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Old 12-04-2012, 15:09   #16
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Originally Posted by dvegas View Post

However a shell to the eye, without safety glasses on in the middle of the night, is a completely different animal. (I hope I got the bad guy with the first shot, cuz I can't see him now)
That's why you don't worry about the LCI being on the extractor.
It's that along with the MIM the extractor is made from causing the BTF
Glock had to re-design the extractor claw for the LCI
to work moving it around 17 deg down from the old one.

Originally Posted by dvegas View Post

I called Glock and they said there weren't ejection problems with the Gen 4 (really?) I was told that I had the most up to date parts on my gun. I have the 0-3-4 spring and the 30274 ejector. I asked about the dipped extractors (which I have), and was told that Glock had been using those extractors for years.
Glock is telling people a lie. They deny there is a problem
despite the fact that these problems go back 2 or 3 years.

The LCI parts weren't that bad when they were cast
but now the MIM is junk in this application.

Colt had the same problems with their extractors
made of MIM. They went back to machined steel
due to the public pressure. Colt responded, Glock won't

Originally Posted by firstg19 View Post
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.
1- Apex is putting out batch's of Gen3 & Gen4 every two weeks.

2- The SP01176 SLB is $5 or less, non issue and not mandatory
unless the stock LCI .SLB doesn't have enough tension.
3- I'll take an aftermarket machined from stainless steel
billet extractor treated with Melonite( like the slide) any
day over a crap Glock factory cast or MIM part.
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