Glock 43 Normal wear in inside frame?

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  1. Nate Arizona

    Nate Arizona

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    Im new to the forum and this is my first Glock. Is this normal wear; I hate seeing blemishes on a new pistol. There was already knicks and dings in the barrel which were covered in be finish. What’s your thoughts!?

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  2. tenntornado

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    Probably from disassembly/reassembly,its only a $8 part if it really bothers you.
     
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    Welcome Nate.

    It's fine, keep shooting.
     
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    Yeah, it shouldn't be broken like that.... With that being said, it has zero function and won't affect anything. Cosmetic only..
     
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    My 43 looks exactly like that. Shape and everything. It's normal and not a problem at all. Now as for the barrel, a couple of thousand rounds later and there's hardly any noticeable wear to the finish. I understand about the nicks and dings. I'm the same way about my old guns too.
     
  6. OXMYX

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    No, that is not normal, it is a manufacturing defect. The part has been molded incorrectly, the die looks off center. This is what we call a Friday afternoon gun. Time to call Glock and voice your opinion and tell them to fix it. If enough people did that they would make the gun right the first time.
     
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    What WeeWilly said....keep shooting it. If it's broken I replace it, if it's dirty I clean it. Other than that the only thing I really look at are my sights when they're on target:)
     
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    I'd probably seek out a Glock armorer, i would keep shooting and carrying until then.
    would want it right, wouldn't be concerned otherwise. pistol should still do it's job.
     
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    "Glock Perfection" :animlol:
     
  10. PhotoFeller

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    Glock will tell you what others have said here...'keep shooting the pistol without concern about a cosmetic blemish'. However, send the photo to Customer Service to get an official response. They need to know when guns get distributed with cosmetic defects; Glock doesn't want folks like us talking about quality issues, even the ones that don't affect performance.
     
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    The little ding Nate is seeing is user caused by careless reassembly and not a factory defect nor cause for concern.

    Nate,please field strip your pistol and while reassembling it pay attention to the interaction between the slide cover plate and the trigger housing,you will see that any slight misalignment will cause the two to hit and create the dent that you are seeing.
    The ejector /trigger housing can also hit the slide cover plate on its rear face dinging it which is also a non issue.

    When reassembling after a field strip you need to keep the slide of your G43 aligned with the grip frame until it is over the rear frame rails in order to prevent these minor blemishes.
     
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    It is a factory defect. The die needs to go back to the tool and die dept. and set right.
     
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    LOL
     
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    After looking at the photo more closely, your explanation may have merit. The spot in question looks like a piece has been chipped off rather than a mold imperfection. Damage from mishandling could happen anywhere in the chain, so who knows where it happened.
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    Nothing to see here, folks. Just a little ding from an ever-so-slightly misaligned slide cover plate when it was being reassembled. Back to shooting...
     
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    I'm new here and can't find where to start a new topic or thread. That being said has anyone ever heard of the slide release spring breaking in half on a glock 43
     
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    Sorry this is off topic
     
  18. DienBienPhu

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    probably from racking the slide on too quickly during reassembly, better to slowly line it up while installing the slide assembly

    you probably forced it back on while it wasnt lined up and chipped the edge
     
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    This is wear, after over 250,000 rounds. What happens to the plastic is just cosmetic.

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