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Discussion in 'GSSF' started by driver8m3, May 20, 2004.

  1. driver8m3

    driver8m3

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    the left rear frame rail of my G17 broke tonight (during a match!) i'll be going to the fulton, ny gssf match this weekend. will i be able to leave the gun with the armorer for him to take back to GA and repair? or will i have to ship it to GA myself?

    thanks.
     
  2. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    I would imagine you will need to ship it back. It's unlikely the armorer will be there from Smyrna, it'll probably be the district rep. Can't hurt to ask though.
     

  3. don't tread on me

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    Shipping is probably your best bet. I would doubt an armorer would take the resposiblity of making sure your frame made it to Smyrna!
    Do you have a round count of when the rail broke?
     
  4. driver8m3

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    thanks guys. i'll take it to ny and check into it there. shipping it isnt really a big deal, just a minor inconvenience.

    i guess i have about about 30-40k rounds through it. it is a gssf model. i had heard that they were part of the "recall." coincidentally, i had to send the gun to GA to correct a different problem around the same time i heard about the frame rail issue. in the letter that i included with the gun, i asked about the frame rail issue, and asked that my gun be fixed if it was affected. when the gun was returned, there was no mention of the frame rail issue...so i dont know if they did anything about it.
     
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    Does anyone know which GSSF model Glock 17 serial numbers were affected by the frame rail recall?

    I have a GSSF model just like driver8m3. A while ago, I called Glock and gave them my serial number and they said it was not in the affected range. I called them at a different time and talked to someone else and they said it was. ;g I never bothered sending it in but now, I think I will if it's in the affected range.

    Joe Mamma
     
  6. Fireglock

    Fireglock Which is worse?

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    You can do a search and probably find a wealth of information on the frame recall. My understanding is that the GSSF pistols all fell in the recall range.
     
  7. driver8m3

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    i called glock and they were real nice about everything. no 17 frames in stock so they have to order one. i was told it takes about 3 weeks to get it. must be shipped to me through an ffl (new serial # = new gun), and glock will pay for shipping both ways and a reasonable ffl fee. that all seems ok to me...
     
  8. Don At PC

    Don At PC Senior Member Millennium Member

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    driver8m3;

    Glad to hear they are taking care of your problem. I was sure they would. Sorry to hear that you will have to wait about 3 weeks but then again the 17 is probably the most popular model Glock offers.

    Good luck at Fulton.
     
  9. driver8m3

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    even the 3 weeks or whatever it turns out to be isnt a big deal...i have other lowers i can use while i wait.
     
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    Are you saying that you are only sending the frame? I believe Glock inc. likes to test fire those weapons before they ship.
     
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    i was talking about using another lower with my 17 slide while i wait for the new lower to arrive at glock. i actually hadnt thought about what i would send them, but what you say makes sense. once they get the new lower, the exchange should only take a few days (and i suppose i could live without the 17 slide for that long).
     
  12. Sniper 7.62

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    That is true they like to have the hole gun, just got back my 19.
     
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    Your new frame should have the same serial # with the #1 in front of it, your old frame will have to go back to Glock, surprised that there not having you send them the gun to replace the frame in Smyrna.
     
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    Is yours part of the first 500 GSSF 17's? I believe all of the first 500 are in the recall range. Not sure about the second 500.

    Incidentally, it was between the first and second batches of GSSF 17's that Glock switched to 3-pin frames for the 17. The latter batch may have also come with the newer extractor.

    If you have a gun in the first batch (is that 000-499 or 001-500?), I'm curious to see when you get it back whether they "upgrade" you to a 3-pin frame. I had mine (a very early first batch GSSF 17) replaced hoping to get one, but ended up with a new 2-pin frame.
     
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    000-999 where all under the Frame issue.
     
  16. driver8m3

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    mine is 800 and something...and it has 3 pins, and the newer extractor.
     
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    Sent mine (gssf 037) back friday. After hearing drivers went at about 30k ,I figured maybe I better go ahead and send it, since I was not out of the woods with about 20k through mine. I'll let ya know if a 3 pin frame is what is returned. It shouldn't be long, my new frame was ordered months ago and is waiting there.
     
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    That's kind of funny. I remember Fireglock telling me at the JAX GSSF match 2 years ago that if mine hadn't broken yet, it probably wouldn't, so why mess up the serial number? Well...I really was hoping for a 2->3 pin upgrade so I could use the frame with my G24 (which is 2nd...and I think I do much better with FG and thumb rests).

    Is that what they told you? :)
    Were they selling any bridges too? After all the customer disservice, doubletalk, and inconsistency surrounding the frame upgrade/recall, I wouldn't believe your frame was in Smyrna unless they sent you a polaroid of it sitting on a local newspaper. :)

    Mine was supposedly "on order" for several months, lost, then reordered when I called months after the initial "order" to see "is it in yet?". When I did finally send it in, turnaround time was only about a week...much better than the months my brother's 2 Glocks sat in Smyrna.

    I would appreciate hearing what you get though...maybe by now they've run out of 2-pin frames...and I should have waited a little longer.

    I wonder how long my pin-less locking block would last in a G24 if I only shot relatively weak loads? I do have a spare set of frame internals now (courtesy of the upgrade), just in case / for when it breaks the locking block or trigger pin.
     
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    And Fireglock still isn't sending his in unless it breaks. :)
     
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    If it weren't for the fact that I suspected I'd get a 2->3 pin upgrade, I might not have bothered.

    driver8m3's gun shows though that the bad ones won't necessarily break early in their service life.

    30-40k rounds through it? How'd you manage to shoot that much through it in just a few years? Alot of competitive shooting and practice? Do you reload?