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Why isn't butt plug OEM standard?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by FiremanBob, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. FiremanBob

    FiremanBob

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    Just installed one in my Gen 4 G26. It makes the frame look right, whereas that gaping hole behind the mag looks all wrong. It's like buying a BMW with a hole where the grille should be.

    Why doesn't Glock install the butt plug as a standard feature?
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Apparently Gaston does not like it when a plug is stuck in his butt.
     

  3. Bruce M

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    Rumor has it that they left that area open to give you a spot to grap onto a magazine if it should not want to drop out and to allow water to drain if necessary.
     
  4. INEEDMILK

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    the small hole back there is for a lanyard.

    if you put a grip plug in, the hole is covered and the lanyard option is removed.
     
  5. Bruce M

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  6. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Because a Glock really doesn't need one to function. SJ 40
     
  7. dkf

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    Never really thought any of my Glocks needed one. If you look up into the grip you can see a hole that goes to the slide, lets crap and water fall out I guess.
     
  8. 21GlockStreet

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    I heard it was to let the water drain out if dropped in water.
     
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    I have heard of cracked frames with plugs being used
     
  10. dakrat

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    lanyard hole.
     
  11. lyodbraun

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    I heard that if you plug it, it will give ya a more power, cause it causes more pressure to send the round down range faster and harder, and maybe, cause for reason to be called into question in court if ya ever have to use your pluged glock in a self defense case... im not sure I want to put my self at risk with the plug, cause its more deadly with it...

    :tongueout::tongueout::rofl::rofl:
     
  12. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

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    You sir, crack me up. :animlol:
     
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    I agree Bob it does make it "look" better...`butt` some of the answers given above are correct....I do have one for the G19 though...
     
  14. michael_b

    michael_b BRC #1492

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    I thought the gap was there from the metal mild used to form the blackstrap.

    Anyway, I much prefer my Glocks butt plugged. Just looks nicer.


    -On mobile
     
  15. GRIMLET

    GRIMLET Deceased

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    Gaston needs to become more tolerant. All of my Glock butts are plugged, wife's too. Errrr Glocks that is.
     
  16. HEXE9

    HEXE9 Shootin' Fool

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    I've seen it first hand.

    Happened to one of my shooting buds GEN2 G17's while running drills with Winchester RA9TA.

    Glock replaced the frame and told him the frame cracked because the plug didn't allow the frame to flex as designed.
     
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    marv Millennium Member

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    N.I.H. Not Invented Here.
     
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  19. MarkCO

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    I've seen a few with the Seattle slug, usually due to overtightening of the screw, but never with a plastic plug.
     
  20. BADOS

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    The Glock is sea water resistant. The hole is to let dirt and water exit from the weapon.