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Slide "eating away" at trigger housing.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by zoti, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. zoti

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    Anyone else seen this? This is a gen 4 17. The slide is eating the trigger housing next to the ejector.

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  2. scprotector1

    scprotector1 LoneStarGlocker

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    so whats the problem?
     

  3. CC Glock

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    i doubt its going to become a problem but i would just keep an eye on it.
     
  4. zoti

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    Still having FTE with this Gen4. Even after it came back from glock with an 0-2 spring and some new parts.
     
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    Maybe it will just wear in and then be ok.
    Ahhh, Glock Perfection.
     
  7. bentbiker

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    How about a picture of the underside of the slide? Is there anything sticking down from the slide above it? On my Gen3 G19, there is nothing but the flat underside surface of the slide. In fact, my ejector sits a mm higher than the housing. Are there marks on the underside of the slide where the ejector has been rubbing? Do you have an inspection slide cover plate? You might want to see whether engagement points to the slide sitting too low (or trigger assembly too high). Does your slide cover plate hit there when you put the slide on? Did you ever accidentally miss one of the back rails while installing the slide?

    You may have not only found why you are having FTE problems. Who knows -- perhaps all 6 of the people with continuing Gen4 G17 problems have a similar situation. A little rubbing would explain everything.
     
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  8. Roger G23

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    I feel bad if the G17 Gen4 guys are still having problems. I decided to go Gen 3 with all 4 of my new Glocks. Wish you well with resolutions.
     
  9. TXNAV8R

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    This.

    In before someone blames it on ammo.
     
  10. trlcavscout

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    I thought it was limp wristing :supergrin: I am curious to see what it is though? I have had gen 4 G17'2 and G22's now and havent noticed anything like that,
     
  11. zoti

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    Can you check and see if yours is doing the same?

    Can anyone with a Gen 3 17 check and see if the slide looks the same? See pictures below.
     
  12. zoti

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    In the picture below you can see how much the slide is "eating" into the trigger housing.

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    And in this picture you can see the comparison between my Gen4 G17 and Gen 3 G33. I don't have another 17 to compare but can anyone tell me if the Gen 3 G17 has the same "raise" in the slide?

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  13. Chevytruckin98

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    It is a new gun that wears a little different than the Gen 3s. No biggie.
     
  14. TxGun

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    I'd trim it myself...probably a 5 minute job. Looks to be easily smoothed up & squared up.
     
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    just trim it down some more !!!!!
     
  16. TXNAV8R

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    :rofl:


    I WILL own a Gen 4 Glock 19 some day....

    I think this is Glocks way of making me buy a second Gen3 19 and THEN another down the road, haha.
     
  17. Engineer

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    Here are my Gen4 G17 and Gen3 G17 slides for comparison. They appear to be the same as yours:

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    Here's my Gen4 G17 trigger housing after around 800 rounds through the pistol:

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  18. DannyR

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    A Gen4 trigger housing with zero rounds fired looks the same as the one with 800 rounds fired. It's a different part than the Gen3. The Gen4 slide is different than the Gen3.
     
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    Engineer's pictures, posted while I was typing before, give a totally different perspective. The step in the surface of the slide that I thought was a step down at the breech face, is actually a step up and looks to be the piece hitting the trigger housing. Looks like a new housing would solve the problem. Wonder if it helps the FTE problem.
     
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  20. zoti

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    Your trigger housing is completely different than mine! It looks like your trigger housing sits lower than mine and that it has a cut to acomodate the different slide in the Gen4.

    Could you tell me the part number on your trigger housing?

     
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