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Hey there folks, brand new to the forums and to the world of Glocks! Recently picked up a G19 Gen5 MOS with RMR on a recommendation from a friend as a new carry pistol. All my life I've carried 1911s and nowadays a STI Staccato P. Fixed the trigger with a new connector kit so it feels more like a 1911 pull instead of swinging a barn door closed but I can't get over the roughness you can feel while racking the slide. When I rack my STIs it feels like buttered glass, racking my new Glock feels like running a tiller through the ground. Hoping that it just needs to get broken in but I figured I'd double check here if that's a lifetime problem or if it goes away after a 1000 rounds or if it can be fixed with a "Gucci Glock" slide.
 

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Hey there folks, brand new to the forums and to the world of Glocks! Recently picked up a G19 Gen5 MOS with RMR on a recommendation from a friend as a new carry pistol. All my life I've carried 1911s and nowadays a STI Staccato P. Fixed the trigger with a new connector kit so it feels more like a 1911 pull instead of swinging a barn door closed but I can't get over the roughness you can feel while racking the slide. When I rack my STIs it feels like buttered glass, racking my new Glock feels like running a tiller through the ground. Hoping that it just needs to get broken in but I figured I'd double check here if that's a lifetime problem or if it goes away after a 1000 rounds or if it can be fixed with a "Gucci Glock" slide.
field strip the new Glock, and really get into the slide's rails and clean them out. clean the entire slide rails and the slide tabs. then use a high quality oil like, Hoppes 9, or Lucas, or Weapon Shield, on the rails, tabs, and barrel and where the barrel rubs on the inner part of the slide.. then give it a go.
 

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Welcome aboard!
Kinda like comparing AR-15 to AK-47, different animals doing same basic job.
I like them all.;)
 

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Hey there folks, brand new to the forums and to the world of Glocks! Recently picked up a G19 Gen5 MOS with RMR on a recommendation from a friend as a new carry pistol. All my life I've carried 1911s and nowadays a STI Staccato P. Fixed the trigger with a new connector kit so it feels more like a 1911 pull instead of swinging a barn door closed but I can't get over the roughness you can feel while racking the slide. When I rack my STIs it feels like buttered glass, racking my new Glock feels like running a tiller through the ground. Hoping that it just needs to get broken in but I figured I'd double check here if that's a lifetime problem or if it goes away after a 1000 rounds or if it can be fixed with a "Gucci Glock" slide.
I used a small amount of WD40 Quick Drying Specialist Silicone on the slide grooves and slide tabs of my older G22 Gen 4 just as an experiment and it really smoothed mine out a lot. I suppose the Teflon Spray might even work better, but I didn’t have any of that.
 

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This is what I have done to all my new Glocks after I get them home.
I field strip them and clean off all the copper grease. I use a dremel tool with a polishing pad and polish the slide tabs using Meguiars metal polish. (I also polish the locking block, connector, trigger bar, etc.)
Clean off all the polish residue, lube parts lightly and reassemble.
I don’t know if it does any good or helps anything other than making those parts shiny but all my Glocks cycle smoothly.
 

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I never felt that pulling the slide back but I guess compared to a 1911 Maybe. Anyhow I use Lucas gun grease Around the whole barrel and some on the rails. Comes in a little tubes
 
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