G26 Gen 4 extractor question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by glocker73, May 27, 2012.

  1. I'm sure this has been covered, so I apologize in advance, but I could use some info and advice on this. I was at the range yesterday with my son and I noticed that some of the ejected casings where ejecting backwards while we were both shooting it. I even had one go down my shirt! Ouch! So what do I need to look at to correct this problem? A new extractor? I really want to resolve this issue, so any help would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  2. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    With the subcompact Glocks there's more of a chance to not lock your wrist since there's less grip to get a hold of. It's common for the sub-compacts to through rounds back at you if you're not aggressive with your grip. Try being aggressive with a firm grip and locked wrist next time you're at the range. If that doesn't fix your problem, we may need to look at which ejector and extractor you have in your pistol.

  3. Thanks for the info! I'll try that at my next trip to the range. One other question. So there is an ejector and extractor? Sorry for my lack of vocabulary, but I thought they were the same part! Just thought they were called by different names! Lol! Sorry for my ingnorance!
  4. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    The extractor is located on the right side of your slide, at the rear portion of your ejection port. You can wiggle it with your finger. It "extracts" the spent casing from the chamber and allows the ejector to eject the casing. The ejector is a fixed piece of metal attached to the trigger housing mechanism inside the from of the pistol. When your slide is locked to the rear you can look down into the slide and see the small piece of metal protruding toward the front of the pistol. That is the ejector which "ejects" the spent casing. The ejector is what determines the angle and distance which spent casings are thrown.
  5. Thanks so much for the info Argyle! Now I know the difference! I'll check it out at my next trip to the range! Thanks again!
  6. Argyle64

    Argyle64 New Member

    You're more than welcome.