Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by twoblink, Jul 3, 2016.
It should look like this:
-the slide stop's spring could be broken, which actually happened to me a couple of days ago and a few times prior to that over the years.
-more commonly, the slide stop is installed incorrectly. The slide stop's spring should be UNDER the locking block pin (if this is a newer 3-pin Glock). This is accomplished by removing the locking block pin, trigger pin, and slide stop.
Then reinstall by (1) installing the locking block pin first; then (2) holding the slide stop in place (w/a little bit of wiggling) while inserting the trigger pin (from the right side).
If not that, check the "spring" - which isn't actually a spring; more like a bent piece of metal almost like a paperclip. Spazzymcgee's link is correct, that's all there is. No actual spring of the usual coiled type.
This video shows how to remove it for inspection. Replacement is also covered, though he replaced it with the extended version. It's the same either way though. Nothin to it.
When I first started using a Glock 17 in IPSC competition, I had a habit of pushing the Slide Lock lever up, inadvertently! A nuisance.
Then it cured it's self!
This right here was my first thought.
I've not had a problem with it until this last range trip.. so I'm thinking broken.. I'll take it apart today.. and see if it's something else.
That's what I thought was the problem.
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