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Range test after mods?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ManimalsKingdom, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. ManimalsKingdom

    ManimalsKingdom

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    Im about ready to mod, for the first time, a glock 26 with an ext mag release and ext slide release



    Do i really need to range test right after or should functionality be spot on as long as a mag drop test and a slide release test performs as it should?
     
  2. 24601

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    for those mods, i wouldn't worry about it....as long as you can drop the mag without issue and the slide release catches/releases the slide...
     


  3. ManimalsKingdom

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    that's what im thinking - but would hate to find out otherwise in a crucial moment.....but these seemed like simple mods that could be functionally tested right away



    i just wanna tinker with the new parts tonight! but cannot get range time till SAT
     
  4. Stlbrian

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    Beware of the extended slide release. I have seen countless threads where the gun will fail to return to battery after the installation. It is caused by your grip on the gun engaging the slide release.

    I seriously doubt you will have any problems, but I would ALWAYS shoot it to ensure functionality before I trust my life with it.

    My .02
     
  5. ManimalsKingdom

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    sometimes you just have to hear it from someone else - safer than sorry - thanks brian - ill hold off and mod at the range
     
  6. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Wise words from Stlbrian. I would function check a pistol under actual firing conditions after the replacement of a slide stop lever (what y'all are calling the slide release). I presume you double checked that the slide stop lever spring is installed properly under the locking block pin.

    Besides a thumb contacting a newly-installed extended slide stop lever during firing, an improperly installed slide stop lever is notorious for causing the slide to lock back early even though there are still cartridges in the mag.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  7. donmor53

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    I've had both mods on my 27 for over 10 years.

    No problems what so ever and they certainly made their functions more easy for my fumble fingers.
     
  8. cciman

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    Agree. Assuming correct re-assembly, the most common problem is the shooters thumb hitting the slide release at the wrong time.

     
  9. SJ 40

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    This is just me but I would want to live fire the gun before placing it in CCW rotation.
    You will most likely have 0 problems but on a CCW gun is not something I'm willing to chance. SJ 40
     
  10. DWARREN123

    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    For carry or defensive use yes I would function test before placing into use.
    Never can tell so check it out.
     
  11. barth

    barth six barrels

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    Better safe than sorry.
    I function test almost any mod with live fire before I'll carry it.

    Don't you really want any excuse to go to the range anyway? LOL
     
  12. I'm an Armorer and won't shoot a freshly disassembled and cleaned Glock at a match without trying other live-fire first. For most, SD/HD is more critical than a match.
     
  13. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    As long as the parts are Glock, you're fine. But you do need to shoot the gun to see if the different controls cause you to do things you didn't intend to.
     
  14. up1911fan

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    I try and do any mod's at the range or right before heading there.
     
  15. danysw

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    Any time you mod/ change/ replace a part of a firearm youshould fire the gun to test how it works and how you can handle the newchanges. For example, if you change the slide stop lever maybe your thumb couldinterfere with it and the slide would never get backward after the last roundand that’s something you want to know before a match or ever worst a defensive situation. IMHO after every mod a visit to the range is a priority.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  16. Insert "or disassemble and clean".
     
  17. ManimalsKingdom

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    sounds good guys
    i held of on the mods until tomorrow at the range
     
  18. danysw

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    True :cool: that's why my EDC gets cleaned before going to the range and not after like my other range toys.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013