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Florida Sheriff’s Office Reports Problems with Glock Service Pistols

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Made in Austria, May 14, 2013.

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  1. Fire_Medic

    Fire_Medic Polymer Butcher CLM

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    Wow wish there would have been more specifics on caliber mode and Generation.......
     


  2. I know, I was looking for the same answer. They are only talking about the MIM strikers in newer Glocks.
     
  3. OldSchool64

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    Haven't heard about that yet, learn something new everyday.
     
  4. GRT45

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    This news corroborates a report from a student returning from a recent Glock Armorer Course. He was instructed that concern for the MIM firing pin is one reason Glock, Inc. now encourages using snap caps for all dry-fire practice other than a dry fire for disassembly (a recommendation since 2010 actually).
     
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  5. PattonT

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    It should be Glock 23's, most likely Gen 3's.
     
  6. OldSchool64

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    I have a late Gen3 G26 with the MIM extractor,
    anyone know if this would also have a MIM striker/firing pin?
     
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  7. Fire_Medic

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  8. What's a MIM extractor and when did they come into use in Glocks?
     
  9. This is my local SO, I am "almost" positive they are using G22s (??)

    Gen 3 or 4 I don't know, but I'll ask next time I see one.........



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  10. WayneJessie

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    Some will be along shortly to blame this on limpwristing... Glock is doing a great job at destroying itself.
     
  11. OldSchool64

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    MIM = metal injection molding, not the same quality as a part that's machine from a good base metal.

    As far as I know Glock started using these extractors about the same time the Gen4's were released. They are recognizable by a small dip at the top, also known as dipped extractors.
     
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  12. voyager4520

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    Metal Injection Molded. The first MIM extractors were used in 2008 I believe. The firing pins were MIM from around 2009 on, and the locking blocks started in 2010 I believe and slowly moved through the different models with the sub-compacts being last. Last I heard, LHY was the last known 9mm to use the old cast steel extractor, and LTR was the last known .40.

    My NRR G27 has the MIM firing pin and I've never had any problems with it. The MIM extractor was atrociously soft, the claw wore to a jagged edge within 300 rounds and the firing pin safety wore a divot into the extractor with the nickel plating of the FPS only minimally worn. That extractor must be some ridiculously soft steel if it's softer than nickel plating.
     
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  13. BuckyP

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    Well, someone on the video already blamed the ammo. :whistling:
     
  14. Fire_Medic

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    Thanks, I have a buddy at Metro PD down here but they have changed so many times what you can and can't use platform and caliber that they're all over the place...........
     
  15. SJ 40

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    In the news video they state G 17's but then again the media is not known for facts or accuracy of their reporting.
    SJ 40
     
  16. thetoastmaster

    thetoastmaster NOT a sheepdog!

    Anyone know of any companies making aftermarket machined strikers that aren't titanium? I'd love a machined tool steel striker, just for peace of mind.

    Thanks.
     
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