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Glock Magazine Cracks?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Beren, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

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    I have a pre-ban Glock 17 NFML magazine which is developing a hairline crack along the back near the rear lips. Will Glock honor warranty claims for these types of failures (clearly in materials, not due to abuse?)

    I've rotated the magazine out of my carry gear.
     
  2. Kahr carrier

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    Dont Know ,if I were you I would call them its worth a try.Good luck hope it works out for you.:)
     
  3. Nero Steptoe

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    Latest info I have is that Glock/Smyrna will trade a new mag for the old one , plus $25, IF they have the G17 mags in stock. I'd call 'em first. If the crack isn't affecting performance, you might do just as well to keep using them.
     
  4. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

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    I'll give Glock a call. It hasn't affected performance /yet/, but there is a definite crack, and I'd hate to suffer a magazine feed failure due to it.

    $25 service fee is fair enough.

    Rule #1 of minimizing the Murphy Effect is not to need it in the first place.

    #2 is making sure one's gear is in top condition. ;)
     
  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Considering that yours is a pre-ban, $25 service fee is worth the money to replace that magazine body.
     
  6. GooseGestapo

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    I think what you think is a hairline crack is a seam left from manufacturing. All my .40S&W mags for M22 in my inventory (100+) all have the longitudnal seam aka "crack". This is not a defect, but just how they're made.

    But, I'm sure that GLOCK will be glad to swap you a $1.99 magazine for your $1.99 magazine (that probably ain't broke) for $25.00 however.

    Sorry, I'm just not a big GLOCK fan. Just tote one cause I'm issued one. NO CHOICE IN THE MATTER.

    In all fairness though, they're like a Stanley Hammer with a fiberglass handle. They work, and are tough to tear up.
    (nothing is foolproof (or "cop-proof") to a sufficiently motivated fool)
     
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    Brownell's sells the Scherer replacement bodies for $40 each. I'd just wait until the ban goes away next year and buy some new factory magazines.
     
  9. Nero Steptoe

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    "I'd just wait until the ban goes away next year and buy some new factory magazines.."


    The Scherer mag bodies are worthless. Don't hold your breath until the mag ban is lifted, as the Prez is against lifting the ban.
     
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    The President has no say in the '94 AW ban going away next year. It officially dies in 2004 and no one can stop it. The only thing Bush AND the republican controlled congress can do is create and pass a NEW assault weapon ban.

    Probably not a high priority in an election year.
     
  11. Beren

    Beren Moderator Emeritus

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    If they (Republicans) push to renew or enact a replacement bill, I will be furious enough to risk further losses by voting Libertarian or Constitution party in 2004 - across the board. There are some issues, such as civil liberties, that I may not make compromises on. Anyway, this is an issue best discussed elsewhere on the board.

    As for the magazine with the small crack, I'm using it at the range. If it gets worse or suffers a failure, I'll call Glock. So far it's been okay.
     
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