close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Glock Field Strip Problem

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mzarem, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. mzarem

    mzarem

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2003
    Location:
    Brighton, Michigan
    I just bought a Glock 19 and a Glock 30, both NIB. Following the manual, I can field strip the G19 with no problems. But while field stripping the G30, the slide only goes forward about a half inch and the solidly hangs up on something. I don't want to force it. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. GlocksterJeff

    GlocksterJeff Glock Armorer

    Messages:
    678
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2003
    Location:
    'Sunny' Oregon
    The only ideas that come to mind are the obvious ones: Did you remove the magazine first? After checking to make sure the chamber was empty, did you pull the trigger? (By the way, if you have a non-standard NY1 trigger spring installed, you must keep the trigger pulled all the way back as you move the slide off the frame.)
     

  3. Michigun

    Michigun Miss Michigan?

    Messages:
    3,707
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2001
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Sounds like your recoil rod assembly (The end that fits into the "half moon" on the barrel.) is dragging on the inside of your frame’s "dust shield"...

    That end is fairly thin & fairly sharp... I've seen this before, especially on the G30's. Eventually it'll stop if that makes you feel better! ;) It won't hurt anything however & will require an amount of somewhat 'forceful' "field strips" before it gets easier.

    I've found that aftermarket steel recoil rod assemblies aren't as bad about this as they are a bit thicker in this area.