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OK. I just picked this up today and am really excited. I hope to get a chance to shoot it next weekend.

Anyway, I am having one issue that has me a bit concerned (not worried, just concerned). When racking the slide, the gun will often not go back into battery (see pic). If I give it a nudge with my thumb, it will. What gives? Break in?

I did take the RSA out and noticed it looks a little warped? I rolled it across the desk and it does not appear to roll evenly. As it rolls I can see one end moving up and down.

Not sure what to think of this. Any suggestions? I want to call Glock, but it is Saturday.
 

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OK, pull the slide all the way back and let go. Riding the slide will let it stop out of battery. If this doesn't fix the problem, take it back apart and check the rails and RSA to make sure everything looks good. Cycle the slide several times and dry fire it to see what happens. I don't see getting a bad RSA on a new gun. Good luck.
 

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My Gen4 G21 was tight when I first got it, I just put a couple of drops of lube on the the rails & took it out shooting. The dual spring assembly has a bit of a bow to it in mine, but I'm pretty sure thats just the way they are made.

You might take some lube with you to the range, and give it a touch up after a few hundred rounds if it feels like it needs it.
 

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I can understand why you are worried. Looking forward to hearing more. Have you really racked it hard, and not riding the slide back into place?

My G26 has never done this.
 

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I just bought mom the same g26 gen 3 a few days ago and it does same thing.. I just kept sliding it and dry firing and it's better specially after she shoot it .. I think the spring needs to loosen up a little to make it better... But my 26 gen 4 don't do that thou.. Crazy I guess
 

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Thanks guys. Not too distressed right now. I noticed the issue at the gun store. Funny thing was, after I noticed it, I had the guy bring out another NIB 26. It did the same thing.

I'm guessing/hoping all it wants is for me to shoot it and break it in a bit. Just not what I expected coming from my Gen 3 23.

If I pull the slide and let it snap back, it really doesn't do it.

I plan to shoot it next weekend. Anybody else have any thoughts?
 

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The mags that came with my G4 were pretty tight also, they relaxed out a bit in a couple of weeks. You might load the new mags a couple of rounds short until the springs get worked in. Other than that, nothing comes to mind.
 

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OK, pull the slide all the way back and let go. Riding the slide will let it stop out of battery. If this doesn't fix the problem, take it back apart and check the rails and RSA to make sure everything looks good. Cycle the slide several times and dry fire it to see what happens. I don't see getting a bad RSA on a new gun. Good luck.
What he said^. Did it do it after trying that? I'm 99.9% sure it just needs to be shot.
 

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I don't see getting a bad RSA on a new gun. Good luck.
Oh, it can happen. Witness my RSA from my brand new Gen 4 G19 though it shot just fine, not a single issue through 500 rounds with it. Glock sent me a replacement free of cost.

 

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Oh, it can happen. Witness my RSA from my brand new Gen 4 G19 though it shot just fine, not a single issue through 500 rounds with it. Glock sent me a replacement free of cost.
That doesn't look good. Seriously, how does that get by QC?
 

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That doesn't look good. Seriously, how does that get by QC?
Glock told me that a batch went out that was defective. What defines a batch? I have no idea lol The new one is fine though but I have some stainless steel back-ups just in case.
 

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Man, I hope mine wasn't in that batch. I plan to get a SS guide rod anyway. Although I don't know that that is the cause of the issue in my original post; but who knows.

I will call Glock tomorrow just to see what they say. I will be shooting it this weekend.
 

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Thanks guys. Not too distressed right now. I noticed the issue at the gun store. Funny thing was, after I noticed it, I had the guy bring out another NIB 26. It did the same thing.

I'm guessing/hoping all it wants is for me to shoot it and break it in a bit. Just not what I expected coming from my Gen 3 23.

If I pull the slide and let it snap back, it really doesn't do it.

I plan to shoot it next weekend. Anybody else have any thoughts?
This is what I was talking about, pull the slide back and let go...you ain't gonna hurt it. Riding the slide will mess you up especially with a new gun.
 

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Glock told me that a batch went out that was defective. What defines a batch? I have no idea lol The new one is fine though but I have some stainless steel back-ups just in case.
WOW bunk, that is beat up. I know it is possible to get a bad one just not likely.
As for a batch, it is probably a lot that was ordered or received all at the same time. As with other manufacturers as the quest to fulfill orders that are running behind, cuts are often made in manufacturing or in quality or both :eek:. Lets just hope that Glocks are limited to RSA's as they are cheap easy fixes.
 

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This is what I was talking about, pull the slide back and let go...you ain't gonna hurt it. Riding the slide will mess you up especially with a new gun.
Not worried about hurting it. My G23 never had an issue, so I am just in comparison mode. I haven't lost one minute of sleep over it and I'm sure it will get worked out.
 

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I pick my new g26 gen4 last Sunday an shot it today and guess what, same thing happened to mine. I cleaned it before I shot it, and oiled it. I put 150 rounds and it still does it. Tomorrow the glock armor will be in an take a look. Hopefully I don't have to send it in.
 

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I pick my new g26 gen4 last Sunday an shot it today and guess what, same thing happened to mine. I cleaned it before I shot it, and oiled it. I put 150 rounds and it still does it. Tomorrow the glock armor will be in an take a look. Hopefully I don't have to send it in.
I plan to shoot mine for the first time this Friday. I did call Glock the other day, and as soon as I described the issue, the rep said "I'm gonna send you a new RSA."

It should be here in about 10 business days. But keep in mind I never asked for the RSA. Glock came up with that on their own.
 
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