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Strange Glock behavior (to me)

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by rsagona1, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    I've owned my Glock 22 for about a year, but only have about 400 rounds through it.

    I was always taught to NOT use the slide stop to release the slide, instead I use the overhand method to put the slide back and let go.

    No problem.

    However, recently (as in right now, I just recreated the 'fluke'), here is what happens.

    1. Gun is empty, no magazine, not chambered, slide completely back (open).
    2. Place a loaded magazine into the gun, and do it with a good amount of force.
    3. The slide will automatically go FORWARD:faint:

    Is this normal, or is this somehow a sign of a worn out slide stop that can't keep the slide back? As I said I never use the slide stop which is odd.
     
  2. 9mmdude

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    Some of mine do that, I would venture it is normal.
     

  3. Scared_of_zombies

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    I've had 2 G22 duty pistols and one personally owned and they all did that. I have a G27 and 2 G26's and neither of them do.
     
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    That is VERY NORMAL with Glocks, I was even told back in 1990 when I( was first getting transition training that it was a design feature I have since been told that it was not but I have seen this so many times on so many Glock pistols, and when you consider that the Glock was designed as an efficient service pistol for SD use, ie Military, it makes sense that it was a design feature, I know that not everyone has been in Combat or CQB with a handgun, but trust me things can get hot and heavy and that split second dropping a slide can mean your life.
     
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    That's exactly what will happen when you slam a Glock mag home.

    Normal.
     
  7. rsagona1

    rsagona1 Hello

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    Thanks guys. I feel a bit better, but at the same time this could be a design flaw. I'd be afraid of it accidentally going off but then again maybe I am wrong.
     
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    You're basically jarring the slide off the release tab. Normal, but don't train for it. Ask Murphy what he thinks about that if you have any questions.

    I remember reading in the manual that you can either thumb the slide release or overhand it.
     
  9. Doc Holliday

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    Just keep that finger away from the trigger when you slam the mag home and you'll do fine...
     
  10. 2 Hawks

    2 Hawks ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Both my HKs and my Glocks do it at times. While training I just go with it. When in doubt tap, rack, BITF. Just be consistent in what you do..
     
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    My G17 does it when I slam a mag home, which only happens in the adrenilin rush of IDPA. (my S&W M&P does it too)

    Why would you be worried about it firing?

    Regardless of how the slide enters battery, the result is the same. A round is chambered and the pistol cannot fire unless you pull the trigger. Slam a mag, release the slide stop, or "slingshooting" the slide all have the same result.
     
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    Seems to become an issue with 'experienced' glocks that have fired a bunch of ammo in their lives. I've read so many others with the same issue that I guess it's fairly common.
     
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    good thread. I had no idea. My Glock has never experienced this behavior on any gun of mine. (Glock, various 1911's, .22 pistols)
     
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    My G34 and G19 have occasionally done this too!
     
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    Normal.

    My G19, 23, & 27 all do this with forceful mag insertion. My HK USPC .40 even more so. Haven't had a misfeed yet because of this.

    Regards
     
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    I don't think it is normal, nor do I think it is something to really worry about as long as you are aware of finger placement.

    I had a Beretta do the same, sometimes.

    But it is really not a design feature.
     
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    Normal function, please proceed.
     
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    I believe that is from a little wear on the slide stop. Slamming in a mag causes the slide stop to slip away from the notch in the slide.
     
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    My G-17, G-35 and my brand new M&P 9 full size all do this.
     
  20. IMightBeWrong

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    I've always hated it when people tell me not to use the slide stop. The part can wear out one way or another, and it was made to act as a lever for a reason. It's fine to use the slide stop, just make sure that whichever method you use you train consistently.