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Old 04-15-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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My Glock 17 Gen 4, has an issue, when I put a loaded mag in it,with the slide being held by the slide-stop, it slams shut and chambers a round. Its not a terrible problem ( faster reloads ) . If I slowly insert the mag it would not slam shut, I think the slide stop might be worn and allowing the slide to slip off when i insert the mag with a little bit of force. I can also recreate the issue by pulling the slide back and flicking the slide stop up to hold it back, then if I smack the bottom of the pistol with a bit of force it slams shut.

have any of you had this issue with any glock pistol



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This is completely normal.

It is not textbook operation, but very common among some semi-autos, and Glocks in particular. Many folks make the opposite mistake, assuming the slide should fly forward every time the mag is seated in place. It is no more and no less than a convenient shortcut. The slide stop in a Glock is a shallow tab that is not designed to resist the jolt from a mag slammed home. Nothing to worry about, Enjoy your Glock.



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That's not a problem, it's a "feature". I've got 7 Glocks, they all do it.
My wife's M&P 9L Pro does it. Heck---my CZ75 SP01 Tactical does it,
a bit unusual for a steel frame gun.

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From what I understand about it, it is very common on almost all polymer guns. Glocks, MP's, and the XD series all do it. I personally like it

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I don't have any issues with the slide slamming forward of it's own free will. I have everything from Hi Points to Brownings to Glocks. It is very easy to get your thumb on the slide release when inserting a magazine.

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Thank you all for the quick responses, I guess that ill have to see if I can get used to it, part of me doesn't like the gun closing by its self, I feel like it could be a liability. We'll see.

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The Glock Armorers manual says it isn't normal. While I have had Glocks do it before, I always replaced the slide stop to fix it. In my experience, it's a sign I bent the slide stop spring by taking the pins out wrong.


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My MP did it day 1. But it's only if I really slam the mag in. If I insert it normally, the slide stays open.

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The Glock Armorers manual says it isn't normal. While I have had Glocks do it before, I always replaced the slide stop to fix it. In my experience, it's a sign I bent the slide stop spring by taking the pins out wrong.


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I have taken the pins out of my G17, but i did follow a video on the order to take them out. I probably messed it up, but I've had 2-3 range trips in between me taking the pins out and the last trip where it had this issue. Will i be able to notice the spring being bent if i field strip the Glock ?
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I have taken the pins out of my G17, but i did follow a video on the order to take them out. I probably messed it up, but I've had 2-3 range trips in between me taking the pins out and the last trip where it had this issue. Will i be able to notice the spring being bent if i field strip the Glock ?
You might be able to notice it and you might not. Even if it is bent a bit, the gun will still function, so I wouldn't worry about it. When you get a chance, I'd let a certified Glock Armorer look at it just to be sure. Regardless of what has been said, the slide going forward from slide-lock upon the insertion of a fresh mag is not "normal." While it may be common for some Glocks to exhibit this behavior, not all do. So it is not a "feature" and we've even heard of it happening to some Glocks where a fresh round is not picked up when the slide goes forward into battery. I would still depend on the gun but I would not depend on the jar-off during a reload in a SD situation. Shoot yours as much as you can and enjoy it.


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