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    Glock question

    Sometimes when I slam a mag home, the slide closes automatically and chambers a round. Supposed to do this? Don't slam it so hard? Send it back?


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    Sounds like the little spring that controls the slide lockback lever is weak or bent. My daughter recently bought a new Glock and it was doing the exact same thing. I took it apart and found the spring to be bent. I called Glock and they sent me a new one. Any Glock Amourer can do this repair in about 3 minutes.
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    I'll take it in, thank you.
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    As I learned at a defensive handgun course, this is an ADVANTAGE. Gets you "back in the game" quicker.

    I do this intentionally with my Glocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenS View Post
    As I learned at a defensive handgun course, this is an ADVANTAGE. Gets you "back in the game" quicker.

    I do this intentionally with my Glocks.
    I was thinking the same thing, that it sounds pretty cool. However if the user isn't ready for it this it could be unsafe. I'm sure it could be done by getting a weaker spring.

    But your problem is probably a bent spring, which might just get weaker over time since it has been damaged already, better get that fixed.

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    Problem is, it generally isn't consistant in the auto-close, so...

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    Yeah, +1 Rob. My G23 only likes to do it every 10th time or so.
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    mine all do it occasionally...I rack after every reload anyway (regardless of whether the slide drops on its own).
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    I was told that was a side-effect do to the pistol's design back when I first switched to Glocks. Later it was also pointed out to me that the slide will close when slamming a mag if the pistol is held at an angle, but it won't if the barrel is pointing horizontally. For that reason this was touted as a design feature by some. Either way, in my experience the "angle" does make a difference in whether or not the slide will fall. BTW, my USP did this as well, so it's not an isolated Glock incident.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrin33 View Post
    Yeah, +1 Rob. My G23 only likes to do it every 10th time or so.
    I'd say that is pretty close to how often it happens with me as well. I usually don't mind since that is my next step, and it's only unsafe if you have your finger on the trigger, which it shouldn't be.
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    My G21s both "auto-close" every time. My G27 only rarely. I don't worry about it.

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    Yup, my 27 does it once in a while too... no worries.
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    Sometimes when I slam a mag home, the slide closes automatically and chambers a round. Supposed to do this? Don't slam it so hard? Send it back?
    I have several magazines that do this---all in the large frame pistols--(G17 and G22). It's just the magazines. I don't even have to slam mine that hard. I did not mark mine as to which magazines do this, and I really don't see the need. Having a magazine insertion close the slide and chamber a round is actually a good thing in my opinion--I wish all my mags would do it. There's nothing wrong with your pistol from what I can tell. My G21 would do this with four out of the six magazines I had for it. All were the 13 rounders. From what I remember, the ones that do this in my G17 and G22 are hi-cappers too! I don't exactly know how all this correlates, but if I were you, I'd look at it as a good thing too.

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    My G34 does it 90% of the time. It takes me by surprise when it doesn't happen.
    I don't see a downside to it. The gun is pointed in a safe direction and my finger is off the trigger.

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    My G23's slide will do this every so often, every 1911 .45 I've ever shot has done this from time to time (I've shot quite a few), my Ruger 9mm does it just as much as the Beretta 92's I carry on duty, which is every couple of 'mag slams' when reloading.

    It's very common in my experience to have a slide go to battery when 'slamming' a fresh magizine home. When at the range, go with it. Your sidearm is ready to fight......if it happens in a combat situation, go with it, your sidearm is ready to fight. There is NO malfunction, this just 'happens'......and don't start 'babying' your magizine loads, keep slamming 'em home. You fight how you practice. I don't believe you need to send your Glock away to be 'fixed' or 'tuned' or anything.

    I'm not a armorer or a gunsmith, but I have shot MANY diffrent auto loaders and have experienced this since I began shooting. The guns are not 'designed' to do this, and they're not designed to 'not ' do this either.... but it's certinly NOT a malfunction.

    This is just my opinion, based on experiences I've had, put on the internet. Take it for what it's worth.
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