Channel liner trouble

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  1. Goodfella209

    Goodfella209

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    My channel liner will not go past this point. It’s not designed to fit like the OEM, it’s a drop in for easy cleaning. It said “no tools required “ any help?
     

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    JArthurD Silver Member

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    You sure you bought the right size? Seems a bit longer than the OEM liner.
     

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    You should contact the manufacturer
     
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  4. Goodfella209

    Goodfella209

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    thanks for getting back to me. Yeah gen 3 Glock 19. Any suggestions?
     

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  5. Goodfella209

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    It
    it looks long like that because it won’t go in very far. It’s a drop in style for easy removal for cleaning. I shouldn’t need to pound it in.
     
  6. cciman

    cciman MacGyver

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    A solution looking for a problem that doesn't exist.

    Go back to OEM, no need for the gimmick.
     
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  7. Bradley T

    Bradley T

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    OEM will slip right in.
     
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  8. Small_Axe

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    Still a Glock noob here. But that advertising sounds like snake oil.

    I'm sure a lot of people have success with aftermarket parts. But it seems like your hear from the ones who don't a lot in this forum.
     
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    I've never taken a channel liner out for cleaning. Not even with a detail strip. NOT required.
     
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    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    Here’s some advice from a Glock Armorer. Throw that after market trash away and put the OEM back in. Your problem will go away.
     
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  11. Wizzz

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    Did you try to turn it around and try the other end?
    Some channel liners fit tight, and some are too tight that won't slide in.
    The ones that are too tight should be discarded from my experience.
    They will most likely be stuck in there forever...the striker assembly may also have issues in a tighter channel liner.

    I'd get oem and make sure it slides in easily with just finger pressure.
     
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    Are you sure there is not already a liner installed?
     
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  13. BamaTrooper

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    How did you get the other one out?
     
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    Glocks have a plastic firing pin channel liner in the channel, it's press fit into the channel like a cork in a bottle. Did you remove it before trying to use this new liner?

    Brownells sells a liner removal/installation tool for Glock plastic firing pin channel liners. The factory channel liner has a bevelled lip end that goes into the channel toward the muzzle, the other end is not bevelled and faces the rear of the slide.

    If I recall correctly without the Brownells tool to install a channel liner you can use a 5/16 inch dowel rod placed into the channel liner to push it into the channel. Then to make sure it's in all the way insert the firing pin assembly and push the firing pin spacer sleeve into the channel until the back end of the sleeve is flush with the back of the slide so that the slide cover plate can slide into place. If the sleeve won't go flush then the channel liner is not fully inserted.

    To remove a plastic liner without the Brownells tool again if I remember correctly you use a 5/16 inch male threaded bolt that is long enough to fit into the channel, preferably a bolt that has a loop of metal at the head to act as a handle, and you screw the bolt into the liner like a corkscrew into a cork then pull it out. Obviously this will destroy the liner so you need a new one to install before removing the old one.

    Edit: Jentra actually makes a removal/installation tool for plastic channel liners.
    https://www.jentra.net/liner-tool
     
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    Little persuasion may be needed...

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    I’m not here trying to rain on anyone’s parade, but I have a hard time trusting the machining of a part to fit in my gun from people who can’t even bother to proof read their packaging. “Hugh benefit”, I think they meant Huge...Triggger with 3 “g’s”... But yeah, I’m going to trust their parts to work...to each their own. I’ve been shooting Glocks for 20 years now and have never had a problem with the stock channel liner.
     
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    Winning comment! I wish I had a prize for you brotha The seller of the slide insisted it didn’t have one. That’s why I was so confused it wouldn’t go in. After further inspection it did have one. Thanks for your feedback
     
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    Glocks rule of thumb is that when you remove a channel liner, it is discarded and replaced with a new one (they're only $1). There is also no reason to remove a channel liner unless it's damaged, or the slide is being refinished. There is NEVER a reason to remove it for cleaning.

    Bingo.
     
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    This product sort of smells like stir-fried wikipedia to me...

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  20. W@rbirds

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    If you are going to
    cerakote a gun and cure with heat R&R would be advisable. Further its a $3 part that is plastic. It is designed as a consumable/replaceable part.