Glock Forum - GlockTalk banner
1 - 20 of 28 Posts

·
Giggity-Goo!!!
Joined
·
4,046 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,901 Posts
Totally normal. Some guys like it. I don't care for it.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Paul53

·
Grumpy Old Guy
Joined
·
11,769 Posts
Happens with more brands than Glock. I have had it happen on new pistols and used and quite a few different brands/models.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
336 Posts
Happens on my G19.4 ,G30.4, and M&P Shield 9... I kinda like it!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,564 Posts
All my competition Glocks do it pretty reliably. Running 13 lb springs for my bunny fart loads.
 

·
USMC 8531
Joined
·
2,573 Posts
My M-16 did it in the Corps, it came in handy on the range during rapid fire.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Paul53

·
Just sayin'
Joined
·
4,642 Posts
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... ;-)

Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,106 Posts
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... ;-)
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!
 

·
Just sayin'
Joined
·
4,642 Posts
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!
Now that you put it that way I understand why :)

Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: Buckshot Barry

·
Registered
Joined
·
321 Posts
Happens with more brands than GLOCK, but there's no need to slam you mags in, just instert them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
422 Posts
USP 45 does the same.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
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.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
6,833 Posts
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. :)
 

·
Proud NRA Life Patron Member, Life GSSF member
Joined
·
9,400 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,240 Posts
My HK P30 has a new recoil spring and still does it.
 
1 - 20 of 28 Posts
Top