Scary moment

Discussion in 'Glock Forum' started by glockcoma, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

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    So i just got back from the range. Took my glock17 to shoot since i. aint shot it in awhile since i got my 23. I also took my 23 to shoot since i just had night sights installed and i put a houge grip on it also to get the feel of the grip and new sights to make sure they were zeroed in right. Well i got home and broke both pistols down and cleaned my 23 first, so i thought, well i cleaned the 23 slide and i thought i was cleaning the 23 reciever but in fact i was cleaning the 17 reciever well too make a long story short when i was done cleaning the 23 i put the 23 slide on the 17 reciever. I kno i kno a bone head move not really paying attention had a basketball game on tv i was watching. Man let me tell you it wasnt pretty when i realized what i did wrong. Man i thought here i go thought i had to take it to a smith and get it right i didnt want to mess both halfs of both pieces up. Man scary, so i calmed down took a deep breath and was able to pull back the slide just enough to field strip the piece and get the slide off. Fellas let me tell you this was an eye opener for me gotta pay better attention and or clean 1 at a time, im so glad i got it off and it only took a second to figure it out. On a more positive note the more i shoot the 17 the more i love it and the 23 as well but i had a 5 inch group center mass my groups were so good i could put my fist clean through the center of my target punched the x ring out and then some, shooting at 20 yards single, double, and triple taps. Man i love that piece. Im almost there with my 23 i grouped quite well with it also and the sights were on point and the hogue grip actually soaked up the recoil and tamed that snappy 40 round it almost felt like my 9 with a proper grip and my modified weaver stance.
     
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  2. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I gotta ask, why did you have them both disassembled at the same time and mixed together?
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Only one reason i can think of but i aint gonna say cause i'm being good :rolleyes:
     
  4. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    So, are you saying that you mixed the frame/slides BEFORE your range session, or after you returned?

    That was some hard s..t to follow bro...no offense.
     
  5. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    When i am cleaning my pistol(s) i prefer to be at the table where there is no distractions. I think cleaning more than one pistol at a time can cause some confusion especially if your distracted.
     
  6. MrWray

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    I like to clean my guns in the living room on my ottoman while im alone.its actually relaxing for me,and i never clean more than 1 at a time,i dont like puzzles
     
  7. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I see nothing wrong with cleaning more than one at a time, but I remember the old outlaw rule, reinforced in the Marines, always have at least one gun on hand ready to go.

    But something that looks so similar, like 2 GLOCKs? Nah, man, you got lucky. Glad it worked out for you in the end, and everyday can be a learning experience.
     
  8. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    +1 you were lucky. And I concur with wray, I like to be alone when i clean my guns just in case the one time I don't so a "safety check" no one gets injured but me. I'm pretty anal about gun safety and gun cleaning and maintenance so i don't think that will ever be a problem but I still stick my rule as a precaution.
     
  9. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

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    I didnt i had the 23 field stripped and the 17 broke dwn to just the slide and receiver. I just grabbed the wrong receiver when i put the 23 back together, really not paying attention trying to watch the game.
     
  10. MrWray

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    I was cleaning my G31 about 5 years back and i had it disassembled in my living room floor.after i finished cleaning it i started to re-assemble it,then my wife walked in and starting talking to me.while i was talking to her i wasnt paying attention and placed the barrel back into the slide and slid the frame back on "without the damn RSA". it me forever to get that stinkin slide back off.. That sucked!!
     
  11. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

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    I didnt have them mixed together i had my 23 field stripped and cleaned and had my 17 broke down to just the slide and receiver, i just grabbed the wrong receiver when i put it back together not paying attention, trying to watch the game. Like i said a bone head move.
     
  12. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

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    No after the range session while cleaning them.
     
  13. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

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    Man your not lieN bro.
     
  14. glockcoma

    glockcoma New Member

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    And the bad thing about it my receiver on the 23 has the hogue grip and the 17 don't. So i should of realized it from jump. Yea im not gone lie i was distracted at the time it was a good game a close 1. Im just glad it all worked out in my favor.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
  15. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Ok...I gotcha...just trying to get on the same page.
     
  16. Wolfeman1911

    Wolfeman1911 New Member

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    I clean multiple guns at one time but am very thoughtful of doing so. I've never had a problem.
     
  17. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    That's so funny! I did the same damn thing a couple weeks ago! My g17 was the last gun I needed cleaned after a good range day, tried to squeeze it in before the wife and kid get home. I only had to clean the slide and oil it up and the wife walks in and babble babble babble and then -Whammy! The bad thing is you know you messed up in the halfway point...and too late! It just slides too smooth. Its a mother to get it off. Hope I never do that again
     
  18. goretro77

    goretro77 New Member

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    No distractions is a good rule when cleaning firearms, this includes turning the game off. Just my opinion, Be safe.
     
  19. Balota

    Balota ... but I used to play keyboards.

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    This may be the only good thing about having only one gun!!! :) Glad it all worked out, we learn a lot more from our mistakes than our successes.
     
  20. NvRbanArms

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    Worse thing that ever happened to me is when I broke down my m9 for the first time to clean after I bought it. Didn't know the recoil spring shoots out like a 9mm if u don't hold it down and it shot out and almost pushed my buddies eyeball into his head. Missed him by an inch. But my wall took a blow. It dented the drywall it shot out so fast. Ever since then I take out the recoil spring right after I take the slide off.