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What are ARMSCOR BUDDY's?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by miko_a, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. miko_a

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    sirs,

    Any idea what the difference is between the normal armscor and armscor buddy? in .45cal
     
  2. jasonub

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    armscor buddy are those that did not pass quality control standards. they have casting bubbles on them. saw one on the gunshow with a small casting bubble on the frame

    it was a 2 toned model and i saw it in the opposite side of the mag release button.

    its ok to get a buddy if you dont shoot too much. 10-20t rounds a year
     


  3. tukayo

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    Does this have an effect on the guns performance? I bought one at Megamall, a midsized .45 buddy.
     
  4. isuzu

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    I would worry if the casting bubbles are on the slide since the slide is the one who cycles when the gun fires, and absorbs most of the impact. They might weaken the integrity of the slide. I wouldn't worry much if the casting bubbles are on the frame, as long as they are not on the slide rails.

    Just change to extra-power recoil springs that would match your load as a safety measure.
     
  5. lazyjohn

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    Kinda the same quality that Glock exports to the Philippines?
     
  6. The highest stress areas on the slide is right up front, the portion that restricts the recoil spring where the barrel goes through; the breechface where the topside of the barrel collides, and up top where slide mates with the barrel hood. If you have visual deformities in those areas, particularly around the periphery of the mating surfaces, then the slide is no good.

    The grooves where the frame slides in barely bears any shock force, just friction and a certain fraction of the slide's weight at rest and at recoil. It could be peppered with craters with nary a change in function and safety of the gun. A little oil here and there would be enough to make the gun run properly.

    Unless Mr. Murphy has other things in mind... ;) :cool:
     
  7. Kiddo

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    Are you saying that Glocks exported to the Philippines did not pass quality control standards?
     
  8. lazyjohn

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    Let me rephrase it: Do you think Glock exports the same pistols to the U.S.A. and the Philippines? Do Mercedes, BMW, etc, export the same vehicles to the U.S.A. and the Philippines? I have seen both fit and finish of the automobiles exported to the U.S.A. and the Philippines, and my answer is NO, they do not export the same vehicles. Why so many breech face failures of the Glocks there? You draw your own conclusions. YMMV.
     
  9. jasonub

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    bingo
     
  10. riddler

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    With the legal climate here in the US where everybody wants to sue anyone with money at the slightest inconvenience, what lazyjohn suggest is highly plausible.
     
  11. bokbok_05

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    QUOTE]I have seen both fit and finish of the automobiles exported to the U.S.A. and the Philippines, and my answer is NO, they do not export the same vehicles.[/QUOTE]


    tsk tsk tsk.......bakit kaya ganun???~sd
     
  12. isuzu

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    Why so many breech face failures of the Glocks there? You draw your own conclusions. YMMV. [/B][/QUOTE]

    From what I heard, Springfield XD pistols have a thicker and stronger breechface than Glocks. That's one of their selling points. The other one is price and trigger pull. Another advantage is that XD pistols were finally allowed in production division by IPSC.

    Scary if this is the case. Glock has been publishing in their write ups time and time again that their pistols have fired tens of thousands of rounds without any malfunctions, but this is not the case after all. I wonder how many guns have they silently repaired/replaced especially in the US.

    In the Philippines, the 1911 is probably the easiest gun to maintain. Just like a Toyota. ;)