Break in your GLOCK - with Inverted Racking.

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  1. 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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    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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    I'm with Centuriator and others who have said Glocks don't need breaking in. None of mine ever have.
     
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    I do the exact same thing as the OP. Only I do it 50 times :)
     
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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".
     
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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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    Can you say paradigm shift? It is uncomfortable for some.
     
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    So you've tried it?

    Fascinating...

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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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    So - it is, to you, a waste of time and wholly unnecessary.

    Have you tried it?

    ...or, is your expertise limited to ignorance, and those things you know nothing about.

    Have personally had Two brand new GLOCKS that were having feeding problems that looked to be slide velocity related.

    Both were racked inverted half a hundred times; both actions smoothed up; and both problems went away.

    Please, don't let this empirical data affect or influence your religious mantra in any way.




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    200 round break-in is reserved for Kahrs. A new one feels like a solid block of steel before it's broken in.
     
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    I think you shoot a few hundred rounds, not so much for break in, but to be *sure* the gun and ammo work every time.
     
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    May I ask for ask picture of the way you safely fire the gun upside down??? to break it in. How many rounds do you fire this way?
     
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    I turn my Glocks inside out and shoot 200 rounds through to break them in.
     
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    Zero(0.0)

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

    So simple, even the disciples of the Sacred Church of the Holy GLOCK should be able to do it.




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