Slapping the mag in automatically closes the slide?

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  1. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Hi guys,
    So with the slide locked back and when I slam the mag in...why does the slide sometimes decides to go forward?

    I'm trying to recreate it, sometimes it does and sometimes it stays locked back.

    Is there certain trick or scientific explanation?
    Gun in question is a rental Glock 19 Gen3 that I used last night at the range...it has also happened to my G17Gen4 in the past.

    So what's the deal?
     
  2. GRR

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    Happens more often with lighter or worn recoil springs. All you're doing is bouncing the slide enough to release the slide stop.
     

  3. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    Totally normal. Some guys like it. I don't care for it.
     
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    DWARREN123 Grumpy Old Guy

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    Happens with more brands than Glock. I have had it happen on new pistols and used and quite a few different brands/models.
     
  6. JBP55

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    What he said.
     
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    Happens on my G19.4 ,G30.4, and M&P Shield 9... I kinda like it!
     
  8. GRR

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    All my competition Glocks do it pretty reliably. Running 13 lb springs for my bunny fart loads.
     
  9. Giggity-Giggity

    Giggity-Giggity Giggity-Goo!!!

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    It happened on a Beretta the last time I was at the range.
     
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    Happens most all the time with my Gen 4 34 and 13 lb RSA.

    I think it's an added bonus in a match.
     
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  11. DesertEagle.45

    DesertEagle.45 USMC 8531 Lifetime Member

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    My M-16 did it in the Corps, it came in handy on the range during rapid fire.
     
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  12. glide

    glide Just sayin'

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    Why do you "slam" in the magazine? I just insert the magazine and press it until the mag catch engages. No need to give it more force than needed to function. Just saying... ;-)

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    Because your heart is racing, your breathing hard, and all you can think about is saving a fraction of a second so you can engage the next target. The thrill of competing!
     
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    glide Just sayin'

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    Now that you put it that way I understand why :)

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    Happens with more brands than GLOCK, but there's no need to slam you mags in, just instert them.
     
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    USP 45 does the same.
     
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    Unless it's stipulated in the rules to do so, I never run my weapon dry in run and gun. If you are serious about saving time in a match don't go to slide lock in the first place.

    I've stated in the past. Ill decide when my weapon gets charged. I hate guns with a mind of their own. I've been trained, ( and instruct ) to charge slingshot fashion. Unless training cripple drills. Even then I prefer to hook the rear sight and still charge slingshot. Opposed to using the slide stop / release. Magazines need to be seated firmly. Not smashed into place,but with authority none the less. The exception being an administrative reload. If the weapon in question is dropping the slide most of the time when the mag is seated firmly,do a spring change. It doesn't cost much.
     
  18. Mike-M

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    Don't let range-toy playtime theatrics like magazine slamming instill those bad practices into how you employ any pistol carried for serious use as a weapon. :)
     
  19. Rocky7

    Rocky7 Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member

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    I believe the people who have commented have had SOME exposure to reality, but not really.
    Shooting and reloading with one in the chamber necessitates a forceful slap to ensure that the magazine is engaged. Often without the slap you will find a mag that has either dropped or not engaged. GSSF promoted the hard slap years ago under Glocks direction, ( for those that have the ignorance). Those shooting to slide lock present an outline as addressed.
     
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    My HK P30 has a new recoil spring and still does it.