Ever worn a Glock out?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Grovenator, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Grovenator

    Grovenator

    Messages:
    677
    Likes Received:
    313
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Location:
    Washington
    Just wondering if anyone here has ever worn a GLOCK out. Or any other pistol, for that matter. I don't mean shot it a bit loose and it kinda wanders around a bit on paper, I mean you flat wore it out! It simply broke something and completely malfed, quit hitting primers hard enough to go bang or some other disabling malf.. I'm talking about something that could be directly attributed to wear, not manufacturer's defect.
     
    JBnTX and Doc McGlock like this.
  2. Doc McGlock

    Doc McGlock

    Messages:
    6,616
    Likes Received:
    10,791
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Location:
    San Antonio, Tx
    What a great question! :goodpost: I think I'll pull up a chair and listen!
     

  3. texandave

    texandave

    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Location:
    Houston, TX area
    I've got over 10k rounds through my gen3 17 - all original parts. Never had any problems or failures to date.

    Sent from my SM-G925V using Tapatalk
     
  4. Uncle Don

    Uncle Don Wood butcher

    Messages:
    2,362
    Likes Received:
    1,041
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Location:
    Midwest
    I work as a Police Science instructor and the school has several 17s (and S&W M&P 9s) . I bought them in 2004 and each one sees about 1500 rounds a year.

    The only thing I've ever replaced is a few RSAs. They work as well as when they were new and still as accurate. Standard maintenance by the students after each use and at the end of each year, I take them completely down.
     
    G19 DB likes this.
  5. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

    Messages:
    7,073
    Likes Received:
    3,558
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2014
    Location:
    SW Florida
    I doubt too many conscience people are going to shoot their guns in that condition. People that know how to find their bum with two hands prolly relegate their guns to paper weights when they get that worn out. Thing with Glocks, though; it's easy and inexpensive to keep that sucker trudging on.
     
  6. Gifford

    Gifford

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Just got a new glock. Glock 19 gen 4. Are there any upgrades that I should do or not do to this gun. I like it the way it is but some of my friends say I should do this and that to it but I would like more input.
     
  7. Monkeybomb

    Monkeybomb Resident Misanthrope

    Messages:
    394
    Likes Received:
    906
    Joined:
    May 26, 2013
    Location:
    Nation Wide
    I have put a whole lot of ammo through Glocks. But I always maintain them. Sonic cleaning once a year. Springs replaced on a maintenance schedule. When a statistically significant amount start to see similar malfunctions we trade them out for new ones and start all over again.
     
  8. Koba

    Koba

    Messages:
    1,761
    Likes Received:
    857
    Joined:
    May 23, 2015
    Location:
    WA state
    It's your gun, not theirs. If you like it, leave it be. Glock made a fully functional gun from the factory (in theory), if you change nothing that is still true
     
  9. satisfied

    satisfied

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Any modification you perform is going to go against hundreds or thousands of hours of R&D by some german guy who makes more money than 99.9% of the forum here. He knows more than you, or I, and probably especially, your friends. He knew how to design a pistol that will last a lifetime, and some furry who really likes anime is no match for the team of anal retentive german dudes they have back in Austria.

    That being said, if you want to mod it, mod it, but there's nothing wrong with them from the factory (anymore.)
     
    Detectorist, PSC617, JBnTX and 4 others like this.
  10. GRR

    GRR

    Messages:
    3,305
    Likes Received:
    1,588
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    Location:
    Bessemer, AL
    You can always replace stuff, like Grandpa's axe. We've replaced the head twice and the handle 3 times, but its still Grandpa's axe.
     
  11. Gifford

    Gifford

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    The
    The one thing I wouldn't mind changing is the trigger pull. Just seems too heavy
     
  12. Gifford

    Gifford

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    The trigger is the one thing that I notice that I wouldn't mind changing. Any suggestions on that
     
  13. satisfied

    satisfied

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    I like ghost, and zev for trigger parts.
     
  14. Illyia Kuryakin

    Illyia Kuryakin

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    CAN one wear out a Glock? I have a G19 I purchased new in 1989 that has shot innumerable rounds...at least 45,000 and to be honest I can't say it looks or performs any different than it did the day I bought it!
    REVOLVERS can be "worn out" due to timing and alignment issues, but Glocks... I doubt many have ever worn one out!
     
  15. danbocog

    danbocog

    Messages:
    787
    Likes Received:
    198
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Location:
    Albemarle, NC
    Have a Gen2 G22 bought in 1992. With an estimated 60,000+ rounds of mostly hand loads. Still shoot it weekly.
    I admit to playing with a lot of springs and connectors to improve the trigger and polishing with a dremel.
    A OEM 4.5lb connector [aka 3.5lb] is a must for me and the .25 cent trigger job should make it smoother and a little lighter.
     
  16. Jump Boot

    Jump Boot

    Messages:
    1,225
    Likes Received:
    824
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Location:
    Ohio
    I just bought a G19 gen 4 a week ago and have put over two million rounds through it and it runs just as good now as when I bought it.:couch:
     
  17. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    22,641
    Likes Received:
    11,497
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    PA
    :upeyes:

    There is a major flaw in this nonsense. The guns are designed on a budget, and to be mass produced. If they were truly designed as you suggest, they would cost 4 times what they do. They continuously find ways to cut costs to make a profit, and there are manufacturers that make parts that are better than OEM, but then there are also a lot of gimmicks and junk out there to boot.
     
  18. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

    Messages:
    22,641
    Likes Received:
    11,497
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Location:
    PA
    I have a USPSA race gun built on a Caspian frame. At about the 80-85 thousand mark, I broke the locking lug off the top of the barrel. Consider though, this was 80K+ of very hot 9x21 ammo, launching a 125 grain 9mm at about 1470 FPS (hotter than average .357 magnum). With a new barrel and compensator (this time in .38 super), it's still going strong at well over 100K.
     
    happie2shoot likes this.
  19. cadillacguns

    cadillacguns Millennium Member

    Messages:
    8,963
    Likes Received:
    4,792
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 1999
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN USA
    Let someone borrow my G-27 at the range and he was firing it when the slide lock spring broke.
    Fixed it, that's about it.
     
  20. John Biltz

    John Biltz

    Messages:
    2,278
    Likes Received:
    1,191
    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2010
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    You can wear an RSA out. I did that once and since I replace them every 5,000 rounds I was surprised it was failing with just a few thousand rounds through it. The cycling time was really slow. I also had a slide lock spring break on one.

    A RSA is like an air filter or oil filter on a car to me. They are only meant to be used so long and if you are smart you replace them on schedule. Magazines are like tires, they wear out.