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Uh-Oh... I think I broke it... (Gen3 Glock27)

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by baximus, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. baximus

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    So after 100-150 rds last night at the range, making that 4-500 in the last week (Got a lot of ammo as a gift:wow:).

    After (finally) cleaning it last night, to my horror I noticed a left over plastic piece, which appeared to have snapped off of the frame.

    I'll be the first to tell you I'm a novice handgun enthusiast and shooter, coming from a primarily trap shooting childhood, so excuse how dumb/uninformed I may be. I just could use a little advice!

    I know glock is supposed to be good with customer service and replacing broken parts or whole guns, but I'd like to know what I'm talking about while describing the issue, so without further ado, here are the crappy pictures I took :rofl:

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    ^^the culprit???

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    Any help on what exactly that is, as well as my next steps with block/local smith would be much appreciated!
     
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  2. Dalton Wayne

    Dalton Wayne Epic mustache Millennium Member

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    What Ammo were you using? call Glock and describe the problem
    Sorry couldn't be of more help
     


  3. baximus

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    Was using their range ammo, but usually buy the "mega pack" remington boxes of 250, so thats the ammo the fun is "used to".

    And you were most certainly of help, thank you!
     
  4. cciman

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    I would be the first to call the pictures crappy. It would help to orient the pictures the right way, and have a closer view of where the piece came from.

    My initial reaction is: relax, don't worry.
    Can you tell if that piece was supporting anything structural?- being plastic, that is unlikely. I would say it is is an unimportant piece, if the slide rail is still solid.

    Email Glock the pics (better ones).
     
  5. baximus

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    I apologize for the quality of the pictures, not anywhere near a competent photographer or gunsmith, so I wasn't even sure what to take pictures of. Was hoping it'd be obvious to everyone but me:crying:

    Headed to work but will get better pics up asap, thanks so much for the response.

    I think it was attached to another plastic piece towards the rear of the slide, specifically to the right of the face plate. The slide does seem to "scrape" more now....
     
  6. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

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    Hard to tell from the pictures, but it looks like your rear frame rail sheared off.

    Saw the lightened pics, not frame rail
     
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  7. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    You didn't take the firing pin out by chance did you? Almost looks like it could be a spring cup.
    I took the liberty of lightening two of your images to be able to see more detail and I don't think the piece is from the back plate or the frame.

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  8. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    Just lightened up the offending piece ... it is not a spring cup!

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  9. baximus

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    Thank you all for your responses, and especially chris for editing my photos for me. I'm going to try and take a few more well lit detailed shots. Its clearly a "plastic" piece, and also definitely broke off as opposed to popped out of place.

    Haven't had a chance to full break it down, though it must have been something accessible with a simple field strip as that is all I did to it last night.

    The only difference I can note in the firearms operation is the slide feels a little rough when being retracted. Additionally, when replacing the slide from being broken down, it is difficult to align the frame and slide and get them to "click".

    pictures to come after I stop feeling like I'm still at work... :(
     
  10. TommiT

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    A real puzzler. Everything behind the magazine tube looks standard. I even pulled apart my carry gun, unloaded it, and removed the slide to compare frames. You didn't show us anything forward of the magazine tube and you didn't show the magazine or take it apart, so maybe something in there broke loose. Otherwise, I haven't a clue' but it sure looks standard to me.
     
  11. ChrisJn

    ChrisJn "Old Bill"

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    In one of your images the connector appears to be sitting too high. Perhaps something has broken internally?

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  12. jfost11

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    What does the inside of that rear slide cover look like? I'm looking over my gen 3 27 now. Without stripping the frame down, I can't see that piece fitting anywhere on the Glock parts pictured.
     
  13. RS7

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    I think CrisJn is on to something. I just pulled the slides on three Glocks and the connectors are nowhere near that high. Check the trigger mechanism housing. Keep us up to date. I haven't seen this one before.
     
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  14. d123gaw

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    I would guess rear slide cover piece but I don't know how those aftermarket covers are made. Could be something way different.
     
  15. cciman

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    I don't see where the plastic could be coming from.