WTF Glock firing pin hole?

Discussion in 'Autoloaders' started by Philip A., May 13, 2019.

  1. Philip A.

    Philip A. Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2017
    I saw a G43 for sale, looks mint... Except for this:

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    Anyone has an idea of what is going on here? I even tried to see if that was an optical illusion...
     
  2. 45caldude

    45caldude Well-Known Member

    912
    Apr 12, 2015
    Think it's a relief cut, my 43 is similar.
     

  3. Harrish

    Harrish Active Member

    48
    Feb 8, 2018
    No problem there. That's what the firing pin hole is supposed to look like on a Glock.
     
  4. tgoldie00

    tgoldie00 Well-Known Member

    394
    Jan 9, 2018
    normal as mentioned above.
     
  5. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    No, no it's not. It should be rectangular in shape.
    That said, this is not the first G43 I've seen with it cut out like that. I'm going to assume it's on purpose and idiosyncratic to the G43.
     
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  6. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
    Let me caveat that by saying all Gen 4 should be rectangular. I have no idea on Gen 5's as I've never owned one. Entirely possible they changed away from the rectangular firing pin to a round one. Dunno and too lazy to use Googlefu
     
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  7. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Here two of my G43 firing pin holes, not safe queens

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  8. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    The new G43 & G42's have the tear drop firing pin hole....it's normal. Supposedly a new geometry for "self-cleaning"....fire away!....
     
  9. Philip A.

    Philip A. Well-Known Member

    Feb 24, 2017
    Well, one learns every day...

    I almost never read anything about plastic guns, and definitely not in details. This latest technological advance escaped my attention... :D
     
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  10. N of 1

    N of 1 just one more

    658
    Nov 3, 2016
    Had to look, my well shot g43 is the same. Guess I can file it in the "now you know" column
     
  11. Novak77

    Novak77 Well-Known Member

    174
    Mar 1, 2019
    Just checked my wife's G42s and they've got the same keyhole looking firing pin hole.
     

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  12. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Do I need to say it.....?
     
  13. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    Mine looked like that, it probably still does.
     
  14. pscipio03

    pscipio03 Fun O' Meter on FULL

    Mar 11, 2013
  15. tgoldie00

    tgoldie00 Well-Known Member

    394
    Jan 9, 2018
    This is such a non-debate. It is really simple if one just looks at Glock's release timeline.
    First came....Gen 4
    Then Glock 42/43, with no designation as to "generation" either at launch, or to date.
    Lastly - Glock Gen 5

    So even if I know nothing else beyond the above, it is fair to assume based on sequencing that the 42/43 would have some evolutionary features between the Gen 4 and Gen 5, which they, as it turns out....do. The firing pin hole/pin design are of course two of them.
     
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