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Milling rails onto GLOCK frame?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Taroman, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. Taroman

    Taroman US Army Retired

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    I love my G30. Only improvement I can think of is a front rail. Guess I could sell it for 1/2 and buy a new one. However, there's another possibility:

    Looking at the front frame profiles of the rail and non rail GLOCKs, they appear to be the same.

    So, why not set up a milling machine and cut rail grooves? I know it would void the warranty. Are there any other problems. Has anybody done this?
     
  2. Ol Timer

    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    I think your dust cover would fall off due to gravity. Not really required to function, but it is the part of the frame the serial number is attached.
     

  3. voyager4520

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    The plastic of the dust cover may not be thick enough to do so and remain sturdy enough to hold a light or laser. I think they actually added more plastic in the version with the rail to hold up to mounting things on it.
     
  4. Geezer Glide

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    If you think you can only get half price now, just wait until you take an endmill to it.
     
  5. Thx-1138

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    I wonder if that's where the famed "Pig-nose" comes from - the added thickness to support the weight of a rail-mounted object.
     
  6. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

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    Just buy an add on rail from Brownels and you're good to go..You will be buying a new holster..
     
  7. Taroman

    Taroman US Army Retired

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    Well, seems that's a non starter, and I'll have to go to my backup plan: Rivet on a Picatinny Rail!

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  8. voyager4520

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    The rivots might interfere with the recoil spring.
     
  9. Njanear

    Njanear Nagant-ophile

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    Don't forget the SN plate under the dustcover - you can't cover that up with a permanent rail.
     
  10. Broadside

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    You could build up the dust cover with a black epoxy resin and then cut the rails in. I've seen this done to a second generation G17L.

    You could also send your G30 back to Glock and get a new frame. I believe they charge $150 for this.
     
  11. js1392

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    Sell it outright or trade it at OMB guns or Cabela's or anyplace, and you'll get more than half for it, without destroying a good gun. I personally shopped around until I found one without a rail, so there are folks out there that want them.
     
  12. SCC

    SCC just me

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    buy a new one .....
     
  13. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    Tagged... very innovative! :thumbsup: