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I just got into the sport and started with a Glock 19. I really enjoy the gun, but when I put in the magazine - with or without bullets - I feel as if the magazine isn't held tight. There's about a 1/8" gap from the foot of the magazine to the bottom of the handgrip. I can push the magazine up, but it comes back down. It just feels 'loose'. Is this normal? Should there be some play? If this isn't correct, how do I rectify this? I bought the gun brand new, so it's not an issue of a previous user.

Thanks for your insight!
 

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I'm not overly familiar with Glocks, but it seems to me that you're not locking the magazine all the way in. Give it a nice firm tap with your hand, see if it seats the rest of the way.

How many rounds are on the pistol?
 

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Slapping the magazine

I've tried slapping the magazine a bit harder and it doesn't set firm. I'd only put maybe 200 rounds through the gun. But I'm guessing from your response that this isn't a good thing?
 

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You got a second mag to preform an A/B test???

Just the engineer in me.

Make sure its not PEBTAH! That's easily corrected.
 

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15 holes, 15 rounds. Also, since I'm a n00b I'm assuming I can have one in the chamber so really have 1 + 15 rounds in the magazine, right?

Hmmm...PEBTAH? Sorry, not sure what that means.
PEBTAH = Problem Exists Between Trigger And Holster :D :p :D

Try another mag and see if you still have the problem.

New mag releases are 'cheep'. ~$10

 

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I've seen it happen in 1911s and H&K USPs, among a few others. The new magazine and release just don't jive properly and it takes some time (beating) for them to marry.

Give it a good whack with the butt of your hand, see if it seats. If it doesn't, pull the slide and insert the magazine, see if it seats. If it doesn't look to see where it's hanging up.
 

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Does the gun feed/function properly? If it does don't worry about it.
 

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I just registered to answer your problem.

Glock came out with new magazines for use with their new ambi release models. These have a small metal window in them and are also a little taller than the older Glock magazines. The gap is annoying but it is what it is.

15+1 means 15 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. I usually just load a few into the magazine, insert into gun, then rack slide. It feels easier this way since the mag isnt loaded up all the way.

 

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nail on the head

Johnson - Thank you. It must be the ambi slide. I definitely have the window. Thanks for your insight!
 

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Hey! I registered on this forum for this thread. I have a 3rd Gen. (3 pins) G17. I am experiencing the same problem the first poster has with his G19. The magazine does not completely fill the cavity designed to hold it.

I do not have any feeding issues, but the small gap does become annoying especially with the extended 33 round mags. I have remedied this issue by placing a few small pieces of electrical tap on the front and side of my G17 mags and building it up to fill the void. I am not happy with the way it looks but the rattle was driving me insane. I tried to make the pieces of tape as small as I possibly could. I have even thought about placing the tape inside the grip instead of the mags.

I will have to go and see if I can find any of the older mags. My G36 does not have this problem.

I just wanted to ad my two cents!
 

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yep its normal.
 

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If your Glock consistently chambers rounds and the magazine can not be pulled free and it cycles through its action I would not worry about it. I have a well worn Gen 2 19 that always functions and the magazine fit is exactly what you describe.

It got carried for about a year and now lives in a nook in my office for that occasion when unwanted callers happen to the "2nd front door" (my home has a business entrance also...)

As far as the play in your magazine, try to id it as one of the older ones or one of the reworked ones that Glock sent upon the market.
 
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