Reassembling Striker Gun Without Striker

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  1. Homerboy

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    Obviously I know it wouldn’t fire, but could it be done without locking up the gun? I know removing the firing pin in an AR can lock up the bolt. Pulling the trigger wouldn’t even result in a click so you couldn’t dry fire it but you could still rack the slide, correct?
     
  2. edwardware

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    You're question isn't specific enough to be answerable. What gun?
     
  3. Homerboy

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    Glock and S&w M&P. Also a Remington 870 if you know. I’ve taken them all apart just never assembled without firing pin.
     
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    That is correct. Nothing for the sear to hook up on. You'd just be working all the lower parts, trigger, transfer bar, etc.
     
  5. JohnKSa

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    This applies only to Glocks. Since the striker retains the slide cover plate in the Glock design, you could get it put back together, but you'd have to keep an eye on the cover plate since it would be retained only by friction. If you just wanted to do it and then set the gun down and have it look like it's fully assembled, it should hold together ok.

    You should be able to rack the slide too, but I wouldn't want to manipulate it very much. If the cover plate does come off, the extractor plunger & spring are going to be launched in impressive fashion, likely followed by the extractor coming out of the gun and the firing pin safety and spring coming out of their proper positions.

    The trigger would be dead without the striker to catch and tension it when the slide is racked.

    There shouldn't be any problem with the gun locking up or being hard to disassemble. In fact, having the striker out of the gun would simplify disassembly a bit since there would be no need to release the striker before pulling down on the disassembly tabs.

    If I wanted to disable a gun and make it look like it was still functional, I'd probably get a dummy barrel like this one and paint it black.

    https://cpwsa.com/glock-specific-parts/753-glock-training-barrel.html
     
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  6. bdickens

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    Why would you do that anyway?
     
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  7. Average Joe

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    It looks like you want to make them inoperable correct ? Why not just get a gun lock if that's what your after.
     
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  8. tarosean

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    You can dry fire a glock or MP to your hearts content. No need to remove parts.

    If you're wanting to eliminate racking between trigger presses? Place a large rubber band between the slide and barrel lug.
     
  9. Tirod

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    Dry firing can be accomplished with snap caps with far less issues. Not all striker fired guns are compatible with missing parts nor are those parts guaranteed to stay where you put them if removed.

    I suppose a new striker assembly would arrive just in time to find the old one. Stuff happens.
     
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  10. Homerboy

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    Because the school would be more comfortable if the gun was inoperable. Same reason why they allow M1 drill rifles for the JROTC. Impossible to fire.

    Doesn’t matter. Day came and went.
     
  11. JR24

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    Interesting. Thanks for clarifying.
     
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