production change Glock slides!

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by HeiloMan, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. HeiloMan

    HeiloMan Millennium Member

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    I notice a small but very wise production change on the
    slides of the Glock. On the G23 a small area has a
    bevel instead of being sharp and edged at 90 degrees.
    Under magnification, the edge looks almost burnished right
    wear the slides used to batter out. A light burnish, or
    surface corner break. This absolutely cuts down on
    slide peening. This is a significant albiet small production
    change that should enhance the gun. Very hard to see and
    I needed magnification glasses to view the burnished edge.
    The newer Glocks should show even less then adverage slide
    wear. A good move on Glocks part. :)
     
  2. Steve Koski

    Steve Koski Got Insurance? Millennium Member

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    Where is this area? Please describe further. Is it in the rail groove towards the front of the slide?
     

  3. TX Justice

    TX Justice The Sarge

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    Uhhhh....?

    Can you post a picture or describe in ENGLISH what you are referring to?

    I have a Glock 22 purchased new in Apr 2002 and have noticed the newest Glocks have an updated locking block. I have 2,000 rounds through my baby and have absolutely no, not even a hint, of slide peening.
     
  4. HeiloMan

    HeiloMan Millennium Member

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    TX Justice,
    I am referring to a short portion of the locking block contact area of the slide. This is the locking block contact point which used to become gashed on older guns. MAKE SURE THE GUN IS UNLOADED!. Field strip the pistol. Take the slide off. Flip the slide upside down and view from the top. This would be the area of the slide just ahead of the recoil spring assembly. The corners of the slides rails which is the drop off point that form the 90 degree contact point with the locking block. This the the area used that used to get gashes. From what I can see, the corners are lightly burnished about 3/4". Chamfered edges are considerably better and handle the stress much better. The chamfered area is no more then .012 or so. Edge is lighly broken and very hard to see.