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My first Glock 19

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mainenwo, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. mainenwo

    mainenwo Member

    my glock 19 is brand new and i find the slide very hard to pull back and when i do manage to get it cocked the slide release is very had to push down is this normal?
  2. Sergeant Sabre

    Sergeant Sabre Well-Known Member

    I think you missed the "autoloaders" forum. This is for revolvers.

    Take it apart and clean it. They are shipped with some grease inside. It's kind of gold-colored. Get it all out then lubricate it with a light oil.

    Hard to pull back compared to what? I don't find Glock slides hard to pull back, but others might. The slide lock might be a bit tough to push down, especially with an empty magazine inserted.
  3. StreetSweeper

    StreetSweeper Member

    Congrats on your new Glock!

    I don't know about your physical build/strength but if you're having problems retracting the slide then try the "push-pull" technique. If you're right handed hold the pistol as your normally would and with the left hand grab the slide, then "push" with your right as you "pull" with your left. Tracking?

    And lastly, that lever is a "slide stop" lever not a "slide release" lever. It was never meant to release the slide, although many people do it including myself. If you do it this way it's way easier if you have a loaded mag in the gun (be careful if you're gonna do this now). Proper way is to release the slide by grabbing it and letting it fly forward.
  4. chute2thrill

    chute2thrill Well-Known Member

    My buddy just bought a new Glock 19 and his slide release is a little rough to push down.. I think it'll break in a little over time...
  5. coyotehitman

    coyotehitman Well-Known Member

    Last I heard, Glock recommended that you shoot the pistol with the copper lube on it during initial break in. I always clean the gun first, but I am careful not too remove all the copper lube. As for the slide stop, I recommend you train by sling shotting the slide on a reload. You could also install an extended slide release to give you a little bit of additional leverage.
  6. mainenwo

    mainenwo Member

    what do you mean by sling shotting the slide? forgive me for asking simple questions this is my first gun ever. all i know my thumb is sore as hell trying push down on that slide release lol
  7. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    It'll loosen up and your hands/fingers will toughen-up. Don't worry.

    Sling-shotting is the method of releasing a locked-back slide in the same manner as using a real sling shot. Hold the grip in your strong hand and pull the locked-back slide back with all your might, then let go so that the spring will snap the slide forward (like a slingshot). This will chamber a cartridge reliably rather than by just letting go of the slide stop.
  8. mainenwo

    mainenwo Member

    :( how rude lol
  9. tomkatz

    tomkatz Well-Known Member

    Glock slides are actually pretty easy to manipulate. My 115lb. wife does it, just takes practice.
    Don't drop the slide like that when empty, it's just a bad habit to get into. Just take the empty mag out and then you can ease the slide forward.
    When you have a full mag in the gun use the slingshot method like others have said.
  10. nwilliams

    nwilliams Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your Glock, enjoy it!

    Personally I don't like the slingshot method, I was taught to reach over the top of the slide with my hand and draw it back that way. Either way will work its just a matter of what works best for you, nonetheless using the slide release to chamber a round is generally considered a bad practice by many.

    :uhoh: That's not very polite...
  11. RON in PA

    RON in PA Well-Known Member

    Do not remove the gold colored grease, Glock puts it in the gun for break-in purposes. Read your owners manual and learn the lubrication points. Lube your new gun before you shoot it for the first time.
  12. Evyl Robot

    Evyl Robot Well-Known Member



  13. stormwaltz

    stormwaltz Active Member

    ^ I'd buy it.
  14. Evyl Robot

    Evyl Robot Well-Known Member

    I'd be tempted, at any rate!
  15. Catherine

    Catherine member

    Congrats on your Glock.


  16. No, not really, but this is subjective,


    Yes, normal. It's designed to slingshot, not release with the button.
  17. XavierBreath

    XavierBreath Well-Known Member

    memphisjim, not all people have the same abilities. That does not mean they do not have the right to self defense.

    We try to maintain a higher level of discourse at The High Road than you have chosen.

  18. floydster

    floydster Well-Known Member

    Go CZ and don't look back, your life depends on it!!!
  19. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    Let me understand your question...

    So with slide locked at the rear, you're having trouble pushing down the slide lock lever? Here's an option: with a loaded magazine or without a magazine, pull the slide back and let go. The slide lock lever will automatically fall, when you pull it to the rear. MAKE SURE YOU are in SAFE MODE!!!!

    But, I recommend you take a basic firearms course since this is your first ever pistol.

  20. Arrogant Bastard

    Arrogant Bastard Well-Known Member

    That was uncalled for.

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