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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by kc1031, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. kc1031

    kc1031

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    I was at the range today and the upper of the two pins (locking block pin?) in my G22 popped out on the right side. It locked up the gun. Any ideas on what might cause the pin to just pop out? The gun is about 8 years old and probably has about 15-18,000 rounds through it.
     
  2. James5m

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    Sounds like its been detail striped alot. You could try getting new pins or take some clear fingernail polish and dab a little on the ends of the pins, Let dry.Then reinstall.
     
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    Must have been detailed ALOT for the pin holes to wear out but could happen.


    I would call Glock and see what they say about it...

    GLOCK - 770 - 432 - 1202



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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Or, it just wasn't fully/correctly installed in the first place.
     
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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Just had another thought.....you might want to check the condition of the locking block, they do break once in a while.
     
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    greatwun Senior Member

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    perhaps just needs a new pin?
     
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    The first thing I'd do is inspect the locking block and the locking block pin to see if they're damaged.

    Someone brought me a used G23 a while back which he'd bought from someone he knew. The gun had reportedly been fired about 2,500 rounds between the 2 owners. When I inspected the gun I replaced the locking block pin because the (presumably) original one in the gun looked as though it had been beaten on and dragged across a rough road.

    I also replaced the recoil spring, just because.

    I found it interesting that in my last Glock class the instructor made mention several times that if we were seeing broken locking blocks, locking block pins and trigger pins that we weren't replacing recoil springs often enough. The presentation material only said to replace the recoil spring every 3,000 rounds, but the instructor kept saying every 2,000-3,000 rounds.

    That's not the original recoil spring, is it?

    Got a Glock armorer local?
     
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  8. kc1031

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    Thanks for the replies. I usually detail strip it 3-4 times a year, and yes that is the original recoil spring. The dept. armorer told me it is fine and does not need to be replaced when I asked him about it about a year ago.