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Old 03-01-2012, 14:14   #1
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glock tool question

Is the glock backstrap tool the same diameter as the glock armors tool?? Just curious and no I dont plan on taking apart my glock with the backstrap tool.
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Old 03-01-2012, 15:45   #2
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The “Glock armorer's tool” is a 3/32 Straight Punch

what is the size of the back-strap tool?
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Old 03-01-2012, 16:01   #3
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where did you find a backstrap tool?

are you talking about the different length pins

for the different backstraps?
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Old 03-01-2012, 16:07   #4
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The backstrap tool comes with the Gen 4's. It is used to push the pin out of handle and back in when replacing the back straps. THey looks like this:

http://glockparts.com/Detail.aspx?PROD=126617&CAT=700

I think it is really close in size but its plastic.

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Old 03-01-2012, 16:10   #5
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what is the size of the back-strap tool?
It appears to be the same size as the small pin at the rear of the handle. I think its called the trigger housing pin.
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Old 03-01-2012, 19:22   #6
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Yes, its about the same size as the Glock tool which is about the size of a 3/32" pin punch.




YES, you can easily use the backstrap tool to dissemble the frame, if the parts are loose fitting. Might also be able to strip the slide too.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:01   #7
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Yes, its about the same size as the Glock tool which is about the size of a 3/32" pin punch.

Amazon.com: Dasco #581-0 3/32 X 5-1/2 Pin Punch: Home Improvement
If you're going to use a commercial 3/32" drift punch to pop Glock frame pins then, ideally, you want to get one with, at least, a 1" pin rod (shank) on it. Anything that's even a little bit shorter will tend to ding the frame.

The factory armorer's tool has a 1 1/4" pin rod; it's ideal for removing frame pins on all models. The commercial punches I've found, all, have no longer than 1" rods; and, if you're not real careful - and work with your fingers pressed right up against the very front of the rod - you can easily mar the frame or, worse, open up the edges of the pin holes.
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The one I posted has a 1.25" shank with a taper into the handle. Its good for all guns. Anything similar can work.

You only want to move the pin enough to grab and pull out the other side with your fingers, not banging each pin out until the punch impacts the hole.

For that matter the backstrap tool is perfect for most.

There are some guns that do need extra force (my SF's all require more oomph), and yes I have used a light tap with a mallet on occasion (blasphemy)
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