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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by horsemen61, Jan 25, 2013.

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  1. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    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.
     
  2. eam3clm@att.net

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    it is perfectly safe to do this in a glock.
     
  3. Patrick Gookin

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    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.
     
  4. Inebriated

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    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
     
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  5. No4Mk1*

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    All 15 rounds get chambered by the slide starting all the way back & slamming home. It just happens quickly during recoil.
     
  6. Jenrick

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    How did your friend suggest you close the slide then?

    -Jenrick
     
  7. Skribs

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    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.
     
  8. horsemen61

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    He suggested that I have a hold of the slide and "easy em in there"
     
  9. Skribs

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    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.
     
  10. Inebriated

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    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.
     
  11. ku4hx

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    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.
     
  12. WinThePennant

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    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. :)
     
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    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
     
  14. RustHunter87

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    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
     
  15. Inebriated

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    That really shouldn't be relied upon.
     
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    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.
     
  17. PO2Hammer

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    Absolutely wrong.
    Grip it & rip it.

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

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    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
     
  19. The Lone Haranguer

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    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.
     
  20. CPLofMARINES

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    I don't think so. Because you have that sear thingy to
    Take into account.
     
  21. CPLofMARINES

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    My bad, no sear. Firearm safety rule number one still
    Applies.

    Semper Fi
     
  22. beatledog7

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    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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