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Has Youtube Helped You With You Glock?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by TSAX, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    Note I am not knocking anyone using youtube to learn how to do something with a Glock or any gun. I know there are people who use youtube for learning how to do things with Glocks and have succeeded where this guy failed. I am not knocking those who do that.

    I was talking to a gunsmith I know and he mentioned that someone brought him a Glock that someone messed up trying to follow a youtube video. In this case the solution was just a simple replacing of a part. This issue had to do with a trigger job where he was trying to drill and dremel into the trigger bar. This is not the first time someone brought him a Glock with a "oops I did something to my gun and now I have a problem".

    It got me thinking how many people have had youtube help them do something to their Glock and how many have made a "oops"?







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  2. elijah58

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    SO followed YouTube on a trigger mod and made a jig to be able to drill the trigger bar the same every time, so now I get a sub 2# trigger consistently.
    Eli
     


  3. Watched a bunch of YT videos about cleaning, grip, stance, etc...while jones-ing for mine through the interminable State Police waiting period.

    Good general information, IMHO, but I wouldn't do any gunsmithing based on videos.
     
  4. dusty_dragon

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    sorry, didn't get the thing with drilling the trigger bar?
    why have the guys down that? for which purpose?
     
  5. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    I do not know if this was the same video that the guy used but this is a video that may answer your question.

    [ame="www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xve2t8cKgHo"]Modifying Glock Trigger for Lighter Pull - YouTube[/ame]





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  6. I use it as a refresher for field striping other pistols (Brownings, Berettas, Colt w\ and w\o flgr,Rugers, etc) .
     
  7. bennie1986

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    I used you tube to help me decide to buy my Gen 3 23! Definitely not an oops!:supergrin:
     
  8. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

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    Youtube videos about Glocks are interesting and sometimes even fascinating.

    However, the greatest real help I found is:
    Ptooma Productions :The Complete glock Reference Guide".
     
  9. Redheadhunter21

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    Yep successfully everytime, have used it for other guns I have, and all of my dads guns just easier to watch it and follow along then to read. Some videos even have some nice tricks.


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  10. Monte4283

    Monte4283

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    This......And the best Glock videos on YouTube are by hickok45
     
  11. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur Millennium Member CLM

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    There weren't no YouTube when I started Glocking.... :)

    And any YouTube video about Glocks that show the use of a hammer, drill, or dremel tool should be removed!
     
  12. barth

    barth six barrels

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    I think youtube instructional videos are great.
    They have helped me swap connectors and springs in my Glock.
    And field strip / assemble my new AK74.

    Like anything on the net.
    1) Find some way to determine the source is credible.
    2) A man has got to know his own limitations.

    I'm no gunsmith.
    And there are some things I'm just not going to attempt
    on my self defense handgun.
     
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  13. Yes indeed...and he makes it look easy!
     
  14. bennie1986

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    Hickok45 is why i got a glock and specifically my g23.
     
  15. legalsten

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    Everytime I get some old gun to clean or has a problem I go to You tube and have so far always found what I needed. A couple I don't think I would have gotten them apart without the video's .

    My Ruger 22/45 Mark 3 is a pain to get back together properly and it work. It has to do with the order you insert the magazine and turn the gun this way or that. I can never remember it so I just pull up the video.

    I think the watcher has to use some common sense and good judgment .
     
  16. TK-421

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    Same here. I also used it to learn how to field strip and clean my Glock before I even went out to the gun store to pick up my 23. I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly how to take it apart and put it back together before I even picked one up.

    I personally wouldn't do any modifications based on YouTube videos, but that has more to do with my lack of faith in myself, rather than a lack of faith in YouTube people.

    If I wanted to do any mods done, I'd take it to a professional, since I know for a fact I'd screw it up, YouTube or no YouTube. :rofl:
     
  17. Goodrich

    Goodrich Like a Sir

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    Everything i've ever done to my glock i got the info from youtube coupled with GT and common sense. i watch multiple videos on a single mod to make sure it's the general way it should be done. i don't watch one video then attempt whatever i'm doing.
     
  18. sernul

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    I must laugh at you:rofl:, wow.... follow the crowd. Get what you like, I'm a big fan of Hickok45 as well but he's 6'8 and is a big guy with huge hands. So he doesn't feel recoil and the g21 is not a problem for him.

    I know he loves and swears by the .40 but that isn't going to chose my caliber for me.
     
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  19. bennie1986

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    Its not my first .40 so he definitely didnt "pick my caliber". I picked my first glock based on his opinions because he has in depth reviews of alot of them.