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I just myself a sweet 35 I was going to use in IDPA. While doing some practice, my slide slams shut when I slam my mag. I called glock today, they told me it was mormal? Normal really, none of my [email protected]'s do that. I am going to send it into the factory to make sure everything is cool, And this thing is shooting all over the place, Im not sure if something is moving around or what. I am going to have them go through it and put some night sights or steel sights on it. If this is a regular thing for the slide to close on its own, I will be putting it up for sale.
 

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Welcome to the Forum Daves35!!!

Lots of guys will be along soon to help you out.

Sounds like the slide stop lever is either not installed correctly or the slide stop lever spring is weak.
 

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And this thing is shooting all over the place, Im not sure if something is moving around or what. I am going to have them go through it and put some night sights or steel sights on it. If this is a regular thing for the slide to close on its own, I will be putting it up for sale.
Have you bench tested it?
 

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Good luck Dave, Glock is really good about taking care! Welcome to the forum
 

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daves35 said:
I just myself a sweet 35 I was going to use in IDPA. While doing some practice, my slide slams shut when I slam my mag. I called glock today, they told me it was mormal? Normal really, none of my [email protected]'s do that. I am going to send it into the factory to make sure everything is cool, And this thing is shooting all over the place, Im not sure if something is moving around or what. I am going to have them go through it and put some night sights or steel sights on it. If this is a regular thing for the slide to close on its own, I will be putting it up for sale.
I really hate to say this, but my dept owns 15 G21s and they all close when you reload. Glock told our armorer the exact same thing. We've just learned to live with it. As for the sites... I have no idea!!!! Good luck!!
 

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I'd replace the slide stop lever. In a more extreme case the notch could be starting to round off on the slide. I never release the slide with the slide stop. I'll pull the slide back and release.
 

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I've had 3 Glocks, none of them do this. 2 have a lot of rounds through them, over 10,000, my 34 has about 3000. Again, they don't do that, nor do any of the guys the guys I shoot USPSA with that use Glocks have that problem.
 

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I can't get my Gen4 G22 to do it. Is it broke? Lol
I can't get my gen 3 17 to do it either lol
 

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I have three Glocks and unfortunately, only my wife's G19 will slam the slide forward 99% of the time when you slap in a new magazine. I wish all my Glocks did that, especially my 23 but I cannot get it to close no matter how hard I slam the mag home. My wife and I shoot IDPA and when she's does slide lock reloads, lots of other shooters comment how fast it is. When we were at Gunsite, the instructors said it was common for Glocks to do this (they see LOTS of guns) and explained to my wife to practice to use it to her advantage but always expect it to NOT automatically shut.

I'd consider it a good thing, but you need to be aware of the gun and it's characteristics.
 

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If your not happy with it sell it! Guns are to expensive of investiments to not enjoy.

I personally LOVE my Glock.23. Its been my issued service gun for 10 years now. I hope my department will let me buy it from them if its ever 'retired'.
 

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If I put my mag in easy until it clicks in place, does not go forward. Now if I slam it in with the palm of my hand, goes forward every time. I know 5 of my glocks are like this, now I will have to check the rest.
 

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Sucks to hear your not happy with yours. I just went to check this out on my Gen3 22C, which has faithfully lasted me 7 years and gone through the police academy with me and has had around 8,000 rounds put through it. I got it to happen to me :eek:, but I had to slam the magazine in there so hard the entire palm of my hand is red and spotted right now. I think you may be loading your mags a little excessively hard. If that is not the case maybe see if you can get the grove on the slide cut a little deeper. I'm guessing that is why it happens because that slide lever is just a tiny piece of metal and when you put the mag in excessively hard it bounces the slide and it becomes disengaged from that lever closing the slide, or possibly in your case put the mag in not very hard at all and it does it. :(
 

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Should I have the tech put that in writing? So, when my 35 slams shut and shoot the guy to my left, I can say "hey there all like that" lol.
 

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I am not hitting my mag that hard, you know the the quick smack on a quick mag change. I am not using it like a hammer. lol
 

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Should I have the tech put that in writing? So, when my 35 slams shut and shoot the guy to my left, I can say "hey there all like that" lol.
Your weapon shouldn't be pointing that direction anyway and your finger should be off the trigger. All of that aside, have you bench tested the weapon to ensure that it is not you that is moving all over the place?
 

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dude, it was a joke about shooting the guy next to me. safety is number 1, Ill take a little video of it and try to post it. I have not had it bench tested yet, I got it friday and yesterday it was doing it non stop, Holiday weekend. And I came to you guys right off the bat. :)
 

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My G22 rarely does unless I really give it a whack. When I'd qualify with the M&P 40 as well as out previous S&W 9mms I would deliberately do it and aggravate the range officers. It is common with auto loaders. Tapping the magwell up and forward works almost every time. Under normal loading it shouldn't do this (in my opinion atleast).
 

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Don't get me wrong, I bought the 35, because of all the good things I have read about it, it fits great in my hand, hits like sledgehammer, not where I am aiming it, lol. I placed it next to my [email protected] 45, just two awesome looking guns, I love the long barrel on the 35 and the nose stays down. It handles my double taps pretty good I would give the trigger a 6. bad side, the mag changes are a lot slower than my [email protected], and with the coating on the mag it just does not slide in as easy,
 
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