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Question concerning the Glock 30S ejector

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The Glock 30S ejector has a bend in it that angles it to the right. With the ejector's bent configuration, is there any problem or issue when racking the slide to remove a live round from the chamber. Is the primer of the live round capable of being set off by the ejector when the live cartridge is being extracted manually by pulling back on the slide. Has anyone heard of this happening? Is anyone aware of any special handling when extracting a live round from the 30S due to the way the ejector of the 30S is bent and angled as much as it is toward the center of the pistol?
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Even if the ejector tip was squared dead center with the primer, the odds of you igniting that primer are about zero. The primary reason is the primer is stiffer than air and even if you yank back on the slide as hard and fast and hard as you can, the moment there is contact between the round and ejector, the casing is going to move up and out. Even with the softest primers available, you would never be able to generate enough force to fire a live round with the ejector while racking the slide.
 

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Is the primer of the live round capable of being set off by the ejector when the live cartridge is being extracted manually by pulling back on the slide. Has anyone heard of this happening?
Yes, it has happened. I don't have any reason to think a G30 is more prone to it than other pistols though. The safest practice is to not have your hand over the ejection port when ejecting a live round.
 

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The ejector in the G30S is the standard ejector for all Gen3 and Gen4 Glock 45ACP and 10mm pistols (marked 8196-2). The normal configuration is shown below at the far right. Note that the end of the ejector normally does not extend inward beyond the plane of the mounting tang. If it's damaged and bent beyond this point, it's time to replace the trigger mechanism housing and ejector. Otherwise, you are good to go.
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The safest practice is to not have your hand over the ejection port when ejecting a live round.
I like this safety reminder from Pasley. A sling-shot grasp on the rear of the slide instead of hand over the top of the slide will avoid the risk.
 
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