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Old 08-07-2013, 06:35 AM   #41
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Get better soon, OP. Very unfortunate that you got hurt.

Those of you who just want to pass blame should feel ashamed of yourselves. I don't care if the OP is 100% at fault or not. We are all intelligent enough to read his post and know what not to do. In other words, we can all learn from his mistake (or what we perceive to be his mistake) without jumping down his throat.

Here we have a brother, fellow firearms enthusiast, who was injured because he was trying to clean his darn gun. And instead of giving your sympathies for someone in our community, you chastise him. Yes, maybe mistakes were made. This isn't the time to ridicule him.

Shame on you guys.

OP, I'm sincerely sorry that happened to you. Count you blessings though, brother. Your alive. Also, it seems like a lot more damage could have been done to your hand. Unlucky, but infinitely more lucky at the same time.

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I want to know why the original parts were replaced with aftermarket parts (that's what I think happened).
Well, most people don't care for a 5.5 - 6 lb trigger.
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Ya know, it already happened, and now he knows what not to do next time.
Get off him.
Although I wouldn't jump to conclusions that Glocks are bad. It may have been because of the trigger mod, it may have been a worn part, who knows?
A gun is a piece of mechanical equipment. Parts WILL wear out. If it was a part malfunction, it could've been any gun, not just cause it was a Glock.

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Well, most people don't care for a 5.5 - 6 lb trigger.
I'm not a fan of the Glock trigger, either, but it's a combat weapon and not a target pistol.
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I'm not a fan of the Glock trigger, either, but it's a combat weapon and not a target pistol.
No, but it's easier and more comfortable to use a lighter trigger.
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No, but it's easier and more comfortable to use a lighter trigger.
I Agree with that, but I still won't do it.
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I Agree with that, but I still won't do it.
That's fine, it's your choice.
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Get better soon, OP. Very unfortunate that you got hurt.

Those of you who just want to pass blame should feel ashamed of yourselves. I don't care if the OP is 100% at fault or not. We are all intelligent enough to read his post and know what not to do. In other words, we can all learn from his mistake (or what we perceive to be his mistake) without jumping down his throat.

Here we have a brother, fellow firearms enthusiast, who was injured because he was trying to clean his darn gun. And instead of giving your sympathies for someone in our community, you chastise him. Yes, maybe mistakes were made. This isn't the time to ridicule him.

Shame on you guys.

OP, I'm sincerely sorry that happened to you. Count you blessings though, brother. Your alive. Also, it seems like a lot more damage could have been done to your hand. Unlucky, but infinitely more lucky at the same time.
Exactly.
I've been reading this since he posted it and was surprised that people found something to be rude about in this situation. My first thought was "damn I feel bad for this guy". And if the people jumping on him read what he was saying or asked before they pounced, they'd know that it was the spring that collapsed on itself that cause the malfunction. And you have to take him at his word on that.

It sounds like the main mistake was having greasy fingers, and that could happen to anyone and i'm sure there's quite a few people here who have handled firearms with greasy fingers.

Hope the hand is healing up nicely and glad it didn't seem to do TOO much damage. Definitely wouldn't want to be in your place.

As far as the original question, has this actually happened to anyone else?
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I think a small dose of reality is needed here.

While Glock may feel it's fine to bail on this deal

because the pistol was "altered" from original,

we all know aftermarket parts companies don't make

money by building crappier parts than OEM.

The aftermarket makes a killing because they

generally make parts which it's obvious to the most casual

observer are much better than the originals.

Now I didn't escort this pistol through every walk of it's

upgrade, and I can't advocate that everything was done

properly since it left the factory. (It may not have been.)


But to be honest, and if you're all honest with yourselves,

you'll all probably admit you've bought upgrade parts for

a firearm, and more than likely they were far and away

better than what was on the gun originally.


So just dumping blame on the "aftermarket trigger

group" is a bit of a cop-out, too.

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I think a small dose of reality is needed here.

While Glock may feel it's fine to bail on this deal

because the pistol was "altered" from original,

we all know aftermarket parts companies don't make

money by building crappier parts than OEM.

The aftermarket makes a killing because they

generally make parts which it's obvious to the most casual

observer are much better than the originals.

Now I didn't escort this pistol through every walk of it's

upgrade, and I can't advocate that everything was done

properly since it left the factory. (It may not have been.)

But to be honest, and if you're all honest with yourselves,

you'll all probably admit you've bought upgrade parts for

a firearm, and more than likely they were far and away

better than what was on the gun originally.

So just dumping blame on the "aftermarket trigger

group" is a bit of a cop-out, too.
Completely agree. I have never put a Ghost trigger in any of my Glocks because the factory triggers don't bother me. I have replaced the trigger in an M&P. I would not hesitate putting the Ghost in my Glocks if I didn't like the stock trigger.
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