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    From what I know about Glocks, their definitely rugged when their ""not"" disassembled. The slides are vulnerable when not mated to their frame.

    But when their mated up, I've watched vids on you-tube where guys would tie them to the back of a truck and drag them down a gravel back road
    with no serious damage.

    I've also seen pics like yours where guys have dropped the slide and they crack almost like glass, seemingly, in the same area as your did. I suppose it's due to their hardness.

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    Tim's right, without the frame the rails and guide ring can be damaged surprisingly easy. With the frame it's nearly indestructible.

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    I am very curious as what Glock's response will be.Accidents happen,a fact of life and this was purely an accident. But,just sending the slide back,will give one serial number on the slide and a different number on the frame.I wonder if this makes a difference to Glock. If they repair the slide this is moot,but what about a replacement? Please keep the forum appraised as to the response from Glock. Thank you.

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    The only time I have seen that is with the incorrect rear sight pusher used and cracked thru the slide groove. It is safe to shoot the same as having a rear rail crack off. Most don't even notice until they take it apart for cleaning. However cracked slides at forward of the ejection port are not all that uncommon. It will still run, but be about 2 feet left at 10 yards. The replacement slide will have a different serial, but because the Glock accuracy only depends on barrel to slide lockup, independent of fit to the frame, so it doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orca03 View Post
    One of the reasons I bought a Glock is the simplicity of it and the ruggedness. I figured it was idiot-proof. I was wrong.
    I don't see it as the act of an idiot. Just one of the many times to fail to overcome the effects of gravity.

    I've got a Fenix Flashlight at the repair shop right now. I've dropped it several times on concrete. No problems. Then, I let my son see it. The first thing he does is turn it on. The second thing he does is drop it. Right onto his bare foot, cutting his toe then to a carpeted floor. Then it quits working.
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    Too bad Fred's not still in Warranty Services. I had the cracked slide at the front of the ejection port experience. Was a Gen 2. Fred gave me a new slide with new internals, except for the barrel. He also sold me a brand new Gen 3 frame with new internals for $43. Oh, yeah, new slide came with new Trijicons.
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    Got my new slide back from Glock. Took under 2 weeks. For those who were curious, it does have a different serial number than the frame.

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    Be sure and keep the paperwork from Glock. If you ever decide to sell it will answer the buyers questions on different numbers.

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    Thanks for the update. Makes sense the new slide has a different S/N and good advise from Bond007 as well.

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    The steel on that slide groove is pretty damn thin and I think if the gun were assembled it would only be able to marginally better withstand the impact. It may only have made it less likely to sustain an impact on that back edge if it were assembled. When was the last time you dropped a chunky metal object on your tile floor and worried about the metal object cracking....geez. Definitely a weak point on our pistols.

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