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Old 12-23-2012, 13:51   #1
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Help, My glock broke

Well kinda. I have a 27 that is having some problems. But first a little history on the pistol. It was bought used in like new condition. Since purchasing it, it has had thousands of rounds thru it. About a year ago the guide rod broke and i replaced it with a standard factory assembly.Since that it has had maybe 600 rounds fired. And now this. First it started as an occasional jam. Then after getting home from the range and giving it a good cleaning. I dry fired it and the slide slid right off. What the heck i thought. And the slide would do this maybe once every five times it was dry fired. Now , when the trigger is back. you can just lightly push down on the takedown bar and it releases the slide.
Any advice on what exactly needs top be replaced will be greatly appreciated. thanks
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Old 12-23-2012, 14:11   #2
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Check the slide lock you referred to it as the take down bar,be sure its slot is facing correctly. When you hold the grip of the gun the slot should be facing you,and towards the grip not the muzzle.
Check the slide lock spring as it retains the slide lock,if broken replace. SJ 40
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Old 12-23-2012, 14:20   #3
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http://www.lonewolfdist.com/Detail.a...OD=522&CAT=207
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Old 12-23-2012, 14:31   #4
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SJ40, everything looks right. ive never taken it apart that far. but my first thought was the spring is just wore out.
tacticalg23, thanks for the link.
Is this problem common? no one ive talked to has seen this happen before.
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Old 12-23-2012, 16:24   #5
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http://pistol-forum.com/showthread.p...e-Lock-Spring&

I do speak as well, but sharing links is just so much easier.
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Old 12-23-2012, 17:28   #6
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SJ40, everything looks right. ive never taken it apart that far. but my first thought was the spring is just wore out.
tacticalg23, thanks for the link.
Is this problem common? no one ive talked to has seen this happen before.
Seems to be some what more of a problem with the compacts and sub compacts. SJ 40
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Old 12-23-2012, 18:53   #7
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springs break, not un-expected after "thousands" of rounds.

Might want to change out all your other springs while you are at it, and also detail strip and clean.

Then it will be good for "thousands" of rounds more. If you ship to Glock as it is, and include your mags with your complaint as written, they will do that for you free, and give you 2 new mags.
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Old 12-23-2012, 20:21   #8
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springs break, not un-expected after "thousands" of rounds.

Might want to change out all your other springs while you are at it, and also detail strip and clean.

Then it will be good for "thousands" of rounds more. If you ship to glock as it is, and include your mags with your complaint as written, they will do that for you free, and give you 2 new mags.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:38   #9
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Slide Lock spring is either very weak or, broken.
Get two they are cheap.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:01   #10
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I'm putting my money on a reversed slide lock, with the detent facing the wrong way. Even with a broken spring, the slide should stay in place in dryfire..
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Old 12-24-2012, 15:41   #11
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I'm putting my money on a reversed slide lock, with the detent facing the wrong way. Even with a broken spring, the slide should stay in place in dryfire..
With a reversed slide lock it will fire but without the re-cocking of the firing pin/triggerbar, the slide falls clear of the slide lock.
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Old 12-24-2012, 16:47   #12
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thanks guys for the ideas. The slide lock is right and the spring isnt broken, but comparing it to another glock it does feel noticabley weak. this week im gonna order a few replacements and a few extra guide rods.
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Old 12-28-2012, 09:41   #13
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While you are ordering that spring order a few other springs as well they do fatigue; firing pin spring, ejector, trigger, slide lock spring, even plastic bushing with all that would equal a nice "tune up" for under $100.

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