Do the new 43s still rust.

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  1. billsg27

    billsg27

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    I had an early 43 with a rust problem. At that time there seemed to be a lot of other people having the same problem. Has this problem been resolved?
     
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    cciman MacGyver

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    Given the right combination of circumstances, any gun will rust. "Reported" problems are not a reflection of true risk or trend, since each individual may not have the same circumstances.
     

  3. cajunboy2k

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    Mine doesn’t rust. I carry it most every day in southeast Texas (hot and humid.)


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  4. MikeG36

    MikeG36 Have Gun Will Travel

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    I can say that I've never seen any sign of rust on mine and I live work and play in harsh environments.

    Years ago, I did see one with rust. I believe it was a finishing issue. There was (and possibly still is) a lot of internet chatter about finishing issues that may or may not be valid complaints.
     
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    I've never seen any on mine. NW WA along the coast so it's exposed to salt as well
     
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  6. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Never heard of the problem outside of internet forums. I have never figure out how the people on Glock Talk get every generation of Glocks to rust and I haven't been able to get one to rust in 30 years.
     
  7. billsg27

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    My gen 2 G27 and my gen 3 G19 have never shown any rust, but that darned early G43 sure did.
     
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    I'm in eastern NC and mine has no rust. Neither does my 19 or PX4 storm.

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  9. Lawdog3

    Lawdog3 " Fast is fine but, accuracy is everything"

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    No rust here. Carried it every day the past summer. 36 days of 90 + degrees and so signs of any rust.
     
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    Lawdog3 " Fast is fine but, accuracy is everything"

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    I'm with you never had one rust. 26 years and counting.
     
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  11. army_eod

    army_eod US Army Retired, EOD, PM, PMP

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    Do you still beat your wife? My 43 is not rusty. I know how to take care of it. Do you???
     
  12. GlockFan7

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    Never a spot of rust on mine.
     
  13. GigG

    GigG Reformed 1911 Shooter

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    I had a hard chromed racegun about 30 years ago. But only where my hands normally touched it. Metaloy refinished it and the rust never appeared again. When they sent the gun back they also sent 3 pieces HC medal and asked that i put a sweaty thumb print on each and send them back. They wanted it for testing. Never heard back.
     
  14. mds1140

    mds1140 nothing to see here, move along

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    No rust on mine, and I was an early adopter.... ZED. Shoot and carry it a lot
     
  15. GlockyQ

    GlockyQ G43 Fanboy

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    My two G43s are fine with no rust, even though I carry them during summer and I sweat a lot. Then again, I wipe the slides and barrel with Birchwood-Casey Barricade at least once every other week at least...
     
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    No rust on mine.
     
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    I think you would have to make a really good effort to make one rust.
     
  18. MikeG36

    MikeG36 Have Gun Will Travel

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    Dang.... I'm right there with you. About to flip the counter over to 27 years in December.
     
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    Good to see.most know how to care for their guns.

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  20. AgentM79

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    Clean & lube with BreakFree. Your gun won't rust. Eezox is great, also.