Slide not going into battery

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  1. azone5

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    Not sure when the problem started because I havent shot it in a while. The slide is difficult to pull back and it doesnt go into battery 3/10 times when shooting. I exchanged guide rod/spring with another Glock that was easier to pull back and it didnt resolve the problem. So it is not a spring problem.

    I installed an ext slide release two weeks ago and read that it could interfere if the spring on it wasnt seated right. So I removed and reinstalled it and it didnt help.

    I wonder if I damaged the frame or something when installing the slide release initially. The pin was difficult to remove and install. (I didnt know they would only go in and out from a specific direction.) Thus I banged on it the punch with a lot of force until I figured out the right way.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. John_AZ

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    Are you certain you put it together the correct way after disassembly?
     

  3. james_joshua

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    What model? What generation?

    If the round is making it most of the way into the chamber, do a plunk and turn test. Especially on the gen5 guns, the throat is shorter. So the bullet can touch the rifling and not close the action all the way.
     
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  4. azone5

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    It is re-assembled correctly. I only field strip it. Not detail disassembly.

    It is a 1 pin Gen 3, 19.

    I know I did not hit the frame when putting the pin back in. Could the pin have damaged something internal when I was inserting it with the punch?
     
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  5. azone5

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    Update: I have identified it as a striker problem. I tried different slides on three Glocks and the slide was the problem. The striker sticks out abt 1/8” more than on the other slides.
     
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    New update : I swapped strikers and still had the same problem. So at this point it may be a slide problem. I just got the slide back from milling for a trij RMR.
     
  7. Mike-M

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    So...which ONE is it? A SLIDE PROBLEM, or a FIRING PIN problem?
    Just exactly WHAT part of the FIRING PIN "sticks out" and where?
     
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  8. azone5

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    The back end of the striker doesnt seem to go all the way into the channel.
     
  9. John_AZ

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    Some photographs of the gun together with the issue and field stripped might make things a bit easier
     
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  10. DirectDrive

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    Aha !
    The Golden Clue slips out !
    Betcha whoever did the slide milling cut into the safety plunger bore and mucked up the safety plunger.

    DD
    Who is now accepting Bass Pro as well as Cabela's gift cards for his excellent internet answers.

    :)
     
  11. Mahalo_.357sig

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    Rock slide
    VS
    Ruined OG slide
     
  12. Mike-M

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    So...OP...you tell us about swapping RECOIL SPRING ASSEMBLIES, FIRING PINS, and EXTENDED SLIDE STOP LEVERS (after repeated attempts using brute force to improperly remove the TRIGGER PIN), yet you withhold mention of the slide milling until six hours later? This sounds like a pure joke thread.

    But if true, the only way to salvage anything from this wreck is to return the pistol to Glock. They'll replace the slide and anything else that you destroyed for about $200, plus probably about $60 you'll pay for shipping.

    "Oh...the humanity!"
     
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    OP...do not listen to these guys, go to home depot, look for the 20v cordless dremmel and the bit accessory case, together, we can fix this.....I have faith in you brother...
     
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    "I just got the slide back from milling for a trij RMR."

    I am going to speculate. Is this first happening after your milling person personally tested his work using your frame?
     
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    Who did the milling job? A buddy of mine had his Glock 26 milled at Lone Wolf, and they drilled all the way through the slide (which, as I understand it, ain't right). He finally got it sorted out, but his gun was not functioning properly until he did.
     
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    Did you have it refinished after the milling.
    They may have forgotten to replace the firing pin channel liner or some metal shavings may have gotten in there....
    I'd remove the firing pin and thoroughly clean the channel...

    I take PayPal...
     
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    I have always been a fan of the saying, WHEN YOU GET YOURSELF IN A HOLE, STOP DIGGING.
    You have done so much to this poor weapon it will take hours to get it straightened out.
    P.S. put the damn claw hammer back in the carpenter box.
     
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    FYI.... In order to remove/install the trigger pin, move the slide stop around until the pin moves freely through it.

    Hate to see how you get the back plate off....
     
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    OP
    Maybe it would be best to send the pistol back to Glock to get it un-fukked.
    No need to send a Cabela's gift card.
    That advice is free.
     
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    Getting lots of fun comments from you Glockers...makes this site fun. Here’s what I know now. I swapped strikers with two other pistols and the slide was still difficult to retract. I then tried the problem slide on the other two pistols and had the same problem. So the problem was definitely the slide itself. I contacted the company who milled it and I returned the slide to them to give it the once over. I cleaned the channel and scrubbed it out and didn’t find any residue from the milling.

    They did a 320 slide for me two months ago and it was perfect.

    Ill post again after I hear from them.