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Glock Scheduled Replacement Parts

As with every type of machine and all firearms, Glock pistols do have some parts and occasionally require maintenance, adjustment or replacement. Wearable parts are those that by their very nature will not maintain absolute factory specifications forever and will need to be monitored periodically for satisfactory function. Generally it is recommended that all Glock pistols be detailed disassembled and inspected by a certified armorer at least annually.

  
  

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Replacing Glock Springs

Springs are very important to the proper operation of all semiautomatic pistols as they age or tire they can affect the cycle of operation, leading two unsatisfactory performance. Any spring can be damaged, weaken, worn or broken and should be evaluated often. Springs in the Glock pistol that may require attention at some point are; recoil spring assembly, firing pin spring, firing pin safety spring, extractor depressor plunger spring, magazine catch spring, slide lock spring, trigger spring, magazine spring, slide stop lever spring (not a separate part - it is attached to the slide stop lever).

Glock Extractors

Extractors should have the proper attention in that area should be relatively clean. The extractor tip of should not be chipped or damaged. Feeding and extraction problems can be caused by worn or damaged extractors.

Glock Firing Pin & Firing Pin Safety

The front area of the firing pin engages the firing pin safety and it is possible to detect some wear in this area. Periodic field inspections and proper armorer handling techniques will minimize any potential problems in this area.

Glock Magazine Followers

Followers help hold the cartridges at the proper angle for the feeding and signal the slide stop lever to lock the slide to the rear. Check occasionally and monitor their condition.

Glock Magazine Bodies

The side or front cut on the magazine body allows the magazine catch to operate properly. The lips of the magazine and assist with proper feeding and can be damaged by improper cleaning and/or assembly and disassembly.

 

 

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MIKE COVIELLO is a former aerospace engineer, now Web Designer/SEO Consultant. Hobbies include shooting zombies & reloading ammunition.