Too much Dremel. Now What?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by fasteddie565, Feb 5, 2020.

  1. TheDreadnought

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    Switch to a pistol that comes out of the box with excellent ergos that doesn't require you hacking on it to make it functional?
     
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  3. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    I won't lie, my Dremel fooled me into thinking I was a highly trained firearms craftsman capable of doing the work that con men like Zev were doing.

    I think you should try fixing it first, just for the learning experience. If people fill in the huge hole in the backstrap and do grip reductions I don't see why that can't be fixed.

    Next time save the Dremel for removing large chunks and use various files for the finer work.
     
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  4. fasteddie565

    fasteddie565 Combat Diver

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    I think it can be fixed, as you say, but my concern is that this area is the top side of a fulcrum, meaning that this area is stressed when the slide recoils.
     
  5. DaleGribble

    DaleGribble Sandwich!

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    So try to fix it and see if it holds up to the pressure.
     
  6. Dave514

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    5 minutes with a bic and she's good as new.
     
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    I had an Uncle who just was a little different...he would "fix" things until they broke, LOL!
     
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    fiasconva Standing my ground...

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    Someone once told me that there were 2 things you never let get near a firearm, WD40 and a Dremel.
     
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    If you don't want to send it off, try building the surface back up with some modelling epoxy/putty; remove the mag release, prepare the surface by degreasing and roughing it up, then apply/mold the putty to the offending section of frame, shaping it appropriately before it begins to set up, and dry run the mag release into position temporarily (don't leave it in there, LOL) as to assure yourself that you're not filling the cavity that it resides in with putty, which may be difficult to remove without causing further damage. When dried thoroughly, sand and throw some wax over it.

    Just one example of the many types of epoxy putty available at Amazon...
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    You messed with glock perfection and paid the price
     
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    I don't think glue, in any of it's many forms, is the answer here. You need to rework the basic material in a way that eliminates the flaw. What would be good would be to have some of the same material to use to add to the frame if necessary. I don't know that such is available.

     
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    Can’t find any right now but I’ve seen stripped receivers advertised at 3 for $100. If you could find a LGS to cut you some slack on the transfer fees, might be the way to go.
     
  13. cciman

    cciman Mr. Spock

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    zoom out a little on the next pic so we get a better image of the damage.

    Just get a replacement frame.
     
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    JB Weld lasts forever and can be sanded to shape.
     
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    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    I want to say around $130. I bought one to replace a G36 lower that I blowed up :eek: some years ago. Can't remember 'zactly but it came with all the internals. Good luck.
     
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    I use the .gov site. Is there a difference?
     
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    Seems like you broke broke it.
     
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    Biggsly Good looking deplorable

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    Just curious. Have you tried other pistols with better ergos? I always like Glocks, but there is a reason I don't but them anymore.
     
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    As a southerner, I'll recommend trying Duck duct tape and bailing wire from the farm.
     
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    I try to never be disrespectful to anyone but . . . Good Lord that’s dumb!!!
     
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