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how to change the slide cover

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by vr4 case, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. vr4 case

    vr4 case

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    I know im new, and might get some heat for wanting to change my slide cover but its how I want to make my glock, MY glock. I researched how to change the plate but didnt find anything that said how, but did see the "punisher" thread and someone said it only takes 4 seconds. any help is appreciated.
     
  2. NateHodge

    NateHodge Here too much

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    Check to make sure pistol is unloaded. Then field strip it. On the bottom of the slide near the back, you'll see the firing pin lug. Just to the front of that lug, you'll see a small piece of plastic that is inside the channel that the firing pin rides in. Take a small punch or a flathead screwdriver and push down on that sleeve.

    As you're pushing down, push the slide cover off, BEING VERY CAREFUL NOT TO LET THE OTHER SPRINGS JUMP OUT. The extractor depressor plunger will still be under tension and if it shoots out, you'll most likely lose a little piece of plastic that goes on the end of that spring.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE8ZFj7qll4&feature=channel_page


    Watch him at the 2.25 mark. Thanks to straightshooter for the vid.
     

  3. cciman

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    Keep your thumb over the back of the slide as you are sliding the cover off. If not, the extractor spring will pop out into your room, and you will never find it.
     
  4. G36_Me

    G36_Me

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    when a Glock repair person sees a buggered up Slide Cover Plate, its a dead give away that an incompetent person has worked on the gun. First thing to look for.
     
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    i guess that would be a dead give away as that part is way too easy to remove correctly....
     
  6. vr4 case

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    done and done, it took me a little bit cause i was moving extremely slow, watching for anything to fly off, but now that i have done it, im sure i could do it in seconds, i will upload pics in a minute
     
  7. NateHodge

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    Well, you've had 40 minutes! What's the hold up? Let's see that jewel.:wavey:
     
  8. vr4 case

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    [​IMG]

    a little Texas pride
     
  9. NateHodge

    NateHodge Here too much

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    Haha, got that message in by mere seconds! Looks good!
     
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    Nice! I have the Eagle, globe and anchor on mine!
     
  11. SCC

    SCC just me

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    That pic sure is bigggggggg
    here you go
    I used tinypics
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    Alright vr4, where'd you get it? I dislike non factory slide covers but I have to make an exception for my alma mater.
     
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    VR4 you have to let us know where you got that. I bleed burnt orange and seeing that slide cover is making me jealous i dont have one.