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Old 03-07-2013, 11:29   #1
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Trigger Safety Broke in My G21

Bought a new G21 about 4 days ago and have been enjoying it ever since! Really, it's an awesome pistol chambered in a proven round.

Shot about 200 rounds yesterday and last night when I was cleaning her I noticed the trigger safety wasn't sticking out like normal. Upon closer inspection and a detail strip I found that the little piece of plastic that pushes against the Trigger Safety is apparently broken.

I had cancelled my debit card earlier this week due to some oxygen thief playing with my bank account so I had to contact my local Armorer to order a new Trigger Bar assembly for me.

I have ALWAYS ordered my own Glock parts from third party companies, so hopefully this will be a pleasant experience!



In the mean time, I removed the trigger from the trigger bar to get a closer look (it can be put back on), so if anyone has an extra trigger or trigger assembly they would like to donate, I am here and all that. lol
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:22   #2
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"Glock Perfection"!!! We are all just limp wristing and imagining our problems we are experiencing with todays Glocks.
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:33   #3
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It still shoots wonderfully, the only reason I put it up until the part gets here is due to an experiment I conducted:

I took the magazine out, locked & cleared the pistol and dropped it from about 2 feet (Knee height) onto the carpet floor in my room (slide cover plate facing down, muzzle facing up) and the trigger depressed fully, which means if there was a live round in the chamber it would have went off!

So the pistol is functional, but unsafe for further use at this time.

On a side note: I found that my ejection greatly improves when I lock my elbows and man handle the pistol like I should have been doing in the first place.
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:11   #4
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Never encountered a broken one. It's so thin, it's a wonder this is the first I've ever heard of.
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Wouldn't/shouldn't this be a repair by Glock under warranty?
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:19   #6
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I have seen them often enough to make it a routine check on any used Glock i look at. As the OP noted, the trigger safety is NOT a metal spring/plunger setup; it is a polymer flashing molded on the trigger.safety.
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Old 03-07-2013, 13:29   #7
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Wouldn't/shouldn't this be a repair by Glock under warranty?
This.

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Old 03-07-2013, 13:57   #8
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Never encountered a broken one. It's so thin, it's a wonder this is the first I've ever heard of.
Me too! I've owned 6 Glocks and never had this problem. Well, the pistol still functions %100 so it's not exactly a "problem" but it is definitely a safety concern.

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Wouldn't/shouldn't this be a repair by Glock under warranty?

It is! I called my armorer and gave him my info and the extension to the Glock Rep who I spoke with and he will order the part and just told me to bring my broken trigger bar up there when it arrives via mail. (The Glock Rep was very helpful and courteous.)
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It will be handled under Glock Warranty through a Glock Armorer.
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Wouldn't/shouldn't this be a repair by Glock under warranty?

That is happening with the Glock Armorer.
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That is happening with the Glock Armorer.
Exactly.
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Old 03-07-2013, 15:26   #12
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I bought a Glock 21 Gen4 a year ago and it's been absolute junk.
My gen 3 21 is fine but the Gen 4 has been a total disaster and I'm on the second one I got from Glock because they sent me a replacement.
This one is no better.
What a disaster!
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I bought a Glock 21 Gen4 a year ago and it's been absolute junk.
My gen 3 21 is fine but the Gen 4 has been a total disaster and I'm on the second one I got from Glock because they sent me a replacement.
This one is no better.
What a disaster!
Actual description of problems encountered would be appropriate.
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I bought a Glock 21 Gen4 a year ago and it's been absolute junk.
My gen 3 21 is fine but the Gen 4 has been a total disaster and I'm on the second one I got from Glock because they sent me a replacement.
This one is no better.
What a disaster!

Get rid of the piece of junk and quit whining.
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I bought a Glock 21 Gen4 a year ago and it's been absolute junk.
My gen 3 21 is fine but the Gen 4 has been a total disaster and I'm on the second one I got from Glock because they sent me a replacement.
This one is no better.
What a disaster!
Dang, that is a stroke of unfortunate luck. What was going wrong with it?? Mine ejects straight back....%95 of the time, but it works so I'm not going to complain.

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Get rid of the piece of junk and quit whining.
No need to get hasty, I would complain if I bought a $500+ pistol and had to lose almost $100 by selling it because it didn't work right.
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I had that happen to one of my G-19's. It caused doubles and after 2 sets of them I unloaded it, checked and the trigger safety would not come forward. Took it home and got the spare trigger set and installed. All is and has been well. The gun had about 1K rounds thru it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 16:30   #17
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Call Glock, I had a trigger crack on a G27, probably a flaw in the polymer when it was molded that cracked under some stress, and they sent me a new trigger assembly to drop in.

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Old 03-07-2013, 16:37   #18
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I had that happen to one of my G-19's. It caused doubles and after 2 sets of them I unloaded it, checked and the trigger safety would not come forward. Took it home and got the spare trigger set and installed. All is and has been well. The gun had about 1K rounds thru it.
Glad it's an easy fix, just wish the part would get here faster than it will.

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Call Glock, I had a trigger crack on a G27, probably a flaw in the polymer when it was molded that cracked under some stress, and they sent me a new trigger assembly to drop in.

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They wouldn't send me one since I'm not an armorer. Stupid Policy. ...but I can see why they have it.
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Glad it's an easy fix, just wish the part would get here faster than it will.



They wouldn't send me one since I'm not an armorer. Stupid Policy. ...but I can see why they have it.
Well, I did take that picture and sent it in an email to Glock as well and they had no problem sending me a replacement. I also offered to send in the cracked one and they declined.
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Makes me glad I kept the grooved triggers that came with my Glocks when I installed smooth triggers. Always good to have a spare I guess.
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