Removing infection from my Glocks

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    Removing infection from my Glocks

    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.

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    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.
    No internal lock or magazine disconnect on my pistols!

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    Thats one of the reasons switched to Cz
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    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!
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDW4ME View Post
    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.

    Glockenhancement.jpg

    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.
    This is your thread, and I'll respect your request. What I will say is that if that makes you feel better about your gun, and your derive a feeling a satisfaction from it, then by all means!
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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.

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    What gen. did the MIM parts come out?
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    Here we go on the MIM parts again....
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    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by CDW4ME View Post
    My newer Glocks were infected with MIM (Made from Inferior Metal) and I took action to save them.

    Defenders of MIM , save your time and hit the back arrow.
    Pray tell, what is your technical rationale for your problems with MIM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Pray tell, what is your technical rationale for your problems with MIM?
    He read about it on an intraweb gun forum.
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