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Hi all. New to the forum here -- thanks so much for all of the posts and the FAQ. Super helpful!



Just got back from my first outing with the Gen 2 firearm (Glock 19 version) and noted a few things...



1. Handful of FTFs, normally on the second round of a magazine, which are probably either from a lack of lubrication, the need for break-in, or the equivalent of limp wristing (thanks FAQ).



2. Some magazines not dropping free, seems to be improving over time. Not worried about that (thanks again FAQ).



3. Loose collar. After about sixty rounds, the collar just found its way off of the rear of the grip and up the buffer tube. Looks like it was just secured with some threadlocker at the factory...



On that last issue -- the loose collar -- has anyone else seen this? Any easy fixes? Or should I just install the TACTICOOL cover that I have en route, lubricate the firearm, and go shoot it some more?



Thanks for any advice!
 

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Um, the loose collar is a new one. I'm guessing from what ive read here, that you cant just screw it back on with some thread locker? If it acts like it will tighten up, thats what I would do. If it just spins, I would call the factory and see what they say.
 

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Um, the loose collar is a new one. I'm guessing from what ive read here, that you cant just screw it back on with some thread locker? If it acts like it will tighten up, thats what I would do. If it just spins, I would call the factory and see what they say.

I was able to tighten it a bit, but the grip/receiver doesn't appear to be threaded -- but did have gobs of what appeared to be dry threadlocker on it. The answer is probably to add some threadlocker and call it a day, but I'll give the factory a ring next week and get their guidance.

I found one (angry) YouTube video showing the same issue, but that's about it. If I had the buffer tube cover on, I'm sure I wouldn't have noticed -- and I don't think it has anything to do with the FTFs I was seeing.

Thanks!
 

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It comes thread locked. I just took mine off to do a MCARBO trigger and used a punch and hammer to break the collar from ghe loctite. I reassembled it with some blue loctite.
 

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Well, I guess it's good to know I'm not the only one...

Used some blue threadlocker to put it back together...hope to get it back to the range soon and will report back.
 

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Well, received all 3. The Gator, the buffer dealey and the butt pad.

Took about 7 minutes to install all 3. Hopefully, I'll shoot it tomorrow afternoon.

BTW, the Gator keeps the collar from moving anymore.....
 

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I have also had the problem with the collar coming loose and i applied blue thread locker and retightend then left to set for probably 48 hours atleast. When i shot it the next time it came loose as if i hadent even done it. I really hate having to basically glue a gun together so that it will work the way it is intended.
 

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