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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

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    Sounds like another void in the market for APEX tactical to fill.... :whistling:
     

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  2. WayneJessie

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    Just curious. Does it not leave a nasty taste in your mouth to buy a premium priced pistol and have to throw out all the MIM parts and pay more money for decent parts. It bothers me.:dunno:
     

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    I know what you mean, but it seems to me that a really hard striker would be harder on the breach face when dry firing. Granted that shouldn't be any real problem unless a person does too much dry firing, just something to consider.
     
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    Check this posters signature...

    Enough said.
     
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  5. Made in Austria

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    Maybe/I hope it's just one of those cases where one Police officer has a problem and all the others start rotating too and demand a replacent. Who knows.
     
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    Bad parts are turned out everyday, regardless of the manufacturing process, unfortunately some of them sneak through quality control. Hopefully this is just an example of that.
     
  7. .38 super

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    This is true but let's not forget that striker is hitting the back of the brichface only with the force of the momentum of it's own weight, the spring does not pushes it all the way till the brichface, for a such light part and few pounds spring working only half an inch or so, the force shouldn't be so excessive... On the other hand I just spoke today with a person who broke his G17's brichface from dry firing few years back... I guess it's possible, I've seen pictures here in GT of cracked brichface...

    Here is a video of my Austrian proof marks G17 slide and its firing pin channel, it is clearly visible the marks from where the firing pin is hitting the back of the brichface, for some probably 3 decades shooting it doesn't look so bad...
    (please, watch in 360p because the quality isn't great, sorry...)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cymhYxAhbPs"]G17 Firing Pin Channel - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    The key is a firing pin of heat treatable tool steel,when properly heat treated it should last a life time. SJ 40
     
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    Here's the link:
    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/05/13/report-raises-concern-about-glock-handguns/

    ...and the article says "...Issued by the department’s armor, or gun expert, the March 13 report is titled simply: Firing Pin Issue" and "CBS4 News showed the Palm Beach report to local gunsmiths and armors". It seems that neither Glock Armorers or the media realize that the word is "Armorer".
     
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    Glocks are low mid range priced, not premium priced. In any case I have not had to replace any firing pins on any of my Glocks.
    Why does it bother you? According to your sigline you don't even own a Glock.
     
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  11. WayneJessie

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    Actually, I own two but my sigline has nothing to do with the issue.
     
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    There are several of these Anti Glock people on GT who have nothing to contribute to the forum and their sole purpose is to knock Glock.
     
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    Why glock?!?! Why do you do this to yourself for a few extra pennies??
     
  14. WayneJessie

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    I'm not anti-Glock but I am anti-Koolaid... Nobody has to "knock" Glock. They are doing just fine with that themselves. I own two Glocks so I feel I can comment. My comments are respectful to others here so if if bugs you perhaps the problem is with you.:dunno:
     
  15. Bill Lumberg

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    We've never replaced a firing pin. Waiting to see what the real deal is.
     
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    Well I cant say for sure just from the report, but it looks to me like a couple of officers had light strikes for one reason or another (could have been hard primers, but who knows) and then they started looking at their firing pins. Now, whenever they see any wear they want to replace the firing pin. Now there may indeed be some issue, but it does look to me like the media sensationalizing this just so they have a story. If you notice they never actually show a pistol malfunctioning, just a firing pin that "looks" a little boogered up.
     
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    This makes me realize that we've already recieved an echo about this from one of our Florida offices. Closeup pictures and all. We pulled strikers, checked under magnification, and did the same for breachfaces. Zero issues.
     
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    I know exactly what you are talking about. I too had a divot that turnd into an actual spur/raised thorn that I had to file down and then smooth out with a Dremel.
     
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    Not defending Glock here, if they effed up, they need to make it right. But I am not going to jump off the cliff based on one local news report full of errors about a few alleged problems at a small dept. This could be a legit big time problem, or it could be a small time reporter hoping to catch something big.
     
  20. RichardB

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    From one of the linked channel 4 articles: " The problems were found primarily in the Glock 40 caliber, but also showed up in the 9 mm. So far all of the incidents occurred during training exercises. There have been no reports of the firing pin failing in the field "
     
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