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Glock slide-to-frame fit

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cirwin2, Feb 16, 2011.

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  1. cirwin2

    cirwin2 Member

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    I own a couple of Glocks, both gen 3, specifically models 17 and 21. My glock 17 is newer and is the RTF version, while my glock 21 I bought recently used, in great condition, at a gun show. After bringing it home, I noticed the slide wobbles on the frame at the end of the barrel when I shake it. I pulled out my glock 17 and it does not wobble at all. Then I pulled out my S&W which was also pretty tight.

    Is this normal? I don't think glock makes their guns "loose" on purpose for reliability like an ak-47. I know the sights and barrel are attached to the slide, not the frame, so does this effect much? I've heard slide-to-frame fit constitutes 5% of a pistol's accuracy but just was wondering others' thoughts. I took it a part and inspected it but I believe the slide is just a tad big for the frame. Even if it doesn't effect much on accuracy, it just annoys me. :cuss:
     
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    It's normal. My 23 is like that as well.

    Slide to frame fit is virtually meaningless.
     
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    So does it just depend on the specific pistol as to how well it was made or do they get looser over time? Like I said my 17 is pretty new and much tighter, but doesnt have nearly as many rounds through it as the 21.
     
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    I have a brand spankin new G36...and the slide has a loose fit, VERY, VERY loose (compared to my Baer 1911)

    Its a Glock...just shoot it...like Hickok45 told me the other day...if its workin, don't worry about it...it'll keep workin.

    Glocks are the AK's of the handgun world...but Glocks are more accurate.
     
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