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Break in your GLOCK - with Inverted Racking.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Glock 23 Nutter, Dec 2, 2017.

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  1. Glock 23 Nutter

    Glock 23 Nutter

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    Break in your GLOCK - with Inverted Racking.
    When the slide is racked in the upright position, gravity pulls the chamber block out of the port as the barrel tang clears the locking block. Pull the slide back a little and then shake the pistol, the barrel is loose.

    During operation, the forces of recoil push the barrel and chamber block up into the slide and port, where the barrel tang and locking block have to pull them apart. If the interface edges are sharp, they can grab and bind. This affects the slide velocity as it has to work harder to get them apart, resulting in FTE/FTC problems.

    Shot enough, the pistol will resolve the issue normally.

    Or, you can rack the pistol upside down (inverted). This holds the chamber block and port together with gravity, requiring the barrel tang and locking block the pull them apart.

    Remove the mag, hold the empty pistol inverted, and then rack the slide back and forth.

    What you will notice after doing this to a new GLOCK for half a hundred cycles, is that the chamber block/hood (front of port) edges will round off, and you will see a bright line on the interface edges.

    It will also be smoother to rack, as the interface edges smoothly pass each other.

    This simple exercise has fixed every FTE/FTC problem I have ever encounters with a GLOCK.




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    I do mine in Australia.
     

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    it sounds complicated, have a video?


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    So if you break it in holding it sideways "gangsta" style, then what?
    And since when did Glocks need to be broken in anyway?
     
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    You have to also be grabbing your crotch and throwing the rounds...
     
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    I usually just sleep with mine for a couple weeks.
     
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    Centuriator Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    Do you have to lay on your back and shoot it the way you always do? Or?

    Pssstt...Glocks require no "break in" period.
     
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    I'm with Centuriator and others who have said Glocks don't need breaking in. None of mine ever have.
     
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    Centuriator Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    I check the bore for obstructions, place a few drops of oil where required and shoot the heck out of it. Rinse. Repeat.

    Presto: Broken in.
     
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    I do the exact same thing as the OP. Only I do it 50 times :)
     
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    Centuriator Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    A solution in search of a problem.
     
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    I've never encountered any FTC/FTE problems with Glock, nor any other semi-auto 9mm.
    Not necessary IMO, just go shoot it. The violence of the action is much more than what you will achieve "dry racking".
     
  13. Glock 23 Nutter

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    Don't be afraid - they won't excommunicate you from the Sacred Church of the Holy GLOCK.

    Hold it upside down and rack it half a hundred times.

    It just slicks up the action and prevents/alleviates possible extraction or feeding problems due to sharp edges on the chamber block and port.

    If it makes you religious types feel any better... you can send me a hundred dollars - so that you can consider it expensive and valuable.

    :supergrin:




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    Centuriator Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    Hey, you can hold your Glock upside down, and backwards, on every second and fourth Tuesday of months ending in "y" and wrack the slide 600 times if it makes you happier ....

    Point is it is wholly unnecessary, some may say "dumb," but knock yourself out.
     
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    Tickhill Eternity: Smoking or Non-Smoking

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    Can you say paradigm shift? It is uncomfortable for some.
     
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    Glock 23 Nutter

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    So you've tried it?

    Fascinating...

    [​IMG]
    :supergrin:

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    Centuriator Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    The point is this wholly unnecessary and a waste of time, but, hey, it's a free country. There are a lot of thing I have not done, but I don't need to try them to know it would be silly to do them.
     
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    Glock recommended a 200 round break-in before issue. Good idea if there is a bad park should show up during break-in. I wouldn't carry any gun without putting a couple of hundred rounds through it. With the newer Glocks likely more important due to tighter tolerances.
     
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    Buy glock

    Buy ammo

    Shoot

    Repeat cycle

    Break in complete
     
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    Centuriator Audentes Fortuna Iuvat

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    "Glock recommended a 200 round break-in before issue."

    Documentation please.

    "With the newer Glocks likely more important due to tighter tolerances."


    Tolerance are the same. "Newer Glocks" do not have tighter tolerances.
     
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