slide during firing. If the pistol functions when fired, then I don't see what the problems is.

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