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glock 33 (wear and tear)?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Metal Cowboy, Nov 23, 2002.

  1. Metal Cowboy

    Metal Cowboy

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    I have a glock 17 and was considering purchasing something a little bit smaller. I have really heard a lot of great things about the new .357 sig. Does the glock 33 have a thicker slide and is the frame thicker in order to withstand the constant 40,000 psi? I have had many people tell me that my 17 will last for over 100k rounds. Can the same be held true for the litte 33?
     
  2. lunde

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    Figuring that 1,000 rounds of 9mm costs about $100, 100K would thus set you back about $10,000. I'd think that after spending $10,000 for ammo to be shot through a $500 gun, getting it replaced if it broke makes the most sense to me. It's comforting to know that G17s can live that long.

    I have two G33s. One's a spare that's kept NIB (and thus unfired). The other is the shooter, and has about 3,000 rounds through it. It has very minor slide peening, which hasn't changed since about the 500-round mark. Everything else about it still looks new.

    The bottom line is that a G33 will most likely outlast you. It's an outstanding weapon. Here's one of mine:

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  3. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

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    I cant really say how many rounds have been through my G33 but I have never had one single problem out of it.

    It also has slight slide peening but like others it has stayed the same.
    Heck for that matter just thinking about it all my glocks have a little slide peening;g
     
  4. lunde

    lunde

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    My G35 has the worst slide peening of all my Glocks. My G32, G20 (the shooter), and G29 (the shooter) have absolutely no slide peening, and all have at least 1,000 rounds through them.
     
  5. Metal Cowboy

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    OK, What exactly is slide peening? What part of the slide? I am kind of new to this, just curious.
     
  6. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    My 31 has little slide peening, the 32 has a little, but no big deal... it seems to stop by itself... I am not sure what is up with that... I am not worried about it. I have beckup guns for all my pistols, but have no backup glocks yet... I just don't worry about them...
     
  7. lunde

    lunde

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    I have backup Glocks and backup Walther P99s, but no backup Sigs yet.

    We're sort of the opposite. ;)
     
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    TLHelmer Millennium Member

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    My experience is the same as Lunde. My G-35 has the only slide peening of my Glocks.
     
  9. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

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    Metal Cowboy,
    This is slide peening.

    Click .

    Look on the slide near where the frame rails go.
    Its got a slide peen on each side of the barrel (on the slide itself) near where it locks and the spring sits in place.

    It hurts nothing but its kinda like a wear mark.
    It will stop after it makes it and wont get any worse.
     
  10. Metal Cowboy

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    Screaming .357G

    Thanks for the info. A picture says a thousand words.
     
  11. spray-n-pray

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    I already have a 32 and I am interested in getting a 33. My question is... what is the difference in felt recoil and muzzle blast between the two? I am not interested in comp guns!
     
  12. Screaming .357G

    Screaming .357G 598ci big block

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    Metal cowboy, glad I could help:)

    Spray-N-pray, The recoil is aabout the same if you use a pinky grip extension on the G33.
    I use my G33 without the pinky grip for deep concelment in the summer but in the cold months I use a plus one or a pinky grip on my G33.

    If you plan to carry in the summer I would say that the G33 is the perfect gun.
    I gave up a G30 for my G33:)
     
  13. duncan

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    The G33 is the same size as the G26 and G27.

    Just more firepower.

    If you add another two pounds onto the recoil spring and have some finger extensions, recoil is aboiut the same.
     
  14. G33

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    My first G33 is from 97-98 Winter, I think.
    It is doing fine after a lot of wear and shooting.
     
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    That's about the same time I bought my first G33.I had a G27 before that was converted to 357 Sig with an aftermarket barrel.When I run my G33's serial number on one of those "date your Glock" websites it comes up made Feb,1997.Other websites say Glock didn't come out with the G33 until 1998.I really don't remember the date but I bought the very first G33 I saw.It had been "test fired" at the dealer/range before I bought it but they sold it as "new" and one magazine was broken.It was the only G33 they had and they had to order a replacement magazine for me.
     
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    Countless rounds through my G33, G29, and G20. Absolutely no problems and no visible peening. Almost nothing but DoubleTap shot from all 3. PGH~
     
  17. Overkill338

    Overkill338 9x19 + 1x6 = 200 @ 1250 Silver Member

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    I have no where near the same ammount of rounds through mine, as you guys. But so far no problems with my G32.