Glock Recall?


Bob C
December 5, 2004, 05:39 PM
After being away from Glocks for about five years, I just bought a like new Model 17 made in 1992.

I think I read something about a recall on Glocks in the past year or two.

Can anyone provide any information on this?

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December 5, 2004, 05:56 PM
Some models with serial numbers in the Exx xxx range had a rail problem where the frame would crack. Glock did not officially recall them, but made a free frame upgrade available if your model was in the affected serial number range. A vintage 1992 G17 should not be in that range.

December 5, 2004, 06:44 PM
Back in 1992 Glock recalled 400,000 pistols for safety and reliability reasons. Glock 17's with serial numbers between AA through WF were part of the recall.

You might want to check to see if your pistol was included in the recall and, if so, was it actually worked on by Glock.

Bob C
December 5, 2004, 06:44 PM

Thanks !!! That was the best possible answer.

Bob C

December 5, 2004, 07:31 PM
Free upgrade is glockish for recall.

Love the guns, but gaston is one smug SOB. :D

December 6, 2004, 12:49 AM
Call Glock and give them your serial number.

They will check to see if it is affected by any factory service bulletins/free upgrades/recalls and if so will give you the information required to have the service completed.

December 6, 2004, 01:16 AM
I just sent my Glock 20 in for the firingpin/triger group upgrade.

I was not notified about the availability of this recall, er upgrade, except by reading here about it.

The problem, as I understand it is that early Glocks use carbon steel firing pins which can corrode, causing a sticking which can lead to a slamfire.

Replacement of the pin, which also incorporates a new safety interlock, will alleviate the problem.

Glock was excellent about handling the situation, and I had the gun back within three days. They even replaced my aging slide spring with a new captive guide rod setup, which I considered awesome.

I would suppose that all Glocks with carbon steel firing pins would be subject to the upgrade. You can determine the type of firing pin you have by disassembly. Also look for a second groove cut for the ancillary safety.

The other slide rail breakage issue has to do with the bending of the particular rails. Some Glocks were fitted with rails that were bent too sharply, not enough radius. Sharp bends in any kind of material create a weak point, where a crack is easlily able to form under stress. On newer models, I've even heard that Glock has increased the length of the rails to add a larger safety factor. I've heard that certain LE agencies are allegedly pressuring Glock to retrofit all short rail Glocks with new receivers. If it happens, I'm sure that it will be a case by case upgrade with a very low profile.

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