? ABOUT A Glock


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horsemen61
January 25, 2013, 03:05 PM
Ok guys here it is me and a buddy were shooting my handloads and the glock locked open after the last round so I drooped the empty mag. Slammed home a fresh one and hit the slide release to chamber the 1st one unloaded the 15 rounds on target, and then my buddy told me that was not safe to do and the gun could go off is this true I am right or is he. It is a glock 19 third gen if that matters.

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eam3clm@att.net
January 25, 2013, 03:08 PM
it is perfectly safe to do this in a glock.

Patrick Gookin
January 25, 2013, 03:13 PM
I believe all Glocks have a passive firing pin block. The trigger has to be pulled for the striker to be able to hit the primer.

Inebriated
January 25, 2013, 03:14 PM
It's fine.

The Glock uses a firing pin safety that keeps the firing pin from protruding past the breechface, unless the block is depressed by the trigger bar. If you take off the slide, and flip it over, you'll see a little round silver disc to the right of the firing pin. If you notice, your striker is released, but you can't see the firing pin. Turn the slide so the front sight is facing the ground, and then depress the firing pin safety... you'll see the firing pin come forward, out of the breechface. The firing pin safety isn't depressed when the slide is moving forward, because the trigger bar engages it once the trigger is as far back as it's going to get. Once the slide starts moving forward, the trigger bar is pushed forward and down. Below is a pic of the safety.

http://www.tannersguns.com/images-glock/glock_19_slide_striker_block_pin.JPG

No4Mk1*
January 25, 2013, 03:19 PM
All 15 rounds get chambered by the slide starting all the way back & slamming home. It just happens quickly during recoil.

Jenrick
January 25, 2013, 03:33 PM
How did your friend suggest you close the slide then?

-Jenrick

Skribs
January 25, 2013, 03:41 PM
When manually cycling the slide (or bolt, in a long gun) most manufacturers tell you that you are supposed to let go and not "baby it" forward. So not only is your friend incorrect that your method is unsafe, he is also incorrect that his method is good. Babying the slide could lead to the round not properly seating.

Your gun should always be facing a safe direction when you manipulate it, so if by some miracle it accidentally slamfires, the bullet will just go into a berm.

horsemen61
January 25, 2013, 03:41 PM
He suggested that I have a hold of the slide and "easy em in there"

Skribs
January 25, 2013, 03:43 PM
Yeah, he is wrong. Read the owners manual on most guns (I can look up Glock specifically) but you are not supposed to baby the action as it is in the process of putting the round into the chamber.

Inebriated
January 25, 2013, 03:44 PM
Easing them in is a great way to get a failure to feed... then you have to rack the slide back, lock it, dump the loose round, and then try again... I've seen people "ease it in", and get those results.

Really, it's just stupid to think that you're going to hurt something designed to contain and absorb a small explosion.

ku4hx
January 25, 2013, 03:52 PM
Your buddy is simple incorrect. The slide is mean to go forward and back with full force. That's the design criteria. "Riding the slide" is a recipe for the slide going forward and achieving less than full lock up.

Your buddy is dangerous....not the Glock.

WinThePennant
January 25, 2013, 04:28 PM
I always just 'slingshot' my Glock after putting a new mag in.

Don't baby it. Give her a slap, and apologize once the fun's over. :)

Robbins290
January 25, 2013, 05:48 PM
With my glock, the slide stop is hard to manipulate so when the fresh mag is in, I pull back the slide and release. No babying at all

RustHunter87
January 25, 2013, 06:59 PM
one of my favorite things about my glock it that you dont even need to hit the slide release, just slam the mag home and it will shut on its own

Inebriated
January 25, 2013, 07:01 PM
one of my favorite things about my glock it that you dont even need to hit the slide release, just slam the mag home and it will shut on its own

That really shouldn't be relied upon.

chris in va
January 25, 2013, 07:48 PM
On a side note, the Kahr manual specifically states to drop the slide on a fresh magazine using the slide release.

Never ease the slide forward when chambering.

PO2Hammer
January 25, 2013, 08:57 PM
He suggested that I have a hold of the slide and "easy em in there"
Absolutely wrong.
Grip it & rip it.

(grip the slide, rip it back, let it fly forward)

CPLofMARINES
January 25, 2013, 10:03 PM
I don't know what your friend is talking about, maybe
A potential slam fire. But based on a function check per
The Glock owners manual that is not likely. However,
Remember rule number one in firearm safety. BTW I
Do the same thing at the range.
Semper Fi

The Lone Haranguer
January 25, 2013, 10:13 PM
Don't have your finger on the trigger when you drop the slide. Problem solved. :)

If simply dropping the slide could fire the gun, it would fire full-auto when running at full speed.

CPLofMARINES
January 25, 2013, 10:19 PM
I don't think so. Because you have that sear thingy to
Take into account.

CPLofMARINES
January 25, 2013, 10:38 PM
My bad, no sear. Firearm safety rule number one still
Applies.

Semper Fi

beatledog7
January 25, 2013, 10:48 PM
Your buddy is mistaken. Easing the slide forward is a good way to have the gun fail to go into battery. I see Navy qual students do it all the time, albeit with Berettas. Same principle.

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