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Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by gmn, Apr 5, 2010.
Is it bad for my Glock if the slide is kept in the rearward position for an extended amount of time?
I would think that all that would happen as that it would allow more dust and debris to get in but I may be wrong.
It is probably better not to do that for very long say more then an hour, or two, because the recoil spring is compressed. On literature from my other semi auto guns, and elsewhere, the general advice from the manufacturer is not to leave it compressed for "extended periods of time". Probably they really mean, do not store the gun like that for a month.
I don't see any ill effects. However, I must ask . . . For what purpose would you choose to do so?
To help break it in.
My suggestion then would be to simply shoot it.
Why? Do you feel that the recoil spring is too stiff? Even then, break it in at the range through repeated motion via firing.
Shoot it to break it in!
Ya can't break something in by leaving it laying around to collect dust.
Going to the range Saturday. Just wanted to start early.
I dont think doing this hurts it at all. Glock puts the cable lock in the box and once you have it in magwell the slide has to be open. SOooo why would having the slide back hurt the gun/ recoil spring? Same discussion on mag springs.
I agree, no damage will occur, The same principle applys to magazine springs. Leaving your magazines loaded for extended periods has no affect on spring life. It's the compressing/releaseing of the springs tension through use that will cause them to weaken over time. Some folks purchase a semiautomactic pistol, take it to the range once, then bury it loaded in their sock drawer forever. Their magazine springs will probably last forever.