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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by aomagrat, Aug 28, 2009.

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  1. aomagrat

    aomagrat Member

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    I shot my Glock 32 yesterday and the trigger pin broke. Part of it is still in the gun and part of it fell out. The gun has about 1500 rounds through it.

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    This photo shows the gun with part of the pin still in it and the part that fell out.


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    This photo is a close-up of the broken end of the pin.


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    This photo shows the part of the pin still in the gun.


    Anyone else ever broke a trigger pin in a Glock?
     
  2. m2steven

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    That's unusual.
     
  3. punchdrunk

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    You got glock blocked
     
  4. glocks rock

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    Must be those crummy MIM parts. Call Glock and they will send you a new one.
     
  5. kdstrick

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    WHOA! :what: Consider yourself lucky. You are one of the very few people that have 'broke' something on a Glock.

    Ironically... it was a peice of STEEL that broke and not the plastic...

    hmmmmmmmm.....

    It looks like it would still function... Is it still capable of firing? :confused:
     
  6. Runningman

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    Well that sucks. Are you shooting factory loads in that G32?
     
  7. shameless

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    Glock may actually pay you to demonstrate how you managed to do that.:D
     
  8. spikedmike

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    Hmmm..Just got it and it broke ?? :uhoh: I guess that is why I don't own a Glock..:)
    I hope you get everything straighten out with your gun. Keep us posted
     
  9. possum

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    give glock a call, and they will take care of you.
     
  10. aomagrat

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    It dry fires fine. There must be enough of the pin in the gun to hold it together.
     
  11. wditto

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    impossible, no one can break a glock !!!
     
  12. kdstrick

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    That is pretty impressive that it still works.

    Is the pin in question is a MIM part?
     
  13. DasFriek

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    Thats a photoshop as i can see the pixel's not matching,plus we all know Glocks dont break.
    It is funny tho if thats a MIM part supplied by Taurus as they have a large business of making MIM parts for other manufactures.
    A Taurus part in a Glock would surely make thousands of people cring all at once.
     
  14. ugaarguy

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    Are you referring to where he blacked out the serial number? That's SOP when posting gun pics on the net. Otherwise everything looks normal.
    Everything breaks. Glocks are machines, just like every other firearm out there. Glocks do have a very low failure rate, but they can - and do - break. It's a trigger pin anyway. It's not like the slide cracked, or the frame failed. Call Glock Monday morning, and ask them to send you a new trigger pin. If you aren't comfortable putting it in yourself there are Glock armororers everywhere, and I'm sure Glock can tell of you several near you. It happens. Get it fixed and move on; no big deal. This is also a good lesson on why you shouls own more than one gun - even if it's just an identical spare gun.
     
  15. bensdad

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    Fix it, sell it, get a Sig. You know you want to.
     
  16. jocko

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    probably a vendor part that glock jobs out and out of millions one is bad, BIG DEAL!!!!!! I seriously doubt if it is an MIM PART TO.
     
  17. John Parker

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    Your Glock broke, and yet it still works. Like a Timex!
     
  18. Bix

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    Had a similar failure with the locking block pin on my 34 somewhere after 15,000 rounds:

    http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=54944&d=1174054808

    Discovered the problem during a (farily rare) maintainence session - so I have no idea how long the gun was like that or how many rounds it fired in that condition.

    It's a $2.50 part. Grabbed one out of the bin, popped it place, and put the gun back together.

    Glock parts are very cheap - I think it makes sense to have a little stash of them. If you use the guns enough, the will break :)
     
  19. LancerMW

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    get an xd, xds dont break EVAR, the xd also have 87 external safties so they are much safer than glocks. plus the xd feels better in the hand, like you are gripping a cloud.

    ok ok sorry bout my tangent, wanted to get it out before all the xd kool-aiders.

    sorry to hear bout your glock, call em they'll fix it. i have never had anything on any of my glocks break.
     
  20. fastbolt

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    A broken trigger pin isn't something I'd call common, but neither would it be something I'd consider terribly surprising, either, especially in the models chambered in the harder recoiling calibers. It's not unheard of to hear of trigger pins breaking in the harder recoiling Glock .40/.357's. The pair of grooves are the weakest points of that pin, after all, and the .40/.357 guns experience more recoil forces than 9/45 guns.

    If the G32 in question has ever been detail-stripped I'd have to wonder if the trigger pin had been improperly reinstalled, though. The trigger pin (meaning not just the locking block pin) has some stress placed upon it during normal operation (recoil), you know. If the slide stop lever isn't positioned inside the groove on the left end of the trigger pin, as intended, but rests on the larger diameter of the pin's shaft, it can create unintended stress on the pin during recoil (not to mention the potential for slide stop lever functioning issues to sometimes arise).

    In my last Glock armorer recert class I remember the instructor making it a point to mention a few times that if we were seeing broken locking blocks, locking block pins and trigger pins that we weren't replacing the recoil springs often enough and that the guns (and those parts) were being subjected to unnecessary battering during recoil. (The recommended replacement interval in the class was mentioned as 2,500-3,000 rounds, which is more than the 1,500 rounds mentioned by the poster, I know. I just mention it to illustrate how recoil forces can act upon those parts.)

    I remember examining a used G23 bought by one of our folks a while back. He said he'd fired it maybe 2,000 rounds and that the previous owner claimed to have fired no more than 500 rounds through it, as I recall. The only noticeably worn part I found when I examined the gun was the locking block pin. The finish was missing from half of it and it looked like it had beaten on by a hammer. The trigger pin still appeared fine at that point, and the trigger spring appeared to be the current revision, so I just replaced the locking block pin and recoil spring assembly and told him to go back to shooting it.

    At 1,500 rounds it would certainly be a good idea to have the G32 mentioned examined by a Glock armorer so see if anything other than the trigger pin needs to be replaced to keep the gun in optimal operating condition.

    Just my thoughts ...
     
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  21. John Parker

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    Of course they don't, since 'EVAR' isn't even a word...
     
  22. No4Mk1

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    You are obviously lying. Glocks don't break.
     
  23. CZ223

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    I love it (sarcasm)

    Somebody actually tried to blame a broken Glock on Taurus.:cuss: Some people are unbelievable in their hatred toward certain companies. Many companies, S&W to name one, are using Metal injection Molding on certain parts. I doubt that a steel pin is MIM anyway. Guns break, Glocks break less often than most. It is a three dollar part that you can replace yourself, be happy you don't have to send it back or pay a gunsmith. That is part of the beauty of Glocks. Name another gun that you anyone can perform a trigger job on for $25. Glocks are great, Guns are good and people are Crazy. By the way, my other carry gun is a Taurus PT1911 which has gobbled up over 1800 rounds of factory ammo without a hitch.
     
  24. combatantr2

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    Impossible...

    glocks cant break their perfect! :neener:
     
  25. PT1911

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    NO EFFING WAY... that is just not possible... I dont believe it for a seccond... there is just not way... you must have gotten one of those glock knock-offs that have been going aroung...


    on another note.... I love how people still defend a gun that BROKE!!! Will it function? " it'll dry fire." Carry that SOB!!!!... lets see how long it works.

    guns break, jam, misfire, and get dirty.... no matter the brand. In that respect, a Glock is no better than any other gun on the market. I dont care what gun you get eventually a machine fails. Sometimes it just takes longer... but after only 1500 rounds....lmao...
     
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