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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rabbit, Jan 19, 2006.

  1. rabbit

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    well, i have spent over 1000 bucks in the past 2 days. i bought a 23 yesterday and a G19 today. the 19 is by far better in my opinion... my mag fully loaded is very tight and its hard to rack the action back to chamber a round, is this normal for a 9mm guys? my 26 has never been hard to rack back, even when it was brand new... help!
     
  2. Roy19

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    That doesn't sound normal.

    A few questions:

    1) Does it do it with all of your magazines? Are they 10 rounders or hi cap? Glock or an off brand?

    2) Does it run through the magazines ok, or are there stove pipes, failures to feed, etc.?

    3) How does it compare to chambering a round in the G23?

    4) Does it feel tight with out the mags?

    5) What brand(s) of ammo were you using when noticing this?
     

  3. Dandapani

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    Why do you say the G19 is a better gun than the G23? They are the same form factor. The 1niners seem to have more love for their 19's, than G23 owner for theirs? Anyone care to explain it. I own neither, BTW, I own the G26 which has its own followers... ;a
     
  4. switch625

    switch625 S. S. Squirrel

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    Of the many Glocks I've owned all were difficult if not impossible to rack with a full mag.
     
  5. the_shadow_lord

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  6. rabbit

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    A few answers for Roy:

    1) Does it do it with all of your magazines? Are they 10 rounders or hi cap? Glock or an off brand?

    2) Does it run through the magazines ok, or are there stove pipes, failures to feed, etc.?

    3) How does it compare to chambering a round in the G23?

    4) Does it feel tight with out the mags?

    5) What brand(s) of ammo were you using when noticing this?



    1. yes both mags. they are 15 rounders. made by glock
    2. yea the mags are fine. no FTEs or FTFs
    3.the G23 was harder then the 19
    4. no not tight without the mags
    5. extreme shock ammo..(26.95 for 20 rounds!!!)






    and after talkin to many gun store owners and owners of glocks of all type and cals, the first couple of times you have a full mag, its tight.. or so i have heard. so to say its not normal at all is a long shot.
     
  7. Zertek

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    I think it is the magazine, needs broke in IMHO
     
  8. rabbit

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    yea thats what it has turned out to be.. now it is plush like it should be
     
  9. Glockman67

    Glockman67 #29 Supporter

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    With the slide in battery, sticking in a full mag is difficult because the rounds are pushing up against the pickup rail. Now I assume racking it back is slightly difficult, but a manly pull should take care of that.

    Also, keep the mags loaded overnight, over the weekend, etc to loosen up the springs.

    Admiring the G19 over the G23 probably stems from the fact that:

    a) 9 mil is cheaper
    b) softer recoil, whereas the .40 is snappy

    gman67
     
  10. DocH

    DocH Man of Sorrows

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    Difficulty in racking the slide with a full mag inserted is a commonplace occurance with new G30 or G29 mags.I simply consider mine as 9 rounders until they are well broken in.
    It is NOT a commonplace occurance with any of the 9mm Glocks.I bought lots and lots of new 9mm mags for all Glock 9's and never experienced this annoying phenomenon.My Glock 9's are older pistols,so I really can't say if the newer ones have any changes that would cause this,but it would be worth checking into.
     
  11. Justin1584

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    The 19 is the best Glock, imo.
     
  12. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I love my G23, it would have been a G19 if my dept didnt require us to carry .40

    I would rather have the 2 extra rounds and soft recoil myself, but the g19/23 size guns are the perfect all around weapons.

    If I could only have one gun to do everything it would be a G19
     
  13. Rebeldon

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    Glock magazines are typically tight when new. The spring needs a little breaking in. Just keep them loaded for a while, and that should do the trick.

    However, if you want the fast way to losen the tension of the sping, take the magazine apart and fully compress the spring between your thumb and the palm of your other hand 10 times for about 15 second each time. Be careful not to bend the spring out of shape. This will work, but it can be a little painful to your thumb and/or palm.
     
  14. thieret2114

    thieret2114 g19 > all

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    its totally normal i think. mine was tight for the first few hundred rounds when i first got it. the tightness in my g19 has gone away.

    bt
     
  15. Scrappy

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    Accuracy and cheaper ammo all without the snap and muzzle flip!
    Gotta love the G19 with 16 rds of some Speer gold dot 124+P;)