Gun "broke" during class

Gun "broke" during class

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    Gun "broke" during class

    I am taking a General Defensive Handgun 2 class and on the first day the first hour my gun broke. It is a Glock and before all you Glock haters hate Glock, it wasn't really the gun that broke. The after market front sight went flying off the slide. The screw holding it on sheared and sent the sight flying. And I didn't bring a backup gun. Good thing the instructor only shoots Glocks so he lent me one from his inventory.
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    This is why God created HK.

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    InSights?

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    Isn't there a gun shop near by were you could go buy a new sight? I think its cool the instructor is letting you use one of his to finish the class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    InSights?

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    Yes. Best instruction out there, IMHO
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    Duh! I think this is why they tell you to bring a back-up gun with you to class.
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    I'm not trying to find fault, or make fun of your situation, so please don't take this wrong--just an observation from a hobby gunsmith that picks up used guns and cleans them up. I realize installing a sight really doesn't mess a gun up--but when you start getting into the internals, that is when problems sometimes develop. But since you brought it up, it is something I have noticed a lot.

    Glocks seem to attract fellas that like to tinker and add stuff to their pistols. Probably because very little know-how is required to do so, as say compared to a CZ or 1911--although I've seen that too. I've found several Glocks that didn't work right--took them home, removed all the aftermarket parts that someone installed, then replaced with OEM Glock parts, and magically they run fine. Funny thing is, it is often stuff that really wouldn't improve the gun anyhow. They just change parts for something to do.

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    Typical BLOCK brand BLOCK.
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    OK, who was the sight maker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    Yes. Best instruction out there, IMHO
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    You could've switched guns when the instructor wasn't looking. You know all Glocks look alike.....:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExactlyMyPoint View Post
    I am taking a General Defensive Handgun 2 class and on the first day the first hour my gun broke. It is a Glock and before all you Glock haters hate Glock, it wasn't really the gun that broke. The after market front sight went flying off the slide. The screw holding it on sheared and sent the sight flying. And I didn't bring a backup gun. Good thing the instructor only shoots Glocks so he lent me one from his inventory.
    Did the loss of the sight materially effect the function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gatorbait51 View Post
    Did the loss of the sight materially effect the function?
    Only to the extent that I could not aim it properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jh225 View Post
    OK, who was the sight maker?
    More importantly, who was the screw manufacturer
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    Best training you could have had was to run the gun as it was.

    Years ago I had MMC sights installed on my Glock and the same thing happened. I opted to run it just the easy it was, sans front sight. My thinking was in real life, there would be no using a spare or loaner.

    I found out that by placing the back slide plate over the target, I could still make reasonable hits.
    There is training, and there is training. Sometimes the most realistic is what ya don't pay for:)
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