Thats one of the reasons switched to Cz
This is a discussion on Removing infection from my Glocks within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; My newer Glocks were infected with MIM ( M ade from I nferior M etal) and I took action to save them. For the OD ...
My newer Glocks were infected with MIM (Made from Inferior Metal) and I took action to save them.
For the OD 23 pictured, I replaced the MIM extractor with a Lone Wolf extractor cast / tool steel.
I have a OD 19 that got an Apex extractor.
Although my 19 only had a couple hundred rounds through it, it was already throwing about one case out of ten toward my head.
After the Apex extractor (and gen 4 ejector) the 19 ejected brass perfectly.
The 23 was working just fine, but I saw no reason to let the dormant infection eventually turn into brass to face (BTF) disease.
The strikers were replaced with Lightning Strike steel strikers and I was very pleased to see primers hit with equal or greater impact than ever; I used the original spring with them, not the one that came with the LS striker, wasn't sure if it was reduced power.
I believe my Glocks are now equivalent to Glocks produced prior to 2008.
Defenders of MIM , save your time and hit the back arrow.
One can't defend themself with a Glock 19/23, 1911, .... if all they are carrying is a pocket gun.
Thats one of the reasons switched to Cz
I go by the belief that, "if it isn't broke, don't fix it." And all of mine so far, are working good. It is possible that I may have to fix something down the road, but Im going to wait till that happens.
I am sure that your new parts will serve you well. Well Done!
Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
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There is the super secret issue with GLOCK firing pin breakage also. I haven't heard of any civilian issues, but a couple of PD's were rumored to have dept. wide replacements.
Some people replace all their light bulbs every month to avoid having one burn out.
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I read threads like this and I just have to shake my head and laugh. Hey, if it makes you feel better spending money to replace parts that don't need replacing, have at it. Me, I have better things to do with my money.
I have to say, I find it kind of humorous that everybody freaks out about a metal injection-molded extractor, when a plastic injection-molded frame is apparently the pinnacle of firearms technology...
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They used to complain about the plastic sights. Remember that? I'ts always something.
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I thought Glocks had a lifetime warranty?...if I had a weapon with a known manufacturing deficiency I would be on the phone with the manufacturer. The local sheriffs department has found that many of their issue weapons has a striker problem, in fact so many that Glock sent a representative to investigate. Glock has stated it could be an ammo problem, but other local departments are armed with the S&W M&P 40 and have not experienced the problem and use the same Speer ammo. I do believe if I were Glock of Georgia, and >60% of all my sales in the US are to LE agencies, I would do what it takes to satisfy my biggest customer by first providing new firing pins to replace the defective ones.
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Got any infected steel cased ammo you need me to cure you of?
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