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Glock safety failing? Throw me some kind words of wisdom.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Mr.Reignman, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Mr.Reignman

    Mr.Reignman

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    Okay here's the situation:

    1: Well used Glock 2nd gen pistol purchased from a member.
    2: pitting, obvious signs of neglect and rough use.
    3: failing to cycle rounds, function properly.

    Okay, that being said. The detent that is pressed by the connector looks visually sound. I was cleaning it and inspecting it based upon its failures at the range and noticed if I "wiggle" the striker, I can push past the safety detent or plunger without depressing it. In addition, if I pull on the extractor at all, it gets stuck.

    Now, the weapon again was purchased from a member, he informed me it had wear but was basically upgraded, retrofitted with gen 3 parts and up to par....

    Should I even talk to Glock? I don't want something for nothing and clearly the pistol is well used. What would you do?
     
  2. 4Rules

    4Rules

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    Send it to Glock.
     

  3. pointnopoint

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    I would either send it back to Glock or find a local Glock Armorer and let them take a peek at it.
     
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    The firing pin and/or firing pin safety may need to be replaced, and who knows what other parts. I'd send it back to Glock, by the time you replace everything that needs to be replaced you may end up over the cost of just sending it to them.
     
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  5. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    the firing pin safety spring attached?
     
  6. elijah58

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    Do you know how to detail strip the slide? If so then strip it and post some pics of the firing pin/safety plunger and ejector. It has to be one of the three.
     
  7. plouffedaddy

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    That's my line of thinking as well...

    But, since it is an older gun, sending it Glock may be the way to go. They'll probably replace a lot of the older parts for you even if they're not bad per se, even if they're just worn. Especially if there's pitting.
     
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    SCC Member Me

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    I would send it to glock aswell !!!! They will replace all the parts in the gun all you have to do is ship it to them ...
     
  9. Mr.Reignman

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    Update guys, and THANK YOU for your guidance.

    I do know how to detail strip it and did so, revealing nothing..... However, I had a friend stop by who was carrying his 23 and when I inspected his weapon, I noticed the firing pin safety detent was sitting much higher than mine. I am now thinking perhaps the spring is weak and or has sagged overtime....

    Your thoughts? Anyone experience this? Mine is a good bit in the hole compared to his which would for obvious reasons cause the condition which has surfaced.
     
  10. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    Send it to Glock. Don't try and bubba gunsmith it yourself.
     
  11. Mr.Reignman

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    I am not after a freebie... but what would they charge to upgrade the components that are old, worn out etc? Any insight?
     
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  12. Wizz

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    Pay the $50 for Fed-Ex 2nd day air and send it to Glock, tell them you suspect the internals are worn out and list the problems and I wouldn't be surprised if they replaced almost everything. Don't use UPS as they can only send firearms overnight and it will be $75+
     
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  13. ap430

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    From my understanding Glock will not charge you for the parts/labor, it should be covered by the Warranty. You just need to pay for the shipping. Its better to call them and ask for the full details to be sure...
     
  14. Mr.Reignman

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    Wow...... I already loved Glock but that sounds amazing....
     
  15. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

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    If there is an outdoor GSSF (Glock) match near you, the factory armorer there can fix you up while you wait. Match schedule may be found at www.gssfonline.com