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Odd Glock I picked up. Is it safe?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by blo0dyhatchet, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. blo0dyhatchet

    blo0dyhatchet Member

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    I picked up a Glock "32" a few days back and noticed that the serial numbers didn't match. The guy I got it from explained that the slide was a Glock replacement (S#### serial) , which I did some research on and saw was true.
    The slide is a Glock 32, and the barrel is a 357 sig barrel, but its the frame that I am concerned with. From what I have read, its a Glock 19 frame 3rd gen. From what I understand, the 19, 23 and 32 are all the same frame. Is this info correct? Is it safe to shoot?

    The frame has the finger grooves, but is a 2 pin. I will snap some pics tomorrow. Frame is serial DEL###US, Slide is S####.

    Frame-DEL - G-19 - Unknown - 3rd Gen. - Trilux H3 night sights. "US" suffix, cop trade in.

    Why does my frame/slide/barrel have a G#### / S#### / L#### serial number?
    Slide-Replacement frames slides and barrels have special serial numbers. The serial number consists of a single letter followed by 4 digits:
    S#### for replacement slides.

    Barrel-EAE - G-32 - December 2000 - 3rd Gen.

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  2. REAPER4206969

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    As said on Arfcom, that is a mismatched Glock with a 9mm frame. It is not safe to fire any large amount of .357 ammo through it.
     
  3. blo0dyhatchet

    blo0dyhatchet Member

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    Yet alas, the frame is still throwing up blank looks. Just posting on multiple streams.
     
  4. Zerodefect

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    That's missing a pin! That's a 9mm Glock!

    Is it possible to make it a 9mm again?
     
  5. bds

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    Yes, drop in a Lone Wolf G32/G23 to 9mm conversion barrel and shoot 9mm. If you get feeding issues, swap the mag follower from G19 or use G19 magazines.

    If you have any concerns, call Lone Wolf before you order the conversion barrel.
     
  6. daorhgih

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    "That's missing a pin!" B. S.

    A "missing" pin is how all Glocks were made at the start. I have a .45ACP G-21 that has just a single trigger-group pin. It's not for sale.
     
  7. ugaarguy

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    45 ACP operates at 21k PSI (23k PSI for +P), 40 S&W operates at 35k PSI, and .357 SIG operates at 40k PSI. There's a reason that Glock added the second trigger group pin to the .40 S&W and .357 SIG frames. Call it BS if you want, but do so at your own risk.
     
  8. daorhgih

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    Your b. S. Is not my b. S.

    I simply pointed out that all Glocks, at one point, had the single pin,
    and NOT just the 9mm models. You are too B.S. sensitive.
     
  9. Strahley

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    The G19/23/32 frames are all the same, it shouldn't make any difference that you're going to run .357 SIG through it instead of 9mm. Pretty strange deal though
     
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    Not always. The .40/.357 frames have a strengthened locking block, a third locking block pin and a molded in steel frame reinforcement. In 2002 Glock started using the .40/.357 frame on the .380/9x19 models. The frame he has is a .380/9x19 frame and is not suitable for .40/.357 use.
     
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    All .40/.357 Glock's are three pin.
     
  12. Mac's Precision

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    Reaper post #10 is correct.

    With excessive use it will crack the frame.

    You need to find a late model 3 pin frame....for your 32 upper...

    and a 19 slide and barrel for your 9mm lower

    Cheers
    Mac.
     
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    I'd shoot it. Just check the locking block for cracks or peening when you clean it. I bet Glock would send you a new frame if you managed to damage it. Afterall, the third pin wasn't a recall. It was an upgrade. :) I would order a G32 recoil spring, though. I think it's heavier than the G19/23 spring, and who knows what's in yours.

    In other words, buy a used 3rd gen (or 2.5 gen) G19, swap the frames, and have 2 guns.
     
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