21 recoil spring problem

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  1. Brandon G

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    I recently purchased a glock 21 3rd gen. Took it home and disassembled it. When I slid the slide off the frame the recoil spring was just barely hanging in the pistol. Well I put it into the right place and lubed the weapon. And the next day I went to the range and shot 3 mags through it. It was shooting great. Took it apart and the recoil spring fell out. Still on guide rod. My 2nd gen 21 have never had this problem. What might be the cause? Any and all help greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
     
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    it is fine !!!
     

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    Sounds normal, except the part about it falling out. The recoil spring and guide rod assembly tedn to migrate when your disassembling the pistol, don't worry unless it happens while shooting or operating the slide by hand.
     
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    IT WILL DO THE SAMETHING EVEN IF YOU ARE DOING SOME DRYFIRING .... That is just a spot for the assembly of the gun ... where is the guide rod at when you lock the slide back ? :whistling:
     
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  6. Brandon G

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    I was curious so I got it out and dry fired it and cycled it 30 times and when I took it apart the spring barely stayed in. I put it back in the right place and cycled it 30 more time dry firing each time. It stayed in the second time also. I am just curious to the general concisions on this. It shot fine so I’m up in the air as to what to do. Thanks again guys
     
  7. Brandon G

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    So every one is in agreement? it won't hurt anything to shoot?
     
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    Normal.

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    Perfectly normal.
     
  10. Butch

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    Did anyone say that it's normal yet? :)

    When the slide is installed on the frame the rear end of the guide rod is SUPPOSED to move down into the frame a little so it can push against the frame when the spring pushes the slide closed, it doesn't stay in the notch on the barrel lug at all.

    Just be sure to place the rod in the round notch EVERY time prior to putting the slide on the frame....actually, in a way it's better that the guide rod assembly falls free of the slide when the slide is removed from the frame, that way you have to replace it to it's correct assembly position.
     
  11. Brandon G

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    ok guys i appreciate all the info thanks for your time