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need help with getting slide back on

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by txhome, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. txhome

    txhome

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    I have a glock 19 gen4 that I have taken the slide off to clean and now when I try to put back on it almost get on but stops when the rear of slide is almost even with the frame and then stops and I am unable to get it back on.
    Any help will be apreciated, I have done this a million times with all my Glocks but have never had this happen before and not sure what I did or need to do to fix it.

    Thanks
     
  2. cciman

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    Make sure mag is not in.

    Check that the recoil spring is properly seated.
     


  3. txhome

    txhome

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    Spring is seated correctly and Mag is not in weapon. It just stops like it is hitting something but I don't see anything out of place.
     
  4. txhome

    txhome

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    Fixed, not sure what it was but my Wife came in and just took the slide and put it on...wow I am impressed but feel like a fool!!

    Thanks for the posts
     
  5. BigAlE

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    Ejector is probably not in line with the slot in the end plate and you are slamming the point of the ejector into the back of the slide.
     
  6. cciman

    cciman

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    Pull harder

    You need to practice a million more times
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012
  7. Indianashooter

    Indianashooter

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    Perhaps it was the rear slide plate not fully seated.
     
  8. kodiakpb

    kodiakpb

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    .......Lol
     
  9. di11igaf

    di11igaf ibew

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    Just needed to be wo man-handled.
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012
  10. Is anybody else aroused at the thought of his wife being able to just grab the gun and throw the slide on?
     
  11. Z71

    Z71

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    I had this issue with my 'new' G19 after I got it a few months back.

    Not for sure just what went wrong...but I believe I had the recoil spring not seated right.

    A little bit of careful manipulating..and I managed to get the top-end back off...and the next attempt at reassembly was succesful.
     
  12. GaryC

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    This is taking the discussion to a whole new level :zipmouth:
     
  13. Hold the slide muzzle end pointed down, press the firing pin safety plunger to let the firing pin slide forward (protruding through the hole), release the plunger, then see if it assembles easier. Or, push the trigger bar forward before assembly.
     
  14. bustedknee

    bustedknee Curmudgeon

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    Are you going to change your user name? :animlol: