Question: Pulling the trigger with the slide locked open?

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  1. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    Question: Most people seem to say I can dry fire without harm, "till my heart's content " , some suggest snap caps.

    I was explaining this to a friend today, while bragging about my new G23 (not present) and he had a good point, "What happens if you pull the trigger with the slide locked open?"

    Truth be told i had/have no idea....

    What happens?
     
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  3. Hackett

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    you can, but it doesn't do anything and I think it means someone may be acting a bit too playfully or curiously. it will just reset when the slide goes back to battery.
     
  4. ScrappyDoo

    ScrappyDoo Tacticool brah!

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    I just wouldn't / didn't want to try it if it could induce internal or parts damage...

    Sorry for asking stupid questions guys I just want to learn and this is a very valuable resource to me.
     
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    Yours is the better choice of words -- the firing pin is not engaged by the sear when the slide is back.
     
  6. Hackett

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    None the less, I wouldn't do it.
     
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    Why not? It won't hurt anything. It's like tappin the brakes with the car turned off.
     
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    I wouldn't make a habit out of it. You could damage the trigger safety.

    Randy
     
  9. Lawman90

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    What this guy said. ^

    The trigger safety is only a little plastic piece, and it's the only thing holding that trigger forward when you pull the slide back (and leave it back). Personally, I don't like having the slide back with the trigger forward like that anyways. It puts unnecessary stress on the trigger safety.
     
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    You guys need to quit feeling that you need to baby your Glocks. While I'm certainly not suggesting that you abuse them, there is no need to treat them like glass. They are durable combat tools. They can take it.
     
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    I agree they can take it, but they are tools not toys, and therefor shouldn't be played with in the general sense, when they are much better served when being fed brass and lead! LOL

    Shoot it a bunch, clean it a bit, repeat often!
     
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    You may already realize this, but you can release the trigger in this position without stressing the safety. Just pull the trigger forward very slightly, depress the safety to flush with trigger, and allow the trigger spring to pull the trigger to the rear.
     
  13. Hackett

    Hackett

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    Glocks really aren't that complicated.

    Respect them, and they will return the favor when called upon.

    But you can pick up the armorers manual for relatively cheap. So anyone with questions, really should pick it up.
     
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    Glocks are durable weapons, but pulling the trigger of the weapon in that condition WILL DAMAGE the trigger safety. Don't do it. :supergrin:
     
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    Is that your opinion or have you witnessed it? I, personally, don't beleive it.
     
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    to each their own, but I personally don't believe it was intended for the function when designed, and don't plan to find out how long it will go without breaking with any of mine.

    I don't think it's putting enough strain on it to do much if any damage, but I also don't think it's worth finding out. LOL

    any argument hence forth is just semantics.
     
  17. SCC

    SCC just me

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    don't do it !!!!


    do you need more ?
     
  18. GSSF17

    GSSF17 ...2 of 'em

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    Don't believe me, then. :upeyes:

    Why would you even ask me something like that? I mean really. As a Glock Certified Armorer-- but that aside-- as someone who CARES about the reliability, function, and safety of your weapons, I responded to the question accordingly.


    Arrogance, I tell ya.
     
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    How do you guys who won't pull the trigger with the slide open practice type 2 (stovepipe) and type 3 (double feed) malfunctions?

    In order to replicate these two types of malfunctions, you need to set them up, then "trip" the trigger. This gives you the "mushy feeling" trigger that you would actually encounter with these types of malfunctions. This allows you to practice the correct fix based upon the correct feel and correct diagnosis. Doesn't it?
     
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    Yes, I do know this. But that is completely different than straight up pulling the trigger.

    Why unnecessarily do something that is potentially damaging to a simple plastic piece? There's no reason for that. I know my trigger safety will not break..