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Screwed up re-assembling my Glock

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by mr00jimbo, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. mr00jimbo

    mr00jimbo

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    I feel like an idiot, but I had a laugh and had to post this.

    Glocks doesn't have long frame rails like Sigs do. So when I field stripped my 21SF, no biggie getting the gun to come apart. But when I went to put it back together, somehow I got it on the forward rails, but not on the rails furthest to the rear on the gun.

    I went to rack the slide and it was stuck, before realizing my mistake. Then I kind of panicked and thought, "how the hell am I going to fix this?!" It looked kind of funny, the slide held securely on but crooked and hanging off at the same time.
    Then after a few seconds i pulled the takedown thing (whatever it is you call the little tabs you pull downwards to field strip the gun) and voila - slide off frame.
    I have absolutely no idea how I accomplished this, because you figure once the gun rides the front rails it should be good to go all the way back, but maybe it was a bit lopsided or only on securely on 1 side?

    I guess they idiot proofed this gun though because I was able to get the slide off without harm. :rofl:
     
  2. MinnesnowtaWild

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    I will admit it, I have done this.
     

  3. papajohn

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    dont eel bad. you are not the first person to do this
     
  4. NCHeel

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    Every Glock owner has had this happen before.
     
  5. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf

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    Not this one.
     
  6. MarcDW

    MarcDW MDW Guns Millennium Member

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    It is so common that in the Armors course they tell you how to fix it if you get such a gun!
    Don't feel bad about it.
     
  7. jb1911

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    Or this one. I wouldn't have thought it possible.
     
  8. Deriffe

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    Done it. Once. No biggie.....unless you do it again. :supergrin:
     
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    Not me! :wavey:
     
  10. southern118

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    I've never done it on mine. i did do it on another glock when i was teaching a buddy how to clean it.
     
  11. RadarP3C

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    :rofl: Yes, it didn't take long for me to join this club also.
     
  12. E-2-E

    E-2-E Long Trail

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    Been there, done that
     
  13. jellis11

    jellis11 Yippee-ki-yay

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    :rofl: same here. I can understand it though, I guess.

    LOL excuse me while I go find some wood to knock on now!
     
  14. mr00jimbo

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    Haha I feel better about this now! :)
     
  15. tinman517

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    @jimbo

    No worries. It can happen to the best of us. Look at all of the experienced people, whom scratch their 1911 frames with the slide stop during reassembly. If i get in a hurry, it might happen to me, as well.

    Enjoy your 21SF!
     
  16. cheapshot

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    I've never done it. But i probably will now that i've read this post!
     
  17. Salmoneye

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    Me neither...
     
  18. thedave8

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    ditto this
     
  19. moishlashen

    moishlashen Senile Member

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    I've done it once as well. No biggie.
     
  20. teweekley

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    Not that way. I missed the right rails completely one time.