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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by ynot, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. ynot

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    i recently purchased a g21. after shooting the first time i cleaned it and noticed the slide and frame on the rear do not line up exactly. there is a very small gap when looking at the back of the slide and the frame, they are not flush. the gun shoots fine, just wondering if it needs attention or if there is nothing to worry about.
     
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    Are you seeing this with the slide locked to the rear?
     

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    when the slide if in battery, looking at the back there is a raised piece on the frame the slide is slightly rearward of the raised piece.
     
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    Can you post a picture?
     
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    Disassemble, reassemble ensuring the guide rod/recoil spring is seated correctly (and not backwards) in it's little notch on the underside of the bbl....

    If you are certain no issue in reassembly, we will need a pic or two...
     
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    picture of 21
     

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    Looks just like mine.
     
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    Did you:
    1.) Let the slide slam forward without riding it? Or did you ease it forward?
    2.) Did you remove the slide lock when you cleaned the gun? Not the slide stop lever, but the slide lock. If you did, make sure the lock was inserted with the slot for the barrel lug facing rearward (not forward).
    3.) While in the position shown in the picture, apply slight pressure up and down (jiggle) to the slide lock, and see if the slide moves a bit further forward as the barrel seats into the slide lock notch.
     
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    1. normal let slide return on it's own
    2. didn't remove slide lock
    3. slide lock is tight with slide in battery
     
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    My G30 is the same way. Non-issue.
     
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    i figured there were no issues, it shoots fine, just wanted to check with some folks more knowledgeable than me. my other glocks are flush on the rear, noticed the difference on this one.
    appreciate you folks responses.
     
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    My G36 does this too. But like everyone else is telling you it should be normal. My 36 still shoots great.
    :number1:
     
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    My 21SF is just like that and it has never been a problem.
    It amazes me the little things people "see" on their Glocks.
    I never paid attention to this until now....... thanks!!
     
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    It's "normal" alright. When you have a gun that isn't fitted tightly or finished well, you end up with things sticking out here and there, pig-noses, etc.

    I'm not bashing the guns, but you can't anything out of them except to function (which they do well).
     
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    Hey WayaX, you mean "Glock Perfection" right?
     
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    It's defective, but Glock will lie to you and say it's normal. I'll give you $200 for it.
     
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    I'll give 250
     
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    OK, $300, that's my final offer.
     
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    Must be the caliber that leads to that condition ... I have several Glock 9 mm (G 19s and G 26s) and none of them look that way. I'm not suggesting it isn't normal for .45 caliber Glocks, just that I see nothing like it on the smaller 9 mm Glocks I own. Now I'm anxious to look at my friends G 27 when we shoot next Tuesday.