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Old 10-15-2012, 14:37   #1
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older Glock 21c needs striker spring/

I bought an older Glock 21c. When I dry fire sometimes the striker stays out; protruding from it's housing. I was thinking striker spring replacement. I have opened her up and it was clean as a whistle in the striker channel. When I push the striker head back in it seems like it rubs one edge before it pops back in place. Is this normal for it to stay out cause it seems like it would strike the next round that is loaded while cycling? Did I just never notice this on my other Glocks? Anyone have any ideas on what I should update to bring this old bad boy up to speed? Thanks for your comments and assistance.
UPDATE: The 21c ran flawlessly at the range today.

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Old 10-15-2012, 21:14   #2
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NORMAL, the spring is UNLOADED at this point- thus easy to push in with finger, or shake out with gravity. If you shake the gun with the striker released (fired), empty chamber, it should normally make a rattle sound.

As the slide travels forward, the spring becomes loaded, and the firing pin tip then retracts inside the channel before the slide closes. On a loaded firing pin (even with empty chamber), shaking the gun will not rattle the striker.

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Old 10-15-2012, 23:01   #3
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^^^^^ correct.
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Old 10-16-2012, 23:04   #4
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NORMAL, the spring is UNLOADED at this point- thus easy to push in with finger, or shake out with gravity. If you shake the gun with the striker released (fired), empty chamber, it should normally make a rattle sound.

As the slide travels forward, the spring becomes loaded, and the firing pin tip then retracts inside the channel before the slide closes. On a loaded firing pin (even with empty chamber), shaking the gun will not rattle the striker.
Cool. That makes total sense.
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