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MAILLIW
08-27-2012, 8:24 PM
Hello, new guy here, wondering if I could get some help please.

I have a relatively new Glock 23 gen 3, I have put about 200-300 rounds through it and noticed on the receiver that the metal slide guides were flaking off/chipping. is this normal?

I worry that the bare metal might rust or get scratched up if the top layer is chipped off. please let me know.

http://i.imgur.com/mkwlt.jpg

Thank you

gotshotgun?
08-27-2012, 8:33 PM
I think that is just carbon residue comin off. It's supossed to be bare metal. In my opinion all is fine.

drunktank
08-27-2012, 8:36 PM
My current 19 was the same way. After 400-500 rounds it settled in and started to wear "evenly". Mine's bare now - looks like you have residue like I did. Hope this helps.

AAShooter
08-27-2012, 8:37 PM
That is not the copper colored lube that comes on new Glocks?

Kodemonkey
08-27-2012, 8:40 PM
That is not the copper colored lube that comes on new Glocks?


This is what I came here to say. Glocks come with a loctite gold lube usually and that looks like the residue.

Clean it, lube it lightly and run the crap out of it.

MAILLIW
08-27-2012, 8:41 PM
I hope so. it looks like silver paint chipping off, the metal underneath was copper in color, I was worried it was rust.

unfortunately I lent my gun to my friend to shoot and he clean the factory gold lube off :(

ElDub1950
08-27-2012, 8:43 PM
Sure looks like that's the factory copper colored lube. Those parts aren't plated brass. As far as I know, the lube is the only place that color could have come from.

Kodemonkey
08-27-2012, 8:47 PM
This is the lube they use from the factory. I don't recommend you buy it - I believe it is more for long term storage than for lubrication.

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/723099/loctite-c5-a-anti-seize-grease-copper-1-oz-tube

Again, just clean it up and lube it lightly with your favorite gun oil. Glocks aren't that picky in my opinion, unless you use a ton of bearing grease or TW25 - then it just slings it on your face. Ask me about the time I went to a Glock match and I had white lotion all over my face - yeah it looked like I might have had something else on my face but that's a different story...


Welcome to Calguns by the way!

MAILLIW
08-27-2012, 9:04 PM
thanks for the warm welcome!

here's another picture I took after I picked at the silver coating with my nails.. Im very OCD

looks like the metal is copper?

http://i.imgur.com/E5RxO.jpg ("http://www.reviewsofthings.com/images/glock-slide-lock%20-spring-push.jpg
http://www.reviewsofthings.com/images/glock-slide-lock-spring.jpg

Kodemonkey
08-27-2012, 9:17 PM
It should be dull silver in color. I still think it is residual copper loctite. Hit it with some hoppes #9 or mpro7 and clean it off, I bet it comes off.

I can't say for 100% certainty, but I can almost guarantee that is not made of copper - it would be too soft. It has to be steel. There is probably that copper loctite in the slide up inside. Give it a good cleaning and it will go away I promise!

I am OCD too when it comes to cleaning, but I've figured out my Glocks can really be abused pretty heavily and really show nothing for it.

Nice choice, I've got a G23 too. Good gun. Plan on doing any modifications to it?

Kodemonkey
08-27-2012, 9:28 PM
Gosh, I haven't seen that in my G35 and it has got several thousand rounds through it.

Don't sweat it - you aren't gonna wear it out anytime soon.

MAILLIW
08-27-2012, 10:42 PM
It should be dull silver in color. I still think it is residual copper loctite. Hit it with some hoppes #9 or mpro7 and clean it off, I bet it comes off.

I can't say for 100% certainty, but I can almost guarantee that is not made of copper - it would be too soft. It has to be steel. There is probably that copper loctite in the slide up inside. Give it a good cleaning and it will go away I promise!

I am OCD too when it comes to cleaning, but I've figured out my Glocks can really be abused pretty heavily and really show nothing for it.

Nice choice, I've got a G23 too. Good gun. Plan on doing any modifications to it?

Thanks for the help. So far no modifications, but I did stop by Cabela's on my way up to Reno last week and boy did they have some interesting things.

ElDub1950
08-27-2012, 10:58 PM
You might want to consider a 9mm conversion barrel. I probably use it about half the time in my G23. But shoot the heck out of that G23 before you change anything on it. You'll like it a lot.

MAILLIW
08-27-2012, 11:50 PM
incase anyone is interested

http://glock.pro/glock-tech-warranty/3743-unusal-wear.html

HighLander51
08-28-2012, 5:44 AM
Normal wear and tear on the rails, and it will also develop dings on the slide where the locking block hits.

http://www.californiavtxriders.com/phpBB3/gallery/image35537.jpg

Just-in
08-28-2012, 8:05 PM
It is not the copper grease. I had the same issue with one of my g17's. The plating first blistered than flamed off leaving the copper showing.

RoundEye
08-28-2012, 8:09 PM
It looks fine to me, and I think there is nothing to worry about, but if you're worried, call GLOCK and I am sure they'll let you know or fix it if there is a problem. Another option is have the gun looked at by a factory armorer at the next GSSF Match in your area.

tal3nt
08-28-2012, 8:43 PM
All I know is that GLOCK's don't rust

tal3nt
08-28-2012, 8:43 PM
Normal wear and tear on the rails, and it will also develop dings on the slide where the locking block hits.

http://www.californiavtxriders.com/phpBB3/gallery/image35537.jpg

Why so clean

MAILLIW
08-28-2012, 11:03 PM
It is not the copper grease. I had the same issue with one of my g17's. The plating first blistered than flamed off leaving the copper showing.

How is your G17 now? no further issues I'm hoping?

HighLander51
08-29-2012, 6:39 AM
Why so clean

Yea it does look really clean for one of my Glocks. I usually only detail clean it once a year or so, which is around 25,000 rounds, but clean the barrel and lube it after every match.

Rangem4
08-29-2012, 7:37 AM
I think that is just carbon residue comin off. It's supossed to be bare metal. In my opinion all is fine.

+1
You can't hurt a Glock. Good luck wearing one out.