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Two broken springs in 3 days Glock 34

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by whatsupglock, Feb 28, 2011.

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  1. whatsupglock

    whatsupglock

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    I think I hurt my G34's feelings.

    I bought an STI and have been shooting it for the last 2 months. I'm preparing for the IDPA world championship match and I think I've decided I'm going to shoot the G34 this year in preparation. The Glock runs 100% of the time and part changes can be done in no time. The STI is amazing but it is very finicky. I don't want to deal with finicky.

    So I started shooting the Glock again and I broke a mag release spring and the trigger bar spring in a 3 day time period.

    So to my Glock...I am sorry I strayed from you and doubted your ability. Please don't break anymore.
     
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    Where did the trigger spring break? At the point where it attaches to the trigger bar? The newest Gen3 9/40/357 trigger bars, part # 357, have a curved attachment point for the trigger spring that reduces stress on the trigger spring at that point.

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/blog.php?b=10
     
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    Daaaang. You actually broke a mag release spring? :shocked:
     
  4. whatsupglock

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    Thats EXACTLY what I thought too! It's my Glock punishing me for straying.
     
  5. whatsupglock

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    It broke where it attaches to the trigger housing. Opposite end of the trigger bar.
     
  6. JBP55

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    You were probably due for all new springs. I change all springs in my Glocks around 10,000 rounds or once a year.
     
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    I agree. Have probably 15,000 rounds through it. I changed the striker spring too. So it now has all new springs. Except for the safety plunger. SP spring looked good.
     
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    Lol. I have over 180THOUSAND rounds through my gen2 17 and no parts breakage yet. Still going strong. :wavey:

    EDIT: I did replace the recoil spring.
     
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  9. whatsupglock

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    I'm tellin' ya the STI and Glock Gods are havin' a throw down!
     
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    Wow, thats a lot of shooting! At what point did you change the recoil spring? Did you change just the spring or the complete assemble with rod?
     
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    Breaking a mag release spring is a first. Don't even know how that could happen. The 34 must really be peeved.
     
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    I'M WITH YOU ON THAT !!! sure would like to see pic's of the mag spring :wow:
    and the gun would still work without the trigger spring and i'm sure it would work without the mag spring aswell
     
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    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

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    The magazine release spring possibly broke because the G34 has the extended control..
    My 17L has lots of rounds & will now have to keep an eye on that part & pick up an extra when I get to an Armorer
     
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    Not buying that... The spring is limited in its travel by a recess in the grip - regardless of the mag catch used.
     
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    Right at 130thousand. I replaced the whole assembly. It was working fine but "felt" weaker.
     
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    I was tidying up a bit and found the broken mag spring. I'll try to get a picture of it up on here for all eternity.
     
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    15k is definitely a reasonable life for springs. I'm over that but kind of want to see how long I can go.

    I'm also surprised the mag. release spring broke.
     
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    So I just broke another dang mag release spring today! Hmmmm.......In 9 more days it would have been exactly a year ago that I broke my other one. What are the chances of that! I still can't believe I broke one...now two...

    I'm going to call Glock tomorrow and ask if they will send me a bag of the springs to keep on hand.
     
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    They will for a price.
     
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    Surprised no one tried to tell ya you were limp-wristin or using bad ammo. Seems to be the remedy these days. :whistling: