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for you folks who detail strip your slide,do you use the glock tool? just wondering because i'm having problems justifying $12 on one.....so i've just been using a small flat head screw driver. it works just as good as a glock tool i believe, but i do have a few concerns. when i push the white plastic part on the extractor depressor plunger with the flat head to put on the cover plate, i worry i might scratch or nick that white plastic part because it doesn't have a very blunt end like a glock tool has. am i worrying for nothing about this piece? do ya'll do it like me and use a small screw driver? lol sry i'm in zombie mode getting ready to pass out and this crossed my mind and bugging me.
 

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If you are truly concerned about it, buy a Glock tool. If not, take a small piece of electrical tape and wrap the tip of the screw driver.

If all else fails . . . Spend the monies for your own peace of mind.
 

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Lop off the end of your flat head.
yea i'll prolly do that, do you recommend anything that would cut it cleanly? and i've used this flat head maybe 3times to push down the extractor depressor, is that little white piece at the end tough as in it doesn't get damaged easily?

@TINMAN: yea for my peace of ming i will prolly have to modify mine,that tape at the end is a good idea too
 

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I use allen wrenches. I have never had a problem.
 

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most 3/32s punches would be ok.
 

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yea i'll prolly do that, do you recommend anything that would cut it cleanly?

bolt cutter, then clean it up on a bench grinder or dremel.

and i've used this flat head maybe 3times to push down the extractor depressor, is that little white piece at the end tough as in it doesn't get damaged easily?

can't say without looking at it, but the business end is at the opposite end, so i wouldn't think it would do any harm even if it is a little marred up.
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allen wrenches here as well...

the price of the glock tool isnt bad... its the shipping that bugs the hell out of me... im not paying 8 bucks to ship something that costs 2

allen wrenches work fine and are useful to have in my bag anyways...



just like that
 

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I use an allen wrench too.
 

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Hell, I've even used a q-tip with the cotton pulled off to push out the rear pin...

Spending $10 on the glock tool isn't necessary. Lots of other tools will do the job.
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Snip off the end of that flathead with some wire cutters. File it smooth. Bammo, you've got a glock tool.

I found a place giving away promo screwdriver's, picked up a couple...One is still the same , one has been cut off and smoothed...Nice bright red , so I can find it, and even a pocket clip...:cool:


 

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Glock tool that is well built but over priced, 10 dollars
Craftsman 3/32 punch with a lifetime warranty, 4 dollars
Knowing how to detail strip your Glock? Priceless
 

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Heck, I use a mechanical pencil to do that. But I will be investing in a tool that allows me to take the frame apart one day. just waiting on getting the courage to take the frame apart.
 

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I use my Glock tool for everything,including non-Glock firearms.Very handy little tool.I would not use a tapered punch as a substitute though.If you stick it in too far, you'll ream out the holes in the frame.If you're concerned about the cost of shipping just for a G tool, tack one on with a parts order.That's how I got mine.
 

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I always, try, to use the right tool for the right job. I like the Glock tool, especially using a corner of the handle to sit the pin back in to the correct depth. Just my idiosyncrasy.
 
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