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Old 10-10-2012, 12:21   #1
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Missing Channel liner and Spring loaded bearing

Hello I'm new and this is my first post.I just bought a Glock Gen 3 model 21 45acp. I've shot the gun and it was flawless .No problems whatsoever.I went on YouTube and found out how to field strip the pistol and do a full breakdown of the weapon.
I carefully inspected each and every part and found or did'nt find the firing pin channel liner and the spring loaded bearing.I said to myself how could this be the pistol is missing not 1 but 2 parts and still functioned without a glitch of any kind.
I'm going to ask how critical are these parts but I think I already know the answer to my question.
I have went to the Midwayusa website and have ordered these parts plus a lot more other parts that I may lose or break in the future.I've ordered almost all the replacement parts I can afford just in case something happens.
Does anyone know of any problems that may arise from shooting the pistol with these missing parts ?

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Old 10-10-2012, 18:41   #2
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The spring loaded bearing reduces wear that would otherwise occur with the metal spring in direct contact with the plastic portion of the slide cover plate.

The channel liner prevents wear between the firing pin spring and the metal firing pin channel. More importantly, I would think the liner helps to keep the firing pin centered and lined up with the hole in the breech face and reduce risk of damaging the tip of the firing pin.
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Old 10-10-2012, 19:05   #3
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Wait for the parts and use them.
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Old 10-12-2012, 06:24   #4
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wait for the parts and use them.
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:28   #5
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Are you sure that the channel liner is missing?

You do know that it does not just drop out of the striker channel don't you? It is PRESSED into the striker channel and will not just drop out.

In fact, there are somewhat of a pain in the ass to get out if you actually have to replace them. After the old one is out you have to use a wooden dowel to drive the new channel liner in.

Due to the fact that you admit to being new to Glocks my guess is that the channel liner is NOT missing and that you expected it to comes sliding or dropping out of the striker channel.

I of course could be wrong.

I've been wrong twice before in my life. That's why I have two ex-wifes.
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