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Glock disassembled itself at the range

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Paddy, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. Paddy

    Paddy Member

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    I have never removed any parts from the frame at all, and the slide lock is installed in correct orientation. The spring appears to be intact and is in fact raising the slide lock like I’d expect it to, so if it’s broken it it’s way down inside and apparently not affecting the function that I can tell. ALso the various pins seem okay as well, although again, I haven’t removed any of them.
     
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    Glocks are like bick lighters. Toss it and go buy another.. :evil:

    Have you inspected the frame rails for cracks/breaks etc.?
     
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  3. kenboyles72

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    How does the barrel look? Look at the tab on the bottom of the barrel, there is a little lip that the slide lock hits that prevents the slide from coming off. If that lip is worn or chipped, barrel will come off.
     
  4. Paddy

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    Barrel looks perfect, all other parts as well, although I haven’t fully torn down yet. I guess that’s the next stop although I’m tempted to try a metal guide rod, or nothing and see if it happens again.
     
  5. Robbins290

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    Before i would go spending money on extra parts, i would send it back to glock. Could be a an out of spec part that could cause problems later one.
     
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  6. Paddy

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    But what if they can’t reproduce the problem?
     
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    You will never know if you don't send it to them.
    If new guns didn't have warranties most people wouldn't buy them. But then I find it funny that most people will not send a gun in for warranty work.
    Send it back to Glock and they will take care of the problem for you.
     
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  8. Robbins290

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    I am sure they will. Write a list of what happened and include it in the box when returning it. Or just give them a call, they might sent a part out. They did that when my 26 was having problems. The guy on the phone was very knowledgeable and seemed to know alot. It wont cost any thing to sent it back.

    I would not be worried that they "wont find anything". If there is a problem, they will fix it.
     
  9. Carl N. Brown

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    I have never heard of an instance of the Glock take-down catch spring failing until now. But it is a good heads-up to know it can (rarely) happen and nobody expects it. I will pass it on to those Glock fans I know.



    Hammer ... Striker ... you know, the go-bang thingie that drives the firing pin when you pull the trigger. (I am bad about calling internal hammer guns striker fired and reserving hammer fired for external hammer guns.)

    And when I bought a detachable box magazine for my sister's bolt action Marlin that she had bought used without one, the Marlin factory bubble pack was labeled 7-shot Clip. I did not try to correct Marlin. (I will admit that the clip/magazine distinction is vital when you are surrounded and you call in an emergency airdrop of ammo and you specify "in clips" when you actually are short of magazines.)
     
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    I guess the spring that holds the take down lever has been installed backwards a few times. I would assume thats the case there. Or a grossly out of spec take down lever. Any glock armorer should see the problem with ease.
     
  11. 460Shooter

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    Very true.

    For me it’s the inconvenience of sending it. There’s only one place with a proper license to ship handguns and it’s an hour drive. Have to always make sure to date the return label appropriately so I can get it in on time.
     
  12. Paddy

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    I dislike shipping them back in for several reasons. In fact the few time she I’ve done it, the issues were never resolved at all. So, that’s a last resort for me.
    I did call them, and they weren’t totally useless, but almost. Actually I take that back, they were polite and available, but useless.
     
  13. Paddy

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    The phone tech could have offered a take down thingy spring, but he seemed satisfied that my assessment of its springiness was adequate. If it was loose like an old wizard sleeve I’d notice something out of ordinary. However if it’s lost 20% of its spring I might not detect that.
    In the article linked by Rule3 it states that the guide rod and spring needs to be seated in the “bottom step” and if it’s not it can cause the takedown spring to be damaged and break. This is interesting because I don’t see how that can be true for one, bu secondly when I remove the slide sometimes the end of the rod is sort of barely clinging to the second step or even off it completely. Just thinking out loud here.
     
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