Reassembly???

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  1. 4n2t0

    4n2t0

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    I just brought home a new Glock 17 Gen 4.

    Do you have to pull down the slide lock when reassembling?

    If I don't hold the slide lock the slide stops half way and won't go any further ---> I don't want to force it, lol.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. intenseneal

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    No you should not have to release the slide lock. It takes a little pull to get the slide on but should not be hard in any way. If it is stop there is something wrong
     

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    Make sure the firing pin is in the "fired" or forward position. That should make reassembly much easier.
     
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    Yes - it should just slide back on with an audible "click." Good Luck.
     
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    You don't have an empty mag in the magwell do you?
     
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    Make sure the rear disk of the recoil spring assembly is seated all the way into the arced cutout on the barrel. It will drop out of that cutout after cycling the slide, but for reassembly it must be fully seated.
     
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    What he said :thumbsup:
     
  8. 4n2t0

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    I finally got it...

    I just had to make sure that the cutouts on the slide cover plate were aligning properly. I had to "twist" the slide ever so slightly to one side of the frame to pass the trigger bar and back again to catch the frame rails at the rear.

    Thanks for all the replies, you guys are awesome!
     
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  9. Scott30

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    Saw a video the other day where a guy showed where the Gen 4 trigger bar dimple located on the birds head was rubbing the slide and holding the trigger bar more centered. He also showed where he ground off the dimple and the slide slid right on without the twisting of the slide. Of course I had to remove/replace the slide on both my gen 4s and you do have to twist it some. Interesting.
     
  10. 4n2t0

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    Wow, this EXACTLY! That's the perfect description of what was happening.