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Lasermax in Glock 29 Stays On; Spring Short

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by stevehgraham, Oct 6, 2012.

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  1. stevehgraham

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    I just stuck a Lasermax guide rod laser in my Glock 29 (compact 10mm). I wonder if anyone can help me out, since Lasermax tech support is not available until Monday, and I would like to carry the Glock at church tomorrow.

    The installation was not a problem, but it looks like the Lasermax is not quite as long as it should be. It puts almost no pressure on the barrel when installed in the manual's suggested orientation, so it is prone to fall toward the body of the gun. Somehow this causes the laser to stay on.

    I racked the slide a number of times, because I read that this is necessary to make the thing work. It looks like it works now, but it makes me a little nervous. Is this the way it's supposed to work?
     
  2. stevehgraham

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    Since no one else answered, I'll put something up in case a Googler comes by. I racked the slide a number of times and let it slam forward under its own power. Eventually, the Lasermax began functioning correctly. Still waiting for a response to my support inquiry.
     
  3. Andrew Wyatt

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    a sure fire fix is to put the glock guide rod back in the gun, and use a laser that doesn't replace a vital part of the gun.

    http://www.crimsontrace.com/products/manufacturer/glock-pistols/01-1650

    this unit doesnt interfere with anything important.


    also, how many rounds did you put through the gun after installing the lasermax and before carrying it?
     
  4. JERRY

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    this.
     
  5. stevehgraham

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    I'm not looking for a sales pitch for a different laser, thanks. Just help with the one I have.
     
  6. stevehgraham

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    Should also add that the original Glock guide rod assembly is not a great choice for reliability. I've owned three Glocks, and two had guide rod failures. This is a very common problem. The plastic in the assembly is pretty much designed to fail. Must be a real bummer during a shootout.
     
  7. JERRY

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    in my glock 10mms i use wolff guide rod assys. for a laser id suggest something other than a guide rod laser....something that if it breaks the gun will still be able to be shot.
     
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    Don't let these guys BS you. There's nothing wrong with LaserMax, I've had one in my XD 45 Service for over 5 yrs. The only thing I've had to do was replace batteries once. Your best bet is to talk to CS at LaserMax.
     
  9. hentown

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    Like the Glock factory guide rod, I'd assume that the Lasermax is designed to drop out of the half-moon cut after the slide is mated to the frame. Since the OP doesn't want a sales pitch, I won't opine, then, that I agree that a laser other than a guide rod laser would be preferential. Besides, why would anybody want a sighting device that one can't adjust for windage and elevation?? Hit's befuddlin'!!! :evil:
     
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