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Glock 34 parts maintenance

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by JVMHGF, Jul 6, 2004.

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  1. JVMHGF

    JVMHGF NRA Life Member

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    I'm planning to shoot IPDA on a regular basis (1 to 2 times/month) and I was wondering about the maintenance schedule and replacement of parts (springs, slides, barrels, etc.) as they wear out from matches and range practice.

    What kind of schedule do you follow and are their links to good information on the web on this subject?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.


    TIA :)
     
  2. Glenairguy

    Glenairguy

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    I shoot IDPA and replace parts when they break. It is a good idea to bring spare parts with you. I have a parts kit and tools, I also carry a similar spare gun. I shoot a G35 and bring along all parts except a slide, I also bring a spare G22 in case.
     

  3. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    I detail clean the gun right before any major match, otherwise I leave it alone. I change recoil and firing pin springs every 4-8K and I change mag springs every 25K or so. I clean mags every stage.

    Some more tech info at www.custom-glock.com/glocktech.html
     
  4. VincentZ

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    Most stock Glock parts have a pretty long lifetime. The stock recoil spring is way over-powered so it will last a long time with light competition loads.

    If you run a standard competition setup with a reduced power recoil spring and reduced power striker spring then it is good to replace them every 5,000 rounds or so (or as Matt said 4-8k). They probably won't be worn out by then, but when you are shooting to win why take the chance.

    For IDPA if you are only loading 10 rounds in standard capacity magazines then the magazine springs will last a really long time. If you drop your magazines a lot on hard surfaces the magazines themselves will require maintenance since feed lips will spread and basepads will get munged. If you are shooting 10-rounders it is often easier to just buy a new magazine than mess with new springs/followers/etc.

    The most common stock parts I see break on a Glock are the trigger spring, the slide lock spring (under the "takedown lever"), and the plastic front sight.

    The standard frame, slide, and barrel will last 100,000+ rounds if given a little care. A local guy got over 100,000 through his G34 before wearing out the slide and barrel and he didn't baby the gun in the least.
     
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    you're talking about your 1911, right? ;)
     
  6. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Nope, I clean my Glocks mags every stage at a major match or after anytime they get dropped in a club match. Only takes 15 seconds per mag.
     
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    it takes me 5 minutes to just get that damn floor plate off! i've never cleaned any of my glock mags. but then, i just started shooting uspsa (and dropping them in dirt) this year.
     
  8. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Then you must be doing something wrong. The more you take a mag apart the easier it gets the the floorplates loosen up a litle bit but it still should not take 5 minutes.
     
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    If you practice reloads a lot, then consider changing the mag catch spring annually. IPSC G34 has broken two of these, one required a replacement frame from Glock because it broke so far down in the frame it could not be removed.
     
  10. Joe D

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    When you get 300,000 - 400,000 rounds through it think about replacing some of the major parts.
     
  11. Duck of Death

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    *QUOTE*
    it takes me 5 minutes to just get that damn floor plate off!

    Remove the tabs and it'll take 5 seconds.
     
  12. Custom Glock Racing

    Custom Glock Racing I did it first. Millennium Member

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    Remove the tabs and the mags can themselves apart when you really dont want them to.
     
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    Hasn't happened yet, and I've been dumping the tab free Glock mags in the dirt for 3 yrs in comp.

    My experience is only with 10rd G23 mags. These don't come apart other Glock mags might, I don't know.