New Glock owner needs help


Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > Glock Forum > New Glock owner needs help

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-06-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Default New Glock owner needs help

Hi All,
Just bought my first Glock, a G17, and fired it tonight. After firing my second mag., I noticed that the front of the frame looked funny. After closer inspection, I noticed that the front of the frame was curved slightly upward. I could actually see through the space between the slide and frame. It wasn't like this before I started shooting. What happened? Is this what they mean by "Glock flexibility." I disassembled the gun when I got home and verified that I wasn't imagining things at the range. Is this normal or should I take it back and have the store take a look at it? Thanks in advance for your help.

Sincerely
saxmanchop



__________________
saxmanchop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 03-06-2008, 11:09 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 19
Default

I have a Glock 21. I have had it for years, and shot it a lot. It still has a perfect fit. I would take yours back if it doesn't.



__________________
stogie25 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 12:41 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Samhain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 183
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

That does not sound right at all, bring it back.
Try calling Glock and see what they say.

GLOCK, Inc.
6000 Highlands Parkway
Smyrna, GA 30082
U.S.A.
Tel.: +1 770 - 432 1202
Fax: +1 770 - 433 8719

__________________

________________________________
“I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.” ~Frank Sinatra~

Samhain is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 05:04 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
allmons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Athens
Posts: 364
Default I have a Model 17 circa 1985 -

and it does NOT look like what you describe.

My first thought is unload it and have it checked before firing again. It might be some normal variation ( I haven't seen what the new Glocks look like up close ), but if you have any doubts, do not fire the weapon.

__________________

Fire everyone in Congress NOW.

allmons is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 06:38 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 197
Default

Do you have any pics?

If I am understanding correctly this is normal.

__________________

Last edited by Doug1627; 03-06-2008 at 06:42 PM.
Doug1627 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 06:53 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 197
Default Taken from an article on Glock's.

Does this help you at all?

Starting with the barrel end of things, this gun already appears attractive. Like art lovers appreciate the works of Picasso… I find myself admiring the curves and bumps of the latest firearms – and this one is quite a cute little number. The Glock 17 is most noticeable for its strange curve underneath the barrel, immediately before the trigger guard.

__________________
Doug1627 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2008, 07:15 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 333
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

That's actually normal.

__________________
ranger_sxt is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2008, 02:57 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Default New Glock owner needs help

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your quick responses. I really appreciate it. Sorry it took me so long to get back, but I have been away from my personal computer and haven't had time. Since I started this thread, I've gone to 3 gun stores, including the one that I bought the gun at, and l called Glock in Georgia. It seems that most of the ones I looked at, especially the 9mils, had the same curve to varying degrees. You can see through the gun to the other side at the nose end. One of the store salesmen told me that it was a common question. So I guess it's normal. I still wish mine didn't do this, since I do like "Perfection" as advertised. I'm hoping that the look of the gun will grow on me as it did with you guys. Thanks again for your quick responses. I'm sure I'll have some more questions as I shoot my Glock more.

Thankful newbie,

__________________
saxmanchop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2008, 05:29 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gnoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 269
Default

dude a sloppy action is wat makes glock a glock

__________________
gnoll is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2008, 08:30 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Default

Yea, I get it now. Thanks all.



__________________
saxmanchop is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
New Glock Owner - Problem New2Glocks Glock Forum 31 10-24-2009 01:51 PM
New Glock Owner - need help deciding which one. hiredgun09 Glock Forum 25 09-26-2009 08:35 PM
New xd owner mrwhledr XD Forum 2 06-11-2009 03:12 AM



Newest Threads