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    New from Israel - Merry Christmas!

    Hi all. Born and raised in Australia, now living in Israel but have enjoyed visiting the US several times over the years for work (CA, AZ, OR, ID, NM). The prohibitive cost of anything to do with firearms here (double that of the US) keeps me to 'one at a time'...my current CW is a recently purchased USA made G17C Gen4 with Truglo TFX sights and my previous was an Austrian made G17 Gen2 (which served me well for the last 20yrs).

    I remember first coming across the forum earlier this year when I was researching whether to trade in my Gen2 for a Glock or for something else and was really impressed with the depth of knowledge and experience.

    So when looking to understand why the nickel plating on my new Gen4 frame rails began flaking after <200 rounds of 115gr FMJ, I wasn't surprised to come across some threads in Glock.pro which calmed me down (I didn't have this issue with my Gen 2 and my gunsmith had no clue and sent it off to the importer for inspection)...although I will be asking Glock what has changed in their production process since the Gen2 and why they bother with a process which seems to have no lasting purpose (other than to disintegrate )

    In any case, I'm a fan of the forum which is why I decided to join and thank you all for the service!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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    Welcome. Merry Christmas to you as well.

    Good question as to why the plating would disintegrate?? I know on my older gun's frame rails, the color is a tad darker where metal greets metal. But, the rest of the rail remains silver colored.

    I just bought a US made G19C g4. I have not fired it yet. But, I will be watching it now to see what it does. I have other gen 4 Glocks and do not recall any doing that. I suppose, as long as the base metal, whatever it is, remains intact, there should not be a issue, but, as well, I'm no metallurgist either. It would seem the coating would benefit lubrication since it is one of the areas metal meets metal.

    Anyhow, if it is a issue, I'm quiet sure Glock will replace it for you.

    Happy New Year!!

    Tim in Texas

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    Thanks Tim. Enjoy your new 19C!....I'd be interested to hear if develops the same issue. From the posts I've read it doesn't look like it's going to be of any consequence (it just surprised the heck out of me at first). In any case, I'm curious to hear what the importer and Glock have to say....I should be getting it back early next week.

    Doron

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    Shalom and welcome to the forum.

    My G19 gen4 is just over a year old with about 1500 rounds through it and shows no sign of that type of wear. Hope all works out for your pistol. I've never had a pistol that was so easy for me to shoot as the 19.
    it's dead on for me right out of the box. Never had that with any of my other pistols, even with my other Glocks.

    Happy Challah Days to one and all.

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    Shalom Gaz and thanks!

    Glad to hear that you've had nothing but good experiences with your Glocks and it's especially helpful to hear it about a new Gen4 with way more mileage than mine...looks as though I may have just drawn a lemon out of the basket.

    I was tempted to try the 19 this time around for a smaller print but having had a 17 for so long, the 19 just felt too short in my hand (old dog / new tricks I guess)

    Happy holidays!
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