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Is this crack common on Glocks?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by teweekley, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. teweekley

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    Both my Glock 19 Gen3 (2009) and 26 Gen 3 (2011) have what looks like a hairline crack near the channel. It doesn't appear to go all the way through the metal into the channel, but the "cracks" are in the same place on both guns. Seems strange to me. I've tried rubbing both areas with CLP and alcohol to no avail.

    I'll go ahead and answer the question before it's asked. No, I've never let the firing pin snap forward.

    Both guns function just fine. I'm curious if anybody else has seen this on their Glocks?

    G19
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    G26
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  2. TheGlockTalker

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    I have the same thing on my 26 but the others don't have it.
    It looks more like a scratch than a crack on my gun.
     


  3. nraman

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    A crack in that area would go all the way to the edge. If you can see a crack on the vertical side it is a crack otherwise a tool mark.
    My newest G26 Gen 4 with a couple of hundred rounds only has the same mark, it doesn't go to the edge, I have no concern.
     
  4. JBnTX

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    Shoot the thing, try to wear it out.
    If you do, Glock will fix it.
     
  5. AR15 guy

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    I checked my g19 and did not see any marks like that.
     
  6. I see what you're talking about and can't figure why there would be a crack there? It's not a hight impact point, so I'd suspect a hairline fracture in the finish?

    A drop of radiopaque dye, in the crack, cutting it in half and looking at it under an x-ray woud say for sure what it is a crack in the metal.
     
  7. lyodbraun

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    I dont see any marks in the pic, I must be blind LOL... at anyrate why is it that all these threads lately are nothing but complaints about Glocks,.. and why do so many people think they have to go over every millimeter of their guns and look for some sort of flaw or defect... just shoot the gun and enjoy Im so sick of "is this a crack" or my guns broke and dont throw brass just right or theres dirt on my glock and Im gonna send it back to glock... if it goes bang each time the trigger is pulled then there is nothing wrong with your Glock...
     
  8. M 7

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    Both of those look like scratches that might result from letting the punch slip off of the striker sleeve as it is depressed during the process of disassembly.
     
  9. Ahhhh, that's a great call. :thumbsup:
     
  10. +1 I agree. Good call.
     
  11. GLOCKgeo

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    ....or assembly at the Glock factory. I just bought a brand new G19 yesterday that has a similar scratch.:shocked:
     
  12. SCmasterblaster

    SCmasterblaster Millennium Member

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    If you have used factory ammo only, Glock will give you a new slide.
     
  13. AR15 guy

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    Dumb question, but how do you "let the firing pin fall forward"?
     
  14. Bruce M

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    Looks more like a scratch than a crack to me also.
     
  15. M 7

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    Thanks. :)
     
  16. nraman

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    I don't buy that.
    I have the line on a brand new G26.
    Unless the factory has a tool to compress the striker and make assembly faster and leaves that mark sometimes.
    I never had a punch slip on me when I take them apart. The way you use a punch momentarily to compress the sleeve is not prone to slipping.
     
  17. GLOCKgeo

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    It could also be a scratch on the mold that transfers over, if its cast. I am not sure if the slides are cast or milled out of billet.
     
  18. M 7

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    Assuming that everyone is as graceful as you...
     
  19. Just checked, my G26 Gen 4 looks identical with the same mark.
     
  20. Lowjiber

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    I just checked my EDC G26 (Gen 3) and it doesn't have the scratches.

    Thanks for sharing though.