Glock 42 issue not sure

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by bigguns21, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. bigguns21

    bigguns21 New Member

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    When I lock the slide back on my glock 42 the firing pin slides in and out of the firing pin channel. Is that normal?
     
  2. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Yes, it is normal in a Glock. In fact, a stuck firing pin might be a cause for concern.
     

  3. bigguns21

    bigguns21 New Member

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    But it's not like this in any of my other glocks
     
  4. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    If we are talking about the same thing - the firing pin has some fore-aft movement, when the striker is uncocked. That's a free floating f.p. by design. I'll take a look at my 42 tomorrow.
     
  5. bigguns21

    bigguns21 New Member

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    Yeah it is just when the slide is locked back the firing pin slides back and forth. I'd sure appreciate it ! Least then I'd know it ain't just mine
     
  6. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    The Glock striker has normal free play (audible too), so that the tip of the firing pin moves freely a tiny distance near the bolt face.

    This is the G42 slide assembly in an upright position. The top pic shows the f.p. in a forward position, as I am propping up the striker with my finger. On the bottom pic the f.p. has receded back into the channel under the force of gravity.
     

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  7. Mercator

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    I have not seen or heard of this being a problem in 20 years of dealing with many Glocks AND paying attention to the Manuals. If no one has tinkered with your Glock, and the FP safety button works, I would be comfortable shooting it. Just in case call Glock Customer Service and get it all straight from them.
     
  8. thehammer

    thehammer New Member

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    Yes that is normal


    The worst is yet to come