Glock Locking Block Pin Walk

Glock Locking Block Pin Walk

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    Glock Locking Block Pin Walk

    Hi everyone! Im Augusto and Im from Argentina, finally got my first hard earned Glock two monts ago, its a gen 3 glock 23. Great gun, and im loving it, but the other day i made a detailed disassembly and cleaning because here ammo its way too expensive and the only realistic way to somehow shoot frecuently its reloading, thing is the guns got very dirty very soon and because its my carry piece i though that a gun deep clean would be a good idea. I watched a youtube video on how to remove the frame pins (left to right) so i did it(no hammers) just a small pin pusher. But the guy reasseble it left to right, not right to left how its supossed to. I did that way, and rappidly disassembly it again and put the pins in the right way making sure that the locking block pin got perfectly centered. Then i went to the range and shoot 80 rounds with no problem, yesterday i went again and shoot 100 rounds rappid fire because i dedicated my session to practice some bill drill skills. Thing is that when i got home and i inspected the pins, the firing block pin moved slighty to the right, it didnt protude from the frame, not even close. But it certanly moved to the right a little bit. I centered again but im afraid that in the middle of a match it will come loose. Or im just being paranoid? Here there is no glock certifed armorer or glock warranty. Plus spare OEM parts are really hard to find. I read every post on the topic and some solutions include: not big deal, centered again/replacing the pins for new ones/put some nail polish/ put some super glue.
    I found a local company who makes glock parts, and bought a pair of new stainless steel anti walk pins. But knowing how things are made here, im a little reductant to replace OEM parts. What do you guys think should i do?
    Thanks in advance, love the forum and sorry for my english
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    Augusto,

    It does not matter if the pin goes in left to right or right to left. I have never had a problem, nor have I heard of a problem with the factory pins walking out. Glock's do not need to be extermely clean to function. Many of us in the US that shoot them competitively clean them once a year.
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    Augusto, what Bad Bob said.

    Also, I wouldn’t worry about a little movement of the pin, unless it started to come out of the hole.
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    Augusto, welcome to the forum. Your English is just fine. Both Bad Bob and glockman 10mm are correct
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    Agree regarding pin...not a problem. I clean my Glock 19 after every session, if for no other reason than to carry a firearm that won’t smudge up my clothes with powder residue.
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    Did you make sure to put the slide relaese spring "under" the small pin?
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    Thank you all for the quick replays!! I think i may be a little paraoid over this. I did make sure that the spring seats under the pin. But just in case i order the anti walking pins. What do you guys thinks of those, i saw that these dont have the dumbell form like the OEM ones, they are uniform and got an small space for the spring to seat.

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    Augusto, welcome to the forum. There is a lot of good information here and the members are helpful. Welcome.
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    Welcome to the forum, Augusto9529, from California. Glad to have you aboard. While I am not a Glock expert, I'm sure your question is being well answered by those who are.
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    Thank you all for the welcome! Im happy to be here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Augusto9529 View Post
    Thank you all for the quick replays!! I think i may be a little paraoid over this. I did make sure that the spring seats under the pin. But just in case i order the anti walking pins. What do you guys thinks of those, i saw that these dont have the dumbell form like the OEM ones, they are uniform and got an small space for the spring to seat.
    People normally buy them for cosmetics. I would be worried about the aftermarket pin breaking.
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    Biggest problems I’ve seen on Glock's was aftermarket parts myself. No need to stray away from the factory pins if they are not moving out of the frame if they are I would say try a factory replacement slide lock to see if the spring was weak.

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