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Old 03-19-2010, 18:40   #1
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Finally fixed my G22 ... was shooting way off center

Well, I wanted to say thanks to everyone who commented earlier this month.

I had been looking at replacing my barrel or getting some other new $$$ parts to fix an issue with my Glock 22 (Gen2) police trade-in.

First off, you THINK you have your Glock all nice and clean, but, in reality, there is alot of crud in there. Especially if it is a used/trade-in.

Some kind soul(s) suggested I first take a look at the locking slide lock and see how far off from factory specs mine was.

Yikes!!! it was so full of crud, no wonder it was shooting off to the side. The previous owner had the rear sight almost OFF THE SLIDE!!!

Well, putting a factory new slide lock in and a bit of range time is all it took.

I am having it refinished here shortly and put new factory (non-tritium) sights on. It shall be "square to the world" once again.

So, folks, if your shots are all over the place and severely leaning to one side, a new slide lock is a cheap ($3-$4) part to replace and takes about a minute to install.

Also, a good cleaning helps.
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Old 03-19-2010, 18:57   #2
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Never would have though of that. Great tip, thanks for passing it along!
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Old 03-19-2010, 20:14   #3
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Extremely glad to see that you have corrected the problem with your G-22. Once you get it refinished, etc., then buy so ammo and head for the range!
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Old 03-26-2010, 20:04   #4
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Ok, just swapped out the slide lock on 2 other pistols that were shooting "wildly" and this really did fix it.

the newer slide locks appear to be just a tad thicker than the previous ones and help out quite a bit.

The other issue is if the part of the barrel that locks in there is rather warn, you either need an aftermarket slide lock or a new barrel. (go with an aftermarket slide lock first to see if it helps before spending $$$ on a new barrel)

Anyhow, keeping that area clean is also something to keep an eye on.
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