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Old 07-20-2014, 08:00   #1
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Is my new G42 defective?

Yesterday I purchased a Glock G42 from a local dealer. I actually traded one of my pistols in for what I was told was a new G42. Being in a hurry, of course I barely inspected the 'new' pistol.

When I came home I started to fondle my new toy. First thing I noticed was that the slide, when locked back, was near impossible to release. With my G19 I can do it with my thumb. Then I noticed something odd with the back of the slide. The back appeared to be uneven. I broke down the gun and found a lot of wear on the interior of the slide on the side that looked lower.

Has anyone had an issue like this with a G42 or another Glock? My fear is that is the slide is going to lock after every round fired, among other things. Any suggestions on what I should do? I am going up to my dealer as soon as he opens, but I just want my bases covered in the case he gives me the run-around.

I know I should have noticed this there, can't believe I didn't....but any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I'm still trying to figure out how to incorporate some of the pics I've taken to illustrate.......
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Old 07-20-2014, 08:29   #2
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I believe this will work. I have pics showing the possibly defective G42 and some showing a comparison with my G19. Again, I appreciate any feedback I could get.

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Old 07-20-2014, 08:30   #3
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[url]https://www.flickr.com/photos/125521037@N07/sets/72157645838478353/[/url]

I'll try this.....

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Old 07-20-2014, 13:42   #4
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Welcome to the forum Lowcald. Comparing the G42 to a G19 is like comparing apples to watermelons. I would suggest that you shoot the gun first. If you have any of the malfunctions that I'm sure you have read about, then take it up with your LGS or Glock. If it runs good, enjoy it. That's my .02. Oh, tell us the test fire date. Inquiring minds want to know.
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Old 07-20-2014, 21:25   #5
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Where is the wear on the interior of the slide? Are you talking about the bronze stuff? That's factory lube/anti-seize compound.
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Old 07-20-2014, 22:01   #6
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Where is the wear on the interior of the slide? Are you talking about the bronze stuff? That's factory lube/anti-seize compound.
Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.:D Orange anti-seize is good. Back plate looks to be machined crooked. That baby should shoot just fine.

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Old 07-21-2014, 11:35   #7
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Just looked at your photos. Don't see any wear, looks like it came straight from the factory.
One of mine came with the back plate slightly crooked just like yours. If you push hard on the elevated side it should slide completely in and be horizontal.Get out and shoot it.
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