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Clearing the chamber on a glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by officialaccount, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. officialaccount

    officialaccount

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    I carry a gen 2 glock 19, when i carry I also keep a round in the chamber. Is it bad to dry fire the gun so to speak when i de cock it? Also it is such a serious pain in the ass to get the last round out! I drop the mag and pull the slide back the bullet in the chamber just can't sits there then tilts off to an awkward angle and gets stuck. I hate it about this gun, how do i get the last round out more efficiently:crying::crying::crying:?
     
  2. troysglock

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    Dry fire as much as you want. Rack the slide harder to fully free that round. It's a Glock it can take it.
     

  3. barth

    barth six barrels

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    LOL,
    I didn't know how to answer this one with out sounding like a (*&(_(*&(*.
     
  4. officialaccount

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    Yeah i bang it back but the round just kind of sits their and gets stuck... Then I have to hold the slid back looking like a moron while I jiggle the gun around till it falls out.
     
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    rack it like u mean business
     
  6. officialaccount

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    Must be a problem specific to my gun which is weird since i just got it back from glock. Everytime the round gets half way out then jammed in as the slide comes back. Doesnt matter if the mag is in or not.
     
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    Does your gun function correctly when fireing
     
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    Yeah i have a solid grouping at 20 yards.
     
  9. ghostrider88

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    When clearing try turning the gun so the rd will drop straight down :dunno:
     
  10. Z71bill

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    How often do you unload it?

    Best solution IMHO is to leave it loaded - just keep it in the holster -

    About the only time I unload the chamber is when I shoot the gun - or when I clean it.
     
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  11. Keyhole

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    Where are you located? Have an armorer inspect it.
     
  12. expatman

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    something does not sound right. You should only need to 1)Drop mag. 2)Rack the slide to the rear just like you would if you were clearing a malfunction or rack to the rear and lock with the slide stop.

    The round should eject free (and far) from the gun. If this is not happening then you are either doing something wrong, something is wrong with your pistol, or you are describing your problem poorly.
     
  13. kashdaddy

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    Its a slight art to it. You have to drop the mag, of course.............then you rack the slide with a slight throw to create some leverage and catch the live round with the non-dominant hand. Always keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. If you dont do it this way, the round will prematurely want to eject or even fall thru the mag well, which is not a problem, you just have to pick it up. We use this technique all the time after a competition..............generally, we have to show clear in the chamber and drop the slide and then drop the striker and re-holster after we are done at the finish line and this is where catching the round comes in handy or else it will fall on the outdoor range in the sand.
     
  14. fuzzy03cls

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    I always tilt the gun sideways as I clear it. The round pops right out.
     
  15. 19sandyman

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    +1

    Never had a problem.
     
  16. CitizenOfDreams

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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=es8yhUx1Yvw&list=UUPdXALMCecS_XN9Th2aGLcQ&feature=player_detailpage"]ejecting chambered round - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    +1 I don't bother checking to see if it's loaded either.
    my guns are either empty and in the safe,I'm cleaning one,I'm shooting it,or SOP it's Loaded. SJ 40
     
  18. WinterWizard

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    This. Tilt the gun upside down, rack the slide, the round pops right out. Guns aren't really designed to eject unspent rounds, and they can get stuck. Use gravity to your advantage.
     
  19. ADK_40GLKr

    ADK_40GLKr Adirondacker with a Glock

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    At the range, when it is time to clear my gun.
    1. I make a 90 degree turn to the right (I'm right handed.)
    2. I point the gun to my left at belt level (downrange)
    3. Grasp the slide over the ejection port with my left hand.
    4. Tip the gun to the right so the ejection port is down.
    5. Rack the slide while my right thumb pushes up on the slide stop lever, and the chambered round falls right into my left hand.
    6. "Show clear" with the slide locked back and the last round in my left hand.

    (With my "erratic ejection" I never know where the manually ejected shell is going to fly, so I don't look like a fool by trying to catch live round in the air!)

    Some will say its not safe to put your hand over the opening when ejecting a live round, but I do not rack the slide with enough force to fire the round if the ejector comes in contact with the primer.
     
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    We all seem to be describing fancy ways to artfully catch the ejected round, but from the OPs description there seems to be something wrong with the extractor if "the round just sits there"...