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  • Is my Glock supernatural?

    Well if this question was answered in the Glock 19 manual, I will be embarrassed.
    But due to the nature of the internet, I am entitled to ask stupid questions. During a recent firing of my G19, I inserted a new magazine sternly after firing my last shot. The Glock fed a new bullet, from the newly inserted magazine, into the chamber and closed. I thought the only ways to chamber a round are to manually slide back the slide, or press the slide release. Is my Glock special, or are all Glocks awesome like this. Is this only a Glock feature, a DAO feature, or all gun feature and I've just been ignorant this whole time.

    New gun owner...take it easy
    Last edited by NSAPoland; 07-26-2008, 08:44 PM. Reason: DAO, not DOA
    Romans 13:4 "For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil."

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    My old 21 used to do that all of the time when I smacked the mag home. So no.....your Glock is not haunted.

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    • #3
      It is also not unique to glocks.

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      • #4
        All the Glocks I have shot do it, and I like the feature. I dont think I ever use the slide release on a Glock.

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        • #5
          Was this feature designed, or a result of force applied to the mag. What other guns do it?
          Romans 13:4 "For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil."

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          • #6
            Other weapons can exhibit this phenomenon also.
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            • #7
              I think it just works out that way. Most Glocks I have seen will do this.But be careful.

              While it is nice and convienent, if you constantly rely on the "slam it home and the slide goes foreward" method it could be costly. I would insert the mags with normal force and then release the slide, either with the slide stop lever, or by pulling the slide to the rear and letting it go.

              I had a co-worker that failed to qualify on our timed course not to long ago. During the 1st mag change he slammed the mag in and the slide DID NOT release. He stood there, hitting the bottom of the magazine until the time ran out. If you rely on it, Murphy says it will fail when you need it most. Just my opinion.
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              • #8
                My govn't issued Beretta does it every time. I'm a fan of it... especially when being timed while qualifying.
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                • #9
                  It means the slide stop isn't retaining the slide as well as it could, either because of improper fit, excessive wear, or due to excessive force being applied when you "slam" the magazine into place. Either way, this isn't good. Try inserting the magazine in without "slamming it" and release the slide either by "slingshot" method (pulling the slide back far enough to disengage the slide stop, then releasing it) or by simply pressing down on the slide stop with your thumb. I prefer the first method.
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                  • #10
                    Mine does it about 50% of the time. The only thing I worry about is that the one time it does it and doesn't chamber a round will be in the one time I actually need it to.
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                    • #11
                      My sig does this all the time and i HATE IT!!!! when it does this by habit i will pull the slide back and i pop out a round so i am one short when i qualify. Also my G21 has never done it but i dont shoot it very much.

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                      • #12
                        It is normal. I don't think my G26 does it, but it may be because I can't seat the magazine with the same force I do on a fullsize pistol. My pinkie gets in the way.

                        DO NOT rely on it. It will bit you in the butt if you do. You should still train to slingshot the slide or release the slide stop.
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                        • #13
                          Nothing new or unusual. The harder the whack the more likely your slide will close.

                          I got "scolded" on a range once for slapping my magazine. The instructor came over and said "we don't train for that." I said, "train for what?" And he said, "to close your slide by slapping your magazine." (I got into LE at a different agency.) I replied, "well, you just now gave me this brand new gun, and I'm shooting it for the first time. I don't yet know how much love I have to give the magazine to get it to lock in." He had an expression demonstrating a lack of understanding, and he backed away. I subsequently shot a 100%, and he didn't say anything to me about my new gun tests afterwards. Just rambling...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by pulicords View Post
                            It means the slide stop isn't retaining the slide as well as it could, either because of improper fit, excessive wear, or due to excessive force being applied when you "slam" the magazine into place. Either way, this isn't good. Try inserting the magazine in without "slamming it" and release the slide either by "slingshot" method (pulling the slide back far enough to disengage the slide stop, then releasing it) or by simply pressing down on the slide stop with your thumb. I prefer the first method.
                            My glock does all the correct methods, but I have to intentionally slam in the mag for it to do it itself. With normal pressure the slide will not catch the bullet.
                            Romans 13:4 "For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil."

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                            • #15
                              Woah! Next time I'm at the range I'm gonna have my dad do this.

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