Glock 30s Guide Rail Question

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  1. AB_Thompson07

    AB_Thompson07

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    I recently bought a new Glock 30S from my local dealer. I brought it home and shot 20 rounds no issues. I broke the gun down to clean it and observed no issues. Upon reassembling the guide rail and inner spring protruded through the hole in the front of the slide. I later discovered I hadn't seated the guide rail into its proper position before reassembly. After that, whenever I reassemble the gun there is a few millimeters clearance between the back edge of the front of the guide rail and the front of the slide; Enough to fit your fingernail behind. Now, I never even remember noticing if it was this way upon removal of the box but after comparing to my dads G27, and cousins service issued G22 and edc G43, I determined it was unlikely that it was intended to be this way. My question is, could I have thrown something off when I didn't seat the guide rail properly or is this clearance a common thing? I am new to the site so I am going to attempt to post a picture for reference and speculation. Any advice welcome. Thanks in advance.

    http://imgur.com/2lCyWQq

    http://i.imgur.com/2lCyWQq.jpg

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    I'm new to the forum thing so I hope one of these links suffice.
     
  2. robotoid

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    Normal, carry on.
     

  3. Superzuki

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    I have 3 with that same recoil assembly, they all look just like that. A 30S, 21, & 19..
     
  4. robhic

    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    Not to be critical, but just for knowing - that's not a "guide rail" but called the "recoil spring assembly" or RSA for future reference. Correct terms make discussion/diagnoses easier .... :supergrin:
     
  5. AB_Thompson07

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    thanks for the heads up. I just watched that awesome animation of the Glock firing cycle so now I'm a little more up to speed with the terminology and understanding of how things work.
     
  6. Mike-M

    Mike-M

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    That's God's honest truth. I'd have had no certain idea of what part was being discussed by the OP, were it not for the photos (which were very well done for positive identification).

    Every Glock manual has a parts diagram with the official Glock company names for most of the relatively few parts in a Glock. (The biggest and most common pitfall is calling the slide stop lever a "slide lock", because there is a completely different part in each pistol that Glock calls a slide lock.) :)

    FWIW, the rear or heel of the RSA in a fully-assembled Glock rests at the rear end of the dust cover, immediately in front of the slide lock. Positioning the RSA heel deep in the reassembly notch on the front side of the barrel lug assures that, as the slide assembly is put on the frame, the heel won't hang up on the raised frame dust cover surface that limits maximum slide rearward travel.
     
  7. AB_Thompson07

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    Like I said. Much better informed now that I've seen the video. I knew what the parts function was just not the exact terminology and didn't have the manual readily available because honestly I posted from the can. I'll get it all straightened out. Thanks again for the help in general guys.
     
  8. harold63

    harold63 I'm not retired

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    The manual definitely helps. Glock has specific names for some parts that can be confused with other parts, when talking about a different kind of semi. I was hard headed about it when I first joined.