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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Nitronet, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Nitronet

    Nitronet

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    Just got my first Glock - a 26 gen 4 and am curious.

    When loading a round in the chamber, i normally just lock the slide open, put a round in the chamber, close the slide and insert my full mag.

    To clarify, my main carry gun is an HK P7M8 and loading this way has never been an issue.

    With the glock, the barrel will not lock and the slide will not go forward all the way and the only way to get a round loaded in the chamber is to put in a loaded mag and rack the slide.

    Is this normal?

    Also, even though the glock will never replace my P7 as my main carry gun, (to me nothing beats this HK as the ultimate gun, bar none) I was pleasantly surprised how accurate and manageable the glock was at the range, I really like it!
     
  2. zigzagg321

    zigzagg321 clever quip

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    Normal. And stop trying to do it. The ejector is catching on the lip of the round. You could eventually break something.
     

  3. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    This is not advised.

    You will eventually chip/crack your extractor that way. Always load from the magazine.
     
  4. rhorne

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    Chamber a round from the magazine
     
  5. tango44

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    Don't do it anymore!
    The easiest way is lock the slide back insert a mag and release.
    Keep it simple!
     
  6. maestro pistolero

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    Correct. You are forcing the ejector to bend in ways it wasn't designed to do. Bad form, even on your HK. Load from the mags as others have said.

    And respectfully, get some training. This is not advanced knowledge. That you didn't know this makes it somewhat worrisome what other gap there may be in your firearms handling. Stay safe. :thumbsup:
     
  7. BigLaw

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    I've seen it happen. One of the officers at my Dept. brought me his G27 and said it was jamming. I took it apart and right off the bat noticed the end of the extractor was broken off. He has had the gun for about 3 years and said he always loads the first round by putting it in the chamber and using the slide stop to close the slide. I ended up sending a memo out about proper loading and the issue of setback. 4 of his rounds were set back pretty bad. Always load using the mag and try and not re-chamber the same round more than 2 times. 9mm is not bad for setback but .40 is the worlds worse. Now if I can just get them to quit drowning the gun in CLP when they clean them I'll be in good shape.
     
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  8. voyager4520

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    Congrats on your first Glock!

    Glocks are not designed to chamber a round that way. Glocks are designed to feed rounds from the magazine only. Trying to chamber a round by manually placing one in the chamber and closing the slide will eventually break the extractor.
     
  9. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    Not a good idea like others said cambering from the top will cause things to break if they hadn't already
     
  10. Nitronet

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    You meant extractor, right?
     
  12. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    No they mean the ejector. The ejector is part of the trigger spring housing where the extractor is inside the slide housing.

    Extractor
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    Ejector
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  13. District18

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    :rofl:Sounds like my department!!!
     
  14. GRT45

    GRT45 Transform & Win

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    Yes, the extractor is the part you risk damaging by repeatedly closing the Glock slide on an already chambered round. The ejector plays no role in the process you are describing.
     
  15. ron59

    ron59 Bustin Caps

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    We do NOT mean the ejector. It is the extractor that will get chipped/broken.
     
  16. emore

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    Right. The EJECTOR is the part with the mild "S" bend in it that is closest to the number 8196-2. What part does this play in dropping the slide on an already chambered round?
    I am thoroughly confused by that.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  17. FyreCalG17

    FyreCalG17 Gen4 Fondler

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    Can't we all just get along? :crying:

    Either way, you shouldn't be trying to load a round into the chamber from the top, the gun was made to chamber a round from the bottom, i.e. from the magazine. Really, what could be more simpler than locking the slide open, inserting a full mag and releasing the slide? Simple!
     
  18. Captains1911

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    Yes, that's the ejector with the bend in it, and it does not play a part. It is the extractor that could be damaged by doing what the OP describes.
     
  19. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    Now yall got me confused. Either way its a bad idea and will damage things.
     
  20. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Gen4 BETATester

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    I was wrong I understand what your saying now.