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Armed_Mermaid
01-19-2013, 14:06
Hi all,
As I was cleaning my gun (Glock 19, Gen 4) yesterday, I noticed some black on the piece (don't know the name) right infront of the locking block. It is only on one side. I have included pics. It's fairly new, and although I have cleaned the gun before, I may have not noticed it until now. Any help would be appreciated. *If it is normal, please keep the flaming low as this is my first gun. :winkie: Thanks!!
The last photo is of the same part but on the other side.
Thanks everyone.

Actionmonkey
01-19-2013, 14:08
Just took mine apart and don't notice it. Just looks like some extra molding maybe not cut off.


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Lone Wolf8634
01-19-2013, 14:17
It's fine. Just a bit of polymer flash. If it isn't effecting the slide cycling I'd leave it alone.

jellis11
01-19-2013, 14:17
I had some of that on my new 17. It wasn't on my 26 a few years ago. Just some extra plastic that come up from the mold. I used my fingernail to take it off.

M 7
01-19-2013, 15:02
It's fine. Just a bit of polymer flash. If it isn't effecting the slide cycling I'd leave it alone.

Same here. If it interferes, a small Xacto knife blade will take care of it.

Bruce M
01-19-2013, 16:19
I agree it looks like an extra piece of polymer and also with the thought if it is not causing a problem, not to worry about it.

iLift45's
01-19-2013, 16:59
It's fine. Just a bit of polymer flash. If it isn't effecting the slide cycling I'd leave it alone.

I had some on my brand new Gen 4 Model 21! I sent it back to the factory cause it didn't look like my older Glocks. Found out its normal and part of the molding process. Yeah you are fine.

ca survivor
01-20-2013, 06:00
get a small knife and carefully cut it of, it's just extra plastic from the molding and yes Glock should have taken care of that at the factory.

dhgeyer
01-20-2013, 10:12
If it ain't bust, don't fix it. :cool:

Armed_Mermaid
01-20-2013, 16:59
Thank you all for your replies. I was really concerned and you all put my mind at ease. I don't really have the skill (or courage) to cut anything off since I am new to the gun, and still learning all the parts and pieces. The slide cycling works fine and now that I have knowledge that it's okay to leave it there, that's what I'll do. What a great forum and group of people! Thanks again!

Lone Wolf8634
01-20-2013, 17:05
:wavey::welcome: