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Glock frame moving...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by tomcat, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    Ok well my friend has a high speed video set up and we
    Where shooting guns today and taping the shots....what's
    With the glocks farm twisting and flexing like crazy? Makes
    Me not like the glocks too much... Anyone els seen this?
     
  2. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Many guns twist and flex when watched with a highspeed camera. You should see HS video of an ak firing. It looks like you have a slinky stretched between your hands.
     
  3. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Ever sat on a bridge when a truck goes over it?
    Kinda flexes and bounces your car?

    has to be some flex or things break
     
  4. tomcat

    tomcat oregon coast, coos bay Active Member

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    My kimber don't or my ruger don't....??
     
  5. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    You can notice it while shooting and they've been doing it for 30 years. No problem.
     
  6. Chipperxd

    Chipperxd Buffalo Active Member

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    I'm sure any polymer gun will flex while under recoil. Frame flex shouldn't deter you from owning a Glock.
     
  7. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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    wait till it flexes and doesn't come back the dreaded glock "PIG NOSE":laugh:
     
  8. Paradox

    Paradox Seattle Member

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    Damn Glocks, you should send it to me for immediate disposal.

    Your Kimber and Ruger do flex just not as much as the Glock. Plastic = more flexible than metal.
     
  9. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Upload it to Youtube so we can see. That'd be a neat video.
     
  10. Brown

    Brown Saint Helens Member

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    Yeah I would like to see that.
     
  11. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    Video or you never seen it.

    Totally normal, every firearm does it.
     
  12. buick455

    buick455 se portland Member

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  13. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    "Stiff structures attract force," as a civil engineer I know put it.
    I've seen vids of big naval guns firing that look like cartoons, the way the barrel shortens and thickens before it spits out the shell, and then wiggles all around until it calms down.
    The great thing about steel is its resistance to cold-working. And plastic frames are totally immune to work-hardening.
     
  14. DAPSRT

    DAPSRT Dallas, Or Active Member

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    Glock says that's what their guns are designed to do.

    Never had an issue with it at all personally but sometimes guys have had issues with putting tac lights on their Gen 3 pistols and then having fail to feed malfunctions with duty rounds. My understanding is that the fix for that is a stronger magazine spring but again, I've never had the issue personally.

    I have had similar results with a Gen 2 Glock that had worn out mag springs. Simple fix to put in new springs and then it worked like a champ.
     
  15. CAL30M1

    CAL30M1 Longview, WA Active Member

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    I think I'd be more concerned if it didn't flex. Its totally normal and you have nothing to worry about.
     
  16. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't flex as much as I thought it would. The relationship between the barrel, guide rod, and frame changes a lot, (like pretty much any pistol would) which probably adds to the illusion of it looking like a "wet noodle".

    Anyone ever see the "rubber pencil" illusion?
    Rubber pencil trick! It's magic! - YouTube