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Glock barrel design

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by h2opolo150, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. h2opolo150

    h2opolo150

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    sorry if its repeated but i cant find it anywhere, what is the purpose of the barrel having a slight upward slant on the barrel that i have noticed?
     
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    If you are talking about when the slide is back, that is to aid a round to chamber.
     

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    Butch RetiredDinosaur CLM Millennium Member

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    Yup, the rear end of the barrel tips down into the locking block to unlock the breech as it cycles, and that's why the muzzle appears to be pointing upward when the slide is open. As the slide closes the lowered feed ramp makes it easier for the next round to slide into the chamber.
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    oh ok, makes sense, thanks
     
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    No, while that may be a secondary benefit, the reason the rear dips down is to allow the locking lugs (or in this case, the shoulders of the chamber) to disengage from the slide so the slide can continue its rearward movement.
     
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    This is the correct reason. This is typical for all "Locked Breach Pistol Designs" originally designed by John Moses Browning.