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Old 03-13-2013, 16:51   #1
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Gen 4 Frame Wear Question

I have two gen 4 Glocks. A 22 and 23. I have noticed on both of them the polymer is worn down inside the frame near the front guide rails. Anyone else notice this?
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Old 03-13-2013, 17:22   #2
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That is from the dual recoil spring rubbing on the frame. My 23 gen so far is not doing it. Call glock and see what they say. And with the adaptor you can use a gen3 spring in the gen 4
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Old 03-13-2013, 17:26   #3
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They said it's normal. I was told on the gen4's the polymer is thinner in that area to make room for the larger RSA. No worries.
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Old 03-13-2013, 19:49   #4
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who cares glock will replace it if it goes bad
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Old 03-13-2013, 19:53   #5
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who cares glock will replace it if it goes bad
Some of us have a FDE frame which they may or may not be able to replace.


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Old 03-14-2013, 06:43   #6
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Some of us have a FDE frame which they may or may not be able to replace.


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Decisions, decisions....shoot it, or keep it to look at?
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:18   #7
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Who told you that?
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Some of us have a FDE frame which they may or may not be able to replace.

If you think it is a valuable collector piece, DON'T SHOOT IT!
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Old 03-14-2013, 14:09   #9
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I put 200 rounds through my Gen 4 G26 yesterday, and while cleaning it last night I did notice a bit of wear in this area from the RSA. I have only 400 rounds through the gun in total.

I could check my Gen 4 G19, as it's on my hip as I type this, but I'm at work and it's not exactly an ideal time for me to pull out a loaded pistol! I don't remember how many rounds I have through the G19 but it's less than the G26 (I don't carry it as often as the 26!)

EDIT - Checked the G19, no marks yet.
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Old 03-14-2013, 14:26   #10
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I would care.
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Old 03-17-2013, 23:09   #11
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Here are some pics of the wear.

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:06   #12
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You don't have any problem their, all looks normal.
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Here are some pics of the wear.

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Are you talking about the little cracks in the plastic?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:26   #14
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Are you talking about the little cracks in the plastic?
Yes. Thats it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:58   #15
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That's not a wear. It is a crack. The gun smoked too much of cracks, lol. Anyway call Glock and have them replace it at no cost.
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That's not a wear. It is a crack. The gun smoked too much of cracks, lol. Anyway call Glock and have them replace it at no cost.
That crack appears to be where there is excessive plastic (do they call that "flashing"?) over the metal slide rail assembly. On my G22 (2nd gen) and several of my G17s, you can see a full U of metal between the serail number plate and front of the slide lock spring.

OP, you shouldn't have a problem; compare your gun to some others and see what you see. If you are still worried/bothered, send a picture to Glock.
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I have a gouge / rub mark on the left side dustcover of my Gen 4 G21. I assume it's from the RSA. Pretty sure I put it in straight. Noticed after first time out with it. I'm not really worried about it.
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That crack appears to be where there is excessive plastic (do they call that "flashing"?) over the metal slide rail assembly. On my G22 (2nd gen) and several of my G17s, you can see a full U of metal between the serail number plate and front of the slide lock spring.

OP, you shouldn't have a problem; compare your gun to some others and see what you see. If you are still worried/bothered, send a picture to Glock.
Ask them with the picture: "I thought Glock is a perfection gun but why do I have this?" They will replace your gun in a minute because it only cost them like $10 to make that poly frame.
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Old 03-18-2013, 17:24   #19
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Unless the last few Glocks I've owned where broken then that "crack" is normal.

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Old 03-18-2013, 19:07   #20
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It's normal. Check out this thread: http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1473839
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