Glock 19 Inserted magazine and slide went home.

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  1. Staffordshire

    Staffordshire

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    Just got back from the range with my son. Happened on my Glock 19 for the first time today. I've had it happen on rental guns before, but never on any of my Glocks. Kind of surprised me the first time it happened. Happened twice to me today and twice to my son. My G19 is probably up to around 2,000 rounds now.
     
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    happens on many different auto loaders!
     

  3. RPMSTL

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    Common phenomenon.

    I used to have a gun that would do it consistently. Then one day it stopped, never to do it again.

    The slide is just moving up a little when you slam in a mag, jumping off the slide stop lever.
     
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    Never happened to me. Are you pushing the mag so hard?
     
  5. TnShooter0083

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    It can happen.
    It's not an intentional design incorporated into the pistol. But it's not necessarily considered a design flaw in most of the shooting community eithet.

    It typically happens when a mag is inserted with force.
    I've had it happen as I do smack the bottom off my mag when insertin it. I'd rather be sure the mag is seated well than to have it fall out while firing.

    It happens.
    Is it normal? Sometimes...
    Just keep your trigger fingers of the trigger while reloading.
     
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  6. LostinTexas

    LostinTexas Exploring Alternate Routes

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    It happens. Normal? Well, most say no but some think it is.
    There is another thread on this somewhere in here.
    It seems a slide release and or spring remedy it if it bothers you.
     
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  7. Majestic9C1

    Majestic9C1 You're Going to Love my Nuts

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    happens to me on a few occasions with different guns (including Glocks) I wouldnt worry about it too much unless it starts happening alot.
     
  8. Bwillis

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    Sell it, it’s defective
     
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  9. cciman

    cciman MacGyver

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    Bonus when it happens.
     
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    this should be a sticky.
     
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    I used to have an M&P 40 some years ago. The pistol would consistently return to battery with insertion of a full magazine. Strangely, it wouldn’t happen with a partial magazine. I’ve not seen this with my Glock or Sig pistols.

    One thought- look at the slide stop lever and see if the rear profile is worn. If you regularly use your thumb to articulate the lever releasing the slide (as opposed to using your other hand to “sling shot” the slide), the edge may become rounded and make it likely for the pistol to return to battery with the firm insertion of a magazine. A new slide stop lever would remedy this issue.
     
  12. R*E

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    It happens as often as threads popping up to ask about it. :cheers:
     
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  13. Intolerant

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    I love it when it happens...! The more it happens, the happier i get...!
     
  14. uzimon

    uzimon Daca is caca

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    That's not an issue
    It's a feature
     
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    It happens to the best of us occasionally. Try keeping a bucket of ice cubes close by. I didn’t think it’d work but it does!
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I wish all pistols did it all the time....

    An awesome feature!
     
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    Only happens to me when I’m running a course of fire and my adrenaline is up. I may or may not smash the mags on the reloads. Normal range use it never happens.
     
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    I had a Beretta 84 that did that when I bought it used, and let the slide go at random times during handling. Made checking the chamber a bit of an adventure. The slide catch/release (Beretta uses both terms) was rounded off. Couldn't find the part available, so I took the old one out and filed it down square. It now locks back reliably, just with the slide about a millimeter or so forward of where it is supposed to.