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New g19 gen 3 slide lock problem

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by crimar30, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. crimar30

    crimar30

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    Just purchased a new g19, haven't even fired it yet, and the slide lock won't engage unless there's a magazine in place, anyone have any idea why?
     
  2. JR

    JR Moderator Millennium Member

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    The gun is doing what it is supposed to do.
    If an empty magazine is in place the follower will lift the slide lock upward and the arresting notch of the slide will catch it.
    If the magazine is not in place there is nothing to push the slide lock upward unless you manually do it.