I have to say that I am glad that’s over! Noisy as a 100 b.b.’s in a hubcap! As described the Glock 26 was attached to the vibration machine, and left there for 12 hr’s to do it’s thing. The gun was inspected after the first hour, then put back on to complete the test. Here’s what I found:
After one hour, the gun was super hot! The vibration of all the parts inside and the friction between the gun bag and surface of the machine made heat, and more heat. After the first hour, the bag was chewed through (the bag was added to catch dust and partials that fell the from gun). The bag was clean inside but I could see fine bits of BLACK POLYMER on the gun, attached but static I would guess.
After the next 11 hours, were completed I removed the hot as hexx Glock 26 but could not hold it. I had to place it in a concrete floor and wait. After 10 minutes, I picked it up, still hot, quickly brought it inside and took the photos below. The Glock smelled as if someone had just melted the end of a plastic rope, if you know what I mean.
I took the gun down and swabbed it with a Q-tip, black dust was abundant! I noticed that in the mag-well was clearly ground up polymer. On the frame rails, it appeared to be the same but I also noted black paint, likely from the slide stop.
The slide stop did take a bit of wear, both on the top and inside areas, see below.
The barrell has no wear on it other than the top of chamber area showed plenty of finish wear, I was not expecting that!
The recoil spring & rod had NO wear at all.
The inside of the slide had No sign of damage in the barrel area.
The finish of the slide was NOT EFFECTED at all! I expected that it would wear, I can only guess that because the Tefner is so slick, that no damage was done.
The frame rails were shiny after the test, showing that some wear occurred. The were also packed with polymer dust.
The frame pins DID NOT walk, and that was a surprise as well as this gun has been down and back again at least 40 times.
Trigger was normal.
Trigger bar had wear, see below.
The connector had not wear or damage at any contact point I could find.
Ny1 spring looked normal.
Draw bar area showed a good deal of shine from contact vibration but appeared that no level of metal was gone.
The magazine follower took the most wear, but the gun was unloaded for safety reason during the test. The feed area of the barrel worked two gouges in the follower but after testing, had no real effect on the operation of the gun.
The magazine well was full of black plastic dust.
I put the OEM floor plate on it for this test, no damage at all.
The Glock stood up to the vibration test. I have to be clear, 12 hours made some changes to the gun. It would have damaged the gun I feel sure if it was left on the machine for a number of days. But for the purposes of this test, it passed!