While reloading my G29 at the range today, I noticed a strange bit of metal on the tray in front of me. I thought WTF, this looks like the rear sight from a revolver... At that point I realized it was actually the take-down lever of my G29. Sliding the slide off and comparing it with another Glock (17, I think, it was one the range owner had behind the counter), it looks as if the slide lock spring on my gun is broken, snapped significantly off. What's the best choice for getting it fixed? IMHO its a faulty part, so presumably I should be able to get Glock to fix it. Probably the "safest" way, since the factory could also ID any other problems/issues that might have caused this one. Downside is shipping it off and waiting. A local gunsmith could probably fix it quickly and easily, but it would cost me out of pocket and I don't know of a Glock-specific or knowledgeable local gunsmith (referrals in the Twin Cities would be welcome). It doesn't look hard to fix myself. It's beyond the gunsmithing I've done, but it looks fairly trivial and it IS about a $2 part (if I've found the right name per the schematic at Brownells). But then there's always the lingering question about if I did it right.