New Glock owner needs help

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by saxmanchop, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. saxmanchop

    saxmanchop New Member

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    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
     
  2. stogie25

    stogie25 New Member

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    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.
     

  3. Samhain

    Samhain New Member

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    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
     
  4. allmons

    allmons New Member

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    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.

    :)
     
  5. Doug1627

    Doug1627 New Member

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    Do you have any pics?

    If I am understanding correctly this is normal.
     
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  6. Doug1627

    Doug1627 New Member

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    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.
     
  7. ranger_sxt

    ranger_sxt New Member

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    That's actually normal.
     
  8. saxmanchop

    saxmanchop New Member

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    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, :D
     
  9. gnoll

    gnoll New Member

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    dude a sloppy action is wat makes glock a glock
     
  10. saxmanchop

    saxmanchop New Member

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    Yea, I get it now. Thanks all.
     
  11. G21.45

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    :) If this were Glock Talk I wouldn't answer this question. (Because I'm sick of hearing it!) Your new G-17 is perfectly normal. You could fix the symmetry of your dust cover at home by dipping it in hot water for a minute or two and, then, pressing it against the flat edge of a table; however I, personally, wouldn't encourage you to do that.

    In the past 6 months it seems like every new Glock owner on the planet has discovered this feature. True, it doesn't occur on ALL Glocks; but, myself, I consider it to actually be an advantage; and, I wouldn't think of changing the upswept dust covers on either one of my daily carry Glocks.

    This is because when a Glock fires the frame tends to flex upwards between the trigger guard and muzzle. If you, also, hang a gun-mounted light on there the pistol can actually start to bind. It's been my own experience that my Glock frames seem to flex less (or more slowly?) if the end of the dust cover sweeps upward and makes contact with the slide.

    Me? If I can't see the recoil spring on a Glock, then, I'm uneasy about using the pistol for anything serious. Now, the next complaint is usually; 'Why does my new Glock's barrel point, upward, at the sky when the slide is locked back?' :D
     
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  12. Doug1627

    Doug1627 New Member

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    I am not complaining but why does the barrel angle up?
     
  13. G21.45

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    In order to allow the bullets in the magazine to catch the lip of the feed ramp and pass smoothly into the chamber.

    (Thanks for asking that!) :p
     
  14. Doug1627

    Doug1627 New Member

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    Cool, thanks
     
  15. genie

    genie New Member

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    You guys are amazing! So we drop the rear of the barrel, the chamber, downward, in order to allow a round to enter smoothly?
     
  16. G21.45

    G21.45 New Member

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    :) Hey, I'm always willing to learn. If you have a better understanding of how Glock's polymer frame works, then, by all means don't be mysterious: Share your insight with the rest of us.

    (Or else, shut up!) ;)
     
  17. DCJS Instructor

    DCJS Instructor Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Wow you are very ARROGANT!

    I believe what he was referring to is the fact that you used the term BULLET
    Incorrectly instead of the correct term cartridge.

    I will refer you to the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course Lesson Plan II
    Page III-15 that will explain the four components of a pistol cartridge.

    You need to be careful of how you post in this forum. People will see your NRA Instructor logo and take what you say seriously.

    Shame on you!

    saxmanchop,

    As a certified GLOCK Armorer & Armorer Instructor please feel free to contact me about any questions you have about your GLOCK.

    Telling people to SHUT UP is not very polite!

    Tom Perroni
     
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