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Glock question

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by AndyH, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    so my brother bought a new Glock 19 and not knowing that much about them I was wondering if the following is a gun malfunction or normal.

    What happens is when the slide locks back after the last round is fired and you drop the mag and re-insert a new loaded one as as soon you insert the mag with what I would consider normal force the slide releases and feeds the first available round.


    Thanks

    Andy
     
  2. ORBrit

    ORBrit Eugene Member

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    Not normal.
    Slide should stay back until released with the slide release catch or you pull back on it.

    Although with practice, it feels as if that happens in one movement.
    Mag Drop, new mag in and slide release kinda become one movement.
     
  3. bigNtall

    bigNtall Ridgefield, WA Member

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    Normal ... All 5 of mine do it
     
  4. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Well thats both sides of the coin.
     
  5. ktd

    ktd nw Member

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    Probably a mag issue, the mag does not push the slide lock up enough so it just barely catches, and when you insert the new mag it jars it loose. Otherwise, there could be an issue with the slide lock, but that is less likely. The tab on the slide lock may be bent up a little bit.

    Try manually locking the slide open (making sure to push the slide lock all the way up), and insert a new loaded mag and see it it still does that. If not you may want to try a different mag, or a newer mag, or replace the spring/follower. Otherwise you can replace the slide lock or fix the bend issue if that is it.
     
  6. matt_w

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    It depends on how you hold in the gun with your hand while you push the mag in (at least on mine). If you hold your gun hand very rigid when you tap in the mag, the slide will most likely close. If your gun hand gives (from the force of your other hand sliding in the magazine) when you push it in, it won't.
     
  7. dragonsden73

    dragonsden73 Salem, Oregun Active Member

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    Seems to me after inserting a new loaded mag you would want to chamber it anyway...one less step. Maybe I can get my 1911's to do that :thumbup:
     
  8. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Don't have a 19 but my 22 & 26 do not.
     
  9. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Just checked my 36...same
     
  10. AndyH

    AndyH Keizer, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I will thanks
     
  11. Onebigelf

    Onebigelf Gainesville, Florida New Member

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    My 19 doesn't.

    John
     
  12. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Although I've had a few guns that have done this, it is not normal, and not very safe.
     
  13. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's normal for some Glocks to do that.

    It's not a built in features and is more than likely the result of slamming magazine in with more force than is necessary.
     
  14. kentsboots

    kentsboots Oregon Member

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    my 23 does not
     
  15. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My Glock 17 2nd Generation does while my 3rd Generation does not. When Gen 4 comes out later this year I'll let you know if it does or not.
     
  16. pease

    pease Stayton Member

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    mine do it if I bring the gun down as I install the mag
     
  17. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    My glocks only do it when I slap the mag in there hard...for some reason the Glock 17 I was issued did it all the time. Maybe it's a 9mm thing? I was told by a Glock certified instructor that it WILL do that when you slap up the mag hard enough.

    There's nothing wrong with the gun, and it is NOT a malfunction- despite what most people here might say.

    I tried it with my Springfield XD and same thing, if you smack it in there hard enough, most guns will do that (minus my 1911).


    As a side note, Glock doesn't want you to use the slide lock to release the slide. you're suppossed to pull on the rear of the slide and release it to feed a new round in.
     
  18. crosse

    crosse Bellevue Active Member

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    +1
    it happens. you could get it checked out. but most guns this can and will happen.
     
  19. itgoesboom

    itgoesboom Hillsboro Member

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    Normal, and a well known condition. Doesn't only happen with Glocks. Used to be able to get my XD9 to do it as well.
     
  20. sports-shooter

    sports-shooter Seattle East Side Member

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    Mine does not do that, but I wish it does. I think it is much more useful in a combat situation.