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Polishing G19 Gen 4 Extractor

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by FlyChicaga, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. FlyChicaga


    Aug 13, 2010
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    Chicago, IL
    I have been having a lot of issues that others have had with my Gen 4 G19. FTE, brass hitting me in the face, etc... To solve this problem, I ordered a LWD G19 extractor and a new recoil spring. In the meantime, I am shooting later this week at the CPD academy, so I want to do some things that might help my issues for the next few days. I read about polishing the extractor with steel wool, and cycling the slide/locking it back for a week. I've done the slide lock, but I need some help on the extractor. How do I polish it with steel wool? Do I only polish the top and bottom, or the entire extractor? How much should I polish it? Will this help at all? I couldn't find much information in a search here or on Google.

    We have a Glock armorer at the academy who is going to help me, but he hasn't polished an extractor before.

    Thanks for any help/advice.
  2. JR

    JR Moderator Millennium Member

    Dec 29, 1998
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    Oldtown Idaho USA
    The problem is caused by cheap 115 gr ammo coupled with the dual recoil spring system. The good news is: contact Glock Inc and they will send you a replacement spring that really works!

    The quick fix for now is to shoot 124 or 147 gr ammunition.