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Can someone help? When i field strip my g19 the firing pin is exposed, but othertimes it is not. Then as soon as you touch the safety bottun the pin drops back. Os this normal?

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Normal. To take the slide off you have to pull the trigger, which exposes the pin. If you push it back it will lock back and not be exposed unless you depress the striker safety. Its good to learn how your gun works...watch some detail strips on utube. Its also good to completely strip your slide and you will learn alot that way about your striker n stuff.
 

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The tip of your firing pin should always be exposed when you field strip your Glock because to be able to field strip it, you first have to "dry fire" it (after you have unloaded it, made sure it is clear and dry fired in a safe direction, of course). This would put the firing pin in the forward position. You must be inadvertently sliding it to the rear occasionally after you field strip it and not realizing it—and other times you are not.

You should be able to slide the firing pin to the rear and hear a click. You, then should NOT be able to slide it back forward again without depressing the firing pin safety with your thumb. That is how you can test to see if it's working properly. If you can push the firing pin forward without depressing the firing pin safety, something is wrong. There is no reason this should happen unless something has been altered.

Also, You can check to make sure your firing pin is moving freely inside the track or sleeve or whatever you call it (can't remember)...by depressing the firing pin safety with your thumb and shaking the slide up and down. You should hear the firing pin freely sliding back and forth. You will hear it clicking back and forth if it is sliding freely.
 

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Normal. To take the slide off you have to pull the trigger, which exposes the pin. If you push it back it will lock back and not be exposed unless you depress the striker safety. Its good to learn how your gun works...watch some detail strips on utube. Its also good to completely strip your slide and you will learn alot that way about your striker n stuff.
You beat me to it :) I typed that and got to doing other things.
 
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