Interesting GLOCK 19 incident.

Interesting GLOCK 19 incident.

This is a discussion on Interesting GLOCK 19 incident. within the Firearm Cleaning & Maintenance forums, part of the General Firearm Discussion category; So I'm at the range yesterday shooting my EDC GLOCK 19. Later in the session I was shooting until empty, dropping magazine, and re-loading. A ...

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    Interesting GLOCK 19 incident.

    So I'm at the range yesterday shooting my EDC GLOCK 19. Later in the session I was shooting until empty, dropping magazine, and re-loading. A few times when I inserted the full magazine and "tapped" it to make sure it was in good the slide went forward without any input from me. A few other times the slide locked like normal and I was able to sling-shot it after inserting the new magazine. So my question is this: Does this indicate a problem or am I knocking on the door of JEDI reloading skillz?

    Otherwise the GLOCK performed flawlessly during the 250 round session.
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    Mine does and has been doing the same thing since brand new. A shooting bud has the G32, same frame, different slide chambered in .357 sig does it also. They both keep shooting so I don't worry about it...in fact I think it's pretty convenient. My G30SF doesn't but, I wish it did.
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    Just about any semi auto can be returned to battery by vigorously inserting a magazine. Polymer framed guns are more prone to it, since the majority of the mass is in the slide. So when you whack the magazine, the frame moves forward slightly, while inertia causes the slide to remain in place until the recoil spring overcomes the inertia of the slide and brings it forward to catch up with the frame.

    Edit to add: The shorter the slide, the less mass, and therefore the less likelihood of exhibiting this behavior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joker1 View Post
    ... or am I knocking on the door of JEDI reloading skillz?
    It's pure skill, Joker1. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
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    Hello,

    I had a friend who loved the gen 1s and 2s.

    I, on the other hand, loved the Beretta/Taurus 92 platform, and the 1911 platform.

    While shooting those earlier models (17 and 19), I never noticed the slide going forward until I activated it.

    Is this a new thing on newer generation Glock pistols?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    It's pure skill, Joker1. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
    That's what I'm thinking....

    Thanks for the replies gents, it doesn't bother me but thought I'd ask.
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    All but 2 of the Semies Do the same, If tapped hard enoughf ; )
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    Aggressive insertion of the new mag to release the slide is a common speed reloading technique.

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    Yep, ditto what others have said. Aggressively seating the mag will often release the slide as well, and I have noticed this to be fairly common in the G19.
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    I have a G23 (3rd gen) and have done it on occasion.
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    Just about any gun will do this, although it does seem easier with Glocks, no matter the generation.
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    Good to know this is an unmentioned feature on most semi-auto pistols. I will embrace and enjoy the wonderful magical world of the GLOCK 19 with bonus features!
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    Just let us know when it starts firing full-auto
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    My G30 does it occasionally. I think it's a matter of the lock not fully engaging followed by a solid jar from the loaded mag.
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