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I was issued a G27 for backup carry a few weeks ago. The gun is brand new. I have noticed that it is quite difficult to rack the slide with a full magazine in place. Its simple to rack without a full mag.

My issued G22 and my other guns do not have this problem. Any ideas?

BTW, I just noticed this new forum for subguns here at Glocktalk..... doh.
 

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I would bet that if you shoot it a bit, it would loosen up.
 

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I've experience this with my 27 and new mags. Its usually hard to get 9 rounds into a new mag because the spring hasn't been broken in. The fully loaded mag and the strong spring push the top round against the slide, making it difficult to rack the slide. Once the mag spring is broken in, this should go away.
 

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Leave the slide opened and locked for a few days, it has helped with some of my auto's, same thing for magazines, I load them full and leave them as long as needed...I do this for all my new auto's...
 

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The Mag spring will lighten-up with use and you will be well served by one of the best Glocks made.
 

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I've experience this with my 27 and new mags. Its usually hard to get 9 rounds into a new mag because the spring hasn't been broken in. The fully loaded mag and the strong spring push the top round against the slide, making it difficult to rack the slide. Once the mag spring is broken in, this should go away.
That seems like the answer right there.
 

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Go put 200 round through it and it will be fine
 

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Lock the slide back, insert full mag, drop the slide.

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Load one in the mag, insert, and charge the chamber. Then remove mag, fill to desired (-1 for more reliability), and reinsert.

I have a Glock30sf that is impossible to rack with a full loaded mag-- been that way for 10 years, springs have not "relaxed" after that time. Informed by Glock that is normal.
 

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Lock the slide back, insert full mag, drop the slide.

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Load one in the mag, insert, and charge the chamber. Then remove mag, fill to desired (-1 for more reliability), and reinsert.

I have a Glock30sf that is impossible to rack with a full loaded mag-- been that way for 10 years, springs have not "relaxed" after that time. Informed by Glock that is normal.
+1. Been carrying the G27 for about 6 years and there are times I have my share of issues racking it with a full mag. I usually attribute it to my weaker grip of late, so I use alternate methods. My XDS 3.3 45 is similar. It works better if I just drop the slide on a full mag (which is actually the prescribed method for the platform). Besides that, love my G27!


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Tight mags put too much pressure on the bottom of the slide making it hard to rack the slide. For reliability I always load my mags down by one.
 

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The Mag spring will lighten-up with use and you will be well served by one of the best Glocks made.
Sometimes I miss my 27 and 33. I loved having all the firepower (9+1) in that minimal footprint. Since the 43 came out I haven’t looked back seriously though. The 43 is on my person unless I’m in the shower. It’s my always carry. 7+1 via Magguts in the flush mag, to me, is the epitome of civilian carry. I wanted to like the P365, but, to me, the pistol is just too small to fight with. I was also unable to check the trigger reset by dry firing it,....I have no idea what that issue was.


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My Glock 26 is Soft.. Haha.. Soft shooting that is..
YUP 17 year old thread.. Bet the OP has had the G27 replaced by a Gen 4 & is now waiting for the Gen 5 40s to start to ship..

I would have recommended that the OP lock the slide back with a full magazine & shoot it to break it in with real live ammo..
 

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I had the same problem with several of my Glocks.
I found loading a full mag and drop the slide made things work better so I do it on most of them now. I guess I could drop the mag and top it off but things worked better so I continue.
Whatever Floats Your Boat!!
Seems like it would make less strain on all parts involved.
 

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Wow! 17 year old necro thread. I sure hope OP got it sorted.
@Lightsped better get back here and let us know how it worked out. :fist:

He was just posting about an LCR in January.
 
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