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Glock Firing Pin Replacement?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by G19NDE, Apr 1, 2003.

  1. G19NDE

    G19NDE Member

    UPDATE: THANKS FOR YOUR HELP... I got through it. See my response below...


    I have a G19 (Ser# AGMxxx) and I see some discussion of a "factory replacement" of the firing pin.

    Can anyone enlighten my about this?

    I purchased it as a Glock factory refurb in 1996-7 and have never had it apart farther than field strip.

    Any help is appreciated.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2003
  2. Beorn

    Beorn Well-Known Member

    1) Call Smyrna, Ga.

    2) Get a copy of the Armorer's book and do it yourself.
    It's not too difficult to remove the firing pin mechanism, provided you have the proper punch tool (Glock sells theirs for about $4).

    At least, that's what I've done

  3. Edward429451

    Edward429451 member

    I had never had my Glock slide apart before and needed to put in an extrapower FP spring in it and downloaded/printed out the instructions, and it was a piece of cake (with the punch)

    Start here:


  4. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Well-Known Member

    If it ain't broke...yada yada ;) Seemed like the attitude I got from Glock when I asked them about the frame on my 36.
  5. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    I seriously doubt that glock would give you a copy of their armorers manual. It is super easy to take the slide apart and clean/replace parts if need be. Call glock and ask if your gun needs the firing pin upgrade, if not don't worry about it, if so then you can a.) replace the parts yourself, b.) take it to a glock armorer, or c.) send it back to them. I read an article about this a while back and it is more than the firing pin that needs to be replaced, I forget what all parts it is, but I'm sure that Glock can tell you. Either way, your gun should be fine if was refurbished. All you need to take apart your Glock is a 3/32 punch, or a similarly sized allen wrench or screwdriver, or even the cap from a pen if you are in a pinch.
  6. G19NDE

    G19NDE Member

    Thanks for the input.

    I am more interested in the "why" than the "how".

    Can anybody tell me why they upgraded the firing pin? Is it a safety or reliability issue?

  7. QuarterBoreGunner

    QuarterBoreGunner Well-Known Member

    Glock will most definitely NOT give/sell you a copy of their armorers manual. They require you to take their authorized armorers course and for that you need to get a letter of recommendation from your local PD.

    And I'm having memory problems right now; I don't recall a firing pin issue recently...
  8. chevrofreak

    chevrofreak Well-Known Member

    there is actually a recall for this, and Glock will replace these parts for free. the problem is the firing pin plunger would sometimes not catch the firing pin, and in many cases when chambering a round the gun would fire, and sometimes would actually fire a burst.

    If you find a local armorer, they will do it, and send the bill to Glock, IIRC
  9. C. H. Luke

    C. H. Luke Well-Known Member

  10. Tom B

    Tom B Well-Known Member

    Go to Glockmeister.com for complete instructions with pics. It's listed in the TECH area. Also shows a pic of the old type striker(firing pin) and new type so you will be able to check for yourself. Takes about 3 min to remove the striker from your Glock. Be sure to clean the striker channel while you have it out but do not lube. Also keep in mind as you do the procedure that compressed springs are involved.
  11. G19NDE

    G19NDE Member


    Thank you all for your input.

    I never had the confidence to do all of this myself, but I just got through the slide dis/reassembly and it was a great experience.

    As it turns out, my G19 was all up to date (albeit a bit grungy) :what: and everything is as it should be.

    I appreciate all of your suggestions.:D

  12. blades67

    blades67 Well-Known Member

    I had to send my MK series G19 back (on their dime:cool: ) for the updates and they had it back to me in about two or three weeks. Your's being a factory re-furb means that all the updates were done at that time.
  13. gewehr44

    gewehr44 Well-Known Member

    Your Glock was grungy?? But I thought that bore snake you used cleaned everything perfectly??? It's a good thing those Glocks are reliable...

  14. Beorn

    Beorn Well-Known Member

    bore snake doesn't get the firing mechanism clean. Doesn't even touch it.

    Still, I want one of those...
  15. C. H. Luke

    C. H. Luke Well-Known Member

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