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3rd gen VS. 2nd gen DUMB question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by shootindave, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. shootindave

    shootindave

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    Ok, so I have had a 3rd gen G22 for a while now and recently aquired a 2nd gen G23........

    On my G22 when there is no mag in the gun and I pull the slide back it doesnt lock..... on my G23 it does.

    Just making sure this is normal for 2nd gen Glocks..... I tried a searcg, but my search foo is weak. :faint:

    - Dave
     
  2. pangloss9

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    Typically, slides only lock back when there is an empty mag. Without a mag, the slide on your 2nd gen should return to the forward position. At least this is they way my 2nd gen G17 and 3rd gen G26 both work.
     

  3. shootindave

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    OK, yeah..... i just tried to hand cycle some ammo through it and it locks back after eaqch round.

    Seems like the slide catch is being pushed up even though no mag is in it, what is broke? :steamed:

    Thanks in advance.

    Dave
     
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    Strange. I just checked my Ptooma Complete Glock Reference guide (page 71).

    Problem: Slide Locks Open Early.
    1. Improper hand position --> change hand position
    2. Reverse tension on the slide stop lever spring --> reinstall slide stop lever with spring in correct position. If problem persists, replace the slide stop lever.
    3. Bound slide stop lever --> check slide stop lever for free range of motion.
    4. Damage slide stop lever --> replace slide stop lever.
     
  5. Butch

    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Take the ammo out of it....make sure it's safe.

    Remove the slide from the frame.

    Does the slide stop lever stick up? (as compared to laying down against the frame)

    Look to see if the slide stop spring shows just under the locking block pin like this pic:
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    If you take the slide off the gun, does the slide stop lever rest flat against the frame of the gun, or does it ride up a bit?
     
  7. shootindave

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    With the frame off it would raise up.....

    Well, I took out the trigger pin and removed the slide stop..... I then put it back in and it was fixed. :dunno:

    I bought this used from a guy...... so who knows what he fiddled with.

    Seems to be OK now. THANKS a bunch for the replies.

    - Dave
     
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    No problem. I'm glad you were able to fix it.
     
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    Sorry for the newbie question - just purchased my first Glock (19 with CT grip).

    How can you tell what generation yours is?

    Thanks.

    Doug
     
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    :agree:

    The slide stop spring is not positioned properly. Remove it and position it correctly and your problem will be gone.

    YMMV
     
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    +1 :cool:
     
  12. shootindave

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    The best part is that the guy I got it from assures me it worked fine last time he shot it.... yeah and a ghost must have punched out the pin and fiddled with it.

    I took it to a gunsmith and had it looked over to be sure nothing else was fiddled with.

    Makes you wonder about any used gun you buy.

    Shot it today and it shoots like a dream. Much more comfortable for me than the G22.

    THANKS for all the replies.

    Dave