Glock 17 Slide stop G17 2nd gen question

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by BillK@tcmhmrs.o, Sep 19, 2005.

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    BillK@tcmhmrs.o

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    I swapped for a 2nd generation G17 with a 19 round mag. Shot it last weekend and it shoots great. The slide stop will not actuate on the last round fired from the nagazine I have. I only have one mag, and assume that the slide stop operates by stopping on the mag follower. Is this correct? If so, I probably just have a worn follower on the mag...
     
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    You are correct Bill. The follower engages the slide stop lever after the last round is fired. By your account it seems likely to either be a worn follower or perhaps a weak mag spring if it is indeed a functional issue. Other reasons for people having problems with slide stop levers is inadvertantly thumbing the lever downward during live fire and/or incorrect slide stop lever spring placement although the latter will often times invoke unintended lockback with rounds still in mag.
     

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    Thanks for the quick response. It feeds well so far using just cheap 115gr Blazer- it just wouldn't lock back. It's not a big deal to me and I'll just get some more mags at some point and also a new follower. I looked at that follower and it looks a tad worn on the outside left edge. I generally count shots as I shoot, so to end up with a closed slide is not too big a deal. This is just a range gun as my G36 is my CCW.
     
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    Try stretching the mag spring for a more positive slide stop actuation.