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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by texasblueline, Jan 20, 2003.
if its ramped like i think the picture portrays, i'd leave it alone. it might help out mag changes. i put a plug in my 27 but it put friction on the mags so they wouldnt drop free once emptied, hence i got rid of it. i dont like having to pull mags out of the grip. anyways, i cant really tell with your pic, but i doubt you'd cause any harm if you felt you really needed to have the plug.
There was a guy in the 9mm club a while back with this type of prob. with his G26. Basically is was agreed that rather than modifying his Glock, it was best to smooth off the little protrusion on the plug and super glue it in. Far as I remember, it worked. $5 is easier and cheaper to replace that $150-600. ;I
Suggest you ditch the plug and forget it. Glocks have been working for nearly 20 years without a plug. Newer frames are designed to accept the optional integral lock. If your G27's backstrap is because of that, then all new G27 frames may be the same.
Looks like you can see the score mark where the cutout should be. Looks like one step of the machining was missed.I don't use the plugs on any of my glocks and don't see a need for them. I guess its a personal preference. You could take a dremel to it but I wouldn't do it on a brand new glock.
Let me check my hip ..... Yep your pic. looks just like my
I suspect DannyR's response is the correct one.
The "score line" you refer to is due to a change in the steel of the injection mold that makes the frame. In other words, steel was removed from the mold in that area to add polymer to the frame.
I'm sure DannyR is correct about the reason . . . the new integral lock.
As for the need to plug . . . maybe if you wanted to stash a couple of 100-dollar bills in there for emergency cash. Otherwise there are other, bigger, openings that cannot be plugged, like the area between the frame and slide, the opening for the trigger, etc.
But, then, it won't hurt anything either.
The new frame, designed to accept the optional integral lock, went into production over a year ago, and was first shown at the 2002 Shot Show in February 2002.
The new cases, made in Smyrna, have nothing to do with the new frames. Smyrna started shipping the new cases mid-year 2002.
My newer 26 is straight across like your 27. I noticed it when trying to put a plug in, like you. They keep lint out but aren't really necessary,like Danny said.
My G27 looks just like your in the picture. I ordered a plug from www.streichers.com and it fits perfectly. I don't think there is a need to send it back.