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    What reference materials should the non-armorer have?

    I've got the Kuhnhausen manuals for 1911s and S&W revolvers but I flat don't see anything like that for Glocks. I'd like to take the armorers course in the future but what are some other good reference materials to have on hand until then?

    I see mixed reviews on the Lone Wolf book and the Glock Reference Guide by Robb Manning. I think some of the reviewers were expecting something different so I don't know how reliable the reviews are. Are they worth having on the shelf?

    What about DVDs? Are there any worth picking up or should I be looking for Youtube videos by anyone in particular?

    Thanks for any help!
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    Definitely take the armorer's course, it's a lot of fun and there are typically a couple in the mid-cities/fort worth area each year. https://www.glocktraining.com/ Only requirement is to be a GSSF member if you're not already.

    As far as materials, there isn't really a "must have" - Glock's are very simple. The armorer's manual is useful and surprisingly small. YouTube will have everything you need but there is a lot of bad ideas and flat out wrong information out there so watch with a critical eye.

    Scootch00's detail disassembly videos are pretty good
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5PPSydOdz8
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    Thanks, GSSF is on my short list of things to do.

    I enjoy books as much as I enjoy firearms so good manuals are something I naturally seek out.

    For some reason he grates on me, but I'll check out the sootch videos. I can supply plenty of bad ideas and wrong information myself so suggestions who to watch and who to avoid are always appreciated.
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    Lenny Magill who owns The Glock Store grates on me like a wood chipper :-) but with the exception of his insitance to use a hammer for disassembly (so he can sell more gunsmith kits) his information I've seen has been accurate.

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    If you can wade through the two Kuhnhausen 1911 books, you'll have no trouble with Glocks...
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    You can find the Glock armorer's manual online and can download it.

    There are a couple of Glock enthusiast's websites that have the manual
    setup to download.

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    I found one but I'm not sure how current it is and I need one more post to post links so stand by!
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    This is the one I found the other night: http://stevespages.com/pdf/glock_arm...ual_update.pdf
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    I'd look into "The Glock in Competition" by Robin Taylor. It's a little dated but it has good info about the pistol, magazines, and competition-specific modifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awp101 View Post
    This is the one I found the other night: http://stevespages.com/pdf/glock_arm...ual_update.pdf
    I didn't go all the way through it and I didn't see a date on it anywhere, but it's an older manual. There is no mention of the Gen-4 or the 42 & 43.

    The most recent I've seen were dated 2016.
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