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Glock 22 Gen 4 Backstrap Issue

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by captstent, Apr 16, 2012.

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    captstent

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    After I got home from the range, I noticed the backstrap of my Glock was loose. By loose I mean unattached. I thought the pin had some out but when I looked the pin was in but it looked a lot shorter. Do these break and do I need to keep some in stock or do I have a defective part?
     
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    you need to use the long pin that was included with your Glock.
     

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    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    I've never had a pin break, but did yo install the back strap with the longer pin supplied, and did you hook the bottom of the back strap over the bottom of the frame?
     
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    I think I did use the longer pin. I'll know I still have what ever pins came with it so I check and see. Should the longer pin be flush with the holes in backstraps when it is in correctly?
     
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    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    This video by GT member NCHeel may be useful:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIa_wtvQNvk"]Back strap Installation GLOCK Gen4 How-to.wmv - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    I came in here to help but see I have already contributed.

    I don't think the longer pin would shear off. pop it out and compare it to the other pin you have. Make sure one is longer than the other. It should be flush.