Previously I wrote about my new Surefire light. I didn’t like the sharp crenelation on the bezel so I threw it in a lathe and turned them off. I really like how it turned out.
Pretty sure I voided my warranty doing that, but very worth it.
Recently I had someone ask me if I had a spare Glock 19 locking block. Of course I did. Turns out that they had a broken locking block in their Gen 3 G19.
The owner of that Glock has realized that their trigger pin had broken. They continued to use the pistol with the broken trigger pin for at least several thousand rounds. When they were going to replace the broken pin, they found that the 3rd pin had bent and the locking block was broken. The pistol functioned fine during this time.
My guess is that the broken trigger pin allowed the locking block to flex a little until it failed. The pins and locking block were replaced and the pistol is back in action.
On that note, when reassembling a 3rd gen Glock, the slide stop goes in after the third (top) pin. The trigger pin is the last pin installed. Failing to do so can leave the slide stop spring in the wrong place causing it to not function or to prematurely lock the slide open.