What parts would you replace in a used Glock?

What parts would you replace in a used Glock?

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    What parts would you replace in a used Glock?

    I am looking to trade my XD 45 Compact for a G17. Just wanted to get some ideas of what parts I should look at replacing, if any.

    I'm aware of the reliability of the Glocks, but if for no other reason than peace of mind, what parts would you consider replacing in order to be proactive?

    Thanks in advance


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    I would detail strip it and see what it looks like. Take it to the range and put it through its paces. See how it functions. If it has LOTS of use then you might want to replace springs, but I might not even do that depending on what kind of shape it's in. What generation? How old? Round Count? any of these things known?

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    nope Raysheen, none known yet. Just decided to go this route, and decided to do a little homework ahead of time!

    I'm not really up to speed on Glocks, so if there are generations that are better than other, how can I identify them?

    The round count will be low, and condition good, or the trade will not happen. My XD has <500 rounds through it.

    Thanks

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    if the gun is older than there is an upgraded internals set that you can get for it...this applies to pre 92 guns
    Serial number AA through XG on G17s
    Other than that there isn't a whole lot too them...and at 500 rounds it shouldn't need much.

    one generation isn't really "better" than another but some people like the feel of one over the other. Gen 2 guns have the straight grip while Gen 3 guns will have the finger grooves in them. Some like the Gen 2s more and therefore look for them over a gen 3

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    Thanks again for the info.

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    Glock Parts

    Probably the recoil spring (about $4). Those should be replaced every year or two.

    I've ordered a few other common springs (springs are very cheap and small to store), just in case one breaks.

    TopGlock or Dallas Tactical sell most small parts for the Glocks.

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    Provided you find one in relatively new condition it may not need anything at all. For peace of mind I'd replace recoil and other springs with Wolff brand (including mag springs) http://www.gunsprings.com/ - they can also be ordered through Brownell's or MidwayUSA.

    Other than that, you might prefer different sights but that's pretty much optional.
    Jack

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    thanks maclean3 & blueridge, I appreciate it.

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    Not to devalue any of the advice here, but Id say, when it comes to a Glock, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."
    It's just that I've seen too many of those things run and run, for thousands of rds, without so much as a patch run through the bore.

    Even the recoil spring --long and less succeptable to fatigue than the smaller ones-- will run thousands upon thousands.

    Shoot it with several types of ammo, then decide.
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    Thanks PingPing

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