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Need advice from the Forum members. Bought a G19 Gen 5 blue label recently and shot 600 rds of fmj ammo, ranging from 115 to 147 gr. The pistol is thoroughly cleaned and lubricated after each trip to the range. Still the slide is extremely hard to rack back, especially 0.1-0.25 inch back it is kind of getting stuck, something holds the slide. Once I am past 0.25 inch back, it becomes easy again. I put a slide from buddy's G19 Gen 5 on the lower of my pistol, it does the same thing. His pistol is very easy to rack, so I am guessing something in the frame of my gun is problematic.
My gun is shooting OK, but I get occasional brass to my face (147 gr, surprisingly) and I also had failures to feed and eject (every 100 rounds, it seems).
Any suggestions and advice? TIA
 

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSiOq_uvCmg

Watch this cute little girl in the pink sweater show you how.
At 3:57, is key.

Rack it with intensity and purpose. Your buddies gun is irrelevant.
If it shoots fine, then nothing is wrong. 22's are easy to rack if you can't live with it.
 

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View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSiOq_uvCmg

Watch this cute little girl do it.
At 3:57, is key.

Rack it with intensity and purpose. You buddies gun is irrelevant.
If it shoots fine, then nothing is wrong. 22's are easy to rack if you can't live with it.
Man, I am 260 lbs, did lots of competitive freestyle wrestling in my youth, still can tear a phone book, and served in the Army Rangers, LOL. I can rack the slide for sure, but it just feels like it is getting stuck in gravel. I want it to be smooth.
 

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Could be an issue with the trigger bar. Replace or send back to Glock to fix.

The trigger bar depresses the safety plunger in the slide and works in the first 1/4" of the slide movement so that's what leads me to think it's the trigger bar. Since it does the same with your buddy's slide, the plunger on your slide should be fine.

Brass to the face would be caused by the ejector so getting a new/different trigger housing should help.
 

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Wanting is irrelevant to what works. I want a Glock with a 1911 trigger too-- but it an't going to happen.
Because it is a tilt barrel, and the the top of the barrel hood is where the slide must cross over (probably what you are feeling), it will never be smooth as glass.

Tearing a phone book is a bar trick.
Free style wrestling does not require the same hand strength of Judo, nor does serving in the Army Rangers because last I checked, they do not have criteria for hand strength. How much handgun training did you get in the Rangers?

Watch the video, its cool. Thank you for your service!
 

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i know this is an old post but I think this could actually be down to the connector above all else. I’ve been running a Ghost Edge 3.5 in my G19 for about a year and when I first installed it, the slide was extremely stiff to the point it felt wrong. I actually had to remove the connector and bend it out slightly which made things a lot better.

However, for the past few months I’ve been comparing the G19 slide and trigger action to my G45, which seems much easier to rack, like your buddies pistol and it got me thinking should I go back to the original OEM connector to do a proper comparison.

Something in the back of my mind was telling me the difference was significant still, so this evening I put the originally collector back in my G19 Gen 4, and it’s now as easy to rack as my stock G45. Based on this I would say perhaps the connector is out of alignment as from my experience this can have a noticeable impact on slide resistance.

Anyway, better late then never and just wanted to share my observations from my own personal testing.
 

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Man, I am 260 lbs, did lots of competitive freestyle wrestling in my youth, still can tear a phone book, and served in the Army Rangers, LOL. I can rack the slide for sure, but it just feels like it is getting stuck in gravel. I want it to be smooth.
My is doing that too. The slide is catching on the front edge of the barrel.
 

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Dont let people try to convince you their is nothing wrong. I have 9 Glock mechanisms in my guns and none of them do that. If you can't identify wher e its rubbing take it to a Glock Armorer.
It could be the trigger bar, the slide release, the top of the trigger housing or other spots. Take a small flashlight and look for rub marks on the under side of the slide or on action parts.
Yes, I know it's an older thread.
 

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Man, I am 260 lbs, did lots of competitive freestyle wrestling in my youth, still can tear a phone book, and served in the Army Rangers, LOL. I can rack the slide for sure, but it just feels like it is getting stuck in gravel. I want it to be smooth.
Glock 19 Gen 5. Same issue with full mag. Take one cartridge out. I think its spring tension in the mag
 

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I've got a G45 Gen 5 that does the same thing. I took it to my gunsmith and he thought the the portion of the slide under the guide rod was rubbing the frame due to it being slightly Pig-nosed. I fixed the pig-nose but the slide catches initially. Before you guys go on about hand strength and the like, I am a senior firearms instructor for a federal agency and have been shooting Gen 5 glocks daily for over 5 years and Gen 3 for the last 15.
 

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Did you read the previous posts? Is this a new gun? Being an instructor doesn't mean you can't learn something new. I've known plenty of instructors who had no clue about mechanical functions.

Mechanically, the fully loaded mag will put alot of upwards pressure on the closed slide. Hand strength (even from "strong men") can be challenged if improper technique is used. Poor technique is poor technique. A life hack is inserting the full mag with the slide open, then drop the slide; or rack slide on a partially loaded mag, then fill the mag.
 

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For Post 15's issue, I suspect the breech-face-cut is more what is being felt when cycling, if there's a round in the chamber (whether there was a round present wasn't mentioned); but only Post 15's author is there vs. the folks on this thread.
 

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For Post 15's issue, I suspect the breech-face-cut is more what is being felt when cycling, if there's a round in the chamber (whether there was a round present wasn't mentioned); but only Post 15's author is there vs. the folks on this thread.
Explain how mechanically, the breech face cut can have an effect on force needed to cycle the slide (you are proposing it is increasing the force needed with a loaded chamber-- and if so, do recoil spring weights need to be reduced to account for the additional force needed?).

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