Glock extractor replacement question

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  1. Snafu

    Snafu Millennium Member

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    I searched and did not find an answer to this question: If I change the extractor in an older gun with the 90 degree extractor, can I replace it with a newer 15 degree version? My intent is to stock a spare or two in case I need them in the future. I have three 9mm Glocks that have three different extractors (older 90 degree, 15 degree and newest LCI version)

    So, can they be interchanged? If so, does it also apply to the 40cal. versions?

    Thanks for helping me save some money (I hope1)
     
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    GSD17 Thread Killer

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    No.

    A 90 degree breech face has to be cut by GLOCK to 15 degrees in order to get a LCI. You also have to have a new spring loaded bearing.

    A regular 15 degree cut can be exchanged with a LCI 15 degree cut as long as you change the spring loaded bearing with it. Any caliber with itself.

    15 and 90 will not change.
     

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    Snafu Millennium Member

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    Thanks for the quick response. I guess I need to stock several.

    Hey, it's just money, right? :supergrin:
     
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    I've never known Glock in Smyrna to cut slides for the 15 degree extractors. You may wish to call warranty service at 1-770-432-1202 and ask. When changing to a LCI extractor you must also get the appropriate spring LCI spring loaded bearing for proper functioning.
     
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    Snafu Millennium Member

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    Thanks Danny. I guess I might not have been too clear in my original post. I would only replace a 90 degree version with a 15 degree version if it did not entail cutting the slide. My reason for the question was to see if I could stock up on fewer parts instead of needing to have one of each style for each 9mm gun. It appears as if I will need to replace 90 degree with 90 degree, 15 degree with 15 degree, etc.

    I hope that's clearer.

    Or, maybe not. :)
     
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    damien Not the Omen

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    I have a 90 degree 9 mm slide that I just picked up. I changed out all the internals and put in a new lci extractor with the proper bearing, plunger, and spring. Looks a little different with the 15 degree extractor, with 90 degree breechface, but working fine with around 350 rds. I had the parts and so I used them. I know Glock tries to keep most of the parts interchangeable. I do know the extractor for the 40 is different from the 9.
     
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    Snafu Millennium Member

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    Thanks Damien. I read (I have no idea where) that a guy broke an extractor during a pistol class and did just what you did (or possibly the reverse...old style into a new gun) and had no trouble.

    At least it's good to know in a pinch it would work to mix generations of extractors.
     
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    Damien, could you post a picture of the 90 degree slide with a LCI?
     
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    damien Not the Omen

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    I'll post asap. I don't have the camera with me.
     
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    damien Not the Omen

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    I need to learn how to post pics.

    Here is the attached one:
     
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    damien Not the Omen

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    Here's a second one, sorry, I can't figure out how to load multiple attachments.
     
  12. vafish

    vafish

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    You only can attach one pic to a post.

    If you want the picture to show up in your post you need to get an account at a photo site like www.photobucket.com, then post the link to your photo's.
     
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    damien Not the Omen

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    Thanks Vafish, I'll give it a try.