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Old 01-25-2016, 9:58 PM
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Uh oh I messed up on my Glock 22, I inserted the locking block pin in where the trigger housing pin goes. When I took them out and put them where they should go I notice they went in easily. Did I accidentally enlarged the pin opening? Are both pins the same size? This was the first time I took the pins out to give the Glock a thorough cleaning. I'm new to firearms, I'm still learning.
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not familiar with new glocks . if it functions just get replacement pins and use the larger ones.
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How hard was it to get in? Did you just press it in with your finger? If so, that can't have damaged the frame.

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No, the pins are not the same diameter. Not good...
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I think they might sell oversized trigger housing pins for people who do this There was a limited number of L series frames that had an oversized hole from the factory, maybe one of those pins will work. Glock may only ship them to an armorer.
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How hard was it to get in? Did you just press it in with your finger? If so, that can't have damaged the frame.

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I did use some force to get the pin in. I only realized what I did when i saw the pin was sticking out. it is the two small diameter pins, the one that's above the trigger pin and the one in the back of the frame, I inserted them in the wrong hole.
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Are you talking about pins 2 and 3? Because no, they're not the same size. Obviously.
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Are you talking about pins 2 and 3? Because no, they're not the same size. Obviously.
I'm talking about 3 and 1, they kinda look the same size. I inserted 3 into 1. I'm just concerned i might have enlarged the opening causing the pin to seat loose. Hopefully I'm just worried over nothing. This is only my second gun.
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Are you talking about pins 2 and 3? Because no, they're not the same size. Obviously.


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Pin 3 and 1 are the same diameter - I am pretty sure. Let me get the caliipers and some pins real quick...
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Isn't pin 1 polymer and pin 3 metal?
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Pin 1 polymer pin for trigger housing .116"
Pin 3 steel pin for locking block .119"

only 3 thousandths difference. Your trigger housing pin hole might be a little oversized now. You could also leave the pin out for a few days and see if the hole returns closer to size.

I wouldn't sweat it. If your trigger housing pin walks out - take it out, coat it with clear nail polish - let it dry, do it again a couple more times - reinsert, you should be good to go.
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Pin 1 polymer pin for trigger housing .116"
Pin 3 steel pin for locking block .119"

only 3 thousandths difference. You trigger housing pin hole might be a little oversized. You could also leave the pin out for a few days and see if the hole returns to size.

I wouldn't sweat it. If your trigger housing pin walks out - take it out, coat it with clear nail polish - let it dry, do it again a couple more times - reinsert, you should be good to go.
Or just order another #3 pin right? Should do the trick if he enlarged the hole.
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Uh oh I messed up on my Glock 22, I inserted the locking block pin in where the trigger housing pin goes. When I took them out and put them where they should go I notice they went in easily. Did I accidentally enlarged the pin opening? Are both pins the same size? This was the first time I took the pins out to give the Glock a thorough cleaning. I'm new to firearms, I'm still learning.
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Or just order another #3 pin right? Should do the trick if he enlarged the hole.
Well pin 3 is a stepped diameter steel pin, the middle section is a reduced diameter, unlike pin 1. And I don't know if they are the same length I didn't measure the length, it may be too short or too long to do the job of the polymer pin #1.

Before I did that, I would call Glock and see if they had an oversized polymer pin 1. He could also peen the ends of pin 1 so it gets wider. And he could get a Gen4 backstrap pin which is longer, and then peen the ends or even heat form them like a peening.

Anyhow Pin 1 is usually pretty easy to insert and remove anyhow, so I wouldn't worry about it being loose. I have never seen them walk out. I have seen locking block pins walk out.

Let's face it - this has probably been done to hundreds of Glocks by new owners, and we don't hear of lasting trouble.
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Pin 1 polymer pin for trigger housing .116"
Pin 3 steel pin for locking block .119"

only 3 thousandths difference. Your trigger housing pin hole might be a little oversized now. You could also leave the pin out for a few days and see if the hole returns closer to size.

I wouldn't sweat it. If your trigger housing pin walks out - take it out, coat it with clear nail polish - let it dry, do it again a couple more times - reinsert, you should be good to go.
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Even if it did come out, the only thing it does is put retention on the slide stop lever spring. It will still funtion, just took mine out works just fine, even locks back on an empty mag.
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I wouldn't sweat it too much, but everyone's ideas in here are great
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Those 2 pins are different lengths so they don't interchange. If the trigger housing pin is loose just do the nail polish trick like Skyhawk suggested. It's not the first time I have seen that recommendation.

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I'm pretty sure you didn't mess anything up. I don't think putting #3 into #1 is going to screw up the frame. The pins will always go in easier after a good cleaning. You cleared off any residue on the pin and possibly coated them with CLP or ???
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Thanks everybody for all the input, after fiddling with it for awhile it looks like I didn't warped the pin openings. I guess I was worried over nothing.
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Thanks everybody for all the input, after fiddling with it for awhile it looks like I didn't warped the pin openings. I guess I was worried over nothing.
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I'm sure it'll be fine. If not, do you have a dog that needs a new chew toy?
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