One time after this happened, I locked the slide back and looked down into the magwell through the ejection port after removing the magazine. As I pulled the trigger, I noticed there was something (later identified as part 88 on the exploded parts diagram) blocking the trigger mechanism. Reaching in, I found that this thing slides up and down relatively easily, and essentially functions as a safety, but with not visible external way to activate it. I've also found that it almost always slides up when I insert one of my old M18 50 round magazines, as they are a bit tighter than the ATP's magazine. The only time this "safety" does not slide up is when I cock the gun, pull the trigger, and then insert the magazine as the trigger is locked back.
Obviously, this will not be too effective for combat. Is there any obvious remedy to this that I am overlooking? What IS this part anyway? Can I remove it without ill effect? It doesn't seem to be connected to anything else.
I can take pictures if needed.
Also, while I'm here, does anyone know if the ATP is compatible with replica or even real steel Glock iron sights? The rear sight on mine has decided to become loose, and there is no way to increase tension on it. Before glueing it into place, I decided I wanted a more visible set of sights on my gun than the standard three-dot type.
The barrel also appears to be metal, which was a surprise to me. Am I wrong, is this some kind of witchcraft-fueled super plastic?
Edited by Lizzard, 12 September 2011 - 07:40 PM.