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Storing a glock 19 with slide locked back

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by bsctov, Dec 11, 2010.

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  1. bsctov

    bsctov Member

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    Will it hurt the gun or spring to store the pistol with a loaded magazine and slide locked back, My father was asking me and I didn't want to tell him it will be fine if I don't really know for sure. I think the idea is he wants to have maximum readiness without having a round sitting under the firing pin.
     
  2. TheProf

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    Even with a round in the chamber...the round is not sitting under the firing pin.
    There's a firing pin block that is in the way.
     
  3. AK103K

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    You can always just leave the slide closed on an empty chamber with a loaded mag in the gun, and just stroke the slide to charge it.
     
  4. 1KPerDay

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    It would be fine. Silly reasoning for it, but it won't hurt the gun.
     
  5. rcmodel

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    It would be far safer to leave a loaded mag in the gun with the slide closed and the trigger snapped.
    Takes all of 1/2 second to rack the slide & load it if you need it loaded.

    A loaded mag with the slide locked back is an accident waiting to happen if a kid or somebody picks it up and bumps the slide release.

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  6. dlee4697

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    Why not store it in a safe place with a round in a chamber? The Firing pin in a Glock doesn't line up with the round untill the trigger is being pulled.

    Keeping the slide locked back will cause unnecessary stain on the recoil spring. Have you ever seen a gun in a gun store case with the slide locked back? I have not.
     
  7. bsctov

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    No kids around, just stupid adults lol. thanks for the advice guys
     
  8. REAPER4206969

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    Mechanically fine, tactically foolish.
     
  9. rcmodel

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    Cause if the house catches on fire, the round will cook off and kill the fireman trying to put the fire out?

    rc
     
  10. Jim Watson

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    Mine didn't.

    Leave the gun loaded. One of the most common occasions for a malfunction ("jam") is while manually manipulating the gun to chamber a round either off the slide stop or by racking the slide. If you start out loaded, the gun will usually reload itself better than you can. Even if it doesn't, you still have that first shot.
     
  11. roadslug

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    How about loaded mag, one in the chamber, pistol in a holster. The gun isn't going to fire unless it's pulled out of the holster. Or invest $100 in a GunVault 1000. I have one and am probably going to get one more.
     
  12. REAPER4206969

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    Seriously?
     
  13. AK103K

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    Seriously? Yes. Possibly more than probably though.
     
  14. Brian Williams

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    Either Loaded in a holster or empty chamber with full mag also in a holster.
     
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    No offense to the OP but that has to be the silliest idea I've heard in a long time on storing a gun.
     
  16. REAPER4206969

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    I can't even begin to imagine the odds of that happening.
     
  17. Balrog

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    Now how is that? The firing pin is in line with the round, isn't it?
     
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    But isnt the firing pin in line with the round, just blocked by the safety?
     
  20. REAPER4206969

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    The Glock firing pin is:

    1)Blocked by the firing pin safety.

    2)Held on the trigger bar by the drop safety.
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    3)Is only pre-set 34% so even in the mechanically impossible event that the firing pin "slips," it won't have enough energy to detonate the primer anyway.
     
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    I really do not think it is a good idea to have the slide locked back in storage.
    I do not leave my loaded Glock setting anywhere unholstered. It is just a comfort zone for me. We have no kids or non shooters in the house and I still prefer it this way.
    I don't mind a DA or SA auto loaded condition 1 unholstered at all.
    Until I got a good Milt Sparks IWB holster I carried the Glock with an empty chamber.
    They are not a weapon for a beginner. I never felt concerned in condition 1 with my 1911 in a OWB holster, Askins Avenger was new back then. I don't recall when good IWBs came out.
    Good luck.
     
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    What about a new gun, something with a manual saftey? It is Christmas time.
     
  23. Dogguy

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    Leave the action closed with a full magazine inserted and the trigger pulled. It's a much safer method than leaving the innards of the gun open to whatever crap can get into it while it's stored someplace.

    I'm sure it would not be a pleasant experience to need the gun only to discover pocket change, paper clips and a BIC pen stuck inside the action.
     
  24. Caliper_Mi

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    No more likely to create an accident than the same person picking up the same gun with a round in the chamber. Bumping the slide release will chamber a round, it will not cause that round to go off unless the trigger is pulled after the slide is closed.

    Sounds like what he really wants is a hammer fired pistol. On my P95, I chamber a round, then flip the decocker (mine is decock only). This way the pistol is ready to go in DA mode with a deliberate pull of the trigger, but there is no stored energy in the springs that could cause the round to go off. The hammer is at rest against the back of the frame, the firing pin is held by both the firing pin spring and the trigger block, no way for it to hit the primer.
     
  25. Seven For Sure

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    If you're not going to keep the gun loaded for self defense at home you may as well field strip it and seperate the upper and frame. You could insert the recoil assembly in an orphace of your choice and only you would be able to bring the gun to firing condition. Just joking of course, seriously I'd suggest loading it with a full mag + one in the chamber, put it in a good holster and store it in a safe or any metal locking box where you can get to it in a reasonable amount of time. My brother uses a tool box for pickup trucks bolted to the slab of his house in a closet. When his son gets to be about five or so he will replace it with a safe.
     
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