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G29 problem.. need info.

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RonaldG29, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. RonaldG29

    RonaldG29 Noah's Hero

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    So I have my G29sf for about a month now but upon inspecting it I realize that the Slide release seems a bit harder than my G19. Could it be something wrong with my G29 or is it simply something that will get easier as I use it. I also am aware of a slide release extension, however like my G29 to be stock. Any ideas??
     
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    Well, you've had it for a month, so it's safe to say that you probably have to simply use it more before it will soften up. Both my glocks (20, and a 29) started out this way, but through more use they have 'eased' up a bit.

    So, in summary, the solution is: Go shoot!

    You have to admit, it's a pretty fun solution!
     
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    Go shoot.
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    The slide release on my new 23 is pretty stout
    It doesn't bother me as I never drop the slide with it-I only use it to manualy lock the slide back
     
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    On my Glocks, I initially thought that both the Slide Lock and the Slide Release Lever were so stiff as to be almost unusable. They are much better now ... not sure how much is from my "exercising them" and how much is that I just got better at using them.

    But I did eventually need to purchase and install an extended Slide Lock bar so my wife could get enough grip to take her Glock apart. Fortunately that new part doesn't stick out enough more to be any type of a problem.
     
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    So the slide stop lever is hard to operate? When the mag is empty or full?
     
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    its hard to operate because its a slide stop lever and not a slide release lever....you can use it as a release, but thats not its true function...
     
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    Maybe because the recoil spring/s are more powerful in the G29 than the G19, pressing the slide with more force against the slide catch. My G36(slim Frame 45acp) is even stiffer to disengage.
     
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    Empty.
     
  11. RonaldG29

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    Thanks guys. I will definitely take her out and brake her in a little.
     
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    Yeah, there is a reason for that.

    When the mag is empty the follower is pushing directly up on the slide stop lever. Put some ammo in the mag and it will be much easier.
     
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    Thanks, Will do.
     
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    Another reason the slide stop is difficult to manipulate on the G29 is the wider, chunkier slide. There's not much sticking out. You might try an extended slide release.
     
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    It's the beefier recoil spring.
     
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    I can't close mine with my thumb unless I am chambering a round.
     
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    The SSL is a lock open device to keep the slide back. The proper Glock way is to pull slide fully rearward and release the slide to allow full cycle and recoil spring compression to completely close action.

    You can use it as a release if wounded or such, but it is not intended for how you are trying to use it.

    I personally have been taught to always slingshot a slide to close it during a mag change. Using the lever only as an alternative.