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When The Glock Breaks

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by zathael, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. zathael

    zathael

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    Overloaded reloads? Failure to lubricate? Using lead ammo in stock barrel?
    The Glock like anything man made is prone to breakage.
    Have spare parts on hand in your range bag, and I mean a spare part for every component in your Glock, with you at all times at the range is important ( along with CLP ). Every spring, pin etc. ( If you have the money, then extra barrels ) If something does fail, you can replace it right away. That is the wonderful thing about Glock. It does not require much to fix.
    Happy shooting!
     
  2. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

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    13 GLOCK pistols owned. 20+ years shooting them.

    I've never had a mechanical failure. Because I leave them stock and don't detail strip them after every range trip. About the only thing to worry about is mag springs, and those can easily be replaced.

    It's a needless excercise to drag around a bag of extra parts, strictly for the OCD types. Based on your other thread about cleaning your barrel, this thread falls right in line with your personality.
     

  3. RowdyatHeart

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  4. Bren

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    I wouldn't say "prone" to breakage. It's possible, but I've been shooting them since about 1989 or 90 and carrying a big box of parts (a few of everything but a barrel, slide and frame) in my bag to major matches for about 10 years. So far, I have used a spring cup from the box, after I lost one during cleaning. That's all. Even with plastic sights on duty guns, I've never had a Glock part break, nor has my wife or my brother or anybody I shoot with.
     
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  5. 4-Fun

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    I know when I'm being baited. :tongueout:
     
  6. BuckyP

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    In my experience, the trigger spring is the most likely part to break. Have replaced them (for others) at matches on more than a few occasions. That said, just have a spare gun.
     
  7. HardCast

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    I broke a trigger spring once, after many thousands of rounds. I always have a spare gun when going to big matches.
     
  8. fireGLOCKfighter

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    laughing-stock of GT

    good job!
     
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  9. alwaysshootin

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    Someone had to get the title. I had a bad batch of ammo, that broke two other brands of 9MM's. My 17, and 34, shot them without incident, prior to shooting the others that had to be sent back for repair.

    By the way, both of the nines that failed, cost more, and/or are known for their "durability". Have backup parts, that's smart. Probably not needed though.
     
  10. fireGLOCKfighter

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    I had a gun break on me once... I simply put it down, cleared it of ammo, and shot my other guns. I get home to make sure there is no other damage caused by the gun breaking the first time.

    I'm glad I did cause on said gun the barrel bulged.
     
  11. alwaysshootin

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    It wasn't a Glock though, was it?
     
  12. F106 Fan

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    I don't bother bringing parts. It is far better (and safer) to fix the gun when I get home. Assuming, of course, that I ever have a problem.

    If I shot in competition and had money involved (travel, fees, etc), I would just bring a couple of spare guns.

    Richard
     
  13. rickthecabbie

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    How about you follow the instructions ?
    "Overloaded reloads?"
    Don't use overloads, +p should be enough, and if you can't measure powder properly, find another hobby.
    " Failure to lubricate?"
    Again, it's not that difficult, and doesn't cost all that much to properly
    maintain a glock. Oil prices are not that high.
    " Using lead ammo in stock barrel?"
    Seriously, it might be time to take up macrame.
    Just sell your glock, and go buy some string.
    Look, I may be new to Glocks, but I have 36 years of experience
    with firearms. Everything the OP described can be summed up in one simple rule.
    Follow the instructions.
    I don't carry spare car parts in my trunk, (Except the tire)
    I shouldn't have to carry spare parts for my gun.
     
  14. fireGLOCKfighter

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    No it wasn't, it was a Polish P-64. I miss it :crying:
     
  15. Prince Herman

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    did I miss the something that adequately precipitated that?
     
  16. Rumbler_G20

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    Clearly you are confused.

    Glocks are perfect, remember? In fact you may want to consider buying a hat that says so right on it in case you forget again.


    :rofl::wavey::rofl:


     
  17. Wizz

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    I will never own a firearm that requires me to bring CLP when shooting. My Glock gets cleaned every 1,000-2,000 rounds (except a light wipe-down of outside to remove powder residue). Better to have a spare pistol and deal with any needed parts changes later as mentioned.
     
  18. fireGLOCKfighter

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    oh come on the Mosins are sooo fun to shoot and ammo is cheap and plentiful.
     
  19. NIB

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    Name the firearms that require you to bring CLP when shooting.
     
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  20. FLAWLS1

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    I field strip and clean all my guns after the range. Are you saying it's a bad thing to do it to my new G19? I don't see how it can be a bad thing...