18 Nov 99

From a friend who is a Glock enthusiast:

“Both Ralph and myself have experienced the same titanium striker failure in our Glock 22s: The part of the striker that is exposed on the underside of the slide (and which catches when the slide cycles, setting the trigger) has sheared off during a manual cycle of the slide, rendering the gun inoperable. The Lightning Strike folks (makers of the part) replaced mine at no charge and said that my experience was unique.

Then Ralph had the same experience. Maybe Mr. Glock knew what he was doing when he put steel strikers in his pistols!”

Lesson: Be real skeptical of all that after-market stuff, particularly on a carry gun.