Glock 22- Gen 2 - 40 s&w

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  1. Palladan44

    Palladan44 Member

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    Purchased this over a decade ago for my Brothers college graduation, he wanted a good SD/HD handgun. LEO trade from a local metropolitan police dept, even has MPD in the serial number and the PDs badge logo rollmarked in the slide which is neat.
    Glock 22- Gen 2 - 40 s&w. "Restricted" LEO magazines, i think this gun was from the mid 90s and probably was in LEO service through the early 2000s.

    It has been 100% reliable for him since.
    It is doing a funky thing now, where if the slide is locked back and a loaded magazine is inserted with any kind of force, the slide goes into battery on its own [auto forwarding] without thumbing the slide stop or slingshotting the slide. It goes into battery, and fires fine from there, but its still a problem.
    Possibly getting new magazines will solve the problem, because the problem is the worst with the oldest, most worn ones of the batch. Any experiences?
    Id like to believe that this gun still has decades left in its life, and with some minimal TLC or replacement parts, it will be running like a new one and continue to be his go to firearm he bets his life on.... insights?

    Would you recommend just moving on as its nearly 30 years old and possibly not worth betting life on as an only carry piece?
    When do you call it quits, even with a Glock?
     
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  2. JTQ

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    This is called "auto forwarding". It is a common issue with a variety of guns. Some folks can reliably get most guns to do this with the right technique.

    Replacing the slide stop spring may correct your issue.
     
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  3. DR505

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    All of my Glock 22s, and I have had 5 issued, did that. Slam the mag home firmly enough and the slide went forward.
     
  4. Bacon buster

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    strip clean replace slide stop enjoy
     
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  5. 1KPerDay

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    If you’re worried send it to Glock and they’ll put all new guts in it.
     
  6. CDP45

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    You need to replace the springs in the magazines.
    Get the extra power springs if you don’t like
    “slamming slide”. Also check the follower on the mag and make sure it’s making good contact with the slide stop. It is a possibility the slide stop is worn out but I doubt it.
     
  7. Buzznrose

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    Yep. For free...
     
  8. 1goodshot

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    I look at that as a feature not a flaw. I have and old one also and it has alway done that.
     
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  9. FL-NC

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    Most of my Glocks do this. I like it.
     
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    None of my G23.4's do, nor did my G23.2.




    GR
     
  11. 1KPerDay

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    Most Glocks will if you slam a mag home hard enough. Some you have to do it, like, ridiculously hard.

    My M&P does it with a full mag (1.0 before they added the slide stop detent) and I used to like it but it closed the slide once before the mag was fully seated and cost me a match. Now I try not to rely on auto-forwarding.
     
  12. tercel89

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    My Gen 2 and Gen 3 Glock 22 do the same. I'm an officer and all our G22's did it when we had .40's. Totally fine and normal.
     
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    I'd replace the slide stop and its spring, buy new magazines and also replace the recoil spring assembly and the pistol will be more or less like new.
     
  14. eastbank

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    i bought one of the police trade in glock 22,s years ago and at a large gun show years ago a glock repair rep had a table and i had him relace all the springs he charged me 5.00.
     
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  15. GooseGestapo

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    My Gen II G22 .40 I was issued in 1996 has always done that! (Still have it, was allowed to keep it when I retired.) I was fussed at by the GPSTC instructor during the transition training for what he thought was using the slide stop to release the slide during magazine changes. I had to demo to him that I wasn’t touching the slide stop... (we were expected to sling-shot the slide with a hand over the slide). Just slapping the bottom of the magazine as I inserted it in frame.
     
  16. Palladan44

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    It sounds like this problem is more of a feature than a problem to most of you....but it only happens to me some of the time and the inconsistency is the problem. It sounds like this happens a lot to G22s new and old. It sounds like this is a well documented "thing". Id be interested to see what Glock has to say about it.

    Any estimated turn around time on this should i send it to Glock?
     
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    Call them and ask. They will help you out with any questions.
     
  18. JTQ

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    This happens to a lot of semi-auto's, Glock's or not, new and old.

    Most gun companies don't want it to happen with their guns, but don't go overboard trying to stop it from happening.

    S&W was apparently bothered enough by the issue, that one of the most significant changes to the gun with the M&P 2.0 was a redesign of the slide lock lever and frame to prevent this from happening. Most companies have made this effort to stop it. Usually, it is a change of slide stop, spring, or magazine that stops it.
     
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