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Firing pin question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by burningmidget9, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. burningmidget9

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    When you field strip the glock, after the slide is removed, barrell, etc.. shouldn't the striker stick out pass the face since you pull the trigger to remove the slide? My 27 does that but my 22 doesn't. It's locked behind the safety. Help please
     
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    Mine sticks out. Maybe you need to clean out your firing pin channel?
     

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    It's clean. Only about 400 rounds through it. And it'll fall freely once saftey is presses and I've done the shake test and it moves freely. What's weird is it used to stick out when I first got it
     
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    What direction were you pointing the muzzle when you dry-fired it? Up or down?
     
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  5. burningmidget9

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    Usually always down at the floor.
     
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    I'll bet you when you saw it behind the FP safety it was after dry-firing with the muzzle up.
     
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    Just tried it with muzzle down. Same results
     
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    Do you have some kind of over-travel limit on the trigger of the gun?
     
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  9. burningmidget9

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    Nope. Almost brand new 22 rtf2
     
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    With the slide off, if you depress the FP safety plunger while the muzzle is aimed down, does the FP fall freely through the breech face?
     
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    Yes. As far as I can tell everything functions like it's supposed to. Did that test.....the trigger reset test.....all works properly. I'm confused
     
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    And no aftermarket trigger, connector, or trigger housing . . . right?
     
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    Does the gun work when you take it to range? Have you had any FTF? Any light strikes? If not, i wouldnt worry too much. If you went through the safety checks, and everything is okay, then i dont see a reason to worry. Maybe do a detail strip and clean the firing pin channel to make sure?
     
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    Nope. All original! Well except the sights and pretty sure that has nothing to do with it. Lol
     
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    Then, I can only guess that the FP is bouncing off the back of the breech face before the FP safety catches it.
     
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    Yea just shot it this weekend. No problems. Not one problem since I've got it. I prolly shouldn't worry but I'm anal about my glocks to say the least
     
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    Hmmm not sure I understand. Could something be catching the lug when I remove the slide?
     
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    I understand completely. When i got my g26 and field stripped it the first time, i couldnt figure out why the striker was showing through the breech. Got on the forum and found out that it was normal. I had a Taurus before and the striker never showed when i field stripped it. What generation is your glock?
     
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    Gen 3 rtf22. Which I love btw. And the fish gills!!!!
     
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    Normally, the FP slams forward into the back of the breech face and the riser on the trigger bar goes past the FP plunger, allowing the FP safety to capture the FP in the forward position (through the breech face) if the gun was dry-fired with muzzle down or behind the breech face if the muzzle was up and the FP falls back through before being caught.

    As for catching on something -- does it change anything if you perform the slide removal with a little pressure on the trigger to keep the cruciform all the way down? Also, are you pulling the slide rearward more than the absolute minimum necessary to release the slide lock to pull down? I think it might be possible to pull it far enough rearward to release the FP safety without resetting the trigger, and if so, the FP would be free to slide for a moment in whatever direction the muzzle was pointed.
     
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