close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Is this possible?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by HD45ACP, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. HD45ACP

    HD45ACP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    I read somewhere a guy was shooting a Glock and the slide blew up off the frame?!?! Then I thought, can the slide really fly off the rails and injure the shooter??!! Are polymer framed handgun designs more prone to this? What exactly would cause this? Faulty ammo? A defective gun? Wear?
     
  2. bustedknee

    bustedknee The Snowflakes have invaded GT

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2001
    Messages:
    4,226
    Likes Received:
    861
    Location:
    Wythe County, VA
    I thought it was the Berettas that used to shoot the slides off the frames.
     

  3. HD45ACP

    HD45ACP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. HKLovingIT

    HKLovingIT Resident Evil

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2010
    Messages:
    4,369
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Out On The Tiles
    Anything is possible. :supergrin:
    But you know the rules on the forum: pics or it didn't happen. :supergrin:
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2012
  5. janice6

    janice6 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    34,387
    Likes Received:
    19,531
    Location:
    minnesota


    The modified ones are marked "S".
     
  6. HD45ACP

    HD45ACP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2011
    Messages:
    103
    Likes Received:
    0
    I never said it happened to me, I just read something somewhere and I was wondering if it was possible or if it has happened before? :dunno:
     
  7. oldman11

    oldman11

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    5,374
    Likes Received:
    2,447
    Location:
    Texas
    I'm sorry but I don't believe that.
     
  8. MajorD

    MajorD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,592
    Likes Received:
    252
    as I understand it an improperly installed or damage slide lock (aka the takedown lock) can cause a glock slide to come off- but this is the slide getting essentailly shot off the frame in a forward direction. the barrel lugs and bottom of the slide recoiling into the frame prevents it from going off the back. in the beretta with the tilting block lock system the slide could fly off the back of the frame toward the shooter if the slide cracked in the area the recoil spring sets in. this is why they installed an oversize hammer pin that fit in a groove in one of the slide rails to "capture" the slide should it crack. The DOD and Beretta went back and forth about wether the VERY rare slide breakages were casued by defective slides or high pressure ammo, but the DOD compleed Beretta to come up with a solution and they did in short order.
     
  9. DocWills

    DocWills

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2012
    Messages:
    527
    Likes Received:
    11
    I witnessed a 40 g27 blow up. It was caused by faulty amerc ammo the slide blew up and off. shooter suffered minor injuries due to holding the gun behind the slide hand over wrist.

    The design allows for faulty ammo and will essentially not injure the shooter if you hold it right regardless.
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy Silver Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2008
    Messages:
    7,853
    Likes Received:
    1,913
    Location:
    Clarksville, Tn.
    Anything is possible but not probable. I have shot a lot of Glocks and none have lost their slide. :supergrin:
     
  11. jmb79

    jmb79

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    1,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Wyoming
    Make sense?
     
  12. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    15
    My former G20 in my hand and pics from my camera !!!!

    Ask me if this can happen ! :wow:


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]






    CM
     
  13. Limedust

    Limedust

    Joined:
    May 15, 2012
    Messages:
    113
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good lord . . . what did that?
     
  14. WarEagle 1

    WarEagle 1 Taco Tuesday

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,177
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Minneapolis
    Exactly what I was thinking?! High powered reloads? :shocked:
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2012
  15. dajcarroll

    dajcarroll

    Joined:
    May 3, 2012
    Messages:
    576
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Screwed up your reload eh?


    G19 - Gen 3
    G37 - Gen 3
    NEF Pardner SBI 12 Ga.
    Savage Model 24 - .22LR/410
     
  16. SouthpawG26

    SouthpawG26

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2004
    Messages:
    985
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Suriname
    I've seen the slide fly forward on the 34 with the slide lock installed incorrectly, with the barrel lug detent facing forward instead of backward.
     
  17. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2003
    Messages:
    6,920
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Penn's Woods
    Yes! It's entirely possible. The weakest part of a Glock is the slide lock. Personally, I change mine at about every 20,000 fired rounds. (I keep, at least, 3 of them in inventory for each Glock that I own, too.)

    I recently disassembled a fellow shooter's G-36. When I went to remove the slide lock it cracked in half in my hands. The guy got all, 'bent out of shape'. I told him that, actually, I'd done him an enormous favor because the alternative to the slide lock cracking in half in my hands was for the slide to come flying forward and fall off the pistol after he pulled the trigger (and held it back) as the slide returned to battery.

    Once this fellow realized what I was saying to him he calmed down and admitted that he'd run a lot of factory SD ammo and other hot home reloads through his seldom maintained G-36. So I took the time to teach, both, him and my wife how to completely breakdown a Glock pistol in order to give it a thorough inspection.

    He seemed very appreciative that I'd taken the time to show him how a Glock works and thanked me. My wife, however, simply commented that, 'I was amazing.' and then mentioned that she wanted to stop at the supermarket on the way home to pick something up for dinner. :supergrin:
     
  18. GLOCK17DB9

    GLOCK17DB9

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2011
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Troy, MI
    I'm not buying any ammo from you!:wow:
     
  19. CanyonMan

    CanyonMan In The Saddle

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2002
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    15


    A WW factory loaded Silver Tip did it ! Sent the remains to WW, and in a few weeks they bought me a new gun from Glock, and mailed it to me..


    That is why (except for this time) I rarely use factory loads. I prefer my own, and have had no trouble with my own hand loads for over 40 some years...






    CM
     
  20. MARINE DIVISION TWO

    MARINE DIVISION TWO

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    150
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    And its usually related to reloads ! Dont fear your Glock !