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Hey, guys, I thought I'd go ahead and make a video on Glock field stripping. I know the subject is covered a lot on YouTube and for anyone who has done it more than a few times, it's second nature, but I've been wanting to do a video that was well lit, in high def, clear audio and that showed some really up close views of precisely what to do, and why. As a new Glock user/owner I found myself screwing it up at first because I kept forgetting to uncock the gun and was pulling the side way too far back.

So, here, for what it is worth, for you to use or share, or throw darts at, is the video I pulled together:

[ame]http://youtu.be/nqhc5_wkHpk?hd=1[/ame]
 

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Nice video, makes it easy to understand the process, and how slow you showed it made in impossible for anyone not to know how to do this. Wish you had this the first time I had to do this on my gun. good job.
 

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Wish you had this the first time I had to do this on my gun. good job.
Same here! I am ashamed to admit how badly I screwed up my first couple field strip attempts with a Glock. I look back and laugh, particularly once I moved into other handguns, like the 1911, which is like doing brain surgery compared to how easy it is to field strip a Glock.

I've even found detail stripping the Glock's slide and frame really quite straightforward and very easy, compared to detail stripping a 1911, for example.
 

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So easy even DUTCHS can understand! Nice reminder Amsdorf. And thank you for remembering not everyone has been doing this forever!
 

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Thanks, Dutchs. I hope it helps. People who have done it a long time forget that it is intimidating the first time you do it. As is true with any number of "first times" in life.

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Thanks for another good vid. Well done.
 

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Again, thanks guys, I told another guy that when I make a video like this I try to imagine the most slow, dim-witted, mechanically inept person as possible...in other words, somebody like me.

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Again, thanks guys, I told another guy that when I make a video like this I try to imagine the most slow, dim-witted, mechanically inept person as possible...in other words, somebody like me.

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Looks like the beginning of a club! Where do I sign!
 

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We allow our members to sign an "X" in lieu of a signature, it is in keeping with our very high standards.

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Simple, to the point and practical. Much like the Glock itself.
 

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Thanks, glad you liked it.
 

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Awesome video Amsdorf! You should do a video on a detail strip as well, I know I had difficulty with the cup on the firing pin in order to get the back slide plate off. Every one of the videos on youtube were either poorly lit, or they went through the process so quickly that I couldn't see what they were doing. You seem to be pretty good at making these types of videos, and it may help some of the forum members who don't want to seem like a "noob" because they can't detail strip their Glock.
 

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jimmyalbrecht said:
Awesome video Amsdorf! You should do a video on a detail strip as well, I know I had difficulty with the cup on the firing pin in order to get the back slide plate off. Every one of the videos on youtube were either poorly lit, or they went through the process so quickly that I couldn't see what they were doing. You seem to be pretty good at making these types of videos, and it may help some of the forum members who don't want to seem like a "noob" because they can't detail strip their Glock.
To get that back plate off you just need a punch or a ball point pin will work. On the slide there's the plastic liner thing that goes around the firing pin and you can see just the lip of it. Push down on it and use your thumb to easily push the back plate off. I know if you haven't done it before this might not make sense so a good place is glockstore.com and Lenny magill has specific videos on how to replace/install every single part of a glock. It's how I learned and now I can probably detail strip the gun with my eyes shut
 

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jakedrennan45 said:
To get that back plate off you just need a punch or a ball point pin will work. On the slide there's the plastic liner thing that goes around the firing pin and you can see just the lip of it. Push down on it and use your thumb to easily push the back plate off. I know if you haven't done it before this might not make sense so a good place is glockstore.com and Lenny magill has specific videos on how to replace/install every single part of a glock. It's how I learned and now I can probably detail strip the gun with my eyes shut
I know how to do it now, but when I first bought my Glock I had a hard time with it.
 

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Awesome video Amsdorf! You should do a video on a detail strip as well, I know I had difficulty with the cup on the firing pin in order to get the back slide plate off. Every one of the videos on youtube were either poorly lit, or they went through the process so quickly that I couldn't see what they were doing. You seem to be pretty good at making these types of videos, and it may help some of the forum members who don't want to seem like a "noob" because they can't detail strip their Glock.
Definitely, and I'm happy to say that detailing stripping a Glock is surprisingly easy, again, even for doofs like me.

You put your finger on the problem with many YouTube videos:

Poor video quality, due chiefly to poor lighting. Remedied via professional lighting equipment. I use a number of ultra high intensity lights that allow me to get pretty close to daylight white balance.

Poor audio quality, due chiefly to being too far from camera. I'm working at improving my audio, in fact, just received a better external microphone solution.

Poor camera work, not taking the time to zoom in closely, focus and then explain.

Rushing through the explanation...you have to slow it way down and keep it very simple. Chances are if you think you are making it too simple it is still too complicated for those who have never done it before.
 
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