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Old 06-09-2009, 12:13 AM   #1
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Hello out there. I'm hoping someone can help me. I just bought my first gun (a Glock 17) two days ago and I already got myself into a problem. When I got home I disassembled and cleaned the gun with instructions off of the internet. No problem there, but when I went to reassemble, I made a mistake.

Rather than replacing the slide from the front and drawing it backwards, I replaced it from the front and pushed forwards. The slide is now caught on the back rails, not able to go any farther backwards or forwards than shown in the pictures below.

I would really appreciate it if anyone has any words of wisdom for a new gun owner. Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2009, 03:27 PM   #2
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Personally i wouldve said screw a glock get a Sig but im not sure how u managed to pull that one off. If i can figure out a way i will post it up for u.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:08 AM   #3
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Obviously the recoil rod is what has it all in a bind. You can get a new recoil rod assembly for under $10, so if I were you.....I'd cut it, or break it off, then maybe your slide will come down enough for you to push the slide forward enough to get it off. Since the recoil rod doesn't appear to be where it should locked up by the barrel lug....maybe it is up against the locking block. If that's the case, maybe you can punch out the locking block pin and everything will come loose. Just push the slide forward instead of twisting it up off the rear rails. There may also be some damage to the ejector, but we'll hope for the best.
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Old 06-11-2009, 04:23 AM   #4
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How on earth is that even possible? Better hope cane doesnt see this thread or he will add this to his Glocktasterfy fotos. Is your barrel caught on anything?
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:38 AM   #5
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How on earth is that even possible?

I have to second this. I tried to copy your problem with one of my glocks to see if I can help you. You must yanked the crap out of that slide in order to get it stock like that. The only thing I can suggest is to get a flathead screwdriver and place it underneath the guiding rod. Lift up and down at the same time you are pushing foward the slide from the back. Might wanna do that using the floor or a hard flat surface. Glocks a tough guns. I have personally
have seen them been abuse to the pulp for 3.5 yrs and they still running. I own 5 myself.
Next time if it doesn't slide in smooth don't slide it or force it. Let me know if it work.
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You have yourself in a pickle. I would say your best bet is to try to snip the recoil spring out of there. What ever you do don't try to force or "beat" the slide back down. Might mess everything up even more. once you get it fixed just be careful
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Ahh hell.... just take that damn glock back to where you got it and trade up for a S&W M&P .40 or .45. There, problem solved.


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My words of wisdom invest in a taser all you have to with those is replace batteries.


I am sorry I couldn't help my self good luck man.

Let us know what you decide and how it works out for you.

I personally second the cutting of the guide rod and recoil spring. Then it gives you an excuse to upgrade to a stainless set.
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I think Ramrod is right but...

I would take it to a gunsmith. Before I fired it I would like the peace of mind of having an expert look at it to make sure that nothing else appears to be damaged. It's your first gun, and you don't want a experience with it.

Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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