Originally Posted by firstg19
it's not as easy as that:
1. the apex extractor for gen4 is currently sold out (and is sold out more oftent than not)
2. you can not just buy the apex extractor, you need to buy part number: SP01176 as well.
3. not everyone wants aftermarket parts in their gun
This adds additional cost. Not to mention you have to pay shipping on all these parts as well. By the time its all said and done, you are probably an additional 100 bucks into the gun. If you can get glock to pay for shipping, then why not at least try that as your first option. Besides then they will at least know about the problem and if they refuse to fix the problem I'd annoy the hell out of them until they do.
I've been monitoring the Apex website, the first run ran out quick, the second run had extractors available for several days, keep checking they'll be back in stock soon.
Not for nothing but you kinda knew this could be a potential problem, I'm not sure why you're surprised. The trip to Smyrna likely isn't going to fix the problem and that aftermarket part is a superior part.
Now that the apex extractor is out I plan on repurchasing a 19 and putting the extractor in out of the box, I could care less about using the garbage Glock factory extractor.