I have searched and searched. I likely have no clue in how to look for the answer I need. I hope I can ask my question with enough clarity to get a satisfactory answer. OK, I just purchased a new model 22 RTF2. I love the gun. It feels great and shoots amazing. I owned a model 23 before this, but it was several years ago. I'm rusty in my Glock knowledge. When I field strip my gun I notice that the striker is protruding from the firing pin channel. When I first purchased the gun and field stripped it the striker was seen sitting inside the channel and not protruding at all. In fact, the striker would always sit back beyond the safety. Today when I saw the pin protruding I pulled the pin back and heard it slip past the striker safety. Then I depressed the safety and was able to freely slide the striker forward and back again to the spring with no resistance. There is a small amount of travel without any spring tension at all. I put the gun back together and dry fired it a few times. I field stripped it again to find the same exact result as I explained with the striker protruding from the channel beyond the safety. Yes, the pin is still able to freely slide back and forth before touching the spring. It isn't much travel, but there is some. The point to all of this is a simple question; "Is this normal"?