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Hey all I have been at the range quite a bit lately and just had some free time to clean the pistols. I became very alarmed when I noticed what looked like a crack on the left hand side of the frame across from the trigger bar (right at the intersection where the horizontal slide rail turns upward horizontally.) I bought the gun new in May. It was manufactured in 2011 (BB date code) and test fired November 28, 2011. I have never used anything but range ammunition at standard pressure and always brass. Every time that I have taken the pistol down it has flawlessly come apart and then re-assembled perfectly. Zero misaligned slides or anything like that.

After closely examining it, it looks like more of a scratch in the polymer but there is some sort of bulge there as well.

I know that there are other threads regarding polymer imperfections but this seems more urgent considering it might be the start of a polymer failure. However I don't believe the location of this flaw to be at a stress point.

The gun has been nearly flawless with about 1200 +/- rounds through her. The only problems I have ever had were two hammer follows in the beginning. I was made aware that I might be causing the follow by riding the de-cocker. Since then I have been vigilant to ensure that my thumb under the de-cocker and subsequently have had no issues at all.

Thanks in advance for the help. THIS IS THE BEST FORUM OUT THERE, :62:


John

See attached pics. and a video link.




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Looks like a scratch, can you take a better picture? The resolution coupled by the camera flash makes the picture quality suck.
 

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Use the macro setting on your camera for close ups...
 

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Polymer is flexible. Can you try to flex the frame at that point? If it is cracked, this should make it easier to see when you stress the frame.
 

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Didn't the p30 todd g. tested have an actual part of the frame break off? If I remember correctly, he said the gun was still functional afterwards.

If you are really concerned about it, send it back to the mothership and let them figure it out. Or at theast call CS and run it by them to see what they recommend.
 

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I will mess with the camera when I get home to see if I can take better pics. I am sure there is some app that will let me get close ups on my android phone

@joho there is a small red arrow pointing at the point of intererest in one of the still photos.

You may have also noticed some wear on the piece above the scratch/crack. What I am thinking is that something in the slide is banging against this part of the frame with each firing.

I will contact cs at my first opportunity because more than anything this is making me question the firearm. The last thing I want in ny head is doubts if and when I have to trust the gun with my life.

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Thanks everyone. I guess all I needed to hear was that someone else had similar marks. As requested though I have taken some more pics using "macro mode" and better lighting.

You guys rock.

Thanks,

John







 
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