Ever wonder what happens when you put a ported barrel into a gun that isn’s set up to use a ported barrel? I think we all have a reasonably good idea what to expect, but if you want to see the aftermath, Instagrammer gun_track_mind has your back.

Before we get too judgmental, it wouldn’t be hard to put the wrong barrel into a non-ported Glock if you were cleaning a ported one at the same time or had replaced the barrel with a threaded one and decided to move it to another gun. There are a ton of ways that this oops could happen to even the best of us.

If you have ever seen a picture of an AR-15 that someone had installed a brake under a handguard, that is basically what happened here. When the shooter who was coincidentally wearing a shirt that says I void warranties pulled the trigger, the gasses that would normally be diverted harmlessly through some cuts in the slide were met with nowhere to go except for through the dust cover.

Thankfully replacing a Glock frame isn’t terribly expensive and can be accomplished through Glock. I guess he will double check to make sure the right barrel is installed next time.



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  • Dan

    That thing should function now just fine. Actually, it’ll probably function with the ported barrel installed now, too. Lots of room for the gas to vent escape.

    • Dan

      Except for the destroyed serial number plate. THAT might be a problem.

    • Dan

      Hilarious ! Great for a laugh before I hit the hay.

  • datimes

    Great T-shirt!

  • 22winmag

    Relax.

    It’s a Glock, it’s disposable.

    • Flounder

      I am stunned at the lack of glocknade comments… It’s like everyone has grown up!

      • uisconfruzed

        Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son.

        • John D Bryant

          Fat, dumb , and happy!?

          Friends say I don’t look that happy.

          I say 2 out of 3 ain’t bad.

          bahaha

      • Doug Graham

        SHSHSHSHSH! They’ll take that as a challenge!

    • I idiotically paid close to $600 for a disposable handgun ?

      • Lonnie

        Well, apparently so!

    • Nicks87

      New frames can be found for $150. Add a proper barrel and its good as new. You say disposable, I say modular.

      • 58sniper

        Glock will replace the frame for $100.

        • darrell_b8

          Plus an additional $200 ‘stupid’ charge…..

      • Raguel A’septem

        P320/M17 grip frames are $30sh… just sayin.

    • BeenThereDoneThat

      For those that advocate that it is a “simple” frame replacement on the Glock if one screws up that stippling job, not so fast!!! THAT FRAME is serial numbered and ANY “replacement” frame has to be done on a Form 4473!!! With the NEW SIG, the frame switch does NOT involve the serial number!!!

      • nicholsda

        Want to check that rule again. If you send it back to a mfg for repair, they can send you a replacement firearm directly.
        “An ATF Form 4473 is required for the return of the firearm, except
        in instances when a firearm is delivered to a licensee for the sole purpose of repair or
        customizing
        , and the same firearm or a replacement firearm is returned to the person from whom
        received
        (27 CFR § 478.124(a)).”

        • BeenThereDoneThat

          No disagreement, but the paper trail for that original and replacement frame has to include the serial numbers. Not so for the SIG 320.

  • the dude

    how to make your own compact sized glock lol

  • PeterK

    Doh! That really is hilarious that he was wearing that shirt.

    • hikerguy

      We English teachers have a term for it: Irony

      • Klaus

        Then you English teachers should know that it’s not ironic but a coincidence.There’s a difference and a lot of people mix it up.

        • KestrelBike

          So, it’s a coincidence is the grammar nazis showed up and your username is Klaus?

        • “Coincidence” does not even come close to covering what is meant by the “incorrect” use of “ironic”. You have to be willfully misunderstanding the speaker to think that coincidence conveys the full meaning. Frankly the English language has greater need for Alanis’ version than for the dictionary version.

        • hikerguy

          Coincidence? Yes. But an ironic one, LOL.

        • darrell_b8

          Us ‘engineers’ don’t need none of that there ‘English’…

      • noob

        It’s like rain, on your wedding day.

  • Gary Kirk

    Tired of your accessories pointing up while on your Glock rail?? Boy do we have a fix for you!!

    • BeenThereDoneThat

      Super Glue or Duct Tape???

  • KestrelBike

    Hey, think of it as a great opportunity to try Stippling techniques w/o the stress.

    • PalmettoNDN

      There’s always an upside to every disaster. There you go!

  • Reazione Catena

    For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction….

  • Raptor Fred

    He almost removed the serial number. Unintentional criminal gas cutting.

  • valorius

    People make mistakes.

  • Raptor Fred

    Imagine if it was a Glock 18? hahahaha.

    • Vanns40

      I don’t care who you are, that thar’s funny 😂

  • Edeco

    I love the speed hole of the G34; easier cleaning, can check barrel temp through it and with some wabi-sabi and a thick coat of oil on the barrel it’s pretty.

  • Anomanom

    Protip: To prevent incorrect reassembly, clean similar weapons one at a time.

  • Justin Roney

    Glock: “Well sir, the reason we are denying your warranty claim is as follows…”

  • You don’t have to but I admit I did put a Lone Wolf on mine. Accuracy is better.

    • pliablemoose

      I have a G 31 with 3 barrels, 40 S&W, 357 Sig, 9 mm

  • Mark Lee

    Why the hell would a port be placed on the bottom? That’s only done on flash suppressors, but never on a pistol barrel where it would be covered. That alone should have been enough to discourage installation. What a maroon.

    • Kivaari

      There isn’t one on the bottom. The gases just went to the point of least resistance.

      • Mark Lee

        How can we tell where the ports are and whether they are exposed in battery?

        • Kivaari

          They are normally at 10 and 2, never at 6 o’clock. The slides are ported to match the holes in the barrel.

  • missourisam

    Accidents happen, but this went to stupid. Any time I clean a gun, that is the only gun I tear down, and each part is inspected before re installation. When I worked in a gunsmith shop, any gun that was dismantled had the parts put in a labeled bin. Come assembly time, only that bin was on the bench, and only that gun was worked on until done. A lesson for everyone who works on or disassembles guns to clean them.

    • Lonnie

      My thoughts, exactly. The author’s comment “it happens to the best of us,” must have meant the best of the morons! There are no “accidents” when it comes to mishaps with firearms, there is only negligence!

  • Lesson learned, the Glock works as mfg. intended, your brain, not so much.

  • Roderick Lalley

    Makes it tough to re-holster !!!

  • Disarmed in CA

    Meh, rails are for trains

  • JD

    And this guy wins dumbass of the week award.

  • Long Corps

    Meanwhile at the ATF. JBT Officer Smuckeltelli: “Hey look at this, a forward grip on a pistol!”

    • JD

      Lol good one!

  • Eric

    I don’t think an “oops” is acceptable. sure the malfunction would only hurt the owner but that’s a huge competency issue. Plus the “if there are other barrels lying around” argument seems like a clunky defense at best because he could have put the wrong caliber barrel in = bigger “oops”. i think the “hey this is what happens when you…” are good stories but don’t defend idiots. AND if its an issue of ignorance like “i didn’t know it was a ported barrel” is just as incompetent – this person would need firearms training on the basic responsible use/ownership of a firearm. Why can we not have a higher caliber of firearms owners across the board.

  • AbsintheMakesMyHeartGrowFonder

    Hmmm…I wonder how any semi-auto would have fared in this situation? Try this stunt with something a bit more pricey and report on the outcome. Meh.

  • QueenAnnesRevenge

    It looks fine to me, just needs the barrel cut down and some duct tape… lol (future episode on demolition ranch)

    • Vanns40

      Phil Swift to the rescue….

  • oelgunny

    In a word stupid..

  • Doug Graham

    Whoops?

    • nicholsda

      Don’t try this at home. We are experts.

  • Sal

    I’m kind of relieved that he didn’t do it intentionally. I’m just happy it didn’t start a chain fire which could have resulted in a horrible injury.

  • j

    Just buy a 21C to avoid the issue.

  • Guy Wilson

    Yup………… Yup……….

  • BigR

    Does this mean that all steel pistol frames are safer???????

  • Scott Watkins

    It should work better now that it has some clearance.

  • DJ9r

    Pignose, fixed.

  • Howard

    Coulda put your eye out, Sonny!

  • BeenThereDoneThat

    I have, in over 60 years of shooting of all kinds, ever understood the function of porting a non-competition gun!!! My analogy would be like wanting to water my tomato plants at the back of my garden. My regular water hose just does reach them with little problem. So why would I take an ice pick and punch a bunch of holes in that hose ANYWHERE along its length??? I loose pressure, velocity, energy, performance and now that water no longer reaches those tomato plants at the back of the garden!!! Just what did I gain??? I thought the idea was to “deliver the goods” in as efficient a package as possibile. If one has to “tame” that gun so they can shoot it better, maybe it is time to switch back to a “girlie gun”!!! No disrespect to those young ladies who shoot full-power, non-compensated guns!!

  • Funeral guy

    If he wasn’t wearing that shirt it would be like a joke without a punchline.

  • BeenThereDoneThat

    For those that advocate that it is a “simple” frame replacement on the Glock if one screws up that stippling job, not so fast!!! THAT FRAME is serial numbered and ANY “replacement” frame has to be done on a Form 4473!!! With the NEW SIG, the frame switch does NOT involve the serial number!!!

    • nicholsda

      So as I posted above, send the firearm to Glock and Glock can send you one directly back. Unless you live in CA or one of those States that don’t go by Federal Law. (27 CFR § 478.124(a))

  • BeoBear

    Don’t get too judgmental? Putting the wrong barrel in your gun really is a pretty easy mistake to avoid. Of course if you’re in the habit of not looking at the parts you put into your gun when assembling it then, yeah, it would be easy to do. Same thing with ammo, if you don’t look at the ammo you put in your gun to ensure it’s the right kind then, yeah, more bad things can happen. I don’t chalk that kind of stuff up to “easy mistake to make” or “common mistake”, I chalk it up to being careless with a firearm. Don’t pay attention to details when assembling your gun, loading your gun or loading your ammo? You’re probably going to end up with a broken gun at best and maimed/mangled/dead at worst.

    I disagree with the statement that “There are a ton of ways that this oops could happen to even the best of us.”. Actually there is literally no way this can happen if you just pay attention to what you are doing. Millions of people do it the right way every day and never make these kinds of careless mistakes. I’ve made tons of mistakes in my life but I don’t make them with my guns because I pay attention to everything. Not being holier than thou, just pointing out that most people go their entire lives without making mistakes like that.