close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

NEW member - question about my Gen 1 Glock 17

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by jjj333, Feb 28, 2010.

Tags:
  1. jjj333

    jjj333

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Hey all,

    I have been lurking for a while reading tons of useful information on this forum and wanted to thank everyone for all the great threads/posts.

    I have had a Glock 17 Gen 1 since new in 1988. I have recently gotten back into going to the range and shooting etc. Because of this, I decided to send my Glock 17 into the factory to have all the parts upgraded. The gun was working fine, and has maybe had 2000-3000 rounds put through it since I have owned it-it is in perfect shape with no damage or anything like that. However, upon conversing with Glock technical services, they indicated that it was good idea to replace all the parts with the upgrade parts that they have been doing since 1992. They sent it back like a brand new gun, having replaced mostly all of the internal parts (15 total).

    So . . . my question is: Since I have gotten it back, when i took it to the range, I noticed it doing something it never did before. After I empty a mag, and the slide is in the locked/open position, when I insert a new loaded mag, the slide automatically releases. If I put the new mag in very gently, this does not happen. However, if I shove it in with normal pressure, most of the time the slide releases without having to hit the thumb release.

    They did replace the thumb release (part 406-2). I have been told by a guy at a local gun store that maybe the spring is stronger on the new slide release catch, and when you insert a mag with some force, the spring is more prone to being jolted and snapping down the the thumb release, allowing the slide to go forward.

    Is this normal? The gun definitely did not do this before parts were replaced. I have a new Gen 3 Glock 17 as well, that I recently purchased and it does not do this.

    Please let me know if anyone knows of a solution to this issue.

    Thanks!

    Jason.
     
  2. jjj333

    jjj333

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010

  3. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Messages:
    12,062
    Likes Received:
    1,271
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location:
    PRK
    It is normal with some Glocks. As long as you know it will happen it doesn't sound like a problem. And :welcome: to GT.
     
  4. american lockpicker

    american lockpicker License to Il

    Messages:
    8,219
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Location:
    Wood County, West Virginia
    Sounds like a Mauser I used to have.
     
  5. Scouse

    Scouse

    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    170
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando
    Welcome,

    The factory extended slide release would be a good addition to your Glock 17, use your thumb to drop the slide (like the competition guys!) And the contact point would be changed. Glock call that part a Slide lock lever.

    Your pistol should not drop the slide except with a hard insert of the magazine, but it is not a problem.
     
  6. DannyR

    DannyR Moderator Millennium Member

    Messages:
    20,072
    Likes Received:
    374
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 1998
    Location:
    Stuarts Draft, Virginia
    It's a slide stop lever, and most Glocks will go into battery if you slam a mag in hard enough.
     
  7. Scouse

    Scouse

    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    170
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2002
    Location:
    Orlando
    Hi Danny,

    A strange Police training thought, a Major City in Canada, if the slide closed on a hard insertion, the Instructors would tell the Coppers to rack the slide, in case it did not pick up a round (Never heard of one not doing so?)

    Keep Safe.
     
  8. jjj333

    jjj333

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Thanks for all the input guys-- I appreciate it!