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Storing a glock 19 with slide locked back

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bsctov, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. bsctov

    bsctov Well-Known Member

    Will it hurt the gun or spring to store the pistol with a loaded magazine and slide locked back, My father was asking me and I didn't want to tell him it will be fine if I don't really know for sure. I think the idea is he wants to have maximum readiness without having a round sitting under the firing pin.
  2. TheProf

    TheProf Well-Known Member

    Even with a round in the chamber...the round is not sitting under the firing pin.
    There's a firing pin block that is in the way.
  3. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    You can always just leave the slide closed on an empty chamber with a loaded mag in the gun, and just stroke the slide to charge it.
  4. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    It would be fine. Silly reasoning for it, but it won't hurt the gun.
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    It would be far safer to leave a loaded mag in the gun with the slide closed and the trigger snapped.
    Takes all of 1/2 second to rack the slide & load it if you need it loaded.

    A loaded mag with the slide locked back is an accident waiting to happen if a kid or somebody picks it up and bumps the slide release.

  6. dlee4697

    dlee4697 Active Member

    Why not store it in a safe place with a round in a chamber? The Firing pin in a Glock doesn't line up with the round untill the trigger is being pulled.

    Keeping the slide locked back will cause unnecessary stain on the recoil spring. Have you ever seen a gun in a gun store case with the slide locked back? I have not.
  7. bsctov

    bsctov Well-Known Member

    No kids around, just stupid adults lol. thanks for the advice guys
  8. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    Mechanically fine, tactically foolish.
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Cause if the house catches on fire, the round will cook off and kill the fireman trying to put the fire out?

  10. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Mine didn't.

    Leave the gun loaded. One of the most common occasions for a malfunction ("jam") is while manually manipulating the gun to chamber a round either off the slide stop or by racking the slide. If you start out loaded, the gun will usually reload itself better than you can. Even if it doesn't, you still have that first shot.
  11. roadslug

    roadslug Member

    How about loaded mag, one in the chamber, pistol in a holster. The gun isn't going to fire unless it's pulled out of the holster. Or invest $100 in a GunVault 1000. I have one and am probably going to get one more.
  12. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

  13. AK103K

    AK103K Well-Known Member

    Seriously? Yes. Possibly more than probably though.
  14. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

    Either Loaded in a holster or empty chamber with full mag also in a holster.
  15. InkEd

    InkEd Well-Known Member

    No offense to the OP but that has to be the silliest idea I've heard in a long time on storing a gun.
  16. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    I can't even begin to imagine the odds of that happening.
  17. Balrog

    Balrog Well-Known Member

    Now how is that? The firing pin is in line with the round, isn't it?
  18. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Well-Known Member

  19. Balrog

    Balrog Well-Known Member

    But isnt the firing pin in line with the round, just blocked by the safety?
  20. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

    The Glock firing pin is:

    1)Blocked by the firing pin safety.

    2)Held on the trigger bar by the drop safety.
    3)Is only pre-set 34% so even in the mechanically impossible event that the firing pin "slips," it won't have enough energy to detonate the primer anyway.

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