Extractor snapping over shell?

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  1. 1911-Glock

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    Since these extractors are mim, will it hurt the extractor to snap over a shell in the chamber? Reason i ask i was testing the striker, i pulled a bullet and dropped the empty shell with live primer and fired to make sire the new striker was good to go.. thanks.
     
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    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    MIM or not, it's not good practice to drop a slide on a chambered round. It's hard in the extractor period.

    That being said, the chances of doing much damage are minimal unless you continuously do it.

    Long answer is Yes it can cause damage.
    Short answer is No. Just don't do it any more.
     
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    I did it once on this pistol and extractor and i did not drop the slide i pressed the slide home on the shell. Wont do it anymore though.
     
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    Lol. You'll be fine.
    The damage is more accumulative than instantaneous.
    Go shot it and have fun.
     
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    glide Just sayin'

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    ???

    Instead of going through that, why didn't you just test the gun with live rounds at the range?

    Just wondering.

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    Because i was at home st wanted to make sure the new striker was g2g
     
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    You’re messing with Glock perfection.
     
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    If you start having problems with feeding, extraction and/or ejection, always make sure you check the extractor for damage.

    I never drop the slide on an empty chamber much less on one with a case in it. You could chip the extractor the first and only time you do it. All my guns are carry guns so I may be a little fanatical (OCD) about some things.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
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    I did not and do not drop the slide on an empty chamber. Nor did i drop the slide on this round. Its good no chips i got it.
     
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    Generally not good practice to drop the slide on a round in the chamber.

    I may be wrong, but it is designed to have a bullet rim slide behind it out of the mag rather than snap over it
     
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    There have been reports by a few on various threads over the years where dropping the slide (from lock distances) on a chambered round can chip a Glock extractor, hence leading to feed and extraction issues.

    I can't imagine slowly forcing the extractor over a chambered case rim is going to damage it, it is beveled in front for a reason.

    On testing your new striker, you probably already know this, but before you use it for something more important, I would run a few hundred rounds of my chosen ammo through with any new firing pin, springs, etc. sometimes fail to fires are a little intermittent and ammo specific. Just in case. :)
     
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    I wouldn’t worry about it. On the off chance you damage the extractor just drop a new one in
     
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    I inspected the extractor it is fine. I do agree to fire a few hundred rounds first though. I did this morning at 0600. Works just fine. I do have a few brand new extractors though just in case.
     
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    After cleaning and a visual inspection of the striker, I put a pencil, eraser side down in the barrel of the unloaded pistol, point the pistol upward and pull the trigger. If the striker is working like it should, the pencil will move upward.

    If you're trying to test the primer, the only good way to do it is with a live round at the range.

    Dave