Gen 5 17 Connector Wear

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by John McGrady, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. John McGrady

    John McGrady New Member

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    9229739E-F095-41BF-A000-57BE625ECBC3.jpeg Hi everyone. I’m a new Glock owner and picked up a gen 5 17 a couple of weeks ago. I have about 300 rounds through it and noticed some wear on the inside of the slide. From what I’ve researched this is where the connector interfaces with the slide when the trigger resets. Can anyone tell me if they have this wear mark in their Glock and if so, is this normal?
     
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  2. Southlake

    Southlake Island Life Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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    Good morning John, welcome to the Glock Forum. We have a resident expert here. His name is Bob and hopefully he will see this and help you out. Whatever he tells you, just take it to the bank.

    @rbbeers
     
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  3. TheKraken

    TheKraken Surviving Covid-19 Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

    Welcome to the forum John. Ditto on @rbbeers.
     
  4. FredWyn

    FredWyn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That is a nasty looking scratch/gouge. Looks like somebody keyed your slide!
     
  5. John McGrady

    John McGrady New Member

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    Anyone think this is cause for concern? I know the finish on this generation shows more wear than previous generations.
     
  6. FredWyn

    FredWyn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If I remember, I will look at my four Gen 5s to see if there is the same scratch/gouge on the slide.
     
  7. John McGrady

    John McGrady New Member

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    Thanks, much appreciated!
     
  8. Peepaw

    Peepaw Well-Known Member

    Is it actually scratched or is it just a mark?
     
  9. John McGrady

    John McGrady New Member

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    It’s more of finish being worn off than a scratch in the metal. With so few rounds through it I was starting to question if that was to be expected or if I need to be lubricating it more.
     
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  10. FredWyn

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    I just looked at all four of my Glock Gen 5 pistols: 26, 45, 17 and 34...each of them has the same wear mark line and that is all that it is, a wear mark. Absolutely **nothing** to be concerned about, it's not from the connector, by the way, but the transfer bar (Bob can correct me here, if I'm wrong).

    Keep shooting brother, not to worry. I had to hold them up under my workbench lamp to see it, frankly, but ... yup ... there it was. It is not a gouge, just wear.
     
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  12. Southlake

    Southlake Island Life Staff Member Moderator Lifetime Supporting Member

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    He works hard here for free. Every now and then we all take a break.
     
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  13. FredWyn

    FredWyn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I hear that.
     
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  14. John McGrady

    John McGrady New Member

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    Awesome thanks so much!
     
  15. Deneen

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    I just looked at my 4 Glocks, and none of them have that scratch? Wear? Take it to your local gunsmith for a peek.
     
  16. FredWyn

    FredWyn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is absolutely not anything to be concerned about, just a wear mark, completely normal. It's on all four of my Gen 5 Glocks. No worries.
     
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  17. I always lubricate the contact area of the connector
    It seems only the worn finish.
     
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  18. David Farkas

    David Farkas New Member

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    definitely need to be concerned. that's not normal
     
  19. FredWyn

    FredWyn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Again...perfectly normal...nothing to be concerned about. The photo is exaggerating it due to lighting etc. All my Gen 5 Glocks have the same line. No biggie.
     
  20. HJB

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    I just checked my G19 Gen 5 and it has exactly the same wear mark. I probably have about 2000 rounds through it.
     
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