Help reattaching the Slide on my Glock 22 is needed

Help reattaching the Slide on my Glock 22 is needed

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    Help reattaching the Slide on my Glock 22 is needed

    Hi there. I have disassembled and reassembled my new Glock probably close to 10 times successfully since I picked it up, so I'm kind of clueless as to what's going wrong now on the 11th that's keeping me from getting it done.

    I've cleaned it, reassembled everything (a.k.a. put the barrel back in the slide, attached the guide rod/spring down to the half moon), and I'm able to maneuver the slide all the way onto the receiver until the very last millimeter.

    At this point, of course, I need to be holding down both of the little doohickeys that permit the attachment of the slide. I am holding them down, but the slide will not budge the last millimeter to home.

    I have checked the slide, nothing appears to be in the way of the track. I have checked the receiver, nothing appears to be in the way. I have verified that indeed the two little button/tab/doohickey things that need depressing/"pulled down" are indeed being pulled down by me while I do this.

    I'm completely lost.

    I have fiddled around with the trigger, first ensuring that it's fully back. Then moving it to the forward position. This accomplishes nothing. I have (without force) attempted to push-in or move-around anything that protrudes from the receiver/main gun part. Nothing moves.

    What am I doing wrong?
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    First try it without pulling down on the two take down tabs on the front half of the frame. You have to pull them down to disassemble the slide from the frame, but you do not need to depress them for reassembly.

    This is the only thing I can think of which might be causing the hang up. Pulling down on them in the same way you do for disassemble may be what's causing the slide to hang up those last couple of millimeters. Provided everything else is in the proper place, barrel, guide rod, etc.

    The slide should be able to simply slide all the way back as in full recoil and then come to rest in full battery as you release rearward tension on the slide.
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    Make sure that your recoil spring/guide rod assembly is in the proper postion...that is...seats fully into the 'cut'...the rod should be centered and parrellel with the barrel. If this in not correct, you may encounter the resistance you are speaking of...
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    put barrel in, put recoil spring/guide rod in. line up slide on frame and slide it on in one motion. no need to hold down the locking tabs. make sure you do not have a mag in.
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    Here is a 5 minute youtube video on field stripping a G22. At about 3:40 is where they are reassembling.

    YouTube - Glock Disassembly / Field Strip
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    Thank you all. I gave myself a 5 minute rest after posting to get un-frustrated, then took the "whole thing" down and retried. I was able to get it back together again.

    I had tried futzing with the guide rod probably 3 times before I posted. But I guess the combination of being calm/cool/collected and taking the guide rod and barrel out, then assembling again must have done it.

    To my eyes, the guide rod had been in proper position (checked that it was parallel with the slide, that the rear of the rod/spring was in the lower half-moon position, not sitting high), but I think probably there was some tiny maladjustment here that was stopping that last millimeter "snick".

    Thank for your responses!
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    Yeah, Glocks are one of the simplest weapons to field strip and reassemble. If it won't go back together, it's usually something very minor preventing success.

    At least you saved yourself the embarrassment of taking your gun back to the dealer in pieces and asking if he could put it back together for you!

    I'm glad it all worked out for ya!

    So, how you liking that new Glock? Nice guns, eh?

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    You have to have the trigger in the fired (released) position. You might have accidentally engaged it.
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    I've seen a few Glocks jammed up real good in my time. It's not difficult to do, and it's a PITA getting them apart when someone has tried to forced them back together.
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    The striker may be in the cocked position, I've read about that making it unable to reassemble. Push the striker reward if it clicks back it wasn't the issue. Now depress the safety tab and push the striker forward.

    I'd also take out the recoil spring/guide rod assembly(RSA) and put it back making sure its seated properly. The frame can get hung up on the RSA if it gets a little out of place. I've had the RSA hang up during disassemble and had to pull the slide back and dry fire a few time to get the slide off.




    EDIT: Just noticed how old this post is, oops

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    My guess is the OP has figured it out sometime over the past 5 1/2 years
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    It may be an old post, but it's timely.
    As someone new to the Dark Side, I was having the same problem with my G19. It was as if the slide was hitting something, but nothing seemed out of place.
    All it needed was a harder push.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    It may be an old post, but it's timely.
    As someone new to the Dark Side, I was having the same problem with my G19. It was as if the slide was hitting something, but nothing seemed out of place.
    All it needed was a harder push.
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    I watched a YT vid on detail stripping and it sure looks more complicated than detail stripping a 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAcanis View Post
    I watched a YT vid on detail stripping and it sure looks more complicated than detail stripping a 1911.
    I might agree except for that very last step in reassembly.
    None of my Glocks have an idiot scratch....
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