slide plate cover

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by bwilson2340, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. bwilson2340

    bwilson2340 New Member

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    hello all i was thinking about installing a aftermarket slide plate cover im no gun smith or close to one is this a easy task
     
  2. Happysniper1

    Happysniper1 New Member

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    Ridiculously easy.

    Hope you didn't get a silver or chrome slide cover plate....
     

  3. You don't even have to take the slide of:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbvdaNcnr2g[/ame]
     
  4. Happysniper1

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    All you need is the Glock Tool, or a pin punch. Nothing else.

    There's a video on detail stripping a Glock on one of the threads here, from Youtube.

    Waitasecond, here it is.....

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fExL6MIq4Fc[/ame]
     
  5. teksid

    teksid Well-Known Member

    30 second job
     
  6. Happysniper1

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    SupportGunner's video is more direct to the point of your question....
     
  7. bwilson2340

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  8. bwilson2340

    bwilson2340 New Member

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    sorr what is a glock tool and any one have a good web sight to get aftermarket parts
     
  9. Happysniper1

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    The "Glock Tool" is basicall a 3/32" punch on a plastic handle (I believe that's the size), like this:
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/181144/glock-disassembly-tool

    Lotsa places have it online. Together with maybe a tiny flathead screwdriver and needle-nose pliers, maybe, it is the only thing you will ever need to detail-strip a Glock. It will hold down the firing pin sleeve for slide plate removal (as shown in the video), it will allow you to remove the internals (the 3 pins that hold a Glock together).

    An ordinary pin punch from your local hardware store will also do the job!

    You may want a small flathead screwdriver handy if you want to pull the trigger assembly out, and a needle-nose pliers for installing springs and such.

    Online, you can check:
    The Glock Store at www.glockstore.com
    Midway USA at www.midwayusa.com
    Ebya at (oh, you know that one already, don't you!)

    Oh, and for mods and such, search the threads here, you will find a LOT of ideas!

    Have fun!
     
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  10. bwilson2340

    bwilson2340 New Member

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    ok thanks one more question this wont void the factory warranty
     
  11. Happysniper1

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    Not as far as I am aware. It is all part of detail-stip for complete cleaning (not everyday cleaning!)

    *PS* Apologies, posted wrong link in previous post, tried to correct but had site problems (?)
     
  12. I used a very small flathead screwdriver to pry the backplate and slide it down. You don't need a special tool otherwise.

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  13. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Whats wrong with those
     

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  14. extremely easy thing to do, and to my knowledge, it doesnt void the warranty because its not an internal upgrade? Yes? Any CFA's out there that can confirm?
     
  15. Just throw the factory plate in with your cleaning kit, parts, glock box whatever and if you ever need to send the gun in take a second and change it back.

    Then no worries
     
  16. Happysniper1

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    @iGlock:

    I bought and installed the silver slide cover plate from GlockStore (PNo LS007-SL), thought it made a nice counterpoint to the all-black Glock.

    It was a mistake. The sunlight flashing off of it was throwing my aim off. Took it off and threw it away.
     
  17. Glockmaster

    Glockmaster New Member

    My cover plate. Haven't had any issues with the sunlight yet. This is on my 27.
     

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  18. Happysniper1

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    @iGlock:
    GREAT cover! If you ever forget what you were aiming at, simply focus down! Nice one!
     
  19. iGlock

    iGlock Lead Farmer

    Neither have i. Plus i wear sun glasses when its sunny.
     
  20. CJKOLCUN

    CJKOLCUN New Member

    Did mine, it was very easy.
     

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