What did I do wrong?

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by Amsdorf, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf

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    I've been field stripping and cleaning my Glock for a long time and never had this happen before. Somehow something got screwed up when I put the recoil spring and slide/frame back together and now it won't work, and I can't use the take down pin to take it apart.

    Any suggestions?

    Here is a pic of what is looks like now:

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  2. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    probably have the spring in backwards.

    If the gun is NOT LOADED point in a safe direction pull the trigger and see if it will come apart.
     
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  3. Amsdorf

    Amsdorf

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    No, the spring is not in backwards, as you can tell from the pic.

    But....I pulled the trigger, very hard, and ... presto, came apart.

    Thanks!!!!

    I suspect what happened is that I did not put the slide on the frame properly and misaligned slide to frame, somehow.

    I suspect it was a combination of beer and fatigue. This was the seventh pistol I had cleaned, and last, of course.

    And, no, there is no ammo anywhere near these pistols.
     
  4. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    I think you had the guide rod improperly seated on the barrel locking lug.
     
  5. barth

    barth

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    +1.
    I think I may have done that once.
    Got too comfortable stripping and reassembling in front of the TV.
    Not really paying attention at all - LOL!
    Glocks are simple.
    But you probably really should look at it as you assemble - LOL!

    I try to pay a little more attention these days...
     
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  6. cowboy1964

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    Yeah the only times that something similar have happened to me it because the recoil spring wasn't seated properly.
     
  7. rohanreginald

    rohanreginald Novice

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    This.

    I have done this several times.
     
  8. Veedubklown

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    You sure? :tongueout::rofl:

    Glad you got it back together.
     
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    The XD is famous for that issue. I'll admit that I had to take a hammer to mine to get it unstuck.
     
  10. TxGlock9

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    +2... Friend tried to assemble my **** and I had to beat his ass for messing with my baby.
     
  11. SCC

    SCC just me

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    If you would have twisted the recoil rod it would have went back in
     
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    Black&TAN Senior Member

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    Don't sweat it, a friend of mine assembled with his barrel in upside down...

    sent via Tapatalk
     
  13. Amsdorf

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    Yes, thanks, that may well be it.
     
  14. Amsdorf

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    Wow, how is that even possible? I do not think I'll try to find out.
     
  15. Amsdorf

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    Funny!

    That's a clip of dummy rounds for my Garands, .30-06.

    If there was a handgun that shot .30-06...well...wow, that would be a handful, pardon the pun.
     
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  16. Schaffer

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    If you can get the slide back enough to take the backing plate off you might be able to get it off.
     
  17. Veedubklown

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    Tompson Center Contender, in 30-06? :tongueout:

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    Got my vote :upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::upeyes::upeyes:
     
  19. Rumbler_G20

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    hate when that happens. :whistling:




    Odd. In all the years I've been aware of the XD this is the first time ever I have heard that.

    Ever. :whistling:
     
  20. Amsdorf

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    Actually, I'm pretty sure now that was it.