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TSAX 02-02-2013 13:18

Has Youtube Helped You With Your Glock?
 
Note I am not knocking anyone using youtube to learn how to do something with a Glock or any gun. I know there are people who use youtube for learning how to do things with Glocks and have succeeded where this guy failed. I am not knocking those who do that.

I was talking to a gunsmith I know and he mentioned that someone brought him a Glock that someone messed up trying to follow a youtube video. In this case the solution was just a simple replacing of a part. This issue had to do with a trigger job where he was trying to drill and dremel into the trigger bar. This is not the first time someone brought him a Glock with a "oops I did something to my gun and now I have a problem".

It got me thinking how many people have had youtube help them do something to their Glock and how many have made a "oops"?







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elijah58 02-02-2013 13:32

SO followed YouTube on a trigger mod and made a jig to be able to drill the trigger bar the same every time, so now I get a sub 2# trigger consistently.
Eli

Shiloh228 02-02-2013 13:40

Watched a bunch of YT videos about cleaning, grip, stance, etc...while jones-ing for mine through the interminable State Police waiting period.

Good general information, IMHO, but I wouldn't do any gunsmithing based on videos.

dusty_dragon 02-02-2013 14:07

sorry, didn't get the thing with drilling the trigger bar?
why have the guys down that? for which purpose?

TSAX 02-02-2013 14:16

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Originally Posted by dusty_dragon (Post 19941434)
sorry, didn't get the thing with drilling the trigger bar?
why have the guys down that? for which purpose?

I do not know if this was the same video that the guy used but this is a video that may answer your question.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xve2t8cKgHo




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dusty_dragon 02-02-2013 14:27

now i got it, thanks TSAX

ddbtoth 02-02-2013 14:33

I use it as a refresher for field striping other pistols (Brownings, Berettas, Colt w\ and w\o flgr,Rugers, etc) .

bennie1986 02-02-2013 14:45

I used you tube to help me decide to buy my Gen 3 23! Definitely not an oops!:supergrin:

janice6 02-02-2013 14:55

Youtube videos about Glocks are interesting and sometimes even fascinating.

However, the greatest real help I found is:
Ptooma Productions :The Complete glock Reference Guide".

Redheadhunter21 02-02-2013 15:04

Yep successfully everytime, have used it for other guns I have, and all of my dads guns just easier to watch it and follow along then to read. Some videos even have some nice tricks.


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Monte4283 02-02-2013 15:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shiloh228 (Post 19941333)

Good general information, IMHO, but I wouldn't do any gunsmithing based on videos.

This......And the best Glock videos on YouTube are by hickok45

Butch 02-02-2013 16:22

There weren't no YouTube when I started Glocking.... :)

And any YouTube video about Glocks that show the use of a hammer, drill, or dremel tool should be removed!

barth 02-02-2013 16:28

I think youtube instructional videos are great.
They have helped me swap connectors and springs in my Glock.
And field strip / assemble my new AK74.

Like anything on the net.
1) Find some way to determine the source is credible.
2) A man has got to know his own limitations.

I'm no gunsmith.
And there are some things I'm just not going to attempt
on my self defense handgun.

Shiloh228 02-02-2013 16:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by Monte4283 (Post 19941739)
This......And the best Glock videos on YouTube are by hickok45

Yes indeed...and he makes it look easy!

bennie1986 02-02-2013 16:36

Hickok45 is why i got a glock and specifically my g23.

legalsten 02-02-2013 16:41

Everytime I get some old gun to clean or has a problem I go to You tube and have so far always found what I needed. A couple I don't think I would have gotten them apart without the video's .

My Ruger 22/45 Mark 3 is a pain to get back together properly and it work. It has to do with the order you insert the magazine and turn the gun this way or that. I can never remember it so I just pull up the video.

I think the watcher has to use some common sense and good judgment .

TK-421 02-02-2013 16:48

Quote:

Originally Posted by bennie1986 (Post 19941535)
I used you tube to help me decide to buy my Gen 3 23! Definitely not an oops!:supergrin:

Same here. I also used it to learn how to field strip and clean my Glock before I even went out to the gun store to pick up my 23. I wanted to make sure that I knew exactly how to take it apart and put it back together before I even picked one up.

I personally wouldn't do any modifications based on YouTube videos, but that has more to do with my lack of faith in myself, rather than a lack of faith in YouTube people.

If I wanted to do any mods done, I'd take it to a professional, since I know for a fact I'd screw it up, YouTube or no YouTube. :rofl:

Goodrich 02-02-2013 16:51

Everything i've ever done to my glock i got the info from youtube coupled with GT and common sense. i watch multiple videos on a single mod to make sure it's the general way it should be done. i don't watch one video then attempt whatever i'm doing.

sernul 02-02-2013 16:59

Quote:

Originally Posted by bennie1986 (Post 19941865)
Hickok45 is why i got a glock and specifically my g23.


I must laugh at you:rofl:, wow.... follow the crowd. Get what you like, I'm a big fan of Hickok45 as well but he's 6'8 and is a big guy with huge hands. So he doesn't feel recoil and the g21 is not a problem for him.

I know he loves and swears by the .40 but that isn't going to chose my caliber for me.

bennie1986 02-02-2013 18:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by sernul (Post 19941941)
I must laugh at you:rofl:, wow.... follow the crowd. Get what you like, I'm a big fan of Hickok45 as well but he's 6'8 and is a big guy with huge hands. So he doesn't feel recoil and the g21 is not a problem for him.

I know he loves and swears by the .40 but they isn't going to chose my caliber for me.

Its not my first .40 so he definitely didnt "pick my caliber". I picked my first glock based on his opinions because he has in depth reviews of alot of them.

Southpaw69 02-02-2013 18:39

Youtube helped me learn to detail strip my 19. No modifications though...certainly nothing that involves a dremel.

UtahBassKicker 02-02-2013 18:46

I found out about Decal Grips through YouTube. I shot my 23 for the first time today with them on and really like them.

ninjag19 02-02-2013 19:47

I have found the various utube videos very helpfull regarding the Glock info and other firearms as well. Obviously you shouldn't go overboard with everything that you see, but I learned a lot regarding disassembly, mods., and other recomendations and am grateful that such a source of information exists!

gunslinger3 02-02-2013 20:04

I have Glocks because of youtube and Hickok45!!!

rolltide_pisco 02-02-2013 20:04

Hickok45 has been helpful explaining different firearms. It just happened that through research I bought a Glock 19 Gen4, loved it and bought a G27 next.

Youtube wise I learned how detail strip the slide and change the mag release.


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