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Old October 4, 2011, 07:34 PM   #1
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whats up with odd shaped firing pin on my new pistol

Im really new to auto pistols. but i have to ask why does my glock have a rectangle shaped firing pin? simular of rimfire. Are all glock pistols like this? strange thing is, im a reloader and have really never noticed this on used spent brass cases that i have picked up and cleaned lately, i guess i overlooked this.
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Old October 4, 2011, 07:49 PM   #2
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That is completely normal for a Glock firing pin

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im a reloader and have really never noticed this on used spent brass cases that i have picked up and cleaned lately, i guess i overlooked this.
I'm surprised you haven't come across any spent casings like that but its probably a good thing because if I am correct you are not supposed to reload spent shells from Glocks
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Old October 4, 2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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firing pin mark.

So I can look at it and tell if it was fired from an unsupported cylinder.
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Old October 4, 2011, 07:56 PM   #4
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Unless the case shows signs of excessive bulging, there is no reason at all why you cannot resize and reload cases fired in a Glock. (Some Glocks seem to allow cases to bulge more than they should and working that brass in a sizing die could weaken it further.)

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