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Noticeble damage to frame of my G22

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by chrisart, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. chrisart

    chrisart

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    There is noticeble damage to the lower front of my G22....any ideas?

    ....Ive enhanced the polymer guide rod with a Scherer guide rod steel reinforcement shank available from any glock parts distributor.

    I have used and extended barrel for target shooting but I dont think thats the problem.:faint:

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  2. faawrenchbndr

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    Looks like that is fron the Shearer guide rod.
    My opinion,.................?

    Replace it with a Glock guide rod, throw the Shearer guide rod in the garbage
    and never let another Shearer POS part within 50 feet of your Glock!
     

  3. JBnTX

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    Why?
    What was wrong with the original polymer guide rod?

    I too think the damage was done by the steel Scherer guide rod.
     
  4. chrisart

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    I added the steel rod to the hollow glock rod/tube after the damage began as a possible remedy to flexing in the polymer rod.
    ...its a mystery for me.
     
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    I hate seeing that kind of damage to a Glock, especially if it was caused by the use of an aftermarket component!
     
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    Your attempt to stop the problem with the rigid rod, would seem to rule out the cause being flex in the middle of the rod. Is the spring the original? Is there any evidence of the end of the rod at the barrel lug moving around? At the very least, I'd recommend smoothing out the rough spots to discourage the spring from catching.
     
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    If I understand him, the problem began without any aftermarket component. He put in the reinforcement to try to stop it, and it hasn't.
     
  8. chrisart

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    The gun is 2007 production LDV-xxx and frankly I didnt check the gun out at the pawn shop cause it looked like new but it may actually be a problem from before in the hands of the previous owner, Ill replace the spring and smooth out the damage with some filler material and check under magnification for any repeat damage using both stock and My LWD extended barrel.
    The Georgia boys in Smyrna seem to think the lower front of the slide is a possibility.
     
  9. faawrenchbndr

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    Search you-tube for slow motion Glock video.
    The frame will fles trumendously when fired. Installing a SOLID rod in a
    weapon that flexes this much is a really bad idea.

    Get a Glock recoil spring/guide rod assy and get the gouges in the frame blended.
     
  10. chrisart

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    Has anyone noticed the alignment on some glocks, the seam near the the muzzle seems to curve upward on the frame along the last inch or so.
    Is this curve normal?
    G22 2007 production 3rd generation.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

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    Do a search for "pig nose",......tons of threads on it.
     
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    That actually makes the most sense. Maybe the first owner fired some really heavy loads. If you cycle the slide without the barrel and recoil spring assembly installed, you can see how close it comes. Make sure you know how to remove the slide once it's installed without the barrel and spring assembly.
     
  13. hasselbach

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    A solid rod will not cause that. There is no way that any flexing from the frame of the gun requires a poly guide rod.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    Yes it's possible,.......

    A solid guide rod will not allow the frame and slide
    to flex like it usually does. If it is bound up, like with a solid steel guide
    rod, the front lower edge of the slide COULD contact the inner part of the
    frame. Looks very possible, the "gouge" was made from the rear. Like when
    the slide would be on the way forward. The frame flexing is greatest just
    as the rearward travel of the slide changes to forward motion.
     
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    Again, the OP says he installed the reinforcing rod because the damage/mark was there. The rod did not cause the problem.
     
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    Sure maybe your theory could be possible but obviously it wasn't the cause of this problem because the OP has already said he added the aftermarket part AFTER the problem began.

    I would have to agree with what Glock said, maybe the front of the slide just comes down a hair too far.
     
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    You may get a new frame for cheap or next to nothing. I have a G-20 that has an older looking slide and a newer generation frame that has mismatched numbers. When I bought it the frame looked spankin new. Gun shoots great. Gunshop did not know what story was. You can ship guns to manufacturers/importers and they can ship them back to you w/o ffl, just have to use Fed-ex, etc. To me a mismatched Glock is rarer than an all matching one, only seen the one. I would give it a try. :whistling:
     
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    I would send it back to Glock and not mention the aftermarket parts and see if they replace it for free.