Hi. Can anyone tell me if this is normal, or if they have seen it on other Glocks? I just bought a new Gen 4 Glock 17 and needless to say, I'm having some buyer's remorse. I traded in my Glock 17 RTF for this one and immediately started noticing problems. The dual recoil spring keeps getting caught and impeding the slide from moving forward when being reassembled. After this happened a few times, I took the gun apart to inspect it more closely and found that the frame is chipped on both sides just to the rear of where the dust cover starts. There are two chips on both sides just below the front guide rails. I included some pics of this below. At first I thought this was normal because the chips on both sides look almost identical. There are two of them on each side in almost the exact same spot. I also included a shot of the area where the recoil spring keeps caught upon reassembly. Also, I'm always making sure to seat the guide rod properly in the barrel "half-moon" area before I reassemble it.
The gun is brand new. Other than the two rounds that are shot through it from the factory, it has to my knowledge never been shot.
What should I do? Return the gun to the store I bought it at, or call Glock directly? Or should I do anything at all?
Thanks for your time.
full picture of the area highlighted
Here are the marks where the guide rod is getting caught..when there is enough pressure applied to re-attach the slide, the guide rod finally loses it's grip and slams back against the area where it is supposed to be seated.