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Glock's weak spot is it's aesthetics, they're fugly. Nothing wrong with the slide.
Mine have never given me a bit of trouble. 10 plus years of 19s and 23s.To me it seems that the weak spot on Glock pistols is the area at the end of the slide that hangs down and accepts the recoil spring assembly. I have seen a lot of them broken and bent. I got to looking at my other guns and all of them have very beefy areas in the same spot. I wonder why Glock is so slim and thin in that area ? When you drop a Glock slide , it seems that this is the area that gets broke or bent.
I just watched that video. What are the chances it happened to Hickok on camera like that?Watch this at part 17:45
Accept Hicock didn't drop the slide on a hard surface. It happened while he was shooting the pistol. Just an observation. And no, it isn't an area of widespread concern, however, it would be an area that bears inspection every once and a while. This, along with the video I posted on page 2 shows that it can definitely be a weak spot on the pistol, even if not dropped/abused.Solution? Don't remove and drop the slide onto a hard surface
yeah , I love my Glocks , but I wish they would beef the slides up in this area. My Beretta 92 , S&W M&P , CZ P07 , S.A. XD9 and a few others have very nice thick and meaty areas in this area. There is plenty of room for Glock to make them bigger and longer .I noticed that the Gen 5 was a tad thicker than the Gen 4. Gen 5 G19FS on the left, Gen 4 G26 on the right.
Have you broken one?yeah , I love my Glocks , but I wish they would beef the slides up in this area. My Beretta 92 , S&W M&P , CZ P07 , S.A. XD9 and a few others have very nice thick and meaty areas in this area. There is plenty of room for Glock to make them bigger and longer .
What I posted 4 months ago:If you are worried about it, get a 34, 35 or a 48 that has a much longer metal area because the slide & barrel extend beyond the end of the dust cover of the receiver/frame. This way, they all use the same recoil spring assembly.
This is my G48 which is just as long and beefy as the Taurus: View attachment 837026