A report about Glock firing pins breaking for the weapons issued to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office deputies bring out the “experts.”
CBS4 News showed the Palm Beach report to local gunsmiths and armorers, including Robert Hasmi, president of Absolute Tactical Solutions in Miami Lakes and a police officer in South Florida for more than 20 years.
“Remember these are all working metal parts rubbing against each other constantly, that’s how a gun works,” said Hasmi. “The slide rubs against the frame, the barrel rubs against the slide when it, when you form its actions. It’s metal rubbing against metal.”
Hasmi said the possible culprit is the type of metal Glock uses in its firing pin.
“If the metal is too soft that the manufacturer uses, that could also be an issue,” he said.
I know it has been decades since I walked through the halls of engineering academia, but I seem to recall that very hard metals are brittle and break under stress and/or effort while soft metals bend.
But I might be wrong since I am not an “expert.”