Glock 43x slide issue

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  1. DavidArmorer

    DavidArmorer

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    I just took the Glock armorers course. So I know how to take it apart and put it back together. Well, maybe... which leads us to here.

    On my wife’s Glock, when the magazine is not inserted, I’m not able to slingshot the slide closed.

    I’ve taken it apart about five times now, trying to figure out the problem. There seems to be some issue with the slide stop level.

    Anyone have a remedy?
     
  2. vmann

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    I am assuming you installed the slide stop lever wrong
     
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  3. ActanonVerba70

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    This is the most logical explanation......
     
  4. L-2

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    If the subject gun is a G43X, then also re-confirm the trigger bar's "cruciform" is tucked into the trigger spring "hook", located in the trigger mechanism housing.

    When the trigger bar is not reassembled within that trigger spring "hook", the trigger bar can become "cockeyed" and cause binding of the slide-stop.

    This seems to be more of a Glock 9mm "slim-line" issue (G43, G43X, G48).
     
  5. ActanonVerba70

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    Absolutely right! Forgot this impact on the slide stop lever...……
    EDIT: usually this is noted with the trigger not resetting. The photo shows the correct orientation.
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. DavidArmorer

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    It looks installed correctly to me. Anyone see a problem with install?
     

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  7. ActanonVerba70

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    Looks correct.

    When you install the slide stop lever is it engaging the slot on the trigger pin? Do you have an upward "spring effect" to the slide stop lever after installation?
     
  8. ItsAllGlockToMe

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    Don't forget the locking block.
     
  9. L-2

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    The gun appears to be painted pink. I'm wondering if the paint is causing binding somewhere (not exactly a question; just something to examine).
     
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  10. Mike-M

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    Cerakote grimlins!
     
  11. jamppp

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    Are you trying to do this without the locking block and pin installed?

    install them, leave top off, work the slide stop lever and see if the spring returns it to the down position.
     
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  12. DavidArmorer

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    It’s cerakoted Rose Gold. It looks dope, but I think that’s what’s causing the issue. And no I had removed parts for pictures.
     
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  13. ChrisJn

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    Love it when my photo which I posted way back in January 2015 keeps re-appearing on the forum!
     
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  14. ActanonVerba70

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    Thank you for the great photo!

    Credit to you (ChrisJn)............